Nintendo will not launch a new Switch in 2020
Nintendo will not launch a new Switch in 2020

Nintendo has made it clear that it will not release a new version of the portable gaming console this year. Shantaro Furukawa, CEO of Furukawa Shotaro Furukawa, told a news conference: With regard to Nintendo Switch, we believe it is important to expand the platform's user base and indicate that this is not the case. We are not planning to launch a new Nintendo Switch model in 2020.

Several reports have surfaced in recent months indicating that Nintendo is planning to develop a more robust switching model with an improved operating system and useful features, Nintendo Switch Pro.

A report from the Nikkei newspaper last April showed that an improved version of the model is still in its early planning stages.

The Kyoto-based company previously raised its remittance sales forecast for the fiscal year ending in March, from an expected 18 million units to 39.5 million units.

Nintendo sold 17.7 million units in the nine-month period to December. Switch's total sales have exceeded 52 million units since its launch in 2017.

The company is currently focusing on the current two versions of the switching system (basic model and simple model). Nintendo Switch has become the company's third best home platform, surpassing the SNES platform that was launched in Japan in 1990, and has sold 49 million devices. all over the world.

The launch of the Nintendo Switch platform has disappointed Wii U sales, which have played a vital role in the company's history, as the new platform is very popular among players and has surpassed Wii U in just 10 months after its release. the sales.

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