Nintendo’s plans in launching a new model of the Switch in 2020 are no longer the case, as the company’s CEO Furukawa pointed out while revealed in a financial briefing. The piece of news might be disappointing and contrary to previous reports.
“According to the conventional wisdom for dedicated video game platforms, Nintendo Switch should be entering the midway phase of the hardware lifecycle,” Furukawa said. “But we believe we have built a foundation on which we can pursue further growth opportunities for Nintendo Switch.”
Furukawa highlighted the fact that the sales of the original Switch were almost flat every year between April and December.
At the end of 2019, the company shipped about 52.48 million units overall, and now wants to focus on better promoting the Switch Lite.
“However, we feel that we have not yet fully communicated the special features and appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite, so we will continue to address this going forward,” Furukawa said.
“Regarding Nintendo Switch, we believe that it is important to continue to communicate the appeal of both Nintendo Switch systems and expand the installed base.”