Nintendo dispels speculation about a new console

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Nintendo commits to Switch production through to 2023
Switch OLED in handheld mode The Switch OLED is currently the latest model of the lineup. Speaking to Nikkei, Furukawa explained “Normally, we stockpile inventory in the summer to prepare for the year-end sales season, which is at its peak.”
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The president of Nintendo has reportedly denied rumours that a new Nintendo Switch system will be unveiled soon. Despite reports that a new system will be unveiled soon, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furakawa has stated that the company is currently focused on hitting Nintendo Switch sales goals. The company will concentrate on creating enough Switch units to ensure inventory is ready for the latter part of 2022, according to a recent piece from Nikkei (thanks, VGC).

Highlights

  • It’s been more than five years since the launch of the Switch console. By now, a total of 111.08 million units of the device have been sold across the Switch and Switch Lite consoles.

  • Nintendo managed to sell a total of 3.43 million Switch consoles in Q2 2022. During the same time period in 2021 last year, they sold a whopping 4.45 million units, before unveiling the Switch OLED. In his interview, he further continued that Nintendo is trying its best to ship one million Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of March 2023 to meet sales targets, but also notes that part shortages remain a concern.

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