Nintendo likely won’t announce any new hardware or the long-talked-about Switch Pro console this year, a new report has revealed. According to a new article by NikkeiNintendo is currently focused entirely on building Switch consoles with the components it has been able to secure and aims to ship 21 million Switch units in the fiscal year ending March 2023.
“Normally we store inventory in the summer to prepare for the year-end sales season, which is at its peak. This summer we are not able to produce as much as usual,” said the Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa via a VGC Translation.
The company still considers the Switch to be only in the middle of its lifecycle and has diversified the hardware with the smaller Switch Lite model which focuses on pure handheld gaming and the Switch OLED which offers a cleaner mobile experience. and other qualities of life-updates.
Partly due to the continued shortage of semiconductors, Switch sales this year were down 22.9% from the prior year. The system has always been a successful product for Nintendo, and lifetime sales currently stand at 111.08 million units. Nintendo expects chip acquisition to “gradually improve from late summer into fall” and overall demand for the Switch to remain stable across the world.
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