Nintendo has announced it will not consider new hardware over the next financial year, as it will instead continue to focus on its upcoming games lineup as the original
Rather than turning to new hardware, the next fiscal year for the company will be about maintaining existing sales, before a potential push for a new console post-April 2024, when the next financial year begins.
‘Sustaining the Switch’s sales momentum will be difficult in its seventh year,’ Furukawa said, per Bloomberg. ‘Our goal of selling 15 million units this fiscal year is a bit of a stretch, but we will do our best to bolster demand going into the holiday season so that we can achieve the goal.’
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Furukawa’s comments are intriguing in that regard, as they do suggest that maintaining
Console life cycles typically last around seven years – which would place
That said, limitations on performance and refresh rate, which have long been a point of contention for fans, may encourage the birth of a new console in the next financial year. For now, we’ll have to stay tuned to see what
‘Moving forward, our strategy is to disclose information about our products, including both hardware and software, at the most suitable times to reach our broad customer base,’ Furukawa said, per VGC, in reference to the early announcement for the original
Expect this console’s successor to have a shorter pre-launch marketing cycle, potentially in the next financial year.