Nintendo says there is no new Switch this year, but the game linkage version can.

ByHarris Cardoza 2020-02-01 1113

On January 31st, Nintendo CEO and President Toshitaro Tanigawa said publicly that there are no plans to release a new Switch this year.

Although it is a pity that there is no new Nintendo Switch this year, it is not surprising from another point of view. Toshitaro Tanegawa believes that according to the characteristics of the dedicated video game platform, Nintendo Switch has entered the middle stage of the hardware life cycle, and Nintendo has laid the foundation for further growth of Nintendo Switch.


The first Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, while the Switch Lite and battery life enhancements were launched in 2019. Toshitaro Tanegawa said the, Switch Lite contributed to the growth of overall Switch sales. By the end of 2019, the overall shipment of Switch reached 52.48 million units, maintaining a good growth trend.




Linkage Switch with the theme of "Animal Crossing: a New Horizon"

Although there is no new Switch, it does not prevent Nintendo from launching linked products. Nintendo said it will launch the linked Switch, with the theme of "Animal Crossing: new Horizon" on March 13 this year, which has a very dynamic relief design on the back and a special storage bag. It is worth noting that the linked version is released separately from the game, which will be released on March 20.

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