Nintendo has put an end to rumors about its new hardware, whether it’s the long-rumored Switch Pro or otherwise, by announcing that the Switch’s successor won’t be released until April 2024 at the earliest.
According to a report from BloombergNintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa made it clear during a presentation to investors that they are not considering a new hardware in the 2023/2024 fiscal year. This means that the new Nintendo console will not be released before late April 2024 at the latest.
The announcement comes despite declining Switch sales. The portable console sold nearly 18 million units in the last fiscal year, down from the 23 million units sold the previous year and the 28 million units the year before that. But Nintendo isn’t looking to rush out a new console to address this drop, as it predicted another drop next year.
“Maintaining Switch sales momentum in its seventh year will be difficult,” Furukawa said during the presentation. “Our target of selling 15 million units this fiscal year is more than expected, but we will do our best to boost holiday demand so that we can hit the target.” .
Rumors have been about a new console hovering in the air for years, and it is said that the new console will provide improved graphics similar to what happened with the PlayStation 4 and Pro platform, but there is no official information about the upcoming device from Nintendo yet.