Saturday January 26, 2019

Nintendo President Says Switch Successor, Price Cut Not Currently Being Considered

Analysts were convinced Nintendo was preparing a new Switch console for release this year, but their assumption was wrong: in a recent interview with The Sankei News, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa revealed his company didn’t have any plans at all for a successor "at this time." He also confirmed the console wouldn’t be getting a price cut. Neither is surprising, as the Switch has been selling extremely well.

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Furukawa commented on a few different topics, including Switch’s success towards the end of 2018. He also weighed in -- yet again -- on looking to sell 20 million units by the end of the fiscal year, and it’s here that something interesting was said. According to Furukawa, Nintendo is trying to focus on selling Switch and is "not considering a successor or a price cut at this time." Given the system’s success, perhaps that isn’t an overly surprising statement.