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Nintendo Says Shortages Of Chips Or Other Components Won't Affect Switch 2 Release

Nintendo Says Shortages Of Chips Or Other Components Won't Affect Switch 2 Release

After much speculation, Nintendo has finally provided details about its intentions for the Switch's successor in its latest. Income report. They've committed to unveiling the Switch 2 (or whatever it's named) sometime this fiscal year, which ends in March 2025. While there are rumors suggesting a fall reveal followed by a March 2025 release, Nintendo has yet to officially confirm. These projects.

During an earnings Q&A session, Nintendo president Shontaro Furukawa shared additional insights into his plans for the Switch successor (courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz). Furukawa mentioned that their current sales predictions do not include a “Nintendo Switch successor device.” While this doesn't necessarily rule out the possibility of a Switch 2 launch this fiscal year, it does indicate that Nintendo is currently unable or unwilling to release before March 2025. 13.5 million switch units in FY2025, a remarkable target given the maturity of the device. Achieving this goal will push Nintendo past the sales figures of the Nintendo DS (154 million units sold) and possibly the PlayStation 2 (155 million units sold).

While Nintendo has been frustratingly vague about the Switch 2's release time, they have assured investors that supply issues caused by chip shortages or other component shortages shouldn't be a problem.

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“As far as the supply of the Nintendo Switch successor console is concerned… we are not currently seeing the semiconductor supply issues that were occurring prior to last year, and we do not anticipate the start of semiconductor supply. So that would present a big problem. The console.”

Not entirely surprisingly, Furukawa also confirmed that the focus will remain on providing physical games for the Switch 2, ending speculation that Nintendo may opt for a digital-only approach.

through Gameindustry.biz

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