Nintendo Switch

Despite ongoing rumours about a pro model Switch arriving at some point this year, Nintendo hasn't said anything about it. If it does exist, though, don't expect it to be released anytime soon.

During the company's latest financial results briefing today, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said there were "no plans" to launch a new Switch model in 2020.

Regarding Nintendo Switch, we believe that it is important to continue to communicate the appeal of both Nintendo Switch systems and expand the installed base. Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020.

As explained by Furukawa, Nintendo will instead focus on the appeal of its existing line of Switch systems - this includes the original model and the Lite model, which was launched in September last year.

Nintendo does not believe it has maxed out sales of existing models yet – with the following chart illustrating the minor boost across all-regions when the Switch Lite was released.

we feel that we have not yet fully communicated the special features and appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite, so we will continue to address this going forward


Earlier today, Nintendo revealed a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch, which will no doubt increase sales of the original hardware. It arrives in North America on 13th March, and in Europe, Japan and Australia on 20th March.

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