Nintendo has a few more big games planned for Switch

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Never count out Nintendo. Or so that it does the most obvious and sensible thing to do. With the switch entering his sixYear After becoming the third best-selling console of all time, you’d think it would be the perfect time for a sequel. But there are still none Switch 2 or Switch Pro on the horizon, and Nintendo is telling investors the console still has new games in development and has plenty of room to grow.

After announcing worse-than-expected sales, Nintendo was repeatedly asked by investors in a Q&A this week when the Switch is dead, and Nintendo has repeatedly said it isn’t. In fact, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa believes the company is in “uncharted territory,” confirming that more games are “in development for Nintendo Switch” and that “new titles will continue to be proposed in the future.” Here is the full excerpt:

Nintendo Switch enters its seventh year of sales in March and we see this as breaking new ground in the history of our dedicated video game platforms. Under these circumstances, it is difficult to imagine that hardware sales will continue to grow at the current pace. However, titles for Nintendo Switch are in development and new titles are still being proposed. We’re seeing both new demand and demand for multiple systems for the hardware, so we think there’s still room for revenue growth. To that end, we aim to maintain a high level of engagement with the hardware and create new demand, not only by releasing new titles, but also by continuing to work to convey the appeal of existing titles.

After the news that Nintendo wouldn’t be attending E3 2023, there was a lot of speculation that the company didn’t have many other big games planned for the console after that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in MayAnd Pikmin 4 in June. The system might even have run out of juice as Nintendo prepared to switch to a new, more powerful system. But the latest investor call suggests that even if sales slow, the Switch may still have some runway left. “We believe that both new titles and evergreen titles can create opportunities for new users to buy hardware,” Furukawa said.

So what could be left? Despite rumors of delays, reboots and the extended wait after it was teased again at E3 2017, Metroid Prime 4 will probably come at some point. We are also due for new 2D and 3D Super Mario games. And of course an HD port The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker or Diorama style remakes from Oracle of the Seasons/Old. Given the company’s deep bank and penchant for surprises, it’s not hard to see another child Icarus, star foxor another B-Tier franchise that’s also getting one last hooray on console.

As a matter of fact, Some analysts are not predicting that new Nintendo hardware no earlier than 2024, while Bloomberg recently reported that the company is actually ramping up production of existing switches to sell even more next year than last. And don’t expect a price drop any time soon. “As we continue the Nintendo Switch business over the long term, we’ve tried to preserve the value and pricing of hardware and software as much as possible,” Furukawa said this week. “We don’t think the policy needs to change at this point.”

Correction: 2/10/23 2:50 PM ET: The headline and body of this story previously misrepresented the age of the Nintendo Switch. It will soon be in its sixth year. Nintendo has a few more big games planned for Switch

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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