Nikkei report says no new Nintendo hardware coming this fiscal year

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There are still rumors floating around about Nintendo potentially preparing for some kind of hardware reveal.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the most recent Switch, the company announced Splatoon themed OLED switch. It’s not exactly what people were hoping for. If you’re still hoping for new hardware before the end of the current financial year, you might be in luck. According to the latest Nikkei report, there are will not is any new Nintendo hardware for this period.

This information was authorized by Bloomberg reporter Takashi Mochizuki, but it is unclear if this is Nikkei’s own report or direct comment from Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, whom Nikkei interviewed.

Without any New Nintendo hardware reveal on the horizon, which won’t come as a surprise to ongoing supply issue.

Just yesterday, Nintendo reported a drop in Switch sales in Q1 due to a semiconductor shortage limiting console production. There’s also been some talk of a possible price increase, fortunately Nintendo has no plans increase cost of Switch. And across the industry today, most tech companies are facing supply shortages.

Your own thoughts on no Nintendo-related hardware being revealed for the rest of the current financial year? Leave a comment below.

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