Wait, maybe the cheaper Nintendo Switch *isn’t* coming in June
This is why you should always be skeptical of “sources.”
So, yesterday some sources of some sources of some friends or something said that the new, cheaper Nintendo Switch could release as early as June of this year. It seemed plausible, we reported on it (you know how we do), but now it is starting to seem like that may not be the case.
This information comes from Bloomberg (which was also sourced on the news yesterday), in which Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa told reports in Osaka that, “As a general rule, we’re always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it, but we have no plans to announce that at this year’s E3 in June.”
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Now, just because Furukawa says that Nintendo has no plans of announcing it at a particular event doesn’t mean that it still couldn’t come in late June, but the chances are definitely slim. Nintendo has been crushing it with the Switch console, but as Engadget reports, “The company has sold 34.74 million consoles to date — an impressive feat — but only shifted 2.47 million last quarter, down from 2.93 million a year ago.”
A new console (and an update current model) could help those numbers trend in a positive direction.
We will continue to report on this, as I doubt this is the last we’ll hear of the new Nintendo Switch before its inevitable release.
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