It looks like we’ll have to wait longer than expected for a future announcement of the much-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro following an interview dedicated to the financial situation of Nintendo last quarter of the year.
The journalist of Bloomberg Takashi Mochizuki has had the opportunity to ask some questions about the future plans of the Big N to the President Shuntaro Furukawa. Among these, of course, the reporter tried to steal information on when we will be able to see an announcement regarding an improved version of the Nintendo Switch Pro and Furukawa replied with little reassuring words: “Not anytime soon.”
Given the rather frank statements mentioned above, we can only put our soul in peace and hope for a possible announcement towards the end of 2021. It would therefore be counterproductive for the company to launch a new iteration of their hybrid console on the market when there is still a version (or rather two with Switch Lite) that records the numbers of sales. In fact, Nintendo Switch has recently exceeded the sales of Nintendo 3Ds, reaching 80 million units sold.
Nintendo is doing well these days and it is not a big secret. In addition to the excellent sales of its consoles, it is also worth noting the large number of software purchased by players. At the top is Animal Crossing: New Horizon and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with over 30 million units sold each.
Below we find The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon Sword/Shield with a number of units placed in excess of 20 million copies per game. In addition to these important numbers that contain a now clear success of Nintendo Switch, it should also be remembered that the Kyoto company is planning important releases for the coming months such as Monster Hunter Rise and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser Fury.
As for Nintendo Switch Pro, we will probably have to be patient and wait several months before a possible announcement from Nintendo.