Nintendo not planning to drop new hardware at E3 2019
So after quite a bit of speculation, Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo president, has now confirmed that there’s no plan to drop a new Switch or other console during E3 2019.
Gematsu revealed the plan for the event during the latest financial results. Furukawa revealed that the company is constantly testing new hardware and software elements of the platform internally. In fact, there are claims that two more versions of the console are in development, although no other details are available.
But don’t mistake this lack of new hardware as a lack of success of the current incarnation of the platform. Nintendo has announced that the Switch has now sold over 34.74 million units worldwide. The console maker shifted 2.47 million Switch consoles during the three-month period that ended March 31st, as well as 23.91 million software units. The company also expects to sell another 18 million units by March 2020.
And since rumors of a new smaller and cheaper version of the portable console on the horizon, E3 2019 would have been a great time to confirm or deny said rumors. We will just have to wait and see what happens with these claims in the coming months. Nintendo will roll out two new Switch models later this year, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal. Each of these two models will have their own suite of features, with one being an “enhanced” variant which offers improved features for avid gamers.
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