It’s been seemingly confirmed that the Nintendo Switch successor will not be released before March 2023.
This comes from Nikkei, who said that there would be no new hardware released before March 2023, although it’s unclear if this came directly from the Nintendo President in whom Nikkei were interviewing or just a determination that the outlet had made based on the interview.
Nikkei: there will be no new Nintendo hardware this fiscal year, which ends in March 2023. Not immediately clear whether that part of the article is from Nikkei’s own reporting or what Nintendo President, whom Nikkei interviewed for the story, said. https://t.co/HJVqk9Kbef
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It had been previously thought that the next Nintendo Switch would release in 1H 2023, due to the fact that Nintendo had ordered the parts some time ago and 4K dev kits had been with developers for well over a year now.
Obviously, we don’t know when Breath of the Wild 2 is releasing, and it had been long thought that that would be the perfect time for Nintendo to drop an improved Nintendo Switch utilizing a new NVIIDA chip that would likely make 4K visuals available through the use of DLSS technology.
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch had sold 111 million units and close to a billion units in software sales, which is absolutely huge, and no doubt Nintendo will be looking to continue that momentum with a successor at some point.