According to a new insider report, Nintendo wants to boost switch production again in 2023. That should probably mean that we won’t get a successor console in the near future. If you are hoping for a Switch Pro or Switch 2, you have to be patient.
Nintendo Switch production is apparently increasing: No Switch Pro in sight
That’s what it’s about: Instead of slowly phasing out the Nintendo Switch after six years and launching a new generation of consoles, Nintendo apparently wants to step on the gas again and have more units produced.
Hence the message: The report comes from Bloomberg, i.e. from a reputable source. The people quoted are said to be familiar with these matters but wish to remain anonymous. But we can at least assume that the message is solid.
Why all this? The situation seems clear. Nintendo can simply afford to continue to put its faith in the Nintendo Switch because the console continues to sell very well. Any losses or lower sales should not be due to a lack of demand, but if so, then to delivery and production difficulties such as the chip shortage.
Zelda could play role: Nintendo may also boost production of the Nintendo Switch consoles because Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released in May. The long-awaited sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild could increase demand and boost console sales.
This is what the trailer for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom looks like:
It would also be conceivable that a limited Switch OLED edition would appear in the look of the upcoming Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This could then trigger the desire to buy another one, even for those who already have a Nintendo Switch.
More on Switch and Zelda:
According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is said to have sold around 21 million Nintendo Switch consoles in the current financial year and by the end of March. The group’s forecast was corrected in November to “only” 19 million. But apparently Nintendo is now optimistic again about being able to manufacture and sell even more consoles.
Do you have a Switch? Would you buy another Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom themed one?