In the five years since its release, the Nintendo Switch has proved to be a major success for its creators, with each version providing something new to gamers. In terms of popularity, the Switch is currently among the top five best-selling video game consoles of all time, with an impressive sales figure of 111 million units sold.
According to Nintendo, Switch hardware sales fell for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year, but this was only temporarily due to a semiconductor shortage. The company intends to continue producing Switch consoles, but there will be no new hardware arriving this year.
Nintendo has no intentions to develop new Switch models, according to a recent Nikkei report. The company is mainly working on acquiring enough Nintendo Switch units to fulfill its sales targets for FY22.
This basically dispels previous speculation about Nintendo releasing a Switch Pro console. For the time being, it appears unlikely that the gaming giant will focus on the Switch's successor. Even with the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED, which gives games improved visuals, rumors of a Nintendo Switch 2 or Switch Pro are still swirling around the internet, even as this report appears to confirm a lack of new hardware.
This news may also mean that big Switch titles like Bayonetta 3 and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be without special edition switches.