Doug Bowser has nothing to share
Many Nintendo fans are feeling like Nintendo is going to, at the very least, start hinting at what’s next for Nintendo in terms of hardware sometime in the near future. With the Switch getting on in years and sales starting to slow, there’s no doubt Nintendo is putting the final touches on whatever platform follows Switch. That said, Doug Bowser has made it clear the Big N isn’t ready to talk about what comes after Switch.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Doug Bowser is specifically asked about when a Switch follow-up is coming. As you might have guessed, Bowser decides to trumpet the current Switch and stays tight-lipped on what’s next.
As we enter the seventh year for the Nintendo Switch, sales are still strong. I think we still have a very very strong lineup coming. As Mr. Furukawa (Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa) said recently, we’re entering uncharted territory with the platform. It’s exciting to see that demand is still there. So nothing to announce on any future console or device, but we are still feeling very bullish about Nintendo Switch.
I should be careful about what I personally would like to see (in a new Switch). But what I can share is that one of the reasons that even going into year seven we feel very confident that the Switch can have a strong performance over the next few years is that it is still truly that unique device that you can play in a variety of ways, at home, on the go. One of the things we look at always is how can we surprise and delight. How can we introduce new unique ways of playing. That’s always in front of our mind.