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Following the release of Nintendo’s Q2 2024 fiscal results, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa swooped in to squash talk of a next-gen system from the company.

As you’ve no doubt heard, multiple sources have noted that Nintendo showcased the Switch’s successor to big-name developers to brief them on the system’s capabilities and more. There have been all sorts of pieces of evidence that point to these briefings being true, but Nintendo today has said the information isn’t correct. (h/t VGC)

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the topic in a private earnings call, saying that those reports are “inaccurate.” Furthermore, Furukawa declined to comment on Nintendo’s next step after Switch in general. In other words, Nintendo isn’t ready to say anything about where they’ll go next hardware-wise.

Along with that, Mr. Furukawa also addressed the recent patent that was discovered showing a piece of hardware similar in design to a 3DS, but with a screen on the outside as well. Furukawa was rather straightforward on this topic, offering the same sentiment we often share on GoNintendo.

“We are aware that patent information is published upon application. However, this does not necessarily mean that it will be featured in future products.”

[Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa]
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the8bitlego

4M ago

Hopefully this is a repeat of the "there is no ds lite" only for the ds lite to be announced the next day, I really like the looks of that patent and want it to be real!