Despite both Microsoft and Sony launching the next generation of their consoles this year, Nintendo just confirmed that the company has no plans to introduce a new Switch in 2020.
There have been rumors about Nintendo planning a potential new model for the Nintendo Switch, but the company says the new model won’t launch this year (via Reuters), so we will have to wait till 2021 for a new Switch console.
Nintendo only recently launched the Nintendo Switch Lite, so it is not too surprising to see the company not planning to launch a new console this year. Nintendo is, however, launching a new Animal Crossing-themed Switch which actually looks really cute:
A #NintendoSwitch system inspired by #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons is on the way! With unique Joy-Con controllers, a custom design on the back, and a special Nintendo Switch dock, it’s the perfect way to start your island life. Available 3/13 for $299.99.https://t.co/MC5dJ11F3U pic.twitter.com/VigTPi4NDB
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 31, 2020
Nintendo has so far sold more than 52 million units of the Nintendo Switch, and that’s obviously a pretty staggering achievement. It’s not yet known what the company is planning for the next-generation of the Switch, but I am sure we will get to know more by the end of the year.