Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about their plans for a successor to Nintendo Switch and shared some comments on it.
During their investor’s Q/A regarding their latest fiscal results, Furukawa was asked to comment on their plans for the next console generation and when they plan to reveal it. Here shared the following statement on this matter.
We have already announced part of the pipeline for software [for Nintendo Switch] to be released by next spring. Unlike in the past, even though it has been five years since the hardware launch, there are still plenty of titles scheduled for release. This is due to the fact that Nintendo Switch itself was launched smoothly.
The main reason for this is that we were able to concentrate our development resources on a single platform. On the other hand, our major concern is whether we will be able to smoothly transition from one generation to the next when new hardware is released in the future.
Looking back on our experience with previous hardware generations, such as the Wii and Nintendo DS, we recognize that this is one of our challenges. For this reason, we will continue to develop new products
We are committed to building long-term relationships with our customers.
We will continue to introduce new software titles on Nintendo Switch to attract more customers, while at the same time offering services through our Nintendo Account and developing our IP outside of the gaming world.
Nintendo Switch still has a lot of major games releasing later this year. The big hitters among them are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel.