Nintendo once again denies that new Switch hardware is coming soon


No new Switch model ‘anytime soon’

Is the Switch Pro out yet? No? Well, it’s a normal day then.

As part of the festivities of the new Nintendo financial dump,Bloomberg’sTakashi Mochizuki reports that Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa proclaimed that there would be no announcement for new Switch hardware “anytime soon.” Naturally, they also play around with Furukawa’s statement a little bit. As they point out, last year Furukawa noted that there would not be a Switch Pro in 2020. Well, that happened! But now it’s “not anytime soon.” So maybe later in the year? Around E3 perhaps?

It’s all wild speculation, and frankly, when it comes to the Pro, not an arena I want to enter fully (but I’ll peek in from the outside). A lot of Switch Pro rumors have been some of the most worthless bits of info in years, but a select few, from mostly trusted sources, could have a tinge of truth to them.

Nintendo also reminds us that there’s going to be a Marioedition console in February and a Monster Hunterversion in March: sneakily avoiding the whole Pro debacle altogether.

Nintendo Smashes Expectations With Best Quarter Since 2008 [Bloomberg]