Early last week, Nintendo hosted its big virtual E3 Direct, and the show was full of new games. But despite rumors and leaks, there was no Switch Pro.
Speak with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America Doug Bowser revealed that the company is in no rush to bring new hardware to market. This is despite the fact that the switch is now in its fifth year.
“We’re always looking for technology and how technology can improve the gaming experience. It’s not technology for technology’s sake, ”said Bowser.
“It’s about how technology, in particular, can improve a gaming experience. Then where do you apply this technology? Would you like to apply it to currently available hardware or platforms, or wait for the next platform? And then what is the right gaming experience with it? A multitude of factors play a role that we always keep in mind. “
Nintendo Boss added that the company is currently focused on the new games announced during Electronic Entertainment Expo, the world’s largest video game trade show. Nintendo presented a ton of new games for the Switch, including Mario Golf: Super Rush and a new Metroid game called Metroid Dread. The Japanese gaming giant also announced an update on the sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” planned for 2022.
Bower’s comments on the rumored Switch Pro come at a time when the internet is being flooded with reports that Nintendo is working on a high-performance version of its hit Switch console. The Kyoto-based company, perhaps the biggest name in the video game market, has had great success with its hybrid console. The Switch has been the top-selling console in the US for 23 straight months. Indeed, even after the launch of the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, the Switch continues to sell well. Nintendo sold 28.8 million Switch consoles in the fiscal year ended March 31.
One recently Bloomberg Report claimed that Nintendo plans to release a new Switch Pro model “in September or October”. The updated model will have a 7-inch 720p OLED panel and feature Nvidia’s DLSS technology. Bloomberg’s report also revealed that the new switch model will enable 4K graphics when plugged into a television.
“At the beginning of our fifth year, Nintendo Switch is really redefining what a console lifecycle can look like and the vibrancy of that overall lifecycle with a strong content rhythm,” said Bowser.