Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s president, has said that there’s “nothing to announce on any future console or device”, when asked about the possibility of a Switch successor. Still, the company is “feeling very bullish about Nintendo Switch.”
In an interview with the AP, Doug Bowser shared details about the recent Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood, future plans for movies, and added very little to the classic Switch 2 discussion.
“As we enter the seventh year for the Nintendo Switch, sales are still strong. I think we still have a very very strong lineup coming”, he said. “As Mr. Furukawa (Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa) said recently, we’re entering uncharted territory with the platform. It’s exciting to see that demand is still there. So nothing to announce on any future console or device, but we are still feeling very bullish about Nintendo Switch.”
He continued at length, saying, “I should be careful about what I personally would like to see (in a new Switch). But what I can share is that one of the reasons that even going into year seven we feel very confident that the Switch can have a strong performance over the next few years is that it is still truly that unique device that you can play in a variety of ways, at home, on the go. One of the things we look at always is how can we surprise and delight. How can we introduce new unique ways of playing. That’s always in front of our mind.”
In other words, the Switch is still selling, and Nintendo ain’t complaining. Beyond Doug Bowser’s Switch 2 nothing-comment, we’ve got a guide to the best portable gaming consoles if you really want some new on-the-go tech right away.