A Nintendo Switch Lite handheld video game console, taken on October 1, 2019. (Photo by Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Nintendo Boss Crushes Latest Hopes For Switch 2
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After years of waiting and hoping for a Switch Pro, gamers discovered in July that what they thought was a planned announcement of a new, upgraded console, was simply the reveal of a new "Splatoon" edition of the old console. Now, Nintendo has dashed the hopes of fans yet again with the news that a Switch 2 won't be coming anytime soon.
On August 4th, 2022, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa announced that there are no current plans to release a Switch Pro or Switch 2, despite all the recent rumors and supposed leaks. It seems that, for the time being, Nintendo is focused on meeting its sales goals for the Switch and considers it to only be "in the middle phase of its lifecycle," as Furukawa explained.
With current global supply chain issues that have also hampered everyone's attempts to procure a PS5 — or any other new technology for that matter — it is not hard to see why. While fans shouldn’t expect to see the Switch 2 for at least a couple more years, Nintendo did state that it’s in the very early stages of discussions regarding its next console.