Nintendo’s most popular computer game console in years, the Nintendo Change, is still a significant hit.
In simply 2 years, almost 35 million Nintendo Change consoles have actually been offered around the globe. That’s a substantial boost after a currently huge very first year of sales– almost 2 million more consoles were offered in the 2nd year the Change was readily available.
It seems like sales are still strong enough that Nintendo isn’t feeling pressure to launch a brand-new variation of the console.
“As a basic guideline, we’re constantly dealing with brand-new hardware and we will reveal it when we have the ability to offer it,” Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa informed press reporters today, as reported by Bloomberg “However we have no strategies to reveal that at this year’s E3 in June.”
That’s a refutation of consistent reports that Nintendo is on the brink of revealing and launching a cheaper, portable-focused variation of the Change.
The most current reports indicated a June statement and launch of such a console, around the yearly E3 computer game trade convention in Los Angeles in mid-June. However it seems like that isn’t occurring, per Furukawa’s direct rejection of such a statement.
The report isn’t without precedent: Computer game console makers, consisting of Nintendo, are understood for launching brand-new variations of existing consoles.
The concept is basic: brand-new variations of existing consoles might re-energize sales, and at the exact same time, can possibly decrease hardware production expenses.
Likewise, in launching a more effective variation of an existing console, console makers can strengthen horse power without needing to launch a completely brand-new platform.
When it comes to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, for example, both consoles deal sharper visuals and snappier load times, although they’re just planned to play basic PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video games.
Nintendo has actually done as much sometimes prior to with several platforms, from the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo Wii. Especially, Furukawa didn’t state a modified Change wasn’t in the works– simply that it will not be revealed or introduced in June.
However even without a brand-new variation of the Change, Nintendo is still getting ready for a huge 2019: A mess of brand-new video games are on the method to the Change, beginning with “Super Mario Maker 2” on June 28 and followed by a significant brand-new “Pokémon” video game anticipated eventually in the back half of the year.
For anybody claiming a brand-new Change, however, it seems like the existing design will need to be adequate in the meantime.