If you’re holding out hope that Nintendo will announce a new version of the Nintendo Switch, the company has dropped some bad news for you. In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser discussed the impact of COVID on the company, the reasoning for certain games being removed starting March 31, and the rumors of a possible pro version of the Nintendo Switch.
“We see right now — and we just talked about it — that the momentum on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in the fourth year is strong,” said Bowers. “We believe we’re changing the trajectory of another typical console life cycle. And we will continue, for the foreseeable future, to really lean into both of those platforms and the content that comes with it because it’s the symbiotic relationship that makes the real difference. And it’s why Nintendo Switch is so differentiated.”
He also noted that Nintendo is “always looking at technology.” Bowser explained, “technology is constantly evolving and changing. And we’re always looking at what is coming to determine: How can it enhance and improve the gameplay experience? And whether that’s on a current platform, or whether that’s on a future platform, we’re always looking at that.”