Nintendo’s next exit window reiterated as “20XX”



Nintendo has once again pledged to release a new console before the end of this century.

In a recent presentation To investors, the company presented its “future outlook”, stating that “Nintendo plans to continue to grow its business around the central concept of creating unique embedded hardware software products. A simple timeline describes previous attempts, from the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii in 2004 and 2006, to the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

The timeline continues after that, but doesn’t provide much more. A single question mark fills the space where the company’s “next gaming system” would appear on the slide, with the date attached indicating only “20XX”. That means Nintendo is happy to commit to new hardware on or before December 31, 2099, but doesn’t necessarily want you to think it will arrive this decade.

It’s not the first time this particular slide has been shared, but Nintendo’s apparent desire to keep its hardware plans hidden gets more and more bizarre as the Switch ages. Nintendo seems to have moved away from the generational approach defined by Microsoft and Sony, but while Switch sales remain relatively strong, the console is starting to lose ground against the PS5.

With the Nintendo Switch OLED already available and the rumors around a Nintendo Switch Pro continuing to swirl around, it’s probably only a matter of time before Nintendo unveils its next console, but so far it looks like we we’ll just have to wait.

In the meantime, here is our list of best Switch games.


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