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Nintendo has no plans for a Nintendo Switch value hike “at this level”

Despite widespread points relating to half shortages, Nintendo has lately confirmed that it has plans to extend the worth of the Nintendo Switch.

Earlier this month, Nintendo did report that Switch gross sales had fallen by 23% as a result of semiconductor parts scarcity, however firm president Shuntaro Furukawa has confirmed to Nikkei that the corporate desires to “keep away from pricing individuals out,” (thanks NME).

“We’re not contemplating [a price increase] at this level, for 2 causes,” mentioned Furukawa. “Nintendo has bought greater than 100 million Switch items up to now, and it is essential to keep up the momentum of our total enterprise. Generally talking, a weak yen makes home Switch gross sales much less worthwhile.”

Furukawa additionally touched on the way forward for Nintendo’s {hardware} enterprise, although clearly there is no point out of any form of Switch Pro. “Nintendo will proceed to promote three [Switch] fashions: the usual mannequin; the Switch Lite with decreased value, dimension and options; and the OLED mannequin. We’ll work out one of the best technique as we go alongside. We’re doing our greatest to acquire high-quality merchandise at an acceptable value with a watch towards the subsequent few years.”

While Furukawa did not go into whether or not he believes the corporate will really meet its {hardware} gross sales goal, he did say “all I can say is that we’ll attempt to sustain gross sales on the similar tempo. Having hit software program additionally provides a lift to {hardware}.”

Nintendo at the moment does not have any plans for any new Switch fashions for this fiscal 12 months (which ends 2023), although whether or not there are any plans previous that time is anybody’s guess.

The most up-to-date addition to Switch’s {hardware} lineup is the Nintendo Switch OLED, which launched final 12 months, October 8. It improved the Switch in quite a few methods, notably a 720p OLED show, in addition to a dock that features a wired LAN port that is really inbuilt reasonably than as an additional it’s important to pay cash for.



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