Nintendo Switch Pro, Nintendo doesn’t seem likely to introduce a new system this year since continued supply problems make it difficult to manufacture its existing hardware.
Fans have been anticipating the release of an improved version of the system since the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch OLED were introduced. But given that Nintendo is still battling the current worldwide chip scarcity, it seems unlikely that the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro would be released in the coming months.
According to a recent report from Nikkei (opens in new tab), the console manufacturer is having trouble finding the parts and chips required to produce its systems. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said that “normally, we stock up in the summer to be ready for the busy year-end sales season” (translated by Google). He continued by saying he wasn’t convinced the business could now get the required manufacturing parts.
According to Nikkei, Nintendo is unlikely to introduce a new model before the end of the fiscal year due to the inadequate production of Switches (March 2023). Instead, it will try to make the most use of its present hardware to achieve its ambitious sales goals.
Semiconductors Are In Short Supply
Furukawa doesn’t seem very sure in either claim. Even if I can manufacture the quantity I anticipated, he added, “I’m not hopeful if you ask me whether I can sell all of them. The Switch Pro won’t be available any time soon, and the industry will likely have to wait much longer due to ongoing problems with the supply of semiconductors on a worldwide scale.
Nintendo may not be in a hurry to replace the existing Switch models despite the manufacturing issues. GamesIndustry.biz (opens in new tab) reports that the Nintendo Switch is the company’s best-selling home console to date. It will be eager to get the most use out of the hardware while delaying the demise of the console as long as possible.
Despite the fact that there are many future titles for the system to be thrilled about, that is terrible news for those fans who have been eagerly awaiting an update. Some enthusiasts believe the Nintendo Switch Pro or Nintendo Switch 2 simply has to make a few tweaks to be fantastic when it finally makes an appearance.