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Nintendo Begins Negotiations With Suppliers for Next-Gen Console – Report

A new article claims that Nintendo has begun negotiations with suppliers for the production of its next-gen console. Nintendo is currently on a roll with sales for the Nintendo Switch. The company expects 20 million Switch units will be sold throughout 2023, but its successor is not expected until the second half of 2024. As it stands, the Switch console era is set to surpass the NES era as the longest console generation for Nintendo.

In a new article from Nikkei, a reliable source of industry information, the site mostly talks about the Switch’s sales and outlook for the rest of the year leading into 2024. However, it also mentions that Nintendo has just begun negotiations with suppliers regarding the production of its new console to succeed the Switch. This next-generation console is expected to arrive sometime in the second half of 2024, according to the report.

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Nikkei wrote that when Nintendo was pressed about its next-gen console strategy at a recent press conference, President Shuntaro Furukawa simply replied, “We want to provide entertainment that is different from others.”

That has been Nintendo’s modus operandi for a while now as the company has always deviated from competitors with new and innovative ideas for its consoles, such as motion controllers with the Nintendo Wii, the second screen/controller of the WiiU or the Switch’s handheld/console hybrid functionality. Whatever comes next for Nintendo, it will likely also be something just as unique.

That said, Nintendo has also been criticised for its aging hardware in the past. For example, despite the success of Bayonetta 3, the game was slammed for its underwhelming visuals which were partially attributed to the Switch’s hardware, with many calling it outdated. Hopefully that’s an issue that will be remedied with its next-gen console.

As with all reports, take this with a pinch of salt until we get official confirmation from Nintendo.

Source: Nikkei (translation via Reddit)

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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