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Sharp Making LCD Displays For a “New Console” – Could be The Switch Successor

Prepare to hear a lot about the new Nintendo console over the next few months as the company leads up to its reveal. We don’t know when the new Nintendo console is going to be announced but this week Nintendo itself said there are no plans for new hardware until its next fiscal year starting in April 2024. A new report claims that Sharp is now making LCD displays for a new console which many believe is the Switch successor.

According to Bloomberg, Sharp CEO Robert Wu claims that the Japanese electronics company will pilot a new LCD panel production line which it will use to make displays for a “new console”. This production line is being developed to mass-produce new panels for an upcoming gaming console.

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Sharp and Nintendo have a strong history together. The company has been producing displays for Nintendo’s gaming hardware since back on the DS. The company also produces the displays for the current Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite lineup. However, Samsung makes the AMOLED display for its OLED Switch variant.

The Nintendo Switch successor is all but confirmed at this stage. Previous reports claim that development on the hardware is “progressing well” but a product launch won’t take place until next year.

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Previously, reports claimed Nintendo would host an announcement in September. While that is still a possibility, Nintendo doesn’t plan to have the hardware available on the market until 2024. The Nintendo Switch was announced on 20 October 2016 and released in most markets on 3 March 2017.

By the sound of things, the company will follow the same process here. If the September announcement is imminent, we won’t get the Switch successor until March/April 2024.

Source: Bloomberg

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