Nintendo is standing firm with the company's current hardware offerings. Despite many rumors that the Switch may receive an enhanced model with improved battery life or a larger screen this year, President Shuntaro Furukawa maintains that there are no plans for a new version of the Switch at this time. As well, there are no plans for a price drop on the Switch.
Furukawa goes on to say that the company's main goal right now is to hit its lofty 2-year sales goal of 20 million Switch units shipped by the end of the fiscal year. Nintendo is also continuing to look into the mobile industry, which Furukawa admits the company is still really new to.
It's not the article I wanted to read, but it's not all bad.
Since I am planning on getting the Switch again, it makes me relieved to know a better model is not going to come along in the near future. It is still kind of early for a new model anyway.
I'm still disappointed by Nintendo's fascination with mobile.
And it would at least be nice to know whether the company will one day address some of the Switch's shortcomings on a revised model, but for now there is no answer to that. If I were to guess I'd say it will happen one of these years, since Nintendo seems to be supporting the Switch for the long haul. I just don't get why they haven't stopped supporting the 3DS yet?