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Nintendo Doesn’t Have Plans for a Switch 2.0

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Nintendo Doesn’t Have Plans for a Switch 2.0

The Nintendo Switch just celebrated its first birthday, and it’s surreal to think it’s been an entire year since we got our hands on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. From Splatoon 2 to Super Mario Odyssey, the Switch has seen a strong lineup of games in the last 365 days, along with a growing commitment from developers to invest in Nintendo’s handheld console.

Even in the midst of the Switch’s success, Nintendo isn’t looking to upgrade the console’s hardware any time soon. Instead, the company is choosing to focus more on peripherals. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is simply trying to keep up with consumer demand for the Switch and focusing its efforts on manufacturing as many as possible.

The company also has big goals for its Nintendo Labo, a construction kit, which goes on sale this April and will hopefully inspire more people to buy a Switch. It’s especially geared toward parents in the hopes they will buy a Switch for their children.

In the first few months of the Switch’s release, Nintendo struggled to keep up with the demand, and gamers frequently found it out of stock at local retail stores and online. As the Switch moves into year two, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima explained to WSJ that he “wants to sell more than 20 million units in the new fiscal year,” which starts on April 1, and also wants to focus on better manufacturing and shipping.

The company recently announced the Switch is now the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, selling nearly 5 million units in under a year. This figure beats the Wii U’s sales, which sold 4 million units in the same time period.

 

This post was originally written by Victoria Morrow.

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