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Nintendo Has No Plans to Announce New Hardware at E3 2019

Nintendo Has No Plans to Announce New Hardware at E3 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2019 / 1,719 Views

Nintendo president and CEO Shuntaro Furukawa during the company's financial results briefing announced there are no plans to announce new hardware at E3 2019. This follows reports that Nintendo is working on a new cheaper version of the Switch. 

Furukawa added that there is nothing to announce on the potential of new hardware, but the company is always working on hardware internally.


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18 Comments

Amnesia (on 25 April 2019)

This is ridiculous. The official annoucements like this have no value at all. They will never say officially that a new product is coming in 2-3 months to not see the current sales collapsing.


method114 (on 25 April 2019)

Agreed that's more of an MS move.


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Otter (on 25 April 2019)

Of course not, they're going to announce it before E3 :)


Ck1x (on 25 April 2019)

It's kind of a misleading answer by Nintendo for them to say no new hardware will be revealed at e3, that could just mean it will be before or after e3 Now if they completely denied any new hardware completely that would be another story


jonathanalis (on 25 April 2019)

Maybe Bloomberg report meant starting the manufacture in June... Announce September, launch October, I bet.


Ljink96 (on 25 April 2019)

Just remember the DS Lite.


siebensus4 (on 25 April 2019)

Was it released all of a sudden? Sorry, I can't remember...


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Ljink96 (on 25 April 2019)

Yeah, there were legit leaks of DS Lite promotional material and images and when Nintendo was asked about it they acted like they had nothing to say about it or acknowledge it. They kinda have to act this way though.


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siebensus4 (on 25 April 2019)

LOL Thanks! Well, I understand that PR talk from an economical point of view...


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gtotheunit91 (on 25 April 2019)

Gives more E3 time to show off all the big games, both announced and unannounced! Hopefully show off SNES games on the Switch Online Service or at least big changes to improve it!


Ck1x (on 26 April 2019)

It's kind of a misleading answer by Nintendo for them to say no new hardware will be revealed at e3, that could just mean it will be before or after e3 Now if they completely denied any new hardware completely that would be another story


zygote (on 26 April 2019)

Corporate spin and damage control, blah blah. We will see at least one revision this year. Just think how much better Pokemon will sell with a Switch mini on the market.


withdreday (on 26 April 2019)

Notice the wording here: "At E3". That way they can announce the Switch mini via a Nintendo direct and the fans can't say they were lying.


Jumpin (on 25 April 2019)

As everyone else has said, Nintendo doesn't announce hardware at E3. Usually if they're dropping information on the console at E3 (like showing what the 3DS looks like, or the name of Wii U) it comes after the console is announced. Switch was announced and unveiled all at once in the fall, even though they did refer to an "NX" in development a while beforehand: similar to how Nintendo has said in this article that they do have hardware in the works, but have not dropped any details on it other than that.


Azuren (on 25 April 2019)

No "Switch lite" bump incoming yet, then. Could yet be announced during a Direct, but this normally indicates no revision.


XD84 (on 25 April 2019)

Great then they will have more time that they can devote to Super Smash Brothers Ultimate DLC's ;-)


SuperRetroTurbo (on 25 April 2019)

Thank goodness. Honestly, it never made sense from the jump. It's named, "Switch," for an exact specific reason.


S.Peelman (on 25 April 2019)

Well that's that for this rumour then.