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Nintendo Reportedly Won’t Release New Hardware This Fiscal Year

Nintendo Reportedly Won’t Release New Hardware This Fiscal Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2022 / 2,156 Views

Nintendo will reportedly not release any new hardware this fiscal year, which runs from April 2022 to March 2023, according to a publication from Nikkei. Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki wasn't sure if this was based on Nikkei's own reporting or a statement from Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa.

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa did speak with Nikkei and discussed the shortages and how the company has not been able to stockpile as much inventory like it was able to in previous years.

"Normally, we would stockpile inventory in the summer to be ready for the end of the year, when it is at its peak. This summer we have not been able to produce as much as in previous years," said Furukawa via a translation from MST Financial senior analyst David Gibson.

"Even if we can produce the volume we want I'm not optimistic that we will be able to sell it all."

Nintendo for the quarter ending June 30, 2022 was able to ship 3.43 million Switch units to bring the lifetime shipped total up to 111.08 million units. 

Nintendo did not change its forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, which was set at 21.0 million units for the Nintendo Switch and 210 million games. If Nintendo hits its forecast the Switch will ship 128.65 million units by March 2023 and 1.03 billion games.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 04 August 2022)

Considering the time to produce and reveals, the lack of any relevant leak of the new model should be enough to know there isn't any new HW coming in the next few months.

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Jumpin (on 04 August 2022)

The interesting thing about this globalization crisis is that very similar things have happened at other points in history. Like the Mediterranean collapses that occurred around the Bronze Age collapse and toward the end of the Justinian era in the 6th century when whole industries went into shortage because they were located in limited locations.

For example, with the Bronze Age collapse, bronze was produced from copper and tin. The tin was mostly mined from just a few areas. When disruptions in trade caused tin to become scarce, so did bronze. The result, certain groups turned to iron, destroyed multiple civilizations… I mean, there’s a lot more to the story, but that’s for another day :)

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Alistair Jumpin (5 days ago)

there is no shortage, pay attention

I have to laugh at all the people still pretending there is a shortage, even though it ended 3 months ago

nVidia's sales are down 44 percent in the last quarter, do you think there is a shortage? no, there are artificially high prices as they hope you don't notice they can't sell anything because people are sick of the high prices

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Pajderman (6 days ago)

I want a strong upgrade when the next system arrives. Still have a lot of games to play and is in no rush for new hardware. I rather wait and get a bigger leap.

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progstarmac (on 05 August 2022)

The Switch is so good that a new console isn't needed yet.

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Jumpin progstarmac (on 05 August 2022)

The Switch is probably my favourite system (handheld or home) from Nintendo, definitely top tier.

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SanAndreasX progstarmac (on 06 August 2022)

The Switch just keeps getting great games. Meanwhile, I’m pretty “meh” on PS5 and XSX. The hype is gone.

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Alistair progstarmac (5 days ago)

sales are dropping at record speed, it is in the end of its lifecycle

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aTokenYeti (on 04 August 2022)

Expected. Also disappointing they seem to be having production problems still

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Alistair aTokenYeti (5 days ago)

no they are not, there are switches on the shelves of every store

the CEO's tweet in this article is
"I'm not optimistic that we will be able to sell it all"

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siebensus4 (on 04 August 2022)

New hardware for the new Zelda wasn't completly out of reach.

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