An alleged new hardware model in development at Nintendo has been reported on by the business press for much of the past year. Most recently, it was claimed that Nintendo is set to release an upgraded Switch later this year.
“The Company will continue to focus on creating unique games, and in order to achieve this, we will continue to propose games using a dedicated game console with integrated hardware and software,” he said.
“We are constantly developing hardware, software, and dedicated peripherals, but we will refrain from commenting on specific products under development.”
Nintendo’s Americas boss issued a similar statement regarding new Switch hardware last month, telling The Washington Post: “We are always looking at technology and how technology can enhance gameplay experiences.”
Last month Bloomberg claimed that redesigned Switch hardware will retail for over $299, replace the existing flagship model, and release “in September or October”.
The publication also claimed the new Switch could be announced ahead of last month’s digital E3 show, but no such news arrived.
The upcoming Switch hardware update – dubbed ‘Switch Pro’ by analysts – will reportedly feature Nvidia’s DLSS technology and an improved screen.
According to another recent Bloomberg report, Switch Pro will include a new 7-inch Samsung OLED screen, as opposed to the 6.2-inch and 5.5-inch LCD screens of the current standard model and the Switch Lite respectively.