Japan's Nintendo slashes Switch hardware forecast after bumper third quarter

02 February, 2019, 04:41 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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A new report suggests that Nintendo is looking to release a smaller more affordable version of the Switch as early as April of 2019. Nintendo also owns a five percent share of mobile developer Cygames, which released action-RPG Dragalia Lost with Nintendo previous year.

"We didn't work hard enough to convince customers of the Switch's appeal", Chief Executive Shuntaro Furukawa said at an earnings briefing.

TOKYO/OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday slashed its full-year hardware forecast for the hybrid home-portable Switch console, revising a figure that had been treated with scepticism by investors and added to pressure on its share price.

Even better, a Switch with built-in controllers could safely bring back the brilliant d-pad that Nintendo practically invented all those decades back. Providing Dr. Mario World follows along the same lines, it will be a natural fit for the smartphone, as match-3 games and Tetris knockoffs have dominated app stores for a decade.




Aside from a new Switch console, the report mentions that there will be some sort of improvement made on the Switch online service, but there isn't much more information around that detail right now.

South Korean developer, publisher, and distributor, NHN Entertainment, has partnered with Nintendo to create the title, that's due for a global release this summer.

This comes a day after the company delayed Mario Kart Tour for Android and iOS.

Nintendo also cut its sales forecast for its 3DS device to 2.6 million units from 4 million previously.

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