Nintendo President Says Switch 2 Rumors Are ‘Inaccurate’

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Speaking with the Japanese publication Mainichi, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has said that the Nintendo Switch 2 rumors are inaccurate.

On the Nintendo Switch 2 and citing reports that Nintendo provided explanations about next-generation consoles to specific software makers in 2022 Shuntaro said, “Rumors are circulating mainly on the Internet as if they were public information, but they are inaccurate.”

In a follow-up question about a behind-the-scenes presentation at Gamescom 2023 with the Nitnendo Switch 2, Shuntaro simply said “Untrue”.

In addition to the news about the Switch 2, Shuntaro also said that just because the company filed a patent for a console with two screens, it doesn’t mean it will be installed in a product.

The Nintendo Switch 2 is arguably one of the industry’s biggest open secrets at this point and while Shuntaro’s denial is somewhat unusual, it does make a lot of sense ahead of the holiday season. Typically, such comments would be replied to with the usual “we don’t comment on rumors and speculation”, but here it seems that the Nintendo President wants to shut down rumors as much as possible, probably in the hopes of selling more Nintendo Switch units this holiday.

Nevertheless, everything points to a Nintendo Switch 2 reveal early next year, so it won’t be long until we see what Nintendo has been working on.

The Nintendo Switch has sold over 132 million consoles worldwide as of September 2023, making it Nintendo’s second biggest console success vbehind the Nintendo DS.

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