The Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, and has continued to sell well over the years. However, the console has started to show signs of its age as other systems around it continue to become more powerful.
In a new report from Nikkei Asia, the development of the next console from Nintendo is moving along, but it’s not ready to be released just yet.
“Development seems to be progressing well,” Nikkei Asia says per a source. “But a product launch won’t happen before next spring at the earliest.”
With the console being over six years old, Nintendo admitted that sales of the system are slowing down. The company said on Tuesday that it expects to sell about 15 million consoles for fiscal year 2024. That number, while still impressive, would mark a 16.5% year-over-year decline from the 17.97 million Switch systems sold over the last fiscal year.
In a statement from the company, Nintendo says that there will be challenges to keep up with recent sales numbers.
“Nintendo Switch has entered its seventh year since launch, and while it will become more challenging to maintain the same sales momentum as before, our goal is to have more consumers continue to play Nintendo Switch for longer, leading to maximized sales,” Nintendo says.
When do you think we’ll realistically see the next Nintendo console?