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JWeinCom said:
Soundwave said:

He said this in the investor's Q&A like last week when asked if they had plans outside of just software to boost existing Switch sales (which is basically asking are you planning to cut the price here or release new hardware or what?)

Q: Considering the unit sales results for the current fiscal year, it seems like it will be difficult to
stop the slowdown in hardware sales just by releasing new software. Are you planning any
specific measures for next fiscal year?

A: Nintendo Switch will soon mark its seventh year since launch. Ideally, we would like to
maintain unit sales volume next fiscal year at the same scale as this fiscal year. However, looking
back at the holiday season, our results were affected in part by external factors like the change
in consumer behavior caused by inflation and the diversification of entertainment choices due

to the resumption of economic activity. Especially in overseas markets, it was more of a
challenge for Nintendo Switch to be seen by consumers as their first choice of entertainment.
Sales have been steady entering the fourth quarter, but in the Nintendo Switch’s seventh
year, it might be hard to increase unit sales with hardware-related initiatives alone. That is
my candid impression.

That seems like a weird answer to give when you are releasing new hardware to boost sales. Unless he considers Switch 2 a completely different product line or something. 

Thanks for the clarification. Clear they're not talking about the fiscal year ending this March. I would personally take that to mean the Swtich as a platform (anything that plays essentially the same library as the Switch). I wouldn't say it rules out a successor. Definitely worded in such a way that it doesn't actually tell us much, as is often the case with execuspeak. 

True, you always have to weed through the execuspeak. But it doesn't really to me seem to hint at a Switch Pro. Switch 2 as in something that they technically view as a different product line ... yeah, maybe. 

Also it could just be that this leaker is correct but the timing is March/April 2024 as the Pokemon DLC he/she is talking about runs through April 2024.