Don’t Expect “New” Nintendo Switch Anytime Soon, Switch Accessories Main Focus of Year Two

The Nintendo Switch will officially turn one this Saturday, meaning expectations of change could be coming. Alas, that seems to be wishful thinking: according to The Wall Street Journal‘s sources, Nintendo plans to focus on peripheral sales and updates, instead of revamping their popular console.

The sources, unnamed in the article, go on to say that, “Switch features in the coming year could also include additional network-related features and peripherals to be attached to its USB Type-C port.” Nintendo does have a rich history of trying out new accessories, so this seems to follow their usual approach.

The good ‘ole Nintendo Power Glove for NES.

In addition to new attachments, Nintendo is also expected to use the Switch’s second year to build supply for the ever-growing demand across the globe. Remember that, before the holiday period of 2017, retailers were constantly sold out and people were left Switch-less. The Switch also had its own quality control issues.

All of this actually doesn’t seem surprising, considering the Switch has already outsold the Wii U, along with holding the title of fastest selling console in the U.S. Of course, Nintendo is bringing some new “hardware” to the world: Labo, its cardboard-based accessory kit, launches in April. They also aren’t shy about updating hardware, so it won’t be surprising if they do update the Switch; it’s simply a matter of when.

Caleb has been a gamer and Nintendo fan since picking up Pokémon Red for his Game Boy back in 1998, at the wee age of 4. He’s an avid Pokémon TCG collector, and is currently enjoying Breath of the Wild on Switch, along with PUBG on Xbox. He’s a fan of the outdoors when not writing, while also being an avid runner and world traveler. Give him a shout if you’re a fan of Arsenal FC.

Plays: Switch, 3DS, Xbox One, Pokémon TCG, and Various Board Games.

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