March 3rd 2018 is closely approaching and will mark a year since the Nintendo Switch released to the world. Sales for the system have been spectacular with nearly 15 Million since December 31st 2017 and is expected to reach 17 million by March 31 2018.
According to the Wall Street Journal, some people in the know say that Nintendo is looking to peripherals for the Nintendo Switch rather than new and improved hardware to boost Switch sales. This is evident if you look at the Nintendo Labo, the cardboard toy kit targeted at children which they can enjoy by assembling their own “Toy-Cons” which they can use with the Nintendo Switch.
Expanded features are also said to be coming this year includes additional network related features (this could be pointing to the payable Switch Online service) and also peripherals that attach to the USB Type-C port underneath the Switch console.
There are no plans to make a ‘Lite’ or smaller version of the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo are instead focusing on improving manufacture and shipping of the current model. The first year of supply and distribution was particularly demanding as Switch stock literally flew off the shelves and development of key components were extremely difficult to get hold of and still to this day are pretty challenging to keep up with demand.
Source: Wall Street Journal
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This post was written by Mike Scorpio