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Considering the success of the Switch, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Nintendo has no intention of leaving the hardware scene at any point in the near future. In a corporate management briefing, Nintendo confirmed that they are working on new hardware: but as for when it will release, apparently they are only willing to say this it will be sometime before 2099. More accurately, the statement was that their “next gaming system” would launch sometime in “20XX.”
If you’ve been keeping up with the Nintendo Switch situation, then you probably know that finding one over the past few months has been quite an ordeal. With the pandemic going on, people starting staying home far more than they were used to, and the boredom of such a thing set in quite quickly. Just like that, folks were looking for new ways to entertain themselves, and so the Nintendo Switch became absurdly popular very quickly. In no time at all, it was almost impossible to find the console at any storefront, and the ones you could find online were generally sold at exorbitant prices.
Delayed back in December of 2019 and missing its original release window of January 23rd of 2020, Square Enix has nevertheless confirmed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has a solid release date: August 27th of this year for both Android and iOS, as well as the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.
Nintendo just recently halted all shipments of both the Switch and Switch Lite in Japan. According to a report from Nikkei, they just can’t keep up with the demand for the console, which is steadily growing due to the Coronavirus and the fact that everyone is staying home to play games. Of course, COVID-19 is also making it much more difficult to manufacture Switches, so the core of the problem lies there.
In order to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, Nintendo is allegedly planning a number of things, one of which is the plan to “re-release most of Super Mario’s 35 year back catalogue.” In other words, they may be looking to remaster a whole lot of old Mario games, something that should be welcome news to the franchise’s many fans. Reports of a new Paper Mario game coming to the Switch in 2020 has also been confirmed, though exact details on that are pretty scarce.
The console that was introduced in 2017 has hit another sales milestone, surpassing 15 million units in North America alone since its release, according to NPD group, which tracks video game sales. Nintendo Switch has even hit a bigger success: being the top selling console for 10 consecutive months.
Nintendo has just recently made a pretty significant announcement: Super Nintendo games will now be added to the classic library of Nintendo Switch Online at no additional cost, as opposed to the current $20 USD a year. At the same time as this announcement, a lot of Super Nintendo games were added to the library, about 20 total. This brought the total number of NES and SNES titles available on the Switch to more than 60.
Nintendo Switch Online includes all sorts of nice benefits, and those benefits got even better lately with the recent update to their retro games library. Now there are over 60 NES and SNES games available with Nintendo Switch Online, including popular classics like Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Mario World. Certainly not bad old school games to revisit at any rate. Normally you’d have to pay $20 USD for a full year of Nintendo Switch Online, which is, quite frankly, very affordable. That said, even though $20 USD is cheap, you know what’s even cheaper? Free. If you have Amazon Prime right now, you can get a full year of Nintendo Switch Online for Free.
The Nintendo Switch Lite, announced Wednesday, July 10, will start at a cool $199.99 compared to its predecessor’s $299.99 price tag. In a new video, Nintendo General Producer of the Switch Yoshiaki Koizumi said players the world over are already enjoying Nintendo Switch and its growing catalog of games.
The highly successful Nintendo Switch system may be getting a less expensive counterpart as hinted by NintendoLife, yet the rumors have not been officially verified by Nintendo. The system, which has posted $958 million in profits, bolstered Nintendo’s overall profits by 500 percent.