01 Jul 2021 1:03 PM +00:00

Nintendo's President Declines To Comment On Switch Pro Reports

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has again downplayed speculation that a Switch Pro is expected to launch this year.

The upgraded hardware, which has been the subject of multiple leaks and spec reveals through third parties, is still yet to be confirmed by Nintendo. In a shareholder Q&A, Furukawa said that the company's focus is still on game development.

Nintendo's President Declines To Comment On Switch Pro Reports

The translation reads as follows (thanks VGC):

“The Company will continue to focus on creating unique games, and in order to achieve this, we will continue to propose games using a dedicated game console with integrated hardware and software."
“We are constantly developing hardware, software, and dedicated peripherals, but we will refrain from commenting on specific products under development.”

The now all-but-confirmed console will reportedly launch at $299 and replace the existing Switch console, and is slated to launch in September or October.

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That comes from Bloomberg, with the site also suggesting the console would launch ahead of E3, which was not the case.

Last month, a French retailer appeared to leak the retail price of the console at €399, while an Amazon Listing in May from Nintendo showed a console dubbed the 'New Nintendo Switch Pro'.

Find out all we know about the console here.