Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa responds to rumors.
Lately there has been a buzz about the successor to the Nintendo Switch. For example, it was recently reported that Nintendo has registered a patent for a handheld device that can be split into two parts. However, according to Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, the recent rumors are incorrect. Despite not speaking specifically about Nintendo’s next console, when discussing the financial results he said: “The online rumors that appear to be public information are not accurate.”
For example, Furukawa specifically mentioned the rumors surrounding a recently registered patent about a dismountable handheld. Furukawa emphasized that recording such a patent can simply be found publicly by everyone, and that something like this does not mean that something will also be released. Furukawa does have a point there, by the way. Such matters are often much less exciting than they seem. He also mentioned matters such as the fact that certain developers were already informed about the Switch 2 last year and that it was shown last summer and the information that resulted from this.
For now, we will have to wait patiently until Nintendo itself shares information about the successor to the Switch. Until then, the rumor mill will undoubtedly continue to churn.