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posted by hubie on Thursday May 09, @07:11PM   Printer-friendly

Nintendo says announcement on Switch successor 'this fiscal year':

Nintendo said Tuesday it will make an announcement about a highly anticipated new console by the end of March 2025 as sales decline of the hugely popular Switch, which is now in its eighth year.

Despite logging a record net profit in the year to March, helped by the weak yen, the game giant expects net profit to drop nearly 40% in the current financial year.

Players and investors have been hungry for news about a successor to the Switch, and the company said a statement was finally forthcoming.

[...] Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Nathan Naidu said before the earnings release that Nintendo consoles typically have a "six-to-seven year lifecycle."

"Given hardware drives about 40% of total sales, its drag on (the) overall top line might extend into fiscal 2025 absent a new gaming gadget," he said.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by julian on Friday May 10, @04:46AM (1 child)

    by julian (6003) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 10, @04:46AM (#1356410)

    You might want to take a look at the modern 3rd party handheld devices for running emulators on Android. I have an Anbernic RG405M [] and it gets more than 12 hours of play emulating the N64 and more than 20 for lighter platforms like the GBA. It's fun playing on real hardware but it's also really nice to have one device that can emulate a dozen platforms and store thousands of games.

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  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday May 10, @05:49PM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 10, @05:49PM (#1356463)
    Oh yah, I have a relative of the product you listed and I love it! I managed to get one with a pre-loaded card and it not only had a bunch of stuff I had never heard of, but they also had it organized by horizontal and vertical games! Very cool. Now I just wish I had more free time to explore it all.

    I'm also a fan of pinball and noticed a couple of devices on TechMoan (... a youtube channel I imagine would be fairly popular with SN visitors) that I'd reaaaaaally like to whip the credit card out on!
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