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No New Nintendo Switch, Retailers Told To Crank Up Peripheral Sales

No New Nintendo Switch, Retailers Told To Crank Up Peripheral Sales

Even Nintendo itself has said that Switch's second year will be "crucial" in determining how successful it is. Sources say that the Japanese gaming firm is focusing more on releasing new peripherals and accessories for the Nintendo Switch.

It's become old news but the Nintendo Switch has had one helluva first-year thanks to excellent marketing and an incredible slate of first and third party games.

The development of the Nintendo Labo definitely seems to be part of the company's long-term strategy. This definitely falls in line with what Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo CEO, recently said about expanding the console's cycle to longer than the typical five, six years. Waiting longer to introduce iterative hardware would certainly help accomplish that goal.

Other peripherals are thought to be in the works that attach via the USB Type-C port and/or include network-related features. Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and...hold a recital, catch a fish, or win a race. As the Switch is a hybrid and therefore a handheld, it would be fair to expect the same, regular hardware refreshes as the 3DS received, but Nintendo isn't going to do that.

Of course, that Nintendo isn't planning a hardware redesign right now doesn't mean one will never materialize. Most parents don't want their kids to spend dozens of hours parked in front of a screen, but Labo offers a different, more active experience for players. Nintendo Labo kits are scheduled to arrive on April 20 with a starting price of $69.99.

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