Over the past few days, suspicious movements have been spotted by Nintendo, which had again given rise to rumors that they want the successor to Switch not too far from its official announcement.
During the new meeting with investors, the president Shuntaro Furukawa revealed the reason behind the recent maneuvers of Nintendo, which spent a total of 66 million yen in fiscal year 2022 on the procurement of resources and raw materials. The statements confirm the will of the Kyoto house of counter the ever-present semiconductor crisisand do not seem to leave room for a strategic operation linked to the production of a new generation console.
“Due to the tension in semiconductor supply and demand, we need to prepare for production by securing inventory of raw materials and components earlier than before. The reason for the increase is that we keep inventories more full of raw materials than before due to this situation “, the words of Furukawa. Clearly this does not in any way exclude that Nintendo is carrying out work on a prototype of the Switch 2, but this operation in particular would seem to be mainly aimed at the models currently on the market of the Nintendo Switch.