During a recent shareholders meeting, Nintendo had a number of weird stories and observations come from it, including one about the future of the Nintendo Switch. GameIndustry.biz is reporting that Shigeru Miyamoto did a Q&A with the shareholders on a number of topics, one of them being new versions of the company's latest console. For about a year there's been rumor and speculation over new versions of the Switch coming out, but nothing concrete has ever been established because the company rarely confirms rumors and keeps everything close to the chest before release. And during this meeting, Miyamoto confirmed that would continue to be the status quo.
"While we are aware there has been coverage to that effect, we cannot comment in regards to speculation and rumours about new hardware or software," he said. "It would spoil the surprise for consumers and is against the interests of our shareholders, so we are withholding any discussion.
"We are constantly developing new hardware and new software. We'll let you know as soon as anything is ready to be announced."
So basically, what it comes down to is that if Nintendo has news on a new version of the Switch, you'll hear about it in a Nintendo Direct feed long before anyone working for them will confirm it to be true. Considering the reasoning that Miyamoto gave them, we can see why they go that direction. Personally speaking, far too often in this job, I write stories about games I'm excited about which includes rumors, and I end up having some of the sizzle taken off those games for me because of it. If you knew what Nintendo was making right now, you'd be thrilled, but would you be just as thrilled come holiday shopping season? Probably not. But it does give us something to look forward to at events like Tokyo Game Show 2019.