Sharp Says It’s Supplying LCDs for a New Gaming Console, Stirring Speculation of New Nintendo Switch

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Sharp has announced that it is supplying liquid crystal displays to a new and mysterious gaming console, and while the Japanese company didn't elaborate on what this system might be, a lot of people are assuming that it could very well be the successor to the Nintendo Switch. “I can’t comment on any details regarding specific customers. But as to a new gaming console, we’ve been involved in its R&D stage,” Robert Wu, Sharp's CEO, told analysts on a call after the release of the company's quarterly earnings. The speculation comes just days after Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa suggested that a new Nintendo console wouldn't be out until April 2024 at the earliest, telling investors that there was no new or upgraded hardware in Nintendo's annual forecast. The Nintendo Switch originally launched on March 3, 2017.

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