According to Nintendo’s spending figures, the company has spent a significant portion of its regular budget on raw materials. Judging by past spending patterns for hardware, the company may be preparing to launch or announce a new console soon. Additionally, as noticed by Twitter user Shokio_YT, Nintendo recently set both the videos for the Switch Lite and Switch OLED to private on its official YouTube account.
The company usually privates videos of old hardware when a new console is underway. Lastly, Nintendo recently registered the name “NSW” as a trademark through the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), which many are speculating to be “Nintendo Switch W,” the potential name of the upcoming console. None of these claims or speculations have been confirmed by Nintendo and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Details on what the trademark covers can be seen below:
9 Electronic game program; Downloadable electronic game program. Video game program; Downloadable video game program. Video game cartridge; memory card for video game consoles. Smartphone case; Smartphone cover; Computer game software, Recording; Computer game software, downloadable. Computer programs, recordings; computer programs, downloadable; computer peripherals; compact discs
; downloadable image files. Downloadable music files. Electronic publications, downloadable; headsets; earphones; batteries, electricity; battery chargers; headphones
28 Games; Playing cards; Trading card games; Toys; Vehicle toys; Rag dolls; Dolls; Portable games with LCD displays. Protective film suitable for portable game screens. Video game consoles; Game console controllers; Handheld consoles for playing video games. Gaming equipment; Arcade video game consoles; Board games; Playing cards; Excluding lights, candles and sweets, Christmas tree decorations. Protective carrying case specifically adapted for handheld video games. Joystick for video games. Game cards; Sporting goods; Puzzles