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* Nintendo launched handheld-only Switch Lite in September
* Nintendo upgraded Switch full year sales forecast on Thursday
By Sam Nussey
TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd CEO Shuntaro Furukawa said the gaming company has no plans to launch a new Switch model this year.
Nintendo launched a handheld-only version of its hit console in September, driving demand for the hit device through the year-end shopping season.
There have been media reports the company is preparing an upgraded version of the Switch.
Nintendo’s shares were trading down 4% on Friday morning, a day after the company upgraded its Switch sales forecast for the year ending March to 19.5 million units - a number seen as conservative by many analysts. (Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)