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Right before E3, the rumor mill was swirling with the possibility of Nintendo potentially announcing an upgraded Switch model. Bloomberg in particular has published a few reports regarding a 7-inch OLED device that is capable of a 4K docked resolution. The site has reason to believe that it will be out later this year.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser weighed in on the company’s approach to releasing new hardware. As part of that, he indicated that announcements will be made only when the time is right.

Bowser said:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons may not have been a part of E3 2021, but it remains an important title for Nintendo. New comments from the company indicate that we’ll be seeing more from the game in the future.

Speaking with The Verge, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said that the developers at Nintendo “absolutely have plans going forward” and asked fans to be on the lookout “for more to come.”

Bowser’s full words:

Nintendo can’t really seem to escape the problem that is Switch Joy-Con drift. Unfortunately, the controller issue has been present since the system’s early days. It’s led to lawsuits and an apology from president Shutaro Furukawa.

Switch Joy-Con drift was brought up as part of a new interview with Polygon. When asked about the situation, Bowser said:

If you’re interested in Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you only have a few months left to pick up the collection. After March 2021, it’ll no longer be sold in any form. Shipments to stores will cease and it’ll be removed from the Switch eShop. The same thing is actually happening with Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light.

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser was asked about this approach in an interview with Polygon. When asked about the logic in removing games, he explained:

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser touched on the Switch Online service during an interview with Polygon.

The site brought up how we’ve seen exclusive titles like Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35. Bowser responded with the following if this is an active strategy to get people to subscribe:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was by far Nintendo’s most successful title of the year. Aside from its massive sales success, it was more than just a game. It seemed to just pop up in many different places and many different ways, especially as a result of the pandemic this year.

Speaking with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser talked about about the game’s success, noting that it performed well beyond expectations. He stated:

Just about everyone was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another this year. Nintendo was not spared, as the company was affected in various ways and had plans impacted. We saw Switch shipments slow, its repair centers temporarily close, and more.

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser further discussed the situation in an interview with PolygonWhen asked how the coronavirus impacted Nintendo, Bowser said:

Based on information provided by Nintendo, Switch Lite appears to be doing well with the female demographic. According to Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser, more women are buying the handheld-only device over the original Switch.

Speaking with Fortune, Bowser said:

The Verge published a new interview today with Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. Among the topics discussed were 3DS support, Joy-Con drift, and the decision to focus on Switch Online over retro systems as we saw with the NES and SNES Classic Editions.

We’ve rounded up quotes from these topics below. For the full interview, head on over to The Verge here.

Fortune is one of a few outlets that was given an opportunity to speak with Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser at E3 2019. During the discussion, Bowser shared his thoughts on 5G technology, eSports, wanting to surprise fans, and leaks.

You can read up on Bowser’s comments regarding these subjects below. For the full interview, head on over to Fortune.