For those of you waiting to hear some release date news about Pokémon on the Nintendo Switch, we did actually get a little bit of information out of Nintendo's financial earnings report this morning. The information probably isn't what you're wanting to hear, but it's what we all expected anyway. You can find Nintendo's full report right here, and you can flip to page 4 to find the information in question. If you don't feel like looking it up yourself, here's the gist:
After all of the sales numbers (which are looking amazing, by the way), Nintendo lists all of the currently confirmed games on the way for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. Some of these are out already but launched after the conclusion of the financial quarter ending on June 30, while most of them are still yet to be released. In the box you'll see "Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch" listed with a launch date of "2018 or later."
Well, we already knew that it would be at least 2018 before the game launched, or before we even saw some footage, but this report indicates that Nintendo thought that it was at least necessary to warn investors that we may not see a mainline Pokémon make its console debut until 2019. Waiting potential years to get our hands on Pokémon Switch sounds dreadful, but at least we know this for sure: Nintendo and The Pokémon company aren't rushing this thing.
That was the biggest release date scoop to come out of the report by far. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is still slated for a holiday 2017 release, despite everyone in the world insisting that it will be delayed, while the new Yoshi and Kirby games are still slated simply for 2018.