Nintendo confirms ‘Switch 2’

Nintendo confirms ‘Switch 2’Nintendo confirms ‘Switch 2’
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Ryan General
10 days ago
Nintendo has finally confirmed that the next iteration of its wildly popular Switch console is coming. 
Key points:
  • Rumors about the “Switch 2” have been swirling in recent months.
  • Nintendo broke its silence about its next console on X, promising more information on the Switch successor by March 2025.
  • The company remains tight-lipped on the specifics. 
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The details:
  • In a post via the company’s official X account on May 7, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa acknowledged the nine-year gap since the original Switch announcement. He assured fans details for its successor will arrive “within this fiscal year,” which ends on March 31, 2025.
  • He also confirmed a Nintendo Direct in June but emphasized it will only focus on upcoming Switch games for the latter half of 2024.
  • No details on the console itself were revealed, including name, specs or features.
  • The post comes following the company’s release of its financial results from the last fiscal year. While hardware sales dipped year-over-year, the Switch remains a strong seller with over 141 million units sold since its 2017 release.
  • Reports have emerged that Nintendo has been showing the Switch 2 to select third-party developers since mid-2023.
  • Leaks have hinted at features like magnetic Joy-Cons, larger controllers with more buttons and an 8-inch screen.
What’s next:
  • An official announcement about the Switch successor is expected sometime before or during March 2025.
  • Analysts expect the new console to maintain a design close to the original Switch to build on its success.
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