Nintendo fans think they’ve figured out when the Switch 2 will be released
A new report has revealed when gamers think Nintendo’s new console will be coming out.
The new gaming console has been dubbed the Switch 2 by fans who have eagerly awaited a new console from Nintendo for years.
The original Switch came out in 2017 with the Lite model releasing a couple of years later and the OLED in 2021.
And after much anticipation, rumors have surfaced that Switch 2 is coming soon.
A new report has revealed when people think Nintendo’s new console is coming out, fans have been eagerly waiting for a new model for years.
According to a new report from CVGthe company is likely to release new hardware during the second half of 2024 to ensure ample stock and avoid shortages similar to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series XS.
While the report laments that multiple people with knowledge of the next-gen console have estimated the date, details on the Switch remain close.
The VGCs who spoke hinted that the console would have a similar design to the Nintendo Switch, saying that it would be portable.
Two sources suggested that the console could launch with an LCD screen, rather than the premium OLED in a bid to cut costs.
And just like the original, Nintendo’s new console will accept physical games via a cartridge slot, according to sources.
It will supposedly have all the usual upgrades like increased storage and better performance.
Rumors have surfaced that it will be released around Christmas to boost sales.
According to the report, the company may release new hardware during the second half of 2024 to ensure ample stock and avoid shortages.
So far, there’s no word on how much the Nintendo Switch 2 will cost, but Nintendo products are often competitively priced, coming in at just £279.99 when it launched in 2017.
And, more than six years after the console’s debut, the Nintendo Switch seems to be having no problem selling. According to Nikkei, Nintendo sold more units in June 2023 than in any previous June.
Nikkei (via stealth40k on Twitter) reported that the system sold 380,000 units in June, up 68% from June 2022 in Japan.
The Switch 2 is just as fans expected, but according to ReedPop’s head of B2B gaming, the biggest competitor Nintendo faces is itself.
He explained, “Although their core fans are itching for more hardware, the more family-oriented ‘casual’ fans will need more convincing.” What will the next Mario Kart offer that you currently don’t get from the current one, for example?
“Nintendo has had trouble updating players in previous generations, so how it approaches things like digital libraries, the Nintendo Account, and even backwards compatibility may prove crucial to getting the next system off to a solid start. ”.