Nintendo to officially reveal the Switch successor

  • Nintendo has finally made an official remark about the upcoming Switch successor console.
  • Precious little was said, only that it will be revealed at some point between now and March 2025.
  • 2025 is shaping up to be a big year for consoles, with Xbox and PlayStation also eyeing the year for new machines.

The successor console to the Nintendo Switch will be revealed within the fiscal year, according to Japanese gaming giant Nintendo. The last we knew about the upcoming console was that its release date had been pushed back to at least March 2025.

This marks the first official mention of a Switch successor console from Nintendo. Previous reports assert only of internal movings and development. Now we have until today and March 2025 to expect something more solid of the device.

The first ever mention of the upcoming Switch was made by Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa on an X post.

“We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year. It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of the Switch back in March 2015,” he writes.

Furukawa adds that Nintendo is gearing up for a Direct presentation in June, likely during the not-E3 festivities, about videogames for the original Switch “for the latter half of 2024.” He makes sure to temper expectations by adding, “but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation.”

We at least know now that it is in fact a “Switch 2” that is coming from Nintendo. Previously, we only heard reports about an upcoming console, now it is clear that the company is turning the Switch into some sort of series.

And why wouldn’t they? Nintendo forecasted sales of about 15.5 million units of the device in 2023, which is monstrous given the now seven-year-old system. It has sold over 139.36 million units in its lifetime, making it the third best-selling gaming system ever thanks to its affordable price in comparison to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S and its casual-friendly nature.

Apart from the consoles themselves, the Switch has proved a remarkable mover of games themselves, with Nintendo expecting to sell 165 million software units in 2024, according to Reuters.

But unfortunately, Nintendo is being so tight-lipped about the Switch 2, that this recent announcement gives precious little to fans who have been waiting in anticipation. We know from a Bloomberg report that the Switch 2 will have an 8″ display. But the same source also believes the console will release this year, which it now likely won’t.

What we can say for sure is that 2025 is gearing up to be a banner year for consoles, with Sony’s super-powered PS5 Pro scheduled to be available that year, as well as a new upgraded Xbox system.

[Image – Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash]


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