The release date of the Nintendo Switch 2 is eagerly awaited by fans. Now Nintendo is reporting with an official message about the console,
Hamburg – Nintendo is screwing, Nintendo is working, but Nintendo is not yet showing anything. Gamers have been eagerly awaiting news about the release of the Switch 2 for months and the rumor mill for the new console seems to be more active than ever. Nevertheless, it is still necessary to persevere, because as the Japanese have now announced, they will not release any new hardware, including Nintendo Switch 2023, in the fiscal year 2. Meanwhile, they are still struggling to meet their own expectations of the current console.
|Video game console:||Nintendo Switch|
|Year of publication:||March 2017|
|Variants of the hybrid Nintendo console:||Switch (2019 revision), OLED model (2021), Switch Lite (2019)|
|Copies sold:||approx. 110 million units|
Switch 2: Release of the new Nintendo console not before March 2024
When is the release of the Switch 2? As Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa has now confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg, the company will not release a new console in fiscal year 2023. The fiscal year ends in March 2024, so the Nintendo Switch 2 is not expected to be released before then.
Nintendo Switch 2: Release of the new console no longer this year © Nintendo Switch Up Concept by Olivier Raymond
In the past, rumors circulated about a presentation of the Nintendo Switch 2 in the summer. It is currently not clear whether these plans still exist at Nintendo. However, as Nikkei reports, the Nintendo Switch 2 is currently in full swing. Nintendo's work on the console is reportedly going well, but the release of the Nintendo Switch 2 is also dated to spring 2024 at the earliest.
Switch 2: Sales figures of the predecessor console stagnate
What is the current state of affairs with the Nintendo Switch? While the rumor mill for the Nintendo Switch 2 is steaming and hissing, the Switch, which is now over six years old, is currently complaining about declining sales figures. ShuntaroFurukawa clarifies in the interview that it will probably be difficult to sell the original target of 15 million units of the console in this fiscal year.
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Possibly another sign that players could soon expect new ones from the Switch 2. However, not much is known about the new console yet. A job posting currently suggests that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be backwards compatible.