Nintendo Switch 2 Early 2024 Release Hinted By Chinese SoC Manufacturer!

Although the official announcement of the Nintendo Switch 2 is still pending, recent findings suggest a probable release in the early months of 2024.

Notebook Check and MoneyDJ reported that PixArt, the Chinese manufacturer responsible for supplying the SoC for JoyCon sensors and other components used in past Nintendo home consoles like the Wii and Wii U, disclosed in its latest financial report that a Japanese company, which they are providing parts for, is planning to release a new console in early 2024.

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Although the PixArt report doesn’t explicitly state the new Nintendo Switch, it strongly suggests that the Chinese manufacturer is referring to the yet-to-be-revealed console. This conclusion is highly probable because Nintendo is the only Japanese company that hasn’t launched a new system in years, making Sony an unlikely candidate.

Previous to this, another Chinese company, Hongzhun, a metal cases manufacturer, also hinted at an early 2024 release date for the upcoming Nintendo Switch. In their statement earlier this month, they anticipated a surge in sales during the second half of the year, attributing it to Nintendo’s plans of launching a new console in the first quarter of 2024.

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As previously noted, Nintendo has been quite reserved about the details regarding the Nintendo Switch successor. In May, President Shuntaro Furukawa stated that no new hardware would be launched before the end of the current fiscal year, which concludes on March 31st, 2024. Nevertheless, it seems that devkits are already in the hands of certain developers, suggesting that more information about the console should be forthcoming in the near future.