President Of Nintendo Confirms Switch 2 Will Be Announced This Year

At last, Nintendo has officially announced that a successor to the Switch is in the works. This confirmation follows years of speculation regarding potential updates to the original Switch and the Switch OLED handheld systems, both of which were released years ago. The President of Nintendo has stated that the company will provide a formal announcement regarding the new system within this fiscal year, although no specific release date has been mentioned.

Additionally, Nintendo has announced that a Direct showcase is scheduled for June, but it will not include any hardware updates. According to rumors, the Switch 2 is anticipated to debut no earlier than March 2025. Speculations suggest that the device will feature a larger screen, higher resolution, and an upgraded processor.

Previous reports indicated that the release of the Nintendo Switch 2 has been delayed to the first quarter of 2025. Typically, such systems target holiday seasons, which means the Switch will miss out on a crucial sales period. Nevertheless, Nintendo is amassing a stockpile of the console for its launch and allowing first-party game developers ample time to prepare for the release.

The Switch 2 is rumored to be powered by NVIDIA Tegra T239 processor featuring six times more CUDA cores than the current NVIDIA X1 SoC. The current SoC is capable of running AAA titles like The Witcher 3, Doom, or No Man’s Sky. However, the new SoC would introduce DLSS support, enhancing performance beyond what the increase in cores alone can achieve.

Source: Nintendo