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Nintendo finally admits it’s making the Switch 2

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa formally acknowledged Nintendo is making a Switch successor — referred to as Switch 2 by many, albeit not by Nintendo — (*2*). Sure, all of us knew the Nintendo Switch successor was coming, however Nintendo had mentioned nothing about the console forward of Furukawa’s message.

“This is Furukawa, President of Nintendo,” Furukawa mentioned in the message posted to X. “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 Nintendo Switch back in March 2015. We will be holding a Nintendo Direct this June regarding the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024, but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation.”

Nintendo’s fiscal yr led to late March, so the timeline for a Switch 2 announcement could be inside a yr from that point — earlier than March 31, 2025. Nintendo confirmed through Furukawa’s announcement {that a} Nintendo Direct is scheduled for June, however that the firm gained’t speak about the new console there; that occasion will probably be squarely centered on Nintendo Switch video games anticipated out in the second half of 2024.

Although Nintendo’s mentioned little or no about the console, information has been steadily leaking about it for the previous few months. The newest information is that the Switch’s Pleasure-Con controllers will connect with magnets as a substitute of the authentic console’s sliding rails. In accordance to a couple experiences, the Pleasure-Cons will probably be bigger and have extra buttons, whereas the Switch 2 can have an 8-inch display. The console is anticipated to be backward suitable with Nintendo Switch video games and peripherals.

Should you’re on the lookout for extra, right here’s the place you will discover every little thing we learn about Nintendo’s next-generation console.

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