Nintendo Switch (OLED Model)

Nintendo officially confirms a follow-up console to the Switch

A seemingly innocuous tweet posted to Nintendo’s Japanese corporate account has reignited global interest in gaming company’s next console.

First posted in Japanese and then in English, Shuntaro Furukawa, Representative Director and President, revealed that an announcement for a successor console to the Nintendo Switch is expected within their next fiscal year, which ends in March 2025. Furukawa also added that a Nintendo Direct video event is planned for June, but that it would only cover software releasing during the remainder of 2024.

No other information was provided.

Nintendo is relatively tight-lipped over its plans for the future aside from titles scheduled to release this year. The Switch just celebrated its seventh anniversary in March, and little to no information exists publicly about what comes next. Rumours and speculations over a “Switch 2” have come and gone without any concrete evidence to back them up.

Since its release in March of 2017, Nintendo has sold 141.32 million Switch consoles, with over 1,235 million units of software globally. Its top three best selling titles are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Various iterations of the Switch are available, including a smaller device with non-removable Joy Con controllers and a larger system with an OLED screen (pictured at top). Special themed versions were released in conjunction with major titles like Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing.

Sources: @NintendoCoLtd, Nintendo


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