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Nintendo Switch 2 Announcement Is Set To Happen Before March 2025

Nintendo has officially revealed that the announcement of the Switch successor, dubbed Switch 2, is scheduled to happen within the current fiscal year.

Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, took to Twitter/X to share that the Switch 2 announcement will happen before the end of the current fiscal year. The company’s fiscal year ends in March, 2025, so its next-gen console is expected to be revealed before then.

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Furukawa highlighted that it will have been over nine years since Nintendo announced the existence of the original Switch back in March, 2015. He mentioned that the company will also be holding a Nintendo Direct presentation this June, involving the Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024. Furthermore, he cautioned that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation. As such, fans ought to keep their expectations in check.

Previously, a report from Nikkei had stated that Nintendo will launch its new console as early as March, 2025, which is later than what was suggested by prior rumors. It further mentioned that the console maker has prioritized streamlining the initial sales of the Nintendo Switch 2, and giving more time to game developers to create popular first party launch titles.

The report also mentioned that Nintendo will attempt to expand sales of the Switch successor, by aligning marketing for its popular intellectual properties across mediums, including its games and movies. It was also said that the Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 with an insufficient initial shipment, resulting in shortage and widespread reselling. There was also a shortage of software for the new console, with only three Nintendo-developed titles. As per Nikkei, these are obstacles that the company is aiming to avoid with the Switch 2 launch. As a result, the launch of the Nintendo Switch successor may be further pushed beyond March, 2025, depending on the progress in establishing production capability and developing first party titles that impact launch sales.

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