Retailer Preemptively Lists Nintendo Switch 2 With A 2024 Release Window
An Japanese retailer has preemptively listed the unannounced Nintendo Switch 2 console with a 2024 release window.
The retailer in question is Meccha Japan, and it has posted a new listing for a console named Nintendo Switch 2 along with a release window of 2024. The mentioned release date is December 31, 2024, which is usually considered placeholder until the actual release date has been announced.
While the listed release date is undoubtedly placeholder, the release year of 2024 for Nintendo’s next console is likely to be accurate, as retailers are usually informed in advance in this regard by the manufacturer. There’s no way of knowing for sure, either way. However, prior statements from Nintendo as well as rumors have strongly suggested that a release window sometime within 2024 is likely to be accurate.
Speaking during a recent interview with Nikkei, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa had stated that the company’s focus for the current financial year ending in March, 2024, is the Switch, and that it will continue to support the console in the next financial year ending in March, 2025. Furukawa‘s statement implied that the Switch succesor will become the primary focus for Nintendo heading into the year 2024. The console is, therefore, expected to launch in the same year with a lineup of games that have yet to be revealed.
Additionally, YouTuber Nate The Hate had recently shared alleged details regarding the reveal schedule of the Nintendo Switch 2 hardware. He mentioned that the announcement timing for Nintendo’s next console will happen after the company’s current Fiscal Year, which ends on March 31, 2024.
According to Taiwain’s Economic Daily, as per market expectations, Nintendo is expected to launch the new Switch this year in 2024. However, due to constraints such as global inflation, the new product will retail for a $100 more than the Nintendo Switch, bringing its price to 400 US Dollars.
Meanwhile, a recent survey conducted by GDC indicated that game developers are already working on Nintendo Switch 2 titles.