Multiple Sources Indicate Nintendo Switch 2 Announcement In Summer 2023
Multiple sources have indicated that the Nintendo Switch successor, dubbed Switch 2, is set for an official announcement in the Summer of 2023.
During the latest episode of Last of the Nintendogs, host Jeff Grubb, who is known for his connections in the video game industry, mentioned that he’s heard there will be some sort of announcement regarding the Nintendo Switch 2 in the second half of 2023, during the Summer period.
YouTuber Nate the Hate has also shared similar details regarding the announcement of the Nintendo Switch 2 in his latest podcast. According to him, the announcement timing for the next console will happen after Nintendo’s current Fiscal Year, which ends on March 31, 2024. This is in line with what Grubb has said regarding an announcement in the Summer period. The console maker likely has a Nintendo Direct lined up for the Switch successor reveal sometime between July and September.
Additionally, Nate has shared some details regarding the console’s launch and specs. As per what he’s heard, the Nintendo Switch 2 is set for launch in late 2024. He claims to have heard from multiple developers that they know about devkits. He also predicted that the console will launch alongside a brand new 3D Mario game. He also believes the Nintendo Switch 2 will launch with an 8-inch LCD screen and a fairly significant amount of internal flash memory, possibly 512 GB. According to what Nate has heard, the Nintendo Switch 2 will begin production in the First Quarter of 2024, which is sometime between April and June.
Previously, as part of the on-going case between the FTC and Microsoft over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard King, judge Corley’s written ruling mentioned that Call of Duty is scheduled for release on a unreleased Nintendo Switch model that is currently in development. This suggests that the next console from Nintendo may be an iterative version of the Switch rather than a full fledged successor.