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Nintendo Switch 2 Announcement Confirmed for Before April 2025

Key Points:

  • Nintendo has confirmed that the successor to the Nintendo Switch will be announced before April 2025.
  • Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said the Switch 2 console will be unveiled “within this fiscal year.”
  • Switch hardware sales are expected to decline, but the number of active players on the platform is increasing.
  • Nintendo aims to have “several” Switch consoles in every home, indicating ongoing support for the current generation.

Nintendo has finally provided a concrete timeline for the highly anticipated announcement of its next-generation console, the successor to the wildly popular Nintendo Switch. In a surprising move, the gaming giant has confirmed that the Switch 2 will be unveiled before April 2025, giving fans and industry analysts a definitive window to look forward to.

Nintendo President Confirms Switch 2 Announcement Timeline

Nintendo Switch - OLED Model - via Nintendo of America
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model – via Nintendo of America

During the company’s financial results announcement, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the elephant in the room, stating, “We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year.” As per the statement, Nintendo has until March 31st, 2025, to unveil the Switch 2, aligning with rumors of a Q1 2025 launch.

Furukawa clarified that a Nintendo Direct scheduled for June 2024 will focus solely on the Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024, with no mention of the successor console.

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Switch Hardware Sales Decline, but Player Base Grows

The Legend of Zelda_ Breath of the Wild via Nintendo of America
The Legend of Zelda_ Breath of the Wild via Nintendo of America

According to TheVerge, Although Nintendo’s projections indicate a deceleration in Switch hardware sales, forecasting 13.5 million units for the current fiscal year as opposed to 15.7 million the prior year, the number of active users engaging with the platform demonstrates a consistent upward trajectory.

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While the platform continues to maintain a robust user base, Nintendo reported that the 123 million annual players recorded during the period from April 2023 to March 2024 represented the highest figure since the Nintendo Switch’s initial launch, underscoring the console’s enduring popularity.

Additional Details: Nintendo aims to have “several” Switch consoles in every home, indicating ongoing support for the current generation alongside preparations for the Switch 2.

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