handheld console nintendo switch it changed the gaming market (probably for the better) with its hybrid solution. It gave us the possibility to play at home, connected to the television, or anywhere as if it were a great GameBoy. The daring formula was indeed a winner. Now, we contemplate the arrival of the nintendo switch 2 in early 2024.
However, there would be several competitors to place equivalent solutions on the market with the same format. Take, for example, Valve’s Steam Deck, as well as ROG Ally, or even the portable PS5 which is also already making rounds in the world of rumors and leaks in the gaming world.
Nintendo Switch 2 should (even) be presented in early 2024
Given the success and market influence of the Switch, there is no shortage of alternatives to be prepared with the same format and design similar to a mobile gaming platform. However, the focus is now on the next generation of the Japanese console.
Apparently, Nintendo will already have the next generation ready for its official presentation, something that should take place during the first months of next year. Therefore, now it is a matter of time before Nintendo itself formalizes this announcement.
According to reports, the console should hit the market under the trade name Switch 2, continuing this successful formula, most likely in the first quarter of the year. However, we are now waiting for the official confirmation of the dates.
The release date is highlighted again, this time by a Nintendo supplier.
The new details reached the Internet from the Chinese manufacturer PixArt, one of Nintendo’s suppliers that has already collaborated with Nintendo in the production of Wii and Wii U. In fact, more recently, it also collaborated with the Japanese company in the production of dedicated drivers. , the Joy-Con.
The Chinese company will have a guaranteed supply of components for the next Nintendo Switch 2 console, already including them in its financial report.
Therefore, we really have no reason to doubt the release window, knowing the rumors and leaks to date.
It should also be noted that the tax report of the Chinese company in question emphasizes the 1st quarter of the coming year ending on March 31, 2024.
Therefore, we await the presentation of the new console for this date, although it is not possible for us to specify the exact time.
Will we have to wait any longer for the next Switch?
On the other hand, the truth is that we still do not have official confirmation of new hardware that will be released in 2024. In fact, the current CEO of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, stated that the Switch was reaching the middle of its life cycle. despite having been on the market for a few years.
Still, Furukawa himself said that there is no new hardware to be released by the Japanese company until the end of its fiscal year. Now, this coincides with the exact day of March 31, 2024, so a presentation of new consoles can be expected until the middle of next year.
The next Switch console could have as much power as a PlayStation 4
In view of the above, it is indeed likely that at least one successor is being studied and prepared internally. With Furukawa’s previous statements extending the life of the current console, we may have to wait a bit longer for the upcoming Switch 2 to arrive.
In short, it is quite possible that component providers will start producing this console before its official presentation. All so that, shortly after the announcement, they can reach the market in the desired quantities.
However, for now we cannot advance any certainty beyond the success of the current generation of this portable console. Finally, for the next generation, a new 2 GHz Cortex-A78AE processor or SoC is indicated, with 16 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA Ampere graphics GPU with 1,024 CUDA cores.
Now, it’s a matter of waiting for the official pronunciation of the Japanese giant.