Nintendo is transitioning: The Switch era is coming to a close

The Switch has been a massive success for Nintendo for seven years. The hybrid console exceeded all expectations and brought a lot of money into the hardware manufacturer's coffers. Now the gaming giant announces that the end of this era is approaching.

When is the Switch 2 coming? Nintendo President breaks the silence

Nintendo is making fans fidget a lot. Gamers have been waiting for some time for official news about the new console, which is expected to be a fairly direct successor to the Switch. Now one follows Announcement out of nowhere – from Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa himself.


In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Nintendo boss reveals when fans will get one Announcement of the next console can count (and when not). The days of the original Switch are finally numbered:

I'm Furukawa, President of Nintendo. We will make an announcement about the successor to the Nintendo Switch later this fiscal year. It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of the Nintendo Switch in March 2015. In June we will be holding a Nintendo Direct presentation about the software offering for the Nintendo Switch in the second half of 2024, but please note that the Nintendo Switch successor will not be mentioned at this presentation.

Rumors about the next Nintendo console are everywhere

Admittedly, the Nintendo president's sober announcement doesn't exactly inspire much enthusiasm. However, it is one concrete reference to the existence of the new console and they are rare. Nintendo's fiscal year ends on March 31, 2025. By then fans will have certainty.

There are already many leaks about the Switch 2, but they have never been officially confirmed by Nintendo. Even the name is anything but certain. Out of current rumors It appears that the console's performance has been increased in docked mode. The handheld mode, on the other hand, could be weak. Luckily, your old Switch games won't become completely worthless. Cartridges, Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers should continue to be compatible with the new console. But be careful: it is not clear whether these rumors are correct. In a few months, fans will have certainty.


Our wishes for the Nintendo Switch 2: