The release of the Switch 2 is delayed again

Multiple sources claim that the Switch 2 will not launch in 2024. Nintendo is aiming for 2025 instead.

Everything suggests that 2024 will not be the year of the Switch 2. Three different media from the English-speaking press — Bloomberg, VGCEurogamer — all claim that the successor to the first Switch of the name will not make its commercial debut before next year. Presumably, in the first or second quarter of 2025.


At the start of the year, rumors were potentially predicting an arrival in the third or fourth quarter of 2024 – an audio peripheral seller explicitly mentioned a release of the Switch 2 next September. However, this was a wet-fingered estimate from the company. Nothing has been announced or confirmed by Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch OLED // Source: Louise Audry for Numerama
The Nintendo Switch OLED is the most advanced version of the range… today. // Source: Louise Audry for Numerama

The commercial life of the Switch continues

Released on March 3, 2017, the very first Switch will celebrate its seventh anniversary in 2024 – and eight the following year. Notable longevity in the video game sector. Nintendo, however, has some very understandable reasons for dragging things out: after all, the Switch 1 is still selling despite its significant age.

In its communication, the Japanese manufacturer has already declared that its staff will “ continue to work to maximize game sales in an environment where many people continue to play Nintendo Switch “. In October 2023, the manufacturer promised that video games will still be released in 2025 on the Switch.

Silence therefore prevails at Nintendo, despite clues that tend to accumulate – indiscretions about its characteristics, prototype which would have been shown to developers, unexpected disappearance of a trailer for the Switch 1…


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Nintendo Switch OLED // Source: Louise Audry for NumeramaNintendo Switch OLED // Source: Louise Audry for Numerama