For many months there have been numerous rumors and speculations about the Nintendo Switch 2 – or whatever the next Japanese console will be called. Now there’s another hint that Nintendo is working feverishly behind the scenes on the next big hardware platform. Accordingly, their production seems to be in the starting blocks.
What’s happening at Nintendo right now?
The information comes from a recent report by the Japanese magazine Nikkei. As a result, Nintendo has reportedly recently started initial negotiations with possible suppliers to get the parts needed for the production of the new console. Unfortunately, no further details can be found in the report. It is not known which parts are involved, nor the names of the supplier companies. These would have made it possible to draw conclusions about the corresponding hardware components. Nevertheless, there are increasing indications that Nintendo is busy behind the scenes with plans for the next console.
When can we expect the Nintendo Switch 2?
It is still not known whether the new console will actually be called Nintendo Switch (buy now €333.00)2 or will be called something else entirely. But at least there is already some speculation about a possible launch date. Analyst Piers Harding-Rolls only spoke up at the beginning of the year with a forecast that the new Nintendo console would not be launched until 2024. Since he was already correct with a few other predictions regarding the Nintendo Switch, his words are by no means pure coffee grounds reading.
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In fact, it seems unlikely that Nintendo will launch a new console later this year. For 2023 there are many highlights for the Nintendo Switch on the program. These include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4. The announcement of a new platform would at least partially deprive such titles of the attention they deserve.