Video Games Chronicle has claimed that the Nintendo Switch 2 is in active development and is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2024.
According to the report, the Nintendo Switch 2 is currently in the hands of developers and Nintendo is targeting to launch the console in the second half of 2024 to ensure an adequate amount of console units are ready to ship.
Despite the report being somewhat positive for Nintendo players, several caveats have already caused some concern online. The report outlines that the console could launch with an LCD screen, instead of an OLED, in order to bring down costs. In addition, the report mentions that the console might release without backwards compatibility on the regular Nintendo Switch as the console giant “wants to convert as many of Switch’s 100m+ userbase as possible to its next system”.
Thankfully though, the report outlines that like its predecessor, the new Nintendo console will also accept physical games via a cartridge slot.
It seems somewhat obvious that a Nintendo Switch predecessor will launch in 2024, after all, it’s been widely rumoured for the past couple of years that a console is in development. Logically, it also makes sense with the Nintendo Switch starting to show its age.
Whether or not Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch 2 soon remains to be seen, but with the the report suggesting the console will release in the second half of 2024, we don’t expect to hear about it anytime soon.
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