Nintendo Switch 2: a release date is confirmed for the “new Switch”

Seven years after the release of its famous Nintendo Switch, the Japanese firm has confirmed the presentation of a new console soon.

Nintendo Switch 2: a release date is confirmed for the “new Switch”

Seven years after the release of its famous Nintendo Switch, the Japanese firm has confirmed the presentation of a new console soon. With a name, Nintendo Switch 2, and a date...

This is news that has not failed to wake up fans of video games and the famous Japanese company. The president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, has just announced that the firm's next console will be presented at the end of this year 2024. But according to rumors, we should not expect a release before March 2025.

It is more precisely on his X account that the president spoke. Generally, his speeches are rare, but they are enough to set the tone. This Tuesday morning, a new console was announced and it should be presented during the fiscal year at the end of the year 2024. Be careful though, the presentation will not take place during the Nintendo Direct specifies Shuntaro Furukawa.

There have been rumors in recent years surrounding a new Nintendo console. They began to spread around a Nintendo Switch Pro which would later become the Nintendo Switch Oled. But in recent months, they have turned more towards a name "Nintendo Switch 2". The president silenced all the rumors this Tuesday morning: it will indeed be the Nintendo Switch 2. He also indicates that the announcement will take place during his end-of-year event which will present the fiscal results for the year 2023-2024.

This Tuesday Nintendo announced a record net profit of 490.6 billion yen for its financial year ended at the end of March, an increase of 13.4% in one year. Its annual operating profit increased by 4.9% to 528.9 billion yen and its sales by 4.4% to 1,671.9 billion yen. However, for the year 2024-2025, it expects a drop of almost 40% in its net profit, and a decline of 20% in its turnover.

While waiting for the official announcement of this new console, an event in June should attract the attention of the brand's consumers. The Nintendo Direct will only focus on announcements about video games that will be released on its current console.

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