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Nintendo Switch 2: the rumor that (very) hurts Nintendo

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There are countless rumors regarding the Nintendo Switch. Its screen would be larger, the console would be powerful enough to compete with the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S, some are talking about an LCD panel… But the mystery remains. Nonetheless, everyone seemed to agree on a release window. Indeed, everything pointed to the fact that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be released (finally) before the end of 2024. But as you can see, we used the imperfect tense…

If the latest rumors are to be believed, fans will have to be patient. At the moment, nothing is official. Like everything related to the games console, really. It is therefore essential to take this information with a grain of salt. But several specialized media are relaying the information of a postponement for the Nintendo Switch 2. According to the sources of Bloomberg, Eurogamer< /em> and VGC, the Nintendo Switch would not be released until the first quarter of 2025.

No Nintendo Switch 2 in 2024…

Releasing the Nintendo Switch 2 in the first quarter of 2025 (at least) means giving up on the holiday season 'year. We know how pivotal this period is for any company, especially console and video game companies.

But according to Eurogamer, this delay is justified. Indeed, postponing the release of the Nintendo Switch 2 would ensure the availability of as many video games as possible at the time of launch. This decision would therefore be understandable. Various sources claim that Nintendo has informed its game publishers of a release at the beginning of 2025. At best.

If nothing is official, the rumor has already harmed the Japanese company. A few days after the first articles relaying the information, shareholders expressed their dissatisfaction. While sales of the first Nintendo Switch of the name collapsed in 2023, this rumor is the straw that broke the camel's back. Thus, Nintendo shares fell sharply: the title lost up to 8.8% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The absence of Nintendo Switch 2 could be a real problem at Nintendo. Indeed, as Serkan Toto, director of the analysis firm Kantan Games, points out, the Japanese giant reserves its next blockbusters for its new games console. So, with no release in 2024, this year should be frugal. Nintendo could save the furniture by releasing small games or reissuing older titles, but not enough to break records. Fans will be careful not to offer a “classic” Nintendo Switch during the end-of-year holidays, knowing that the brand new console will be released in the coming months following Christmas 2024. Knowing that Nintendo generally generates almost half of its sales annual sales as the end-of-year holidays approach, 2024 could well be a complicated year for the company.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116