Nintendo Switch 2 Tipped For March Reveal
Nintendo is on the move when it comes to its next-gen console, the Switch 2, preparing to reveal more in only a month from now.
There are rumours the Nintendo Switch 2 could be unveiled in March, then shown to developers during Game Developers Conference (CDG).
These rumours appear to be backed by the Universo Nintendo website, which has claimed it heard from publishing partners, the Switch 2 related projects will also be revealed in March.
March 2024 has been heard more than once when it comes to the Switch 2. However, it remains unclear when the device will make its way to gamers.
A leak last month suggested it could arrive as soon as mid-this year.
A press release from Altec Lansing about AI gaming software explains the new technology is aimed at coinciding with Nintendo’s next release, which they believe will happen in September this year.
Other leaks are suggesting it won’t arrive until early 2025.
Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa said, “The generational transition of platforms in the dedicated gaming console business is never easy. We have experienced significant challenges following successful platforms multiple times, so we never consider our current situation to be totally secure.”
“Furthermore … our business is always exposed to great competition. From a broader entertainment perspective, not only video games but also various forms of leisure are competitors in this industry. In this environment, there’s an increasing need, more than ever before, to continue offering unique propositions to become a brand that customers choose.”
Additionally, key information about the next-gen console has been leaked, including reports the company are aiming to hit 10 million units this year.
A new report suggests the Switch 2 will feature backwards compatibility, meaning the console will have the ability to play older games made for the previous version.
Developers are tipped to be able to study improvements for current titles in the library, thanks to the device. This means games on the original Switch could see enhancements and run on the upcoming console.
It’s still unclear to what extent these games would be enhanced though.
The Nintendo Switch 2 will also reportedly be compatible with the current-generation Switch cartridges, along with the digital library.
It’s tipped to feature an 8-inch LCD screen, and come with a Nvidia Tegra 239 chipset and support for 1080p gameplay and Ray Tracing.