Nintendo Targets 2024 For Switch Console Successor

Nintendo Switch 2 Reportedly Pushed Back To Early 2025

The wait for the Nintendo Switch 2 continues, as new reports have pointed to a delayed release of the highly-anticipated console. Previously expected to release later this year, it’s now targeting to launch in early 2025, with Bloomberg, VGC, and Eurogamer sharing corroborating accounts from various sources.

Reportedly, the timeline shift will allow more games to launch alongside the revamped console. Two of VGC’s sources have also confirmed that development on Switch 2 titles are currently underway, with many speculating that Metroid Prime 4, first announced in 2017, is one of them.

“Nintendo is likely looking at a pretty dry pipeline this year,” Tokyo-based analyst Serkan Toto told Bloomberg. “The company will still try to keep the blockbusters for the next console, so 2024 might see more remakes of old Nintendo hits. In any case, 2024 will be a lot tougher for Nintendo without a new device.”

As it stands, there are a couple of remastered first-party games dropping within the year. Princess Peach: Showtime! is an original, but the likes of Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will breathe new life into beloved classics.

The original Switch launched in March 2017, and has since sold a total of 139.36 million units and counting. While details remain scarce, its successor, which got a secret preview at Gamescom 2023, is expected to ship with a slightly bigger 8-inch display and of course, upgraded hardware. After all, the Nintendo Switch 2 has some big shoes to fill — not only did its predecessor become Nintendo’s best-selling console ever, it also outsold both of its Sony and Microsoft counterparts.