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Switch 2 Will Be Officially Announced Before Next April, Nintendo Says

Switch 2 Will Be Officially Announced Before Next April, Nintendo Says

After much speculation about Switch 2, Nintendo has given its clearest signal yet that another console is coming. The company promised to announce its follow-up to the 7-year-old Nintendo Switch sometime next year.

The news comes after Nintendo released financial results for its last fiscal year, which ended on March 31. A post At the X, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed that the company will introduce the Switch's successor within the next fiscal year — in other words, between now and the end of March 2025.

Nintendo hasn't released any additional details about the console, or even whether it will retain the Switch's branding. The only hint of a timeline was in the rest of Furukawa's post, which stated that March 2015 had been nine years since the initial reveal of the original Switch, which was released two years later.

Furukawa also noted that more details won't come at the next Nintendo Direct product showcase, which is scheduled for June and will cover some of the games coming to the Switch in the second half of 2024.

See it: Nintendo says the Switch 2 will be officially announced within the fiscal year.

Nor were any details about the new console hidden in the financial earnings report, which nevertheless painted a picture of the Switch in its sunset days. Although hardware sales were down 12.6 percent from last year, they still resulted in 15.7 million units sold, and “sales for the platform are stable for the eighth consecutive year,” the report said. .

Also interesting was that Nintendo's intellectual property business saw a skyrocketing growth of 81.6%, mainly thanks to the success of the Super Mario Bros Movie. Taking this Nintendo confirmed back in November. That a live-action Legend of Zelda movie is in the works seems to be a growth area for the company.

Read more: Super Mario creators reveal what they really think about the movie.

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