More reports for Nintendo’s next console has been released and it’s reportedly releasing during the second half of 2024. According to sources close to VGC. Nintendo has already sent out development kits for the “Nintendo Switch 2” to their key partner studios with plans to release next year.
The next Nintendo console would be able to be used in portable mode just like the Nintendo Switch as we know it. VGC also reports that the console could launch with an LCD screen instead of the OLED in order to bring down costs. They’ve also confirmed the new Nintendo console will accept physical games and it’ll have the cartridges once again.
Will the Nintendo Switch 2 have backwards compatibility? The answer for that remains unknown. We previously knew that Nintendo’s next hardware would be releasing in 2024, but now we have a specific time frame. Originally, the Nintendo Switch released March 3, 2017 which was far off the Holiday, but it seems that the “next Switch” could be a Holiday release.
Previously the company revealed they plan to support the same account for the new console. Whatever the new console is from Nintendo, it’ll have to feature Call of Duty after they signed an agreement with Microsoft to bring the FPS to their platform for 10 years. Of course, the Activision acquisition would have to close in order for that to happen.