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Nintendo: Nintendo Switch successor to be revealed this Fiscal Year, Nintendo Direct announced for June

It’s now been over 7 years since the Nintendo Switch, and there is still no sign of a successor. However, this is going to change within the next few months, as Shuntaro Furukawa (President of Nintendo) has just announced that an announcement about the long-awaited Nintendo Switch successor will be made within the Fiscal Year (so by March 31st, 2025 at the very latest).

But before that, Nintendo is not quite done with the Nintendo Switch. Shuntaro Furukawa has also announced that a Nintendo Direct focusing on Nintendo Switch games to be released during the second half of 2024 will take place sometime in June. Naturally, there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during this presentation, which will focus entirely on upcoming Nintendo Switch games.

Here’s the message from Shuntaro Furukawa:

This is Furukawa, President of Nintendo. We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year. It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of Nintendo Switch back in March 2015. We will be holding a Nintendo Direct this June regarding the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024, but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation.

Last March, the Nintendo Switch entered its 8th year on the market, and despite that, sales remain unusually strong. Nintendo has truly entered uncharted territory (no other console has ever sold that much so late in its lifecycle, except the GameBoy), and it may be one of the reasons we still haven’t seen hair or hide of a new console.

But whatever the reasons behind the lack of a successor, it looks like Nintendo is finally getting ready to move on to the next generation. The past year has been rife with rumours, speculations, and potential leaks, and at long last, we are getting something concrete in the near future. The wait isn’t quite over just yet, but at the very least, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)


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