Nintendo will reveal the Switch 2 prior to April of next year

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The Nintendo Switch 2 reveal is likely less than a year away. That’s according to Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, who recently referenced Nintendo’s next console in the company’s latest end-of-year financial results.

Furukawa doesn’t mention the Nintendo Switch 2 by an official name or give out any details on an exact release date. However, he does mention the console in a brief unnamed capacity with regard to a time window of the reveal. “We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year,” Furukawa said.

Nintendo’s current fiscal year will end on March 31, 2025. So there’s less than a year left for Nintendo to reveal the Switch 2, if it’s able to stick to the timetable it seems to be envisioning. For a more specific window, this also means that the Switch 2 should be shown off to the public for the first time officially before April of next year. Nintendo has already reportedly shown developers some aspects of the next console. More recently, Nintendo was rumored to have let accessories manufacturers feel the new console inside an enclosed box. This prevented them from seeing the console but allowed them to get a feel for designing upcoming accessories.

That same report also mentioned that the next Switch may end up coming with magnetic joy-con controllers.

The Nintendo Switch 2 reveal probably won’t be happening at the next Direct

Nintendo Direct happens at least a few times a year, and each time fans eagerly await any information about upcoming games, and more recently about Nintendo’s next console. Nintendo had at one point been rumored to drop the Nintendo Switch 2 sometime towards the end of 2024, around the holidays. That led some to hope for any information at all to show up at the next Nintendo Direct. After today’s end-of-year financial results though, it doesn’t look like Nintendo will have anything to share on that front. The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled for June. Which means it’s less than two months away.

That makes any chance of a reveal at the next Direct much less likely, especially after Furukawa’s statements. This shouldn’t be too surprising though. Nintendo was rumored to have delayed the next console until 2025. Then a week after that rumor it was reported that it might not arrive until next March. That time frame seems to be falling into place given today’s reference by Furukawa. In a roundabout way, this is good for Switch owners. Because they still have some more life left in their current consoles before given the opportunity to upgrade.

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