Nintendo CEO Says Switch Successor Will Be Announced Within Next Year

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Nintendo CEO Says Switch Successor Will Be Announced Within Next Year

The gaming industry has been rumoring what will follow the Nintendo Switch for years now. As more time has passed, some have even gotten frustrated with the absence of any news regarding a new console, going on seven years since the Switch made its debut.

Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa has now taken to X with a long-awaited update on the Switch successor.

Furukawa wrote that Nintendo is planning to make an announcement about the successor console “within this fiscal year,” meaning by June 30, 2024. He also noted the lengthy timeline, saying that it’s been over nine years since Nintendo announced the Switch in March 2015.

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…

— 任天堂株式会社(企業広報・IR) (@NintendoCoLtd) May 7, 2024

The CEO also squashed any fans’ expectation that they’d hear more about Switch successor at the upcoming Nintendo Direct, writing that the event will focus strictly on its “software lineup” debuting during the second half of the year.

“Please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation,” Furukawa wrote.

Commenters pointed out that the post highly suggests a Nintendo Switch 2 is on the way, even if Furukawa didn’t say so outright.

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