Nintendo’s Next Console Will Reportedly Be Portable Like Switch, Targeting Second Half 2024 Release

Nintendo Reportedly Developing Portable Switch Successor for 2024 Launch

Nintendo is rumored to be working on a successor to the Switch, which will be portable like its predecessor. According to a report from VideoGamesChronicle (VGC), the new console is targeting a release in the second half of 2024. The information comes from “multiple people with knowledge of Nintendo’s next-gen console plans,” ensuring ample stock availability at launch to avoid the stock shortages experienced by PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S releases.

Continued Portable Gaming Experience

The sources cited by VGC indicate that the next-generation console will retain the console-handheld hybrid nature of the Switch, allowing players to enjoy gaming on the go. Furthermore, it is expected that the new console will continue using physical cartridges, although it is unclear whether it will offer backward compatibility with the existing Switch platform.

Cost-Effective Approach

VGC’s report suggests that the next Nintendo console will utilize LCD screens, similar to the original Switch models, instead of the OLED screens found in the recently released Switch OLED models. This decision is likely due to cost considerations, as the new console is expected to require significantly more storage, which would increase production costs.

Nintendo’s Strategy

Nintendo stated last year that the Switch was in the middle of its lifecycle, indicating that the company may continue to support the platform even after the launch of a new console. However, the details of how this support would be carried out alongside a more powerful next-gen console remain unclear. Nevertheless, Nintendo is likely aiming to leverage the large install base of the Switch to create a seamless transition to its upcoming product.

What features and improvements would you like to see in the next-gen Nintendo console? Share your thoughts in the comments below!