Nintendo Switch 2

Gamestop is Rumored to be Preparing Nintendo Switch 2 Pre-orders

In a recent video YouTuber Nintendo Prime stated that he was messaged by a reputable GameStop “Insider”  who claims that the corporation is currently informing stores to prepare for upcoming pre-orders of Nintendo’s next console. The insider also claims that he expects the console to be revealed no later than March. It’s worth noting that these claims have yet to be confirmed by any official or reputable source.

According to several anonymous sources from VGC and Eurogamer, who have “knowledge of Nintendo’s next-gen console”, the next console will launch in the second half of 2024, and the console’s development kits have already been handed out to several partner studios. Additionally, some sources claimed that like the Nintendo Switch, the console will have a portable mode, and it will launch with an LCD screen as opposed to an OLED screen, to reduce costs and required storage for games. The console will also run physical games via a cartridge slot similar to the Nintendo Switch. Details about the console’s backwards compatibility have yet to be revealed. None of these claims have officially been confirmed by Nintendo.

According to Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, the publisher will keep releasing new titles and content for Nintendo Switch “without being bound by the traditional concept of the platform lifecycle,” and states that the company “would like to continue to see many consumers play Nintendo Switch, and to maintain our business momentum.” This statement was made during the company’s second quarter financial results presentation as spotted by Gematsu. It likely means that the Switch will continue to receive support even after a new console is eventually released.  Additionally, Furukawa also stated that the paid Nintendo Switch Online service has surpassed a total of 38 million registered users as of September 30, 2023, and that the company also plans on “expanding the content available through Nintendo Switch Online.”

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