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An announcement of an announcement that could happen sometime between now and March is one hell of a window.http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67110/nintendo-to-announce-switch-successor-in-current-fiscal-year-direct-next-monthWe don't know what the replacement for the venerable Nintendo Switch is, but we do know when we'll find out.In a statement posted to Nintendo's various social media accounts around the posting of Nintendo's financial results, president Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed that the successor platform for the Switch will be announced sometime in the current fiscal year - by March 31, 2025. If announced late enough, it could be up to a decade since the Switch was first announced under the NX codename on March 17, 2015.Furukawa confirmed in the posting that a Nintendo Direct will be held in June, but this would not contain any news on the successor and would focus on Switch software.

All aboard the hype train

There goes my prediction  :(

Luigi Dude:
It'll probably depend on Switch hardware sales.  If hardware sales are keep at expectation or surpass them, then they'll probably hold off until early 2025, so they can get on last big holiday season out of the Switch without the general public knowing anything about a successor.

If Switch hardware sales start to sell below exceptions, then I could see them announcing the new system later this year to please shareholders that even though the Switch is selling worse then expected, here's the new system that will turn all that around.

Ian Sane:
Interesting that they would just casually mention this in a shareholder's meeting.  This pretty much means a 2025 Switch 2.  I'm both excited and nervous.  With the Switch Nintendo finally had good third party support again for the first time in 20 years.  But do they know why?  Is the Switch a happy accident or perfect execution of a good plan?  With Nintendo you never know.  Most of us are hoping for a Switch 2 but Nintendo might double down on Labo instead or something like that.  They're very unpredictable.

Though you would think that this announcement of an announcement could hurt Switch system sales.  Obviously you have to announce these things with some time before the launch but you don't want to do it too early.  And this isn't the old days where an announcement like this is largely unknown to the general public beyond hardcore enthusiasts.  This is on social media.  You can assume that the average consumer will be aware of this when they're Christmas shopping this year.


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