Nintendo Switch Successor Release Reportedly Pushed Back 2025

Nintendo Switch Successor

Information has appeared online that correlates with an update for ongoing leaks and hints about the Nintendo Switch Successor mentioning that what was previously at the end of this year, the release for Nintendo’s next console is now looking to arrive in early 2025.

Nintendo Switch Successor New Release Date:

Many are talking via the name Switch 2 or Switch Successor online about the future of Nintendo and their shift to a new console that will take up the podium of Nintendo’s main console in the gaming industry, with the eyes of fans and many others keenly watching what becomes of the news and how the console will do on the market. The previous info, stating the reveal of the console coming later next month in March, gave the date for Late 2024 for the official release. Now via updates from VideoGameChronicle’s sources, the date has been pushed back and looks to have some big changes and viewpoints of people who are looking at this news.

The Nintendo Switch Successor Market:

Foremostly, many are thinking of how the release window changes a key aspect; Holiday 2024. This is considered an essential timeframe within the gaming industry as videogame hardware and software sales revolve highly around holiday times when the demand and the customer base for videogame consoles and games skyrocket, and hence has companies developing their marketing strategy appropriately to get the most out of it. With the new date changed to early 2025, this window would now be looking to close for the Nintendo Switch Successor. This could have a big impact on how the release window and early sales of the console go, which as of yet, doesn’t have any information about preorders. There is however plenty of time till the date arrives, but it is to note that Nintendo would and should be looking to take advantage of the holiday market to boost up their preorder sales.

Alongside holiday 2024, the shift to the new timeframe brings more aspects into play; 2025 currently looks to have some big titles coming within the gaming industry and with the timeframe still open for many to release other games and even potential consoles, the Nintendo Switch Successor console could see more competition in its earliest release time. Additionally, any upcoming release window software titles for the successor system could also get competition from the already announced Grand Theft Auto 6 or GTA6 title which is coming in 2025. Although it might be possible the release window would come after, if the title comes near the Nintendo Switch Successor release window, that might leave heavy market share competition that could negatively affect sales.

Nintendo Switch Successor

The 2024 release window was somewhat better suited to take into account news that foregoes the state of that time, so it could have been strategically better to release it this year. However, for whichever internal or external delays, Nintendo will have to play their cards right.

It may however be not that big of an issue if the successor system comes as a console that fits a separate audience of the customer base, something that is similar to Nintendo’s current customers who see the Nintendo Switch not as a competitive console that has direct competition from other videogame consoles like the PS5 or the Xbox Series, and hencewise they still prefer to buy it and its current software lineup of titles. This, however, depends highly on what and how the Nintendo Switch Successor will be, and what kind of release titles it will have to back up a good-looking release window.

Nintendo Switch’s Release Window:

Some are noticing the similarity of this new release time to the Nintendo Switch’s own release time, which came in March 2017, set up throughout the later half of the previous month as well as the months leading to the official release date. The console did however break records and went on to become Nintendo’s most successful console in history, even now gaining comparatively good sales numbers, although dwindling. It was a time that oversaw the shadow of the Wii U that wasn’t a successful release for Nintendo, which only added to the relief the Switch gave to the company. This was also a good lesson and experience for Nintendo on how to manage and strategise their console releases, so they might be fully aware and working in the best manner with the upcoming Nintendo Switch Successor.

Aside from the release, there’s already plenty of info for fans who are interested in all that we know about the console right now. Some believe in a few reputable sources that are saying that the next system will be a hybrid like the Nintendo Switch, will have backwards compatibility, come in a size just a little bigger than the Switch and a few other features that we’ve covered in our Switch 2 Leaks and Info article, so if you’d be interested to know more then check out the given link in this previous line.

Time and Official News Shall Tell:

The Nintendo Switch Successor Reveal also is seemingly getting pushed back because of internal delays. It’s being rumoured that the unveiling is coming next month in March, but some are saying that it will be unveiled in June. Instead of the unveiling, there will be other Nintendo events happening, however, it is still unconfirmed which is why this piece is still a rumour instead of an info leak.

It all in truth comes down to the simple thing that until official news comes from Nintendo, we will still have to only predict and go with sourced info available to us to see and learn what the Nintendo Switch Successor will be, when it will be unveiled and released, and how will it perform as another new console in the videogame industry.

For Nintendo fans there is however still plenty of stuff to look forward to ahead this month and the next as tomorrow February 21st is the date for a Nintendo Direct Partner showcase that will stream for around 25 minutes, going over the latest games coming in the first half of this year. So other than all the rumours and talks, there is official Nintendo news and streams coming our way. A Pokemon Presents has also been announced coming on Pokemon Day, so Pokemon fans can also get hyped.

We’ve also covered various other current topics in the videogame industry on our website like the latest Sony and Xbox news and more, so be sure to check us out.


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    An individual whose gaming and social preferences are fueled by nostalgia. Giving most of his time to Game Boy Advance titles where it all started for him, his proficiency lies in anything coming from innovation and departure from the norms that directly surmount to just plain old fun. Anything related to Nintendo or Pokémon is enough motivation for him to put his English graduate skills to good use.

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