The Nintendo Switch is a good six and a half years old, prompting many to understandably ask when the Switch 2, or whatever the successor will end up being, might be en route.
A very specific release date started circulating about the internet early on Friday as someone who appears to have insider information claims the new system will be dropping on September 24, 2024.
This comes from a Wccftech report as a Discord user named SoldierDelta (who accurately provided details and screen shots of Team NINJA’s next game, Rise of the Ronin, earlier this year) stated that Nintendo is aiming to release its next console on the aforementioned September 24, 2024 date.
SoldierDelta also shared that there will be two versions of said console, a standard as well as a digital-only model. According to the report, the standard model will run players a whopping $499 while the digital-only shaves off a hundred bucks at $400.
Nintendo has been tight-lipped on their next major endeavor, but the stars do seem to be aligning for a latter half of 2024 release.
Such was the messaging VGC received from inside sources, and Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has publicly stated that the company aims to continue to focus on the Switch until the end of the fiscal year (March 2024) implying that focus would shift as the Switch celebrates its seventh birthday.
We in the fighting game community have to wonder what potential this might mean for the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Though Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw its last update quite some time ago, fans are still holding out for a possible sequel or Deluxe version, for which there are indeed a handful of intriguing bits of evidence.
For now, we speculate on rumors and alleged leaks like the one from SoldierDelta, and perhaps discuss in the comments below how likely you feel like the next Nintendo console will pop up in late 2024.
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