Now Will There Be A Switch 2 Or Not? The Nintendo President Has Spoken!

TECH NEWS – Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has responded to the latest rumours and speculation surrounding the company’s alleged future “Nintendo Switch 2” game console.

 

 

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa addresses the latest rumours surrounding Nintendo’s next console. At the time of writing, the Nintendo Switch has been a significant moneymaker for almost seven years. It became one of the best-selling video game consoles of all time. Thanks to its novel console/handheld hybrid nature and plenty of blockbuster first-party exclusives like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Of course, all good things come to an end, and they are already talking about Nintendo moving on to the seemingly inevitable “Switch 2” sooner rather than later.

The past few years have been full of rumours and speculation surrounding Nintendo’s next system, which will reportedly combine the Switch’s multi-screen functionality with updated graphics hardware on par with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Many industry insiders claim that this so-called “Switch 2” console could hit the market as early as 2024. Also, that selected triple-A developers are already working on games intended for this purpose. One massive rumour is that Nintendo demoed its new system behind the scenes at this year’s Gamescom 2023 event. He reportedly ran the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo for 2021’s Matrix Awakens.

However, this may not have been the case. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently addressed the Gamescom 2023 rumour during a financial meeting. This was written by the Japanese gaming site Mainichi and translated by Nintendo Everything. “Online rumours that appear to be public information are not accurate,” Furukawa stated, implying that the Switch 2 has not been unveiled in Germany after all.

Furukawa also touched on the dual-screen patent filed by Nintendo a few weeks ago, which mentioned a device that could be split in two to form two separate gaming handhelds.

Many suspected that this patent could be related to the successor of the Switch. Furukawa only said that while his company filed the patent with the knowledge that it could be leaked to the public, it doesn’t necessarily mean that future Nintendo products could have the technology listed in it.

Worth noting is Shuntaro Furukawa’s recent denial that Nintendo’s next system will be unveiled at Gamescom 2023. But he did not deny the other rumours surrounding the much-talked-about Switch 2 console. Likely, the next console is already in development. It may appear within about a year. And Furukawa is playing coy to keep it under wraps until his company is ready to introduce it properly. On the other hand, nothing official has been confirmed about the said console. (Including whether or not it actually exists.) So fans should keep their eyes and ears open for more information about Nintendo’s future gaming hardware.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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