Nintendo Switch 2 - specifications, release date, price and more

New details on Nintendo Switch 2 specifications, release date, and price are being shared constantly on the internet, be it a speculation or a prediction, and here we cover all for you.

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New details on Nintendo Switch 2 specs, release date, and price are constantly being shared.

In 2017, the gaming world witnessed the birth of the Nintendo Switch, a console that not only saved Nintendo from the Wii U's misfortunes but also became a global sensation with over 130 million units sold worldwide. Now, rumors are on about the arrival of its successor on the scene, Nintendo Switch 2.

The original Nintendo Switch was a game-changer, with the perfect combination of home console gaming and on-the-go flexibility. Its success in the gaming market owes much to blockbuster titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. With such high expectations set by Nintendo, fans cannot hope but anticipate something exciting for Switch 2. Let's dive into the rumors and speculations that have ignited the gaming community's curiosity.


UPDATE: 07/05/24

Today the President of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa emphasized in a brief tweet update that the maker will be showcasing the Nintendo Switch 2 this fiscal year. It was mentioned that the reveal will happen almost 9 years after the Nintendo Switch was announced in 2015. Furukawa posted the following on Twitter regarding the upcoming announcement:

"This is Furukawa, the president of Nintendo. We will be announcing the successor to the Switch during this fiscal year for the first time in nine years since we announced the existence of the Nintendo Switch in March 2015. We will also be holding a Nintendo Direct in June to announce the Switch software lineup for the second half of 2024, but this will not include the successor model. Please do not misunderstand."

This implies that the Nintendo Switch 2 may not be shown until March 2025, however, we don't think it will take that long. 


Nintendo Switch 2 Specifications

While Nintendo has yet to make official announcements, insiders hint at the Switch 2 being an "iteration rather than a revolution." According to's Dr. Serkan Toto, an updated Nvidia system-on-chip (SoC) is in the cards that will bring enhanced performance. The potential use of Nvidia's DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology could propel the Switch 2 into an unexplored and first-of-the-kind gaming territory, possibly even 4K gaming.

Expect a boost in performance with DDR5 RAM onboard, though the exact capacity remains shrouded in mystery. Storage might feature an NVMe or eMMC drive, echoing trends seen in devices like the Steam Deck.

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Backward Compatibility

Nintendo has a history of supporting older libraries, and the Switch 2 might follow suit. Digital copies of games are likely to carry over. This would allow to maintain continuity in the gaming experience. However, whether Nintendo continues with physical cartridges or not remains uncertain. One thing is certain, though, upgrades to the current technology will be needed to accommodate larger games.

Nintendo Switch 2 Display

On the display front, an 8-inch LCD screen is anticipated, which is a departure from the OLED display in the recent Switch model. This move might be a strategic cost-cutting measure, aligning with Nintendo's tradition of balancing innovation and affordability.

Bloomberg's recent report, fueled by insights from Omdia analyst Hiroshi Hayase, puts information together regarding the potential launch of the Nintendo Switch 2 later this year. The spotlight is on an 8-inch LCD screen, a USP of this console that could elevate the gaming experience to new heights.

Nintendo Switch 2 Chip and Performance

Conflicting reports on the specifications of Nintendo Switch 2 have added to the confusion surrounding this area. Rumors about the chipset using either a 5nm or Samsung 8nm process node have circulated. The anticipated NVIDIA Tegra 239, a custom version of the T234, is expected to bring support for DLSS Super Resolution and Ray Reconstruction, pushing the console's ray tracing capabilities to the cutting edge.

Preliminary analyses say that the Nintendo Switch 2 should comfortably handle 1080p gaming with ray tracing, placing its performance in proximity to the Xbox Series S. Rumors also talk about probable High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, though it might be confined to docked mode.

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Nintendo Switch 2 Release Date

Reports from China point towards a potential release this year, with a key partner expecting a significant year. Leaks from Nash Weedle suggest that a development kit is already in the hands of a Spanish studio, possibly MercurySteam. Although Nintendo remains tight-lipped, signs point to the Switch 2 nearing completion.

Speculations align with a release period after April 2024, as Nintendo's CEO, Shuntaro Furukawa, had announced that there would be no hardware announcements until after that date. A strategic move to include hardware sales in the next quarter could be the reason for such a decision, because this same pattern was seen with the original Switch's announcement in October 2016 and subsequent release in March 2017.

Nintendo Switch 2 Price Speculations

Nintendo has never been a business to compete with others over prices. But if we had to, we'd put Value's Steam Deck as a competitor for Switch 2. Now, when it comes to price, with significant hardware upgrades on the horizon, pricing becomes a puzzle for Nintendo. While Nintendo tends to sell consoles at a loss initially, industry insiders predict a launch price of around $400. The introduction of DLSS technology and potential OLED panel inclusion could influence the final pricing strategy.

Nintendo Switch 2 Productions

Good news awaits avid gamers – finding the Nintendo Switch 2 in stores should be a breeze compared to recent console launches. Based on display shipment data, Bloomberg's Takashi Mochizuki reveals that Nintendo aims to produce over 10 million units during the first fiscal year of availability. This, coupled with a fortunate abundance of chips, as opposed to what happened at the release of PS5 and Xbos Series X|S, paints a promising picture for prospective buyers.

While an OLED version of the console might not be available at launch, whispers have it that it could make an appearance later. Nintendo's strategy of gradual enhancements aligns with this speculation of the introduction of an OLED variant down the road.

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Moreover, it was rumored that Nintendo gave trials of the Switch 2 to publishers and developers at Gamescom 2023, running demos of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, along with Epic's Unreal Engine 5 - The Matrix Awakens. Hence, even without official confirmation from Nintendo, industry insiders are buzzing with excitement. Japanese game developers from CAPCOM, Koei Tecmo, and Spike Chunsoft have expressed enthusiasm about an upcoming console.

That was all the information the internet provides currently on the Nintendo Switch 2. Previous performance on the part of Nintendo has set the expectations high. Arguably the most anticipated handheld console at the moment, the Switch 2 is sure to make waves when it launches.

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