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Nintendo Aiming For March 2025 For Switch 2 Release

The Nintendo Switch 2 had its release window honed in for Q1 2025, with March 2025 as a possible release month, according to a Nikkei report.
Nintendo Aiming For March 2025 For Switch 2 Release
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A report from Japanese news outlet Nikkei claims that Nintendo internally delayed the release of the Nintendo Switch 2 sometime this month. According to the report from the news outlet, the decision was to postpone the Switch 2 so Nintendo could avoid hardware supply shortages at and after launch. 

Nikkei further reported that Nintendo had initially planned the Switch 2's release to happen later this year; however, that idea was thwarted. Instead, it's estimated that the Japanese publisher is projected to launch the Switch successor globally around March 2025.

Another reason reported by Nikkei that also contributed to Nintendo pushing back the Switch 2's release was to guarantee the console's "initial inventory" along with "a lineup of software titles" at launch. Additionally, it's expected that the Switch 2 will be a hybrid console, much like its predecessor, as it will boast a much larger screen than the Switch's 6.2-inch LCD screen.

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A new report from the Japanese news outlet Nikkei confirms multiple published reports of the Nintendo Switch 2 aiming for a March/Q1 2025 release. (Picture: Nintendo)

Although it's unclear if the screen will be bigger than the Switch OLED model, it's reported that the Switch 2 will run games that support "higher-definition image quality." Nevertheless, Nintendo is moving forward with the Switch 2, aiming for a March 2025 launch; however, it could push beyond this period to another date within Q1 2025, depending on whether the console's hardware supplies are sufficient and whether its software is ready to be shipped.

Several reports over the last few weeks showed that Nintendo had internally consulted with their third-party studios and publishers on the internal postponement of the Nintendo Switch 2. While these reports couldn't be corroborated at first, followed by the Nintendo president refusing to comment on these rumors, the Nikkei report seemingly confirms many of the reports first published by Bloomberg, Eurogamer, and VGC.