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When will the Switch 2 launch ?

Before September 2024 1 4.17%
September - December 2024 4 16.67%
January - April 2025 17 70.83%
May - December 2025 2 8.33%

I feel like there are some very convincing arguments here that sway my mind to thinking 2024 is very possible.

I just can’t get over the fact that just a year or so ago (might’ve been 2 by now, time flies) Nintendo said that the switch was only half way through its life cycle. I really think they’re going to want to milk the switch for as long as they can. The wii to Wii U mistake may have scared them bad enough to not want to rush to a successor coming off of a successful console.

So therefore, I am more likely to believe that BOTW 2 was delayed to spring to coincide with the release of a switch pro rather than the switch 2.

Last edited by Kslost - on 22 May 2022

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My guess would be Late 2023/ Early 2024.

Splatoon 3, Breath of the Wild 2 and some other titles will give Switch about another year of success.

Spring 2024, exactly after 7 years from the original Switch launch.
Launch games? Metroid Prime 4 (dual release), Mario Kart 9, followed by a new 3D Super Mario (Odyssey 2?) by the end of the year.

That's my bet :)

Last edited by JimmyFantasy - on 23 May 2022

I'm gonna say Fall 2024 is most likely. I could see Spring 2025.
I'd say Spring 2024 is a possibility only if sales drop a bunch in 2023, but that doesn't seem too likely with BotW2, possible price cuts, and presumably plenty of other games getting ready for 2023.

2024 feels too soon for a new system but with Switch holidays starting to lose steam I'm guessing they'll want to have the successor out for 2024 holiday. And unless they start doing another round of some of their games on Switch it feels like they'll have plenty of games to get up to holiday 2024 but not beyond, at which point MK9, 3D Mario, Pokemon, etc should be ready with next-gen iterations.

Holiday 2024 is what I think currently unless 2.5 years ends up not being enough time for things to improve enough to prevent the Switch 2 from dealing with major shortage issues.

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Until the chip shortages is fixed we will proably wait a long time

If it isn't turnbased it isn't worth playing   (mostly)

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I voted on my wishful thinking for a Holiday 2024 (I would be very happy with having the successor earlier on, to be honest), but I have been thinking the shortages will push it to 2025, maybe March as it happened with the current one.

When it's done

But I expect fall 2024 to be the earliest date. The question is if the Switch will get some mid-gen upgrade or not.
Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 26 May 2022

Time to renew the thread!
Vote now!

Old poll:

Last edited by XtremeBG - on 05 August 2023

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I still say Fall 2024.