- An analyst predicts that Nintendo’s next Switch console will be an upgrade rather than a new evolution.
- The Switch 2 is rumored to be priced at $400, with analysts predicting that new game prices will increase to $70.
- Analysts believe there is virtually zero chance that Nintendo will move away from the Switch’s portability feature due to the Pokemon franchise.
A Tokyo-based games industry consultant claims that Nintendo’s next Switch console will be somewhat similar to the current Switch, and will be closer to an upgrade rather than an entirely new evolution. The next Switch is heavily rumored to be released this year, and other important factors, like its price, were speculated on as well.
It seems that Nintendo has been hard at work on new games to be released for the Switch 2. Recent leaks suggest that a collection of the three main Bayonetta games will be available on the future console. The individual behind these leaks, who has leaked accurate Nintendo news in the past, also predicted that Nintendo will announce the Switch 2 by the end of March this year. Although this is probably exciting news for Nintendo fans, this is still just speculation at this point. However, an industry insider recently shared his thoughts as well on Nintendo’s next console, and the details are quite interesting.
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As part of a Gamesindustry.biz interview, Dr. Serkan Toto provided some insight on the Switch 2. Toto is the CEO of Kantan Games, a company that provides consultancy on the Japanese games industry. He believes that the Switch 2 will be “an iteration rather than a revolution,” and while the console will likely feature some exciting bells and whistles, it will ultimately be somewhat similar to the current Switch. Toto further explains that there is virtually zero chance that Nintendo will ever move away from the Switch’s portability feature, mainly due to the Pokemon franchise and its association with handheld gaming. Also, Toto predicts that the Switch 2 will be released in 2024 for $400, and that new games will increase to a price of $70, following the trend started by Microsoft and Sony.
Next Nintendo Console Predictions
- Will be somewhat similar to the current Switch
- Will be priced at $400
- New games’ prices will increase to $70
Toto further explains that a Switch Pro was in the works at one point, with some developers even receiving dev kits. However, it was heavily rumored that the Switch Pro’s development was eventually canceled, and Nintendo seems to have moved on.
Some fans speculate that a re-release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would make for a perfect Switch 2 launch title. Ultimate has become one of the Switch’s most popular games, and so an upgraded version could prove to be a hit. However, it remains to be seen what Nintendo’s plans are for the Super Smash Bros. series and its next console.
This would be similar to a strategy seen during the first Switch’s launch, when Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a re-release of the popular Mario Kart 8 with all DLC included. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed long-term popularity on the Switch and was a massive success.
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid portable and home console that aims to be the only gaming system anyone needs. The hybrid controller is an undisputed success because it provides a high degree of portable visual quality and converts easily into a home console.
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