Nintendo Looking to Learn From PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Mistakes after New Report Further Points to Delayed Switch 2 Launch

Nintendo is playing the long game as they are not rushing to put out their latest hardware.

Nintendo Looking to Learn From PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Mistakes after New Report Further Points to Delayed Switch 2 Launch

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  • Nintendo is holding out on the Switch 2.
  • The failures of the Xbox and PS5 launch will be Nintendo's greatest triumph.
  • Fans are eagerly waiting for Nintendo's official reveal for their next console.
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Nintendo is taking its time and observing from a distance to learn from the mistakes of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X before it releases its Switch 2. Fans have been clamoring for the successor of the Switch which has been given the moniker of the Switch Pro but commonly referred to as the Switch 2, and if recent reports give any indication, they may have to wait a bit longer.

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Their competitors, on the other hand, Microsoft and Sony tend to have a head-to-head launch window with only days apart before the release of each other’s hardware. The two companies are known for their aggressive business moves and have greatly benefitted from the competition. Nintendo isn’t competing with anyone but themselves and is not intimidated by these companies.

Nintendo Is Playing the Long Game With PlayStation and Xbox

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Nintendo still stands strong despite weaker hardware.

The Switch has been a tremendous success for Nintendo, a major comeback from the fall of the Wii U era, and has ranked #3 of the best-selling consoles of all time. People love the Switch and the numbers have shown that time and time again, Nintendo has a loyal consumer base that will continuously support them.

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New reports stated that the Switch 2 or Switch Pro as they call it will be revealed sometime this year and launch around the first quarter of 2025, the goal here is to ensure that by the time the new console has hit the shelves, game creators would have the time to tinker and develop enough games. During the launch of the Switch, only a handful of launch titles were available for purchase such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Just Dance 2017, and other smaller titles.

Nintendo’s Switch 2 Is Ready For Next-Gen

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The big three of the gaming industry: PlayStation, Nintendo, Xbox

For some, next-gen started 4 years ago the moment the PS5 and Xbox Series X were released and since then everyone has their definition of the term. PlayStation spared no expense when developing the DualSense and their haptic feedback feature with adaptive triggers that immersed the player more than they did with the previous generation while Xbox focused on being the powerhouse while formally transitioning to the digital age and utilizing their subscription service known as Game Pass.

Nintendo’s 7-year-old hardware manages to keep up with them in terms of playing games but it is no competition if players want to have the best experience. Sony and Nintendo have a similar advantage, which is their first-party games.

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At the time, the joy cons were a leap from traditional controls as well as the hybrid style console and developers utilized it to work on their games in the best possible way that promotes immersion.

Nintendo isn’t in a rush because they like to keep their cards close to their chest and level out the playing field by improving where their competitors failed. Will you pick up the newest Nintendo console at launch? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Rouvin Josef Quirimit

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Rouvin is deeply fascinated by pop culture media ranging from comics, movies, TV shows and especially video games with a rich narrative.