It’s Not Even Officially Announced and Yet Nintendo Switch 2 Leaks Point to it Being Delayed Already

The wait for the much-anticipated Nintendo Switch 2 continues.

SUMMARY

  • Nintendo Switch 2 has been reportedly delayed to 2025 due to an internal delay at Nintendo.
  • Third-party game developers have been made aware that the next-gen console is not launching until March 2025.
  • Earlier rumors stated that Nintendo is planning to launch the console in 2024 and it may be announced at Nintendo Direct.
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Nintendo Switch 2 leaks have been making the rounds on the internet for a while now and are an important topic of online chatter as players wait to see what the next console/handheld will have different than its predecessor. There were rumors that Switch 2 might be coming later this year, but some new developments have quashed those claims and fans need to wait more.

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It is now reported that the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch 2 has been delayed, and the release window for the console has been pushed to 2025. This will upset fans who had expected that Nintendo would unveil the console sometime this month and that it might launch by the end of the year.

Nintendo Switch 2 Leaks Suggest the Console Is Delayed to 2025

New Switch 2 leaks suggest the console has been delayed to 2025.
New Switch 2 leaks suggest the console has been delayed to 2025.

Sometime back, it was famously reported that the console would be released later in 2024, but that’s not the case anymore. As reported by Brazilian journalist Pedro Henrique Lutti Lippe via OX do Controle on X/Twitter, from what he has heard from his sources, the next-gen console will now launch in March 2025 “at the earliest.”

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The sources claim that Nintendo recently briefed its third-party game studios that there has been an internal delay at Nintendo. The main reason behind the delay is said to be a lack of strong first-party games, and Nintendo wants to fix that before the console is launched.

These Switch 2 leaks have been corroborated by several other outlets that have heard the same from their sources, with Nintendo advising publishers not to expect the console before next year. Although players will now have to wait for the next console until next year, this is also good news that Switch 2 will launch with some amazing first-party exclusives.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently told investors that the original Switch is the company’s “main business” for the upcoming fiscal year from April 2024 through March 2025, this means that Nintendo had no plans to release the console in 2024. Nintendo Switch has been a tremendous success with over 139 million systems sales and Switch 2 will aim to surpass that.

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What Is Known About the Next-Gen Nintendo Switch 2?

Nintendo Switch 2 was previously rumored to launch in 2024.
Nintendo Switch 2 was previously rumored to launch in 2024.

There have been several Nintendo Switch 2 leaks, and the console has even been shown to developers. It has been reported that Nintendo took the console to Gamescom in 2023 and ran a tech demo of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This was denied by Nintendo, but this is only one of the leaks.

It is said that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be a complete revamp of the current Switch with more storage, improved battery life, and most importantly, an 8-inch LCD screen. It will also have a handheld mode and a cartridge slot. The console has also been rumored to have custom chips from Nvidia, and it could also have backward compatibility, which would be a game changer.

However, fans will now have to wait to know about this until next year, but some expect that updates about the next Switch might be coming with February Direct. What are your thoughts about the alleged Nintendo Switch 2 delay? Let us know in the comment section.

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Written by Rohit Tiwari

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.