Whereas it most likely is not that shocking to listen to, a next-gen Nintendo console is “prone to launch” within the second half of 2024.
This comes from a brand new report from VGC, whose sources declare that improvement kits for the Change follow-up have apparently been supplied to key companion studios. The report particularly notes that the plan to have the console launch within the second half of 2024 is to ensure Nintendo has loads of inventory accessible at launch in order that it avoids scarcity points seen with the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S.
Specifics relating to the brand new console weren't shared with VGC, however sources did recommend that you'd nonetheless be capable of use it in moveable mode just like the Nintendo Change. One potential downgrade, in accordance with two sources, is that the console may launch with an LCD display screen versus an OLED one in an effort to decrease prices. It may additionally be a transfer to permit for bigger inner reminiscence, because the Change solely has 32GB, with most massive PS5 and Xbox Sequence video games taking on greater than 100GB of house.
It is also mentioned that the console will use bodily video games by way of a cartridge slot, but it surely wasn't acknowledged whether or not it could be the identical model of cartridges or not. The console being backwards suitable or not is not clear both, although Nintendo has beforehand hinted at a next-gen console being backwards suitable.
A next-gen console releasing in 2024 would not be a shocking transfer for Nintendo in any respect, with the latest Nintendo Direct not having too many large bulletins for the Change. There's Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise, in fact, however outdoors of that the reveals which have been a lot smaller in scope, pointing in the direction of Nintendo wrapping issues up for certainly one of its most profitable consoles. Plus, we nonetheless have not heard something about Metroid Prime 4, which appears all however assured to be a next-gen title now.