More and more details about the next generation of consoles from Nintendo can be expected in the coming months. Back in June , we reported on some official statements from industry leaders on this topic. According to the Video Games Chronicle, the first developers have already been supplied with development kits.
A development kit is a special console revision made available to developers. This gives them the opportunity to adapt and optimize their games for the console before it is released.
According to your sources, the next console will still have a portable mode and support cardridges instead of CDs. All this speaks for a direct successor to the Nintendo Switch.
In addition, it is reported that the console will again come with an LCD display to keep the price as low as possible. However, since the switch has already been given an OLED model, expectations are high that a more expensive OLED model will also be offered in parallel with the introduction of the new console.
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Planned release time window
The industry seems to have agreed for some time that the next Nintendo console will be released in 2024. This source also states that the release should take place in the second half of 2024. In principle, the console is ready beforehand, but Nintendo is trying to avoid bottlenecks like the PlayStation 5.
There seems to have been a consensus in the industry for some time that the next Nintendo console will be released in 2024. This source also states that the release will take place in the second half of 2024. In theory, the console could go on sale before then, but Nintendo wants to avoid the PlayStation 5-like bottlenecks.
When asked by the Video Games Chronicle, industry consultant Dr. Serkan Toto states that there has been a significant drop in sales. Hardware sales are down 16.5% year-on-year, while games are expected to fall 15.9%.
"The only way to stop these losses before they completely explode next fiscal year is with a new device, and the second half of 2024 sounds like a realistic window to me, " Toto said. The year 2024 remains exciting for all Nintendo fans.