For the past six years, there have only been three things you can count on: death, taxes and rumors of a new Nintendo console. Now a new rumor from VGC suggests that Nintendo is looking at a 2024 release for its next-gen console.
According to sources who have spoken to VGC, the new console could have a cheaper LCD screen instead of a higher-end screen like the OLED Switch and continue to include a cartridge slot for loading games. Nintendo executives also hope that the 2024 release window will ensure the console won’t have inventory issues like those that plagued the launch of the Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5.
According to VGC sources, development kits for the new Nintendo console are already with developers, med Nikkei Asia reporting that development on the new console has “progressed well,” but there’s no word on whether this console will include 4K resolution or any upgrades to storage or processing power.
Although the new Nintendo console rumor mill reliably spins every year only for the console to fail to materialize, we really do have reason for something new. 2023 is seven years since the Switch’s launch, already longer than the six years between Wii and Wii U – and longer than the five years between Wii U and Switch.