There have been rumors of the next Nintendo console on the horizon. A lot of these rumors suggest this console will be a direct successor to the Nintendo Switch, but if you know Nintendo you’ll know that they rarely go down the predictable path that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be. Whatever the next Nintendo console will be, it doesn’t appear to be releasing anytime soon, or at least that’s what a prominent industry analyst claims.
The analyst in question is Ampere Analysis’s Piers Harding-Rolls, who claims that he and his company forecast the device’s release in 2024. Well, I know what you’re thinking: who cares about a prediction? Well, this person and their company get paid for their predictions. In other words, this isn’t just a random spit. This information would be passed on to customers. Interestingly, if this is true, it gives the Switch breathing room to catch up with the PS2 as the best-selling console of all time.
“Ampere is currently predicting the release of a next-gen Nintendo device in 2024,” he said. “By the end of this year, Switch is expected to have sold 146 million units, meaning it still has the potential to become the best-selling console of all time by the end of its lifespan, selling over 158 million units and overtaking the PlayStation 2 .”
It goes without saying that you don’t consider this a confirmed window, because it isn’t. It’s a prediction. It’s an informed prediction, but that’s about all it is. That said, it sounds right, but if the ongoing microchip crisis isn’t resolved by 2024, there’s a good chance the date will be pushed back later.
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