Switch 2: all the news and rumors on Nintendo’s next console

A pair of hands holding a Nintendo Switch console with neon red and blue Joy-Con controllers, playing Super Mario Odyssey in handheld mode.
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Whatever it’s called, it sounds like it’s coming soon.

The Nintendo Switch is going to be a tough act to follow. With more than 130 million units sold, the hybrid tablet has become the company’s bestselling console to date, besting the Wii, and slowly but surely approaching the DS handheld. The question is: what comes next?

Nintendo infamously followed the Wii with the ill-fated Wii U before turning things around with the Switch. And the console appears to be going out on a high note following the release of blockbusters The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder in 2023. For years there has been a steady stream of rumors and reports about what the next Switch might look like — it’s been called everything from the “Switch Pro” to the Switch 2” — and it’s expected to launch some time in 2024 with an eight-inch LCD screen.

As we await official word from Nintendo on its next device, you can keep up with all of the latest developments right here.