Nintendo is said to have pushed the launch of its next-gen console, with reports from earlier this year claiming that the successor to the Nintendo Switch will launch in early 2025. Little is known about the Nintendo Switch 2, but the console will likely will retain the hybrid design of its predecessor and is expected to come with a larger screen. Now, new details have emerged about Nintendo’s upcoming console.

The Nintendo Switch 2 may come with a redesigned Joy-Con controller that attaches magnetically to the handheld console. The information comes from a Spanish publication Vandalisticciting information obtained from accessory makers who have seen the Switch 2.

The Magnetic Joy-Cons will represent a change from the current design of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch OLED controllers, which attach to the console via a rail system. Thus, a new attachment system could mean that the current Joy-Cons may not be compatible with the Nintendo Switch 2. However, the report says that existing Nintendo Switch Pro controllers will be supported by the new console.

Also, from the experience of the manufacturers, who were reportedly able to get an idea of ​​the dimensions of the upcoming console, the Switch 2 could be “bigger than the Switch, although not the size of a Steam Deck.”

The makers have also reportedly provided information on the launch window for the Switch 2. According to the report, the console was probably ready for the market, but Nintendo would prefer to wait for a more robust catalog of games to be ready at launch. Thus, the successor to the Nintendo Switch will not be released later this year and debut in early 2025, just as previous reports claimed.

In February, Japanese publication Nikkei reported that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be released as early as March 2025. The report claimed that the decision to delay the console’s launch was motivated in part by the threat of scalpers, people who buy products in large quantities to resell at a profit—and concerns about supply issues during the launch.

The report also claims that the Nintendo Switch 2 will retain the hybrid console features of its predecessor, working as both a portable handheld and a stationary console for the TV in docked mode. The Switch 2 will also reportedly have a larger screen. The standard Nintendo Switch has a 6.2-inch screen, while the Switch OLED features a 7-inch screen. The Nintendo Switch 2 will likely be a more powerful console as well.

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful consoles ever made and continues to sell well seven years after its release. It launched in March 2017 and has since sold over 139 million units.

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