Nintendo Switch 2 - release date speculation, specs rumours, price and more

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Nintendo Switch 2 - release date speculation, specs rumours and more

A potential Nintendo Switch 2 is around the corner.

The Nintendo Switch, released in 2017, has taken the gaming world by storm, offering players the ability to seamlessly transition from playing on their TV to playing on the go. Now, rumours are swirling about the release of its successor, the Nintendo Switch 2.


While details are currently scarce, the potential for the Nintendo Switch 2 to improve upon its predecessor has the gaming community buzzing. This article will explore what we know so far about the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2.

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Nintendo Switch 2 release date speculation

While there haven't been any official announcements about the release date, recent leaks suggest that Nintendo Switch 2 will release in fall 2023. A reliable insider claims that Nintendo Switch 2 will launch alongside Pokémon Scarlet and Violet graphics update.

Moreover, VGC reported that Nintendo decided to pull out of the physical E3 showcase due to having "fewer major releases than usual ready to show." Aside from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo doesn't seem to have any other major releases coming up.


The lack of major game releases from Nintendo could indicate that the company is focusing on developing the next iteration of the Nintendo Switch. It is a common practice for console manufacturers to stop releasing new titles for a console that is nearing its end of life.

Nintendo Switch 2 specs rumours

There is no official word on Nintendo Switch 2 hardware specs at this point. However, it is safe to assume that the potential successor of Nintendo Switch will feature a more powerful processor, improved graphics, and a longer battery life.

One of the criticisms of the Nintendo Switch is its graphical capabilities compared to other gaming consoles. The visual quality and details of games on the Nintendo Switch are not that great. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a prime example of this issue.


Nintendo Switch's battery life is another area that needs improvement. The battery life of the Switch ranges from 2.5 hours to 6.5 hours depending on usage and can be considered low compared to other portable gaming devices like Steam Deck.

We can hope that Nintendo will address these issues in Nintendo Switch 2. With the potential for improved hardware, we can expect a more immersive gaming experience with visually stunning images, improved frame rates and more detailed graphics.

Nintendo Switch 2 price speculation

The original Nintendo Switch retails for $259.99 / £259.99, while the newer Nintendo Switch OLED costs $349.99 / £309.99.


As the Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to feature significantly improved hardware, a better display, and longer battery life, the price is likely to be much higher than that of the original.

The prices of its competitors can have an impact on the price of the new Nintendo Switch 2. Nintendo Switch's competitors PS5 and Xbox Series X sell for $499.99 / £479.99 and $499 / £449 respectively.

So our speculation is that the asking price for the Nintendo Switch 2 will be around $399.99 / £399.99.

Nintendo Switch 2 speculations recap

  • Nintendo Switch 2 predicted release date: Fall 2023
  • Nintendo Switch 2 rumoured specs: Upgraded processor | improved graphics | longer battery life
  • Nintendo Switch 2 speculated price: approximately $399.99 / £399.99

And that covers everything about the potential Nintendo Switch 2. We will update you with the exact Nintendo Switch 2 release date once we have it. In the meantime, check out the news on Steam Deck 2.