Nintendo says it will continue support for Switch into 2025

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With the constant rumor mill surrounding the Nintendo Switch’s eventual successor, it can make one wonder how long the company plans on supporting their aging, yet still popular hybrid console.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said the console should be still supported going into 2025 at minimum, in interview with Nikkei (translated by VGC).

“We are still working on software for the Switch for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2025,” Furukawa said. Though as of this writing, the only known featured titles coming from them going into 2024 are Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

This doesn’t deny any of the rumors for the supposed Switch 2, as it is common practice for companies to continue to support their previous generation even after the launch of new ones. For example, there were still PS4 and Xbox One cross-gen games launched by Sony and Microsoft years after the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Assuming the Switch’s successor comes out in 2024 as rumors indicate, then the lifespan of the Switch might yet prove to be much longer than many expected. Nintendo’s last 3DS title came out two years after the launch of the Switch.

While that could be viewed positively for those not able to spend money on a new console, some might take issue knowing that future games by the company, if they’re released for both consoles, will hold back releases in terms of graphical fidelity due to the aging hardware.



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