New information about the Nintendo Switch 2 has just surfaced, revealing the year it will be released and the size of its screen.
The Switch is one of the best-selling consoles of all time and has been out for almost 7 years now, so it’s no surprise that gamers are eager to see what Nintendo has in store next.
Fortunately, even if there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, a new report could have revealed the release year and screen size for Nintendo’s next console.
Switch 2 Release Year & Screen Size Revealed
A new article by Bloomberg claims that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be released in 2024, according to Omida analyst Hiroshi Hayase.
In addition to confirming the release date of Nintendo’s next console, Hayase claims that the Switch 2 will have an 8-inch LCD screen.
While Nintendo has not announced anything about their next console yet, Bloomberg believes that Hayase is a credible source. Therefore, even if this information is not confirmed yet, it will very likely be correct.
Screen Size Comparison
With the reported screen size of the Nintendo Switch 2 being 8 inches, let’s see how that compares with other popular handhelds:
- Original Nintendo Switch: 6.2-inch
- Nintendo Switch Lite: 5.5-inch
- Nintendo Switch OLED: 7-inch
- Steam Deck LCD: 7-inch
- Steam Deck OLED: 7.4-inch
- PlayStation Portal: 8-inch
If this report is correct, the Switch 2 will have the same size screen as the PlayStation Portal and considerably larger screens than any Switch or Steam Deck on the market.
While this is excellent news for gamers who want a bigger screen, it’s not so exciting for gamers who want the successor to the Switch to be a little more portable.
The report states that the Switch successor will have an LCD screen instead of an OLED one.
This is a great disappointment for many Nintendo fans who prefer the brighter OLED screen. Plus, OLED screens for handheld devices now seem to be the norm, with the Steam Deck now having an OLED model.
Of course, this does leave the potential for a Switch 2 OLED model later down the line, though.
While we wait for an official announcement from Nintendo about the Switch 2, there are plenty of rumors about the upcoming console to stay up to date with.
Most importantly, all the Nintendo Switch 2’s specs have supposedly been revealed!