“Switch 2” release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

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For some time now, Nintendo has been unsure of when and how to launch a successor to the hugely successful but increasingly outdated Nintendo Switch 2. Recent media reports indicate that the release of its successor will be further delayed.

Switch 2: A Novel Switch Subsequent to a Known Game

"Switch 2" release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

The release date for the Switch successor (tentatively referred to as “Switch 2” in this article) was initially reported to be in the second half of 2024, but according to reports from VGC, Eurogamer, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the release date is now 2025 . It appears that it has been postponed until March 2020 . It won’t be released for at least another year.

Taking the Nintendo Switch Back from the Past and Reintroducing an Organic EL Model

"Switch 2" release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

Nintendo is in a strange situation, as the Switch has sold 139 million units since 2017 and dominated the competition for 1.5 generations. With such success, it has become difficult to determine when it is time to pull back, so they have resorted to half-hearted measures such as introducing an organic EL model instead. But while the Switch’s main appeal isn’t its graphics, it’s clear that its performance is no longer able to keep up with many new titles.

The Wii U as a Game Console Successor to the Switch

"Switch 2" release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

Nintendo has a history of not successfully transitioning hugely successful game consoles to the next generation. The best example is Wii U. It was introduced as a successor to the mega-hit Wii (which had already been surpassed in sales by the Switch), but it ended in disappointing results. You don’t want to find yourself in this same situation.

But this time there are some important differences. First of all, the Wii’s motion controls were ultimately just a “gimmick” (a device that was first introduced as a novelty), and did not usher in a new generation of game consoles. Therefore, Nintendo introduced another “gimmick” with the Wii U, the gamepad, but this attempt failed.

The Switch: A Gaming Gigantic Feature

"Switch 2" release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

But what about the Switch? The Switch’s selling point, “a fusion of stationary and portable devices,” is not just a gimmick, but an extremely useful feature. Even if Nintendo introduces new features with the Switch 2, there is no doubt that the core aspect of “stationary console + handheld” will remain and the performance will be enhanced. There are also rumors that the graphics performance may be upgraded to the level of PlayStation 4. However, hardware performance isn’t the biggest concern, given the huge success of the consistently underpowered Switch.

The Switch 2: A Mistaken Destination?

"Switch 2" release continues to be delayed, can it avoid the same fate as Wii U?

It seems like Nintendo has no choice but to mess up with the Switch 2, but there’s no guarantee it’ll be successful. The worst part was the transition from the Wii to the Wii U, but even the GameCube, which still has positive reviews, sold 33% fewer units than the Nintendo 64. It seems like it will be a while before the outlook for Switch 2 becomes clear. Nintendo may avoid announcing a successor before the 2024 holiday season, as it could affect Switch sales. With an eye on the release of its successor in 2025, the company is probably planning to squeeze another year of profits from the Switch 2.

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