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Expect Switch 2 To Be Iterative Instead Of "A Revolution," Says Analyst

The other big prediction from Serkan Toto is that Nintendo's next system will carry a $400 price tag.


The Switch 2 might look like the current hybrid console, according to analyst Serkan Toto. Toto also predicted the unannounced system will carry a bigger price tag when Nintendo launches the product, which is expected later this year.

Sharing his predictions with, Toto believes that Switch 2 will finally arrive in 2024 at a cost of $400. The founder of consultancy group Kantan Games added that Nintendo's next console is "likely to be an iteration rather than a revolution. Nintendo might add some bells and whistles to the device, but it will be similar to the current Switch." In other words, expect the same hybrid functionality with portability being an option for gaming on the go.

Toto also thinks Nintendo might raise prices across the board for Switch 2 games as well, meaning they could be priced at $70. Keep in mind the company has already hit this fee with Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom officially cost $70, becoming the first Nintendo-developed game for the system to cost that much.

In July, it was reported that Switch 2 development kits were already with developers, with a 2024 launch in mind. It was said at the time the system would work in portable mode, fitting in with Toto's new prediction. Digital Foundry also has investigated what the Switch 2 hardware internals may offer and built a PC that could come close to matching that power. They found that Switch 2 might be able to run Death Stranding at 1080p at roughly 35 frames per second.

Nintendo hasn't officially revealed a Switch successor yet. However, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said the aim of a new system would be to "surprise and delight."

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