Industry Insider Jeff Grubb Claims Nintendo May Announce Switch 2 in the Second Half of 2023

As reported previously, Nintendo’s highly anticipated next console or Switch 2 is slated for release in the second half of 2024. The recent reports also revealed that Nintendo has already sent the development kits of its next console to key partner studios. 

Industry insider Jeff Grubb recently chimed in, asserting that an announcement regarding the Switch 2 is likely to take place in the latter half of this year.

Grubb commented in a recent live stream, 

It does line up with what I’ve heard pretty much all year that there would be some sort of announcement this second half – in summer basically is what I’ve heard all year.”

Besides the above statement from Grubb, a report from Startmenu corroborates the possibility of a Switch successor being announced as early as the end of August 2023. According to their source, who is in regular contact with various studios and platform holders, Nintendo might unveil the new console at the upcoming Gamescom 2023.

Initially, Startmenu refrained from publishing this information due to a lack of supporting evidence and the perceived unlikelihood of Nintendo announcing a console in the European region, given the company’s primary focus in Japan and the USA.

However, certain details from VGC‘s report have bolstered the credibility of Startmenu’s claims. Their source further revealed that select studios with close ties to Nintendo have received dev kits to familiarize themselves with the upcoming hardware.

However, it’s crucial to treat this information with a hint of skepticism. Nintendo’s actual schedule for unveiling its next console might differ from the speculations. When it comes to big announcements and reveals like this, gaming companies are known for making calculated moves to maximize business potential and create considerable hype around their products.

That’s all we know for now, but we will update you as more information about Switch 2 becomes available. What are your thoughts on this news? Feel free to share your excitement and expectations in the comments section below.


Abdullah Amin

Abdullah is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the gaming industry. With a strong background in writing and research, he is able to provide in-depth analysis and informative articles for a wide range of gaming audiences.
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