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New Nintendo system is rumoured to launch in the second half of 2024 [Update]

According to a VGC story claiming "multiple people with knowledge of Nintendo's next-gen console," the company will probably introduce a new console in the second half of 2024. Key partner studios apparently already have development kits.

As per the sources, the device would have a portable mode, much like Nintendo's present Switch.

According to two reports, the system might debut with an LCD panel rather than an OLED screen to save money, which could offset the additional storage space needed for games with higher visual fidelity.

Based on a different report, the console would handle physical games via a cartridge slot, just like the Switch does right now.

There were questions about the specifics of features like backwards compatibility support.

The date of the release, according to the sources, would guarantee there is adequate inventory to prevent the manufacturing shortages that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series previously experienced.

Update 10:30 a.m.: According to Eurogamer's own sources, the upcoming Nintendo system will go on sale "in the latter half of 2024" and "remain playable in a handheld configuration."

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