Nintendo president reiterates Swap software program help in fiscal yr 24/25

Picture: Gemma Smith/Nintendo Life

In a current interview with NikkiNintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed the corporate’s intentions to help the Swap with new video games subsequent yr.

After launching in March 2017, the Swap is already midway via its seventh yr available on the market. Requested if it was potential to increase the console’s life cycle even additional, Furukawa reiterated that the corporate is “nonetheless engaged on the Swap program for the fiscal yr ending March 31, 2025.” (Thanks, VGC).

It ought to be famous that with these feedback Furukawa is repeating what we already knew. Nintendo’s fiscal yr runs from April to March, with Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD scheduled to launch in summer time 2024 and the Paper Mario Thousand-12 months Door remake supposedly launching the next March after Mario vs. Mario. Donkey Kong and Princess Peach: Showtime! Launched, each are technically FY24/25 releases that Nintendo is presently engaged on.

With studies that “Swap 2” was proven off to builders at Gamescom, and rumors of recent Nintendo {hardware} spreading thick and quick over the summer time, all indicators level to a successor to the Swap launching someday in 2024. Nonetheless, even when that’s in 2024. On this enterprise, Nintendo will likely be eager to give attention to the present mannequin as we enter the profitable 2023 vacation season, so the corporate’s continued dedication to the Swap is clearly a PR level Furukawa is eager to hit.

“Please perceive, we nonetheless have toys within the pipeline for this. Purchase one this Christmas!” — Picture: Gemma Smith/Nintendo Life

The aforementioned Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Princess Peach: Showtime! They’re each first-party releases that may launch within the first months of 2024, so Swap house owners will nonetheless have some massive hitters to take pleasure in subsequent yr – if just for the primary six months.

It’s solely potential that Nintendo has unannounced Swap software program in growth as properly. The system has offered over 129 million models as of August 2023, so there’s an enormous set up base that may proceed to purchase video games lengthy after its successor is introduced.

Regardless, Furukawa’s feedback shouldn’t be taken as affirmation that first-party Swap video games will likely be launched in 2025. simply but. April 2024 is an enormous a part of the “fiscal yr ending March 2025”.