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Rumor: Nintendo Switch 2 Specs Leaked

Rumor: Nintendo Switch 2 Specs Leaked - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 May 2024 / 4,889 Views

With the announcement for the Switch 2 set to happen by March 31, 2025, it appears that some of the specifications of the upcoming console have leaked online, which have been compiled by Android Authority.

Members on the Famiboards have been keeping an eye on shipment and customs data between Nintendo, NVIDIA, and more as they try to get potential information on the specifications of the Switch 2.

One Famiboards member claims the Switch will likely have 12 GB of RAM, with two GB 7500 MT/s LPDDR5X modules capable of 7,500MT/s transfer speed. The console will also have 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

Twitter account CentroLeaks citing Brazilian streamer tvPH has shared potentially more details on the Switch 2.

The controllers will also reportedly feature built-in microphones, while the console itself will have an 8-inch display. This is bigger than the 7-inch screen that comes with the Switch OLED and the 6.2-inch screen with the standard Switch.

The source claims the Switch 2 will launch in March 2025 with more information on the console becoming available this fall. It is also reported some third-party games might be announced for the Switch 2 as early as the second half of this year.

It is also claimed the Switch 2 will support backwards compatibility with physical and digital original Switch games.

As always this should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
Radek (on 10 May 2024)

2 GB of RAM more than Series S is crazy, also Nintendo OS uses less RAM so it's probably 3-4 GB more for games than Series S

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Wman1996 Radek (on 11 May 2024)

Series S might have a better type of RAM than Xbox One X, but it was still so dumb of Microsoft to cut 2GB RAM. I know Series S is supposed to be cheap, but Steam Deck (a more premium product) has 16GB RAM.
10GB RAM would be fine for Switch 2 given how minimal the OS will likely be, but 12GB would be great.

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Shtinamin_ (on 12 May 2024)

Centro Leaks does not leak any new information, they go off of what the newest guy says and passes it off as the leak. I have zero trust in Centro Leaks.
But that doesn't mean that it's fun to speculate about.

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firebush03 (on 09 May 2024)

Furakawa said no sooner than April 2025…not sure I’m buying the rumor so quick.

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Otter firebush03 (on 10 May 2024)

Where did he say it's coming next fiscal year? I haven't seen anyone quote this, only that it will be revealed this FY

Edit: found it.

"The sales forecasts for this period do not include sales of the Nintendo Switch successor device."

I don't think that means no Switch 2 before April, I think it means the Switch 2 sales are not included in the forecast. If this rumour is true, Switch 2 will only be on sale for 1 week of this fiscal, wouldn't be strange for them to omit it, especially if they are still tepid with it's actual launch date (room to delay)

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Tober Otter (on 10 May 2024)

Agree. It was more that Nintendo does not want to commit to a launch date, not a confirmation that the launch date will be outside this fiscal year.

A Forcast can always be adjusted anyways.

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Scoopz firebush03 (on 10 May 2024)

He never said that at all:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/nintendo-no-switch-2-before-april-2025

The current forecast doesnt include Switch 2 sales, but that doesnt mean the Switch 2 isnt launching within the current fiscal year.

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Shtinamin_ Scoopz (on 13 May 2024)

Facts.
but ngl the wording did sound very FY '26 release date-y
Either way I am fine with whatever they choose as their launch day. They know what they are doing.

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HebrewGamer (on 14 May 2024)

Nothing but clickbait. Nobody knows shit.

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VAMatt (on 11 May 2024)

This feels too rumor-y for me to give it any weight. Sounds pretty good though, if true.

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Wman1996 (on 10 May 2024)

https://liliputing.com/samsungs-ufs-3-1-storage-brings-ssd-speeds-to-smartphones/
It was far from a given that Nintendo would put an SSD in Switch 2, but they probably don't need to. Switch 2 will probably have noticeably faster load times than the HDDs in PS4 and Xbox One.
If the 256 GB is true, then that is huge by Nintendo standards. Switch OLED has a measly 64 GB and is the only Nintendo hardware to date to have that much.
Fingers crossed for 256 GB, but I would not put it past Nintendo to have 128 GB or 200 GB.

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Random_Matt (on 10 May 2024)

Of course, lol.

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