Nintendo Switch 2 could have problems with backward compatibility

The successor to Nintendo Switch would be having trouble executing backward compatibility with the current model.

Nintendo Switch 2 could be the next console from the Japanese company.

Nintendo Switch 2 could be a reality very soon according to the different reports that affirm that it could reach the market during the next winter. Therefore, and as is logical at this point, information is beginning to emerge in this regard that points to different aspects that the next system from the Japanese company would have. Considering the tremendous success of Nintendo Switch, with more than 122 million consoles sold worldwide, one of the most anticipated features for the next console is backward compatibility. And precisely in this aspect, Nintendo Switch 2 would be having problems in its development.

The information comes from Modern Vintage Gamer, developer of Nightdive Studios, who affirm that “if Nintendo moves away from the Tegra X1, which we all think it probably will, current Switch games won’t work on the new hardware, that is, without recompiling the games to fit that hardware”. Therefore, this backwards compatibility would most likely have to be executed using a emulationjust as it is being done with the titles of other systems that are present in Nintendo Switch Online.

Of course, this is just speculation at the moment, so it has to be treated as a rumor. It is very likely that during this year we will know the first details of the successor to Nintendo Switch, so we will have to be very attentive to everything that the big N reports regarding the backward compatibility of the next system to be able to ease the transition of so many players who currently have the hybrid console.

March 2024 could be the Nintendo Switch 2 release date

As usually happens in these cases, when a new generation of one of the three big companies in the sector approaches, information from industry insiders does not stop to try to find out when the new system will be launched. Regarding Nintendo Switch 2, the journalist Jeff Grubb assures that it will not arrive this year and that it is most likely to see it during the first quarter of 2024, with the month of March as the most likely for it.

Thus, Nintendo Switch would complete its seven-year cycle before making the leap to the new generationso it will only remain to be seen how that transition occurs and what finally happens with backward compatibility.

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