Top World Gambling News in Categories

Search and discover Updated Database of Worldwide Gambling News

In a few moments you will found the latest Stories and information from the most famous Portals and referring Web sites. Search on the categories or via Keywords the latest updates with

Nintendo discusses ‘new platform’ and implies backwards compatibility for Switch 2

Nintendo discusses ‘new platform’ and implies backwards compatibility for Switch 2
Nintendo’s still keeping mum about the Switch 2 no matter what you ask them about it (Picture: Salvo Lo Cascio and Riccardo Cambò Breccia)

It sounds like you’ll definitely get to transfer your Switch accounts to Nintendo’s next console according to Doug Bowser.

When it comes to the Nintendo Switch 2, the only detail Nintendo has so much as hinted at is that it will retain the existing account system for the current Switch.

This is something Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser also corroborated recently, adding that the goal with the account system is to allow for a smoother transition when the company launches its next console.

He was also quizzed on the rumours of the Switch 2 making a secret showing at Gamescom this past summer, but, unsurprisingly, refused to comment on that.

‘I can’t comment – or I won’t comment, I should say – on the rumours that are out there,’ Bowser tells Inverse . ‘But one thing we’ve done with the Switch to help with that communication and transition is the formation of the Nintendo Account.

‘In the past, every device we transitioned to had a whole new account system. Creating the Nintendo Account will allow us to communicate with our players if and when we make a transition to a new platform, to help ease that process or transition.’

The Switch 2 retaining the same account system would also mean you’d get to transfer your digital Switch games over to the newer console, which itself feeds into the idea that there will be backwards compatibility involved.

Bowser adds that the goal is to ‘minimise the dip you typically see in the last year of one cycle and the beginning of another,’ which suggests that Nintendo is trying to keep people invested in the current Switch, even after they announce its successor.

This does line up with comments on how Nintendo still has plans to propose new Switch games going forward, despite chatter of the Switch 2 launching next year.

It also makes sense considering the current Switch remains popular; recent sales figures from Japan are very healthy for a console that’s over six years old. Plus, not everyone will be able or willing to jump ship to a new console straight away.

More: Trending I have no sympathy for people that can't afford games if they're buying digitally Now Spider-Man 2 is out the PS5 has no new exclusives scheduled and that's crazy Nintendo Switch is the best console ever and it’s not even close - Reader’s Feature

There are signs that Nintendo is prepping for a new console launch though, besides just the rumours. With Super Mario Bros. Wonder out of the way, the Switch has very few major exclusives left on the schedule. It says a lot when the closing announcement of the most recent Nintendo Direct was for a remake of a GameCube game .

There is still Metroid Prime 4, but that’s been MIA for so long that many fans assume it’s been held back for the Switch 2.

Metroid Prime Remastered – in the time since Metroid Prime 4’s announcement, there’s been a new 2D entry and a remaster of the first Prime game (Picture: Nintendo)

Email , leave a comment below,  follow us on Twitter , and  sign-up to our newsletter .

MORE : Nintendo Switch 2 will be better at ray-tracing than PS5 and Xbox claims source

MORE : Nintendo Switch 2 backwards compatibility may only be in most expensive model says rumour

MORE : Nintendo Switch 2 will have cheaper digital-only model for £325 claims rumour

Follow Metro Gaming on  Twitter  and email us at

To submit Inbox letters and Reader’s Features more easily, without the need to send an email, just use our  Submit Stuff page here .

For more stories like this,  check our Gaming page .
Sign up to all the exclusive gaming content, latest releases before they're seen on the site. Sign up Privacy Policy » This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. always shares this Contents with License.

Thank you for Share!


Search Gambling News NEWS

The latest Top News, from leading exponents of Games Online, Gambling and Accredited Poker Sources.

Since 2014, our Mission was to Share, up-to-date, those News and Information we believe to represent in an Ethical and sincere manner the current Gambling World.

Change privacy settings

24h Most Popular News

Dokky Bookcase Script