It will launch on October 6, two weeks before Super Mario Bros. Wonder, with a suggested retail price of $349.99.
The system, its two Joy-Con controllers and the Switch dock all sport the Mario red colour. A silhouette design of Mario jumping is included on the back of the dock, which also features some ‘hidden’ coins.
Today’s 15-minute Nintendo Direct presentation provided an in-depth look at Super Mario Bros. Wonder ahead of the Switch exclusive’s release on October 20.
Announced in June, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first original 2D Mario side-scrolling game in over a decade. Its new gimmick is the Wonder Flower, which transforms each stage in a different way.
Today’s live stream, which was based solely on the upcoming platformer, saw Nintendo shed more light on its roster, power-ups, online system and more.
During its latest quarterly financial results briefing this month, Nintendo said Switch’s global lifetime sales stood at 129.53 million by the mid-point of 2023.
Driven by the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo shipped 3.91 million Switch units during the three-month period ended in June, which was up 13.9% year-over-year.
Nintendo forecasts it will sell 15 Switch million consoles during the current fiscal year ending on March 31, 2024, which would represent a 16.5% year-over-year decline.
According to VGC sources, the company has dispatched Switch 2 development kits to key partners, with a launch planned for the second half of 2024. Officially, Nintendo is yet to comment on plans for its next console.