That's... a really long console life.
Handheld game console

The Nintendo Switch came out in 2017. It's been in dire need for a hefty hardware update, or refresh, or even a full-fledged "Switch 2" release for a while now. Still, that doesn't seem to be stopping Nintendo. The company told the Japanese publication Nikkei (via VGC) that they are still aiming to bring out new Switch titles until the end of March 2025.

This direct statement from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa comes right at the height of Switch 2 rumors being circulated around the Internet. Furukawa says, "We are still working on software for the Switch for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2025."

Some of the in-development titles include Metroid Prime 4, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door HD, and Luigi's Mansion 2 HD just to name a few.

As for the Nintendo Switch 2 rumors, it is being suggested that this new hardware will be out in the second half of 2024. Some rumors suggest that the Switch 2 will feature hardware capabilities that bring it more in line with current hardware offerings from Sony and Microsoft, which could lead to more third-party releases also targeting the Switch 2 in addition to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch 2 will reportedly utilize an LCD screen, still offer a portable mode, and will still include a cartridge slot for physical media. It's backwards compatibility with Switch titles has not yet been shared, though it's hard to imagine a Switch 2 won't offer at least some degree of backwards compatibility with Switch games.