Nintendo will remove X from its Switch console.

The gaming giant has supported their app version of the microblogging site - previously known as Twitter - since its release in 2017 but as of June 11 2024, it will no longer be available on the platform.

In a statement, X said: "The gaming community is one of the largest and most vibrant communities on our platform, and we are dedicated to enhancing and supporting gaming-related features. As part of Nintendo's planned discontinuation of sharing content to X from the Nintendo Switch, from June 11th, users will need to download Switch gameplay media directly to their smartphones and share it natively on our platform.

"Our partnership with Nintendo remains strong, and we are working together to ensure a smooth transition for all users. We will continue collaborating with partners to bring new and exciting experiences to our global gaming community.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has continually delayed the release of the follow-up to its wildly successful gaming device - which was first released in March 2017 and has so far sold 139 million copies - worldwide - and a conference will take place in June but will not make any mention of the the release of the next iteration.

In a statement published to X, he said: This is Furukawa, President of Nintendo. We will announce the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year. It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of Nintendo Switch back in March 2015. We will be holding a Nintendo Direct this June regarding the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024, but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation."

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