Some people think so? Maybe?
Is there a new Switch in the cards — or on the dock? Reports are flying in from all over the place, and honestly have been since the original Switch launched back in March of 2017, that an upgraded “Pro” version of the Switch ie being readied. The most recent reports stem from Takashi Mochizuki at Bloomberg and from Taiwan’s United Daily News.
The information being presented essentially includes the following info:
- The “Switch Pro” would have higher resolution output, up to 4K, though not necessarily a 4K-level system. It’s the half-step PS4 Pro/Xbox One X of the Switch’s life span. There likely be some kind of computing bump as well to accommodate.
- The model would feature “new interactivity,” whatever that is. Could it mean something like haptics? VR? Biometric readings? Dual-screen compatibility?
- The console would launch alongside a robust slate of first party software. Thanks for Animal Crossing still doing gangbusters, and a rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars coming later this year, Nintendo’s 2020 release list is still very unknown. That reason could mean that a push is moving games onto the new console for launch, like BOTW2 and Metroid Prime 4.
- The console is set to begin production at the end of 2020 for a planned 2021 launch.
All of these are, of course, rumors until Nintendo actually reveals anything. We know that’s been going real well this Summer, so at least we’re all on the same page.