There have been rumors of a new Nintendo Switch with better performance data in the past. The optimized console version, sometimes called Nintendo Switch Pro, is supposed to enable gaming in a higher resolution, among other things. Nintendo has officially confirmed neither a possible release of an improved Switch nor the project itself. Now insiders are spreading rumors again and a new name: Super Nintendo Switch.
Two insiders have spread a new rumor about a more powerful Nintendo Switch via ResetEra. We already know that and nothing has been officially confirmed. But: The naming makes you sit up and take notice, because it basically fits perfectly with what one would expect from Nintendo from a further development.
"Super Nintendo Switch" somewhere at PS4 level
The name "Super Nintendo Switch" given by the insiders sounds fitting. It is said to be a more powerful variant of the original console, which is based on the Playstation 4 in terms of hardware, with DLSS and a better CPU. That could also be attributed to Nintendo: the Japanese console manufacturer strives for concepts with its consoles, not for pure performance data. One would have expected that a Super Nintendo Switch would not be at the level of a Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X|S in terms of performance if Nintendo were to surprisingly announce such a project.
Nevertheless: The Super Nintendo Switch would be placed somewhere in the generation after the Playstation 4 and thus offer significantly more power than the current Nintendo Switch or even the Switch Lite. Nintendo would be treading a path that is much more than a mere revision of a previously extremely successful console. The possible jump would be more like that between the Wii and the Wii U than that from the Switch to the Switch Lite. In the end, the insiders do not reveal much about the new Nintendo Switch: Yes, it should enable 4K resolutions, at least when the consoles are docked.
What the insiders say about a possible release window is exciting: The improved Nintendo Switch should appear in 2022, the console may be rolled out in parallel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. In principle, that could be true, but there are also facts that speak against it. At least Breath of the Wild 2 will not be built on the Super Nintendo Switch, the game has been in development for a long time and looks like the level of its predecessor. So there's no need to build a console release around this triple-A title. Due to the continued excellent sales figures, it is also unclear whether the original console has already reached the end of its life cycle. In purely economic terms, Nintendo would get more out of it if the Switch's potential was first exploited. On the other hand, games like the new monster Huter Rising already point to the technical performance limits - an improved switch would be the right step towards the future.
Nothing has been officially confirmed so far. One will have to wait and see if and when Nintendo will comment on the subject.
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