The long rumoured Nintendo Switch upgrade will reportedly be announced ahead of this year’s online-only E3 event.
With the E3 Gaming Expo taking place in mid-June, Nintendo may get ahead of the pack with an early June reveal.
That’s according to a new report by Bloomberg, which also claims the console will have a 2021 release date.
More specifically, the Nintendo Switch Pro will reportedly launch in either September or October this year.
This contradicts previous reports that the console wouldn’t launch until early 2022.
Interestingly, the report suggests that Nintendo isn’t particularly worried about stock shortages, despite similar issues plaguing the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
That’s because the new Nintendo Switch Pro will use more readily available components.
The only bad news is that the Nintendo Switch Pro will reportedly carry a higher price tag than the current model.
As for the specs, the Nintendo Switch Pro is said to feature a 7-inch OLED screen.
This makes it bigger and flashier than the current model, which measures in at 6.2-inches.
Elsewhere, the console will be powered by a speedier NVIDIA graphics chip, which will be capable of delivering 4K visuals.
Unfortunately, however, previous reports suggest some of the new Nintendo Switch Pro games will only play on the new hardware.
That’s according to an industry insider, who said that third-party developers will be especially keen to take advantage of the new technology.
“There will be some select exclusives, especially from third-party partners,” reads a Resetera post. “May not be a big number of them, but I know of at least one.”
Previous Nintendo upgrades have done something similar. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Fire Emblem Warriors were both exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, for example.
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