Practically since its launch, and in view of what has happened with other consoles and even with Nintendo 3DS itself, there are many who hope that at some point Nintendo Switch Pro Announced, this being the name that has been coined to the supposed improved model of the console. And it must be said that rumors about it have not been lacking.
This is because there have been many who have come to speculate on a console with an OLED screen (this being something that has been fulfilled) and with internal performance improvements that would allow moving the games to 4K, adding here that the dock of the latest revision of the console is compatible with this resolution despite the fact that the console itself and the games are not, which in itself is already an important clue. And as if this were not enough, it seems that a leak from Nvidia has given more details about it.
Nintendo and NVIDIA would be collaborating once again to manufacture the components of a console
Before we start, although the source has been the page lore.kernel.orgthe truth is that they have been our companions of Nintenduo those who have been in charge of collecting all the data related to this supposed new console, thereby giving rise to us being able to know in more detail what is nvidia working on.
In fact, it must be said that it is not the first time that we see the name of this company related to Nintendo, since it is known for a fact that they have been those in charge of creating and providing the Nintendo Switch chips, so seeing the great performance of the console it is not uncommon for Nintendo to bet on them again. Be that as it may, this also brings its negative consequences, since with the leak suffered by Nvidia it could be seen that they were working on a new console with Nintendo, it being a mystery if it is a review of Switch or its successor.
Be that as it may, and in order to put it in context, it must be said that during this year, one of the leaks suffered by NVIDIA included a new version of NVN, this being the graphic API that was used in the development of Nintendo Switch, which automatically made more than one think that it was a project related to this console. And it seems that new data has been offered in this regard.
Nintendo Switch OLED could have been the famous Nintendo Switch Pro
Having said all of the above, it should be noted that there are many rumors that, as a result of that feature of the dock that we have already mentioned, that Nintendo Switch OLED was going to be the famous Pro model of the hybrid console, this being something that would have resulted in a change of plans in view of the circumstances at that time, since, to give just several examples, the pandemic and the semiconductor shortage crisis It wouldn’t have made such an ambitious model too viable.
In any case, and channeling again with the future of the console and the NVIDIA leak, according to the data recently provided and that would be related to the new graphics chip already mentioned, an update to your Linux kernel indicates that two relevant facts are being executed for the future of the console, since on the one hand mass manufacturing of this chip would be imminent at the same time that this has offered new data about it.
Under this premise, it has been possible to know that the CPU of the supposed new Nintendo Switch would have a total of 8 cores grouped in a single clusterthis being something that you should take in any case as a mere rumor, since At the moment there are no official data on the table neither by Nintendo nor by Nvidia itself. Of course, it cannot be ruled out that this technology is used for independent Nintendo Switch devices.
No further details are known about the future of Nintendo Switch
It should be noted that, as indicated by our colleague Juan Antonio Fonseca from Nintendúo, the information provided at the moment does not allow to know more technical characteristics of the new and supposed console, although it points out that, due to the compatibility of the processor with the mentioned core, it would be the A78C. This would also lead to this possible revision or successor to the Nintendo Switch working with higher frequencies at the cost of higher consumption.
Of course, despite everything said, we must remember that all this information is still not officially confirmed, so we will have to wait for Nintendo to rule on the matter. Nevertheless, Theories and debates around the announcement of Nintendo Switch Pro They are in full bloom, since the recent announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has opened the possibility that we will see a new revision accompanying the title at its launch.
And this is because every major Zelda game released on the Nintendo Switch has arrived. accompanied by a review of the consolethe only exception being Zelda: Skyward Sword and Nintendo Switch OLED, with which it was decided to release it with Metroid Dread.
Future games portend at least two more years with Nintendo Switch
In any case, it must be said that, despite everything, Nintendo Switch is still a good purchase option, since we can currently see that there are plans for the console to remain at least until 2024 with titles such as Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, which plans to continue releasing content until this year. Also, the recent release of Splatoon 3 makes it hard to think that the game’s servers will be shut down anytime soon.
Otherwise, it must be remembered that Nintendo Switch currently has three models, these being the original (changed in 2019), the Lite and the OLED. It remains to be seen when this new one could be added, since, as far as we know, in 2022 there will be no new announcement.