Nintendo could announce its powerful Switch Pro next month, the report said
- Nintendo could announce Switch Pro in June ahead of the E3 video game conference
- It can cost between $ 349 and $ 399 depending on upgrades through the Switch
- The new console may have an OLED screen and a powerful graphics card that supports 4K resolution
- The Switch is halfway through its life cycle, the company said earlier this month
After denying that it would release an improved version of its Switch console last year, Nintendo is reportedly releasing the new system as soon as possible in the fall, according to a media report.
The new system, which will likely be called the Switch Pro, could be announced ahead of the E3 video game conference in June, with a release in September or October.
Bloomberg came forward for the first time The news of the timing of the new console.
It’s ‘high time’ for an upgrade to the Switch, which was first introduced in 2017, according to Dr. Serkan Koto, CEO of Tokyo-based gaming industry consultancy Kantan Games.
“About 75 percent of Switch software sales come from Nintendo’s first-party games, so I think hardcore gamers will always opt for Xbox or PlayStation, even if there is a Pro version,” Toto told DailyMail.com via e -mail.
However, the better specifications will make it easier for third-party developers to transfer games from other systems to the Switch, and Nintendo can produce better-looking software on its own, increasing the quality of future releases like Zelda or Splatoon 3.
The Switch is still great, but technically it’s a four-year-old piece of tablet-quality hardware. ‘
Nintendo has not yet responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
Nintendo could announce the new Switch Pro ahead of the E3 video game conference next month
Serkan Toto told DailyMail.com he expected the new console to cost between $ 349 and $ 399, depending on how powerful the device is
Much of the Switch’s success has been attributed to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ (pictured), released in March 2020, when countries around the world began implementing lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19
On the company’s earnings call earlier this month, Nintendo said it is halfway through the Switch console’s lifecycle, but has not disclosed details about updates to the hardware.
The final assembly of the machine, which is expected to rival Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Series X consoles in computing power, could take place as early as July, Bloomberg reported.
The new console will likely have a new OLED screen and a faster Nvidia GPU, allowing it to display 4K resolution when connected to a TV, the news gear added.
It’s likely that Kyoto-based Nintendo will be pricing the new console to reflect the Pro name given the upgraded internals, Toto added.
My best guess is $ 349- $ 399, depending on how powerful the device will actually be. But it will be more expensive than $ 299. ‘
The current version of the Switch costs $ 299 and the Switch Lite, introduced in 2019, costs $ 199.
HOW TO GAME MOBILE AND THE NINTENDO SWITCH
Nintendo has had a few difficult years.
Following the disastrous sale of the Wii U console, investors called on the Kyoto-based company to close its home console division and focus on smartphone games.
Super Mario Run, the first time one of Nintendo’s iconic video game characters appeared on a device not built by the company itself, set download records around the world when it launched in December 2016.
Super Mario Run achieved more than 40 million downloads in just four days, becoming the fastest game to reach the milestone in App Store history, Nintendo revealed at the time.
However, Nintendo stock tumbled after it was revealed that only a small percentage of players were willing to pay the £ 9.99 to unlock all of the content in the game.
“Mario may be the most popular game franchise in the world, but we see that only about 8 percent of those who try the game actually buy it,” said Sensor Tower analyst Spencer Gabriel.
Nintendo doesn’t seem to be deterred, however, with a range of new mobile games slated to launch between now and March 2019.
According to the Wall Street JournalNintendo is quietly working on a Legend Of Zelda adventure for smartphones and tablets that will launch in late 2018, and Nintendo recently confirmed that its best-selling racing game – Mario Kart – would be heading to iOS and Android smartphones before early 2019.
Elsewhere, the game company Kyoto has had huge success with the Wii U’s successor, Nintendo Switch.
The home console, which can be on the television or on the go thanks to the built-in 6-inch touchscreen and detachable Joy Con controllers, has seen huge demand.
On its most recent earnings call, Nintendo nearly doubled its expected full-year operating profit.
Sales of the all-new console, which includes its own version of Mario Kart and Legend Of Zelda, has surpassed the company’s estimates and those of its predecessor, the Wii U.
Nintendo also increased its year-end sales forecast from 10 million to 14 million consoles.
This new annual goal alone would surpass lifetime sales of 13.56 million consoles for the Wii U, which had been on the market for about five years.