Nintendo Switch Might Sport 4K Graphics According to Industry Insiders

If true, this would mean a huge upscaling

The Nintendo Switch is a fairly popular console that has seen unequivocal scores of success in, at least, the latter half of 2020. However, rumours have been circulating for a very long while now about a potential successor to this handheld console, or in other terms, a Nintendo Switch Pro.

It was as late as 2019 when the company president Shuntaro Furukawa dismissed all falsifications himself by saying, “It is an extremely ambitious, but worthwhile achievement. So, we will maintain this goal. Nintendo Switch is our primary sales objective, and we are not considering a successor or a price cut at this time.”

Therefore, Nintendo has been quite silent on a new Nintendo Switch model, but there is, however, a confirmed report by Bloomberg that correlates with the news we’ve brought you today.

According to them, Nintendo has asked developers to make their games 4K-ready, and this clearly suggests a graphically enhanced console in the near future, since the current Nintendo Switch offers a mere 720p render resolution.

Now taking into account this thread on ResetEra, a couple of trustworthy names have shed some light on what they might know about a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch in the works. Verified insiders “Z0m3le” and “NatetheHate” have dropped interesting claims.

They believe that the incoming revision of the Nintendo Switch will host raw performance equal to that of a PlayStation 4. Moreover, this new console will offer an improved CPU as well.

As for the Switch model incoming, we should just treat it like a PS4 with DLSS and a more capable CPU. That’s plenty to get an idea of what it should be capable of IMO,” says NatetheHate.

The maximum that the Nintendo Switch Pro will offer is a performance that’s close to the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

That said, taking in this information by setting low expectations is the only logical approach here. We have no official confirmation and nothing that can be branded finalized of the next Nintendo Switch version. Still, the future looks bright for Nintendo with all these leaks.

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Matt Hunter

With four years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with upcoming games articles.