Nintendo will release an upgraded version of Nintendo Switch in September this year
The news that Nintendo will launch a new version of the Nintendo Switch has been circulating for a long time. The general news is that this game console, which may be called Nintendo Switch Pro, will support DLSS technology and achieve 4K resolution output in TV mode. It will also be equipped with a Samsung 7-inch OLED screen.
According to Bloomberg, Nintendo will start producing the new console in July, and then officially release the upgraded version of the Nintendo Switch console in September or October, and plans to increase production in the fourth quarter. There are rumors that Nintendo may disclose relevant information before the E3 2021 exhibition on June 12. It is understood that Nintendo has established a supply chain system for the new game console. In view of the successful cooperation in the past, even if there is a shortage of chips and components, Nintendo’s related suppliers are confident to fulfill the orders for the new game console.
However, Nintendo previously stated that it expects Nintendo Switch sales to decline in the fiscal year 2022, partly due to the shortage of spare parts in the global semiconductor industry. However, Nintendo’s problem is not the supply of chips, but the supply of various parts that affect the assembly of game consoles, such as LCD panels and substrates. At the current sales rate, Nintendo Switch is still expected to surpass Wii before the end of this year and become Nintendo’s best-selling game console ever.
Currently, Nintendo Switch/Switch Lite uses the latest version of Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, manufactured with a 16nm process. Over the years, Nvidia has made considerable progress in graphics technology. There are rumors that Nintendo’s new game console will use Nvidia’s next-generation Ada Lovelace architecture.