Nintendo’s new console will have a seven-inch OLED display with 720p resolution and will allow resolutions up to 4K when connected to a TV.
Nintendo to launch Switch Pro in 2021
Nintendo will launch its upgraded Switch, supposedly called Switch Pro, this 2021 with a larger screen, performance improvements thanks to Nvidia DLSS technology, and accompanied by new games, according to Bloomberg. Neither Nintendo nor Nvidia have commented on the media leak, whose analysts point out that the system could cost around $400.
This Switch Pro will have a new chip from the manufacturer Nvidia that will offer better processor performance (CPU) and more memory. It will also support Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, available in the company’s PC graphics cards.
New Switch would be:
-release later this year
-7-inch, 720p OLED screen
-better CPU, more memory
-with a lot of games
-analysts tip as much as $399.99 price tag
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DLSS uses artificial intelligence to increase the resolution of on-screen games by running them at a lower resolution. Developers will need to update games to support DLSS, according to several unnamed developers who spoke to the aforementioned media outlet.
This technology will allow games to be displayed at up to 4K resolution when connected to the TV. As for the console’s display, they reaffirm that it will be Samsung that will offer a seven-inch OLED screen (approximately the size of the standard Switch without the bezel) of 720p resolution; The South Korean company stated in January its intention to expand its displays to video game consoles.
The same media outlet notes that Nintendo will accompany the launch of this new Switch with new games that will take advantage of new technologies and reminds that the release calendar is practically empty for the second half of the year; The most important third party will be released in August (No More Heroes 3) and the most important first-party, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, in July.
Analyst pricing: Between $350 and $400
An analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence points out that the console will cost up to $100 more than the current one, although it is a prediction. “$349.99 will increase the value proposition of the device, but I think Nintendo may have strong demand even at $399.99,” explains Matthew Kanterman.
Nintendo reported in the presentation of its financial report for the quarter ended December 2020 that they do not plan to present a new Switch soon, but at the same time, they did not deny that they were working on a new console. When asked by an investor about the possibility of seeing a new model in 2021, the Japanese firm replied, “Not anytime soon.”