Nintendo is reportedly preparing a Nintendo Switch for this year’s E3. It would be launched in September and would have an OLED screen, better-utilized frames, and more power.
The Nintendo Switch was launched in some countries. A revolutionary console, which put Nintendo at the height of the greats, such as PlayStation or Xbox. In fact, due to the global pandemic, Nintendo has seen its sales benefited from the shortage that competing consoles are suffering. But there has been no hardware overhaul in these 4 years.
And it seems that this will soon change. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is about to announce a (necessary) console overhaul. It would do so in June, and would have the console ready for September or October, and would be announced at E3, the most important video game conference of the year.
Sources familiar with the matter claim that this would be done to show a full catalog of launch games that would arrive along with the new Nintendo Switch. In addition, this one would come with a rather important renovation: an OLED screen.
A new Nintendo Switch is on the way
According to these sources, the new model is in the manufacturing process and the commercial name is completely unknown. It is known only to a few top managers of the Japanese company. Production will start at full capacity in the last quarter of the year.
There are many details to keep in mind. The first is that this new Nintendo Switch will not be a complement to the other two variants of the console, such as the standard Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. The new console will progressively replace the standard one, and the Lite will remain as it is currently. The bad news is that this new console will be more expensive than the previous generation.
Another point to note is that this announcement comes even with the current component shortage, which would imply that Nintendo will also suffer from the stock problems that both Microsoft and Sony are having with their Xbox X Series and PlayStation 5, respectively. This could affect its availability for launch.
The hardware that will mount this new Nintendo Switch will be able to move games at 4K like the rest of its competition, will have a larger 7-inch OLED screen signed by Samsung, and a much more powerful Nvidia processor than the Tegra that currently mounts the normal Switch. Necessary advantages if Nintendo wants to continue competing with the renewed hardware of its main rivals.
And is that the Nintendo Switch needs a renovation. It has some design and construction problems, it has a certainly obsolete design and with the introduction of 4K, the Full HD resolution that Nintendo reaches with the dock is insufficient at times. And there have been many voices that have insistently called for this renewal.