Nintendo has recently started distributing the Switch’s OLED model, but rumors want the Kyoto company intent on planning the release of a new model, a real one Nintendo Switch 2. A leaker now speaks of the period of exit, exclusives and termination.
First of all, let’s remember that discussions around a more powerful model have been around for some time. Recently, one of the media outlets that spoke extensively about it is Bloomberg, although the Big N denied the US news report. Now, however, the well-known leaker NateDrake is revealing various details.
It is explained that the Japanese company would be planning a real Nintendo Switch 2 or Nintendo Switch 4K: it depends on how the marketer wants to present the product. What matters is that the device should support the 4K, but with DLSS, therefore not native. It would be a real new console, as at the moment it is not backwards compatible with Switch 1 games, due to different hardware and lack of TX1. However, there are various ways to overcome the problem and it will depend on Nintendo’s choices.
In terms of development, it seems that the big developers already have the devkit of this model from 2020, while smaller teams are receiving it this year. Various teams are developing exclusives for Nintendo Switch 2, but various porting of console games already available on PlayStation and Xbox are also in production. The developers are expected to finish developing the games by the end of 2022, but that doesn’t mean those games will be released during that time.
For what concern exit period of this Nintendo Switch 2, we are talking about the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023: the reference period is 6 months wide, because the production problems do not allow at this time to clearly define when the consoles will actually be ready for sale.
As always, remember that we are talking about rumors and, even if what is reported is correct, it is possible that it is dated information or that over time Nintendo changes its approach to a possible Nintendo Switch 2.
In the meantime, we can enjoy Nintendo Switch OLED: here are 10 games to relive on the new screen.