Yesterday we brought you coverage on a recent news story from the Taipei newspaper Economic Daily News, which reported that a new Switch revision is in the works with an improved display and “upgraded interactivity”. Now Bloomberg has produced its own report that seems to support the rumor.
In Bloomberg’s article, it’s said that Nintendo hasn’t finalized the specs of the new machine but suggests that it will feature more computing power and support for 4K definition graphics.
It’s worth noting that reporting on the story for Bloomberg is Takashi Mochizuki, who previously worked for the Wall Street Journal. Long-time rumor readers will remember him as he accurately leaked the Switch Lite launching in late 2019, the fact the Switch would use cartridges way back in 2016, and even the Switch being a hybrid console.
It isn’t just hardware that Mochizuki discusses in the Bloomberg article, though. Games are also brought up, suggesting that the new Switch model would be “coupled with, or followed by” a variety of games from Nintendo’s internal studios and “related outside studios”, which would appeal to “a wide range of players.” It’s suggested that this is why 2020 has been relatively quiet on the software release front, so far.
While this is by no means official confirmation of Nintendo’s plans, it does add some fuel to the fire of a very exciting 2021. We’ll be sure to bring you more news as it comes in.