Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported on some more specifics regarding the long-rumored upgraded Nintendo Switch hardware revision. Specifically, they claimed it will have a larger, 720p OLED screen and support up to 4K resolutions while docked, with a release window later this year. Now a new report has come out via the publication which shines a little more light on the mysterious system.
In the article, it’s claimed that Nintendo is putting a new Nvidia graphics chip in the system, and one which will support DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). This is a technique in a game is rendered at a lower resolution and then upscaled via an AI process that has been trained on seeing the game running at a higher resolution. Digital Trends dives deep into the specifics, but the general gist is that developers for the rumored system would be able to output at 4K without the typically associated hardware performance costs.
Bloomburg’s source is “people familiar with the matter”, who are kept anonymous as the plan is not yet public. In terms of track record, however, writer Takashi Mochizuki has a long history with Nintendo leaks, previously hinting at the Switch Lite’s release window and even being one of the first to talk about the “NX” being a hybrid device that used cartridges.
The article also re-iterates that Nintendo will “couple the console’s release with a bounty of new games”. Also noteworthy is that analysts expect the system to cost more than the current Switch model’s $299 pricepoint, with Bloomberg’s Matthew Kanterman stating “$349.99 will increase the value proposition of the device, but I still think Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $399.99”
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
source: multiple people familiar with the matter that we talked to.https://t.co/1lleqAFQBh
— Takashi Mochizuki (@6d6f636869) March 23, 2021
Hopefully we’ll get official word on this enigmatic new system sooner rather than later.