A Nintendo Switch Pro should still be on the horizon, as industry speculators believe that its latest offering is not the last that we’ve seen of them any time soon.
When asked about their opinion about the Switch OLED, games journalist Jeff Grubb speculates that this is not what Nintendo plans to release. He believes that a Nintendo Switch Pro is up for a reveal next year.
Grubb notes that this should be expected from a company that releases several interim models for their devices.
Switch OLED is disappointing
Over the past week, Nintendo announced their Switch OLED. Instead of being a next-gen device, the company released the same device but with a new display. Almost everything is identical, apart from the display update.
I still have only ever personally heard 2022 for a Switch Pro. And if that still happens, I'll continue to speculate that will have 4K output with a significantly more efficient chip with DLSS.
Anyone think this is the last Switch from the company that released 6 3DS models? https://t.co/TuJJGucDdc
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) July 6, 2021
Many felt deep disappointment with the announcement. All this comes from the speculations that Nintendo is rearing for an overhaul of their device. Among the speculated specs include 4K capability, a better CPU, and more.
None of those came to pass, but experts believe this is not the last of it. Many believe that it’s only an interim or filler release. Some even believe that the Switch OLED is only there due to the Switch shortage.
“I still have only ever personally heard 2022 for a Switch Pro. And if that still happens, I’ll continue to speculate that will have 4K output with a significantly more efficient chip with DLSS,” said Grubb. “Anyone think this is the last Switch from the company that released 6 3DS models?”
Switch Pro in flux
The existence of the Nintendo Switch Pro is in flux due to the release of the Switch OLED. The latter will have almost the same specs, including a 7-inch OLED screen. It will also have 64GB storage, better audio, and LAN support.
The Switch OLED, however, will keep its current Joy-Cons, known for their drift issue. It will also not have extended battery life. The dock for it will also sell separately, which is a weird move to do.
“Nintendo Switch (OLED model) does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models,” said Nintendo to The Verge.
“We have nothing to announce on this topic, but like the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite consoles, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) supports Bluetooth tech for the Joy-Con controllers,” added Nintendo in reply to queries about Bluetooth earphones.
Whether the Nintendo Switch Pro will come is anybody’s guess. Even then, this model of the Switch is not a must-buy for those who already have it.
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