Will the Switch 2 arrive in this 2023?
The Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling consoles of all time and recently exceeded the figure of 122 million units. Although it is true that it is very popular and continues to be so, it is noticeable that it is a portable console with many years behind it. It was released in 2017 but its hardware is really from 2015, so it has to make do with running most games at 720P and 30 FPS. At a time when many people are waiting for a future Switch Pro or Switch 2it turns out that the British government has leaked a new console from nintendoalthough everything is in the hands of speculation really.
Portable consoles have proven to be very popular among gamers and we have seen this with releases like the Steam Deck. Valve’s portable console appeared and captured the attention of millions of users. In this case we had a very powerful machine for its size and at a price of little more than 400 euros, so the relationship between power / price was more than correct. The fact that we could emulate even Nintendo Switch games better than the original console said a lot about the performance difference between both.
A new leak generates rumors about a possible Nintendo Switch 2
With the Steam Deck, Valve has shown that it’s possible to get a lot of performance out of a handheld console. However, it cannot compete at the sales level with the Nintendo Switch. This has the fame that Nintendo has been accumulating for many years, along with a huge catalog of very high-quality games. We have franchises like Zelda, Metroid or Mario that they will always be released exclusively on Nintendo and all this, we must consider other advantages for the Switch. And it is that this is smallerhas longer battery life and it is a console itself.
A version of the console with better performance is undoubtedly something that many fans have been waiting for years and perhaps we are facing something like that. And it is that, the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom (CMA) has shown a “next generation nintendo console“. This kind of leak would indicate that we could be facing a upcoming release of a Nintendo Switch 2 or a Switch Pro.
Nintendo Switch Online is coming to a new device
Not much else is really revealed, we just have those few words of a future Nintendo console with a question mark. The date is even more confusing since with 20XX it can be 2023 or 2099 if we get sarcastic. It is clear that at some point Nintendo will have to update the Switch, although it must be recognized that it has no competition. And it is that, although the Steam Deck and the rest of “consoles” have greater power and specifications, we talk about PCs turned into portable consoles. They are, after all, computers, with their graphic options and configurations that many people avoid because they are complex.
This leak of a possible Nintendo Switch 2 actually references a device “confidential“of the company that would arrive with NSO (Nintendo Switch Online). Rumors also appear that would indicate that we are not facing a successor to the Switch but another type of device. We can really do little if not speculate with the small amount of data offered.