Everything on the Nintendo Switch 2
The success of the Switch
With the arrival of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, Nintendo has finally achieved the success they have been aiming for since the design of the WiiU. With a solid lineup of games such as Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, it's not surprising that already, more Switch than Wii consoles have been sold. But what is Nintendo planning? Rumors roam the internet, speaking of a possible Nintendo Switch 2.
Rumor #3: Compact Switch
After previous reports about the absence of a successor to the Switch, rumors are buzzing again. Maybe not a Switch 2, but a more compact and slightly cheaper Switch that is aimed at users who only want to play on the move. The editors hope that a suitable hardware refresh will follow, such as a nicer screen or an even better battery life!
Rumor #2: wait a little longer
There are some dark clouds on the horizon: Nintendo CEO Furukawa says in an interview that Nintendo is not working on a successor. In addition, there is also the news that Metroid Prime 4 is starting all over again with its development cycle. The Nintendo Switch 2 won't see the light of day yet. This doesn't change the fact that a hardware refresh or another model may be placed next to the current Switch in the stores.
Rumor #1: internal improvements
A number of very clever people have dug into the new firmware of the Switch and some interesting facts have popped up. They already came across references to a device with more memory and processor power. It seems that we may expect an intermediate generation, as we see with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Higher resolutions with a comparable battery life and improved panel techniques are certainly welcome if we have a say!
What do we want from the Nintendo Switch 2?
The Switch is revolutionary as a console for both at home and on the road. There are some areas for improvement. For example, I find the joy cons too small for my hands and there is also something to be gained in the hardware field. For example, a better panel technology could be applied. More RAM and computing power are also always welcome. A completely new design will take years to come, but an interim refresh can probably be expected.