New Nintendo Switch 2 — rumors and leaks we’ve heard so far


Here are all of the Nintendo Switch 2 rumours and leaks that have surfaced so far.

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Those hoping for a Nintendo Switch 2 may put their hopes to rest, since the company is unlikely to release a successor to its groundbreaking hybrid gaming system any time soon, especially after the Nintendo Switch OLED arrived less than a year ago.

It would be great if the current Nintendo Switch could produce native 4K content, but given how reasonably priced the greatest 4K TVs can be, the current Switch is probably at its pinnacle. So Nintendo won’t be able to replace it for a few more years.


As a result, we recommend that you get a Switch OLED and get started right now.

While we wait for more information, here’s what we already know about the Nintendo Switch 2.

  • Nintendo Switch: March 3, 2017
  • Nintendo Switch (upgraded battery): August 2019
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: September 20, 2019
  • Nintendo Switch OLED: October 8, 2021

New Nintendo Switch 2 price 

A new Nintendo console is expected to be released in 2024, according to Ampere Analysis’ Piers Harding-Rolls.


However, despite recent good sales of the existing Switch systems, the analyst forecasts that they will ultimately fall, leading to the need for a new Nintendo device to be introduced. However, it’s unclear if it will be a sequel to the Nintendo Switch or something else new.

Both the Game Boy and the 3DS were introduced by Nintendo in many iterations, each with its own set of improvements and alterations. In light of this, we don’t see why Nintendo couldn’t do the same with the Switch, because it’s currently the only portable system the company is actively marketing. This means that a Nintendo Switch 2 is possible, although we’d anticipate it to take a few more years before we see one.

Price of the second-generation Nintendo Switch

The price of the OLED Nintendo Switch is $349. ” Preliminary hunches were correct.


An analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, Matthew Kanterman, predicted that the Switch Pro will cost at least $100 more than the current model. In my opinion, Nintendo can still generate high demand even at $399.99, despite the device’s increased value offer.

In addition to Kanterman, there are many others. Serkan Toto, a Japan-based games analyst, predicted that the Switch Pro will cost approximately $399, which may be the same console as the Switch 2 and hence the same price, or a distinct higher spec version, in which case the Switch 2 itself is likely to cost less.

Nintendo has unveiled details on the upcoming Switch 2.

The OLED Nintendo Switch is more like a supercharged ‘Pro’ version of the present Switch than a whole new Switch, though it does suit several of the leaks we’ve previously uncovered.


According to earlier leaks, a new Switch console would have a unique Nvidia Tegra Xavier CPU, a 64GB SSD, 4K video capabilities, as well as two USB-C connectors. On the other hand, it suggests that this would be a TV-centric console, which seems doubtful. The next model’s processor hasn’t been revealed yet, but Nintendo has stated that the 32GB of storage will be upgraded to 64GB.

The Switch 2 and other prospective handheld consoles, such as the LG G Flex 2, might benefit from recent advances in mobile GPU technology. When it comes to the next generation of the Nintendo Switch, Samsung and AMD are rumoured to be working on a new Exynos 1000 processor with AMD graphics packed in, which might offer the Switch 2 a big power gain over the present Tegra X1.

Display of the Nintendo Switch 2

It’s no wonder, therefore, that Nintendo is enhancing the Switch’s screen with OLED technology, as it is an essential component of the system. Even yet, the display is still only capable of 720p when docked. OLED panels offered by Samsung have been confirmed by our own reporting to be used in a forthcoming Nintendo Switch version.


According to a Tom’s Guide interview, Co-founder of Panel Supply Chain Consultants Ross Young highlighted the possibility of a Switch Pro or 2 with an OLED display and the merits and disadvantages of such a screen.

In both white and black images, LCDs employ their full brightness. OLEDs, on the other hand, do not,” said Young. “The amount of electricity they use depends on the content. Because of this, it will all depend on what you’re playing. When it comes to video, OLEDs have the upper hand. If you’re playing a bright video game with a lot of white, OLEDs may use more power.”

The president of Universal Display Corporation recently mentioned a new Switch console, which supports the OLED notion. CEO Steven V. Abramson indicated that Nintendo was considering moving to OLED because of its superior contrast and reaction times over LCD. Good news, even if Nintendo isn’t saying anything about a new Nintendo Switch.


Even if Nintendo opts for a different form of display, the resolution may also rise. Using an innovative upscaling process, a new Switch will be able to display 4K content. AI-powered upmixing of visuals into high-resolution pictures without the performance needs of native rendering at, say, 4K is called Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is working on a new Switch that has the necessary hardware to do DLSS.

According to the same claim, the next Switch would have a bigger OLED panel and be capable of 4K output, if not native 4K rendering.

Switch firmware has also been debugged to uncover a new line “4kdp preferred over usb30” that suggests 4K output through DisplayPort on USB 3.0 for the Switch 2 is possible.


However, the Nintendo Switch 2’s upgraded specifications may only be the beginning. What seems to be dual-screen functionality was spotted in the April 2020 Switch firmware update, which suggests that the future Nintendo Switch might be a two-display device.

While this isn’t a first for Nintendo, we’d be interesting to see how dual-screen capability would fit into the Switch environment considering the company’s DS and 3DS handhelds. It’s possible that, like the Wii U, you’ll be able to play in handheld mode while projecting some material to your TV.

Among the many new features of the Nintendo Switch 2 are:

The OLED Switch, like the original Switch, can be played in docked-TV, tabletop, and portable modes much like the original. An Ethernet connector on the dock and a kickstand for enhanced tabletop gaming are among the new features.


As a result, Nintendo has filed for patent protection on a novel health-monitoring gadget that uses microphones and sensors to monitor your mood as well as a room’s odour. An interesting feature of the patent is that it has its own dock (similar to the Nintendo Switch) and appears to be built for games like Ring Fit Adventure.

This Nintendo Switch doesn’t appear to have such technology. Even if such a gadget is never released, it will be intriguing to watch if Nintendo improves its fitness-tracking capabilities in time for the next generation of Switch consoles.

The Nintendo Switch Pro, what’s your take?

When it was first announced, the Nintendo Switch Pro was widely expected to be a successor to its predecessor. After that, the Nintendo Switch OLED arrived and improved the aesthetics of the original Switch while leaving the performance alone. Because of this, there are still whispers about the possibility of a ‘pro’ version being in the works.


However, Nintendo has stated that this would not be the case, indicating that the speculations and leaks we’ve heard so far are for a second-generation Switch rather than a mid-generation upgrade. In this case, there is no easy method to receive confirmation, therefore we must rely on our intuition. It’s possible that a newer version of the Switch is in the works, but whether it’s referred to as the Switch Pro or the Switch 2 is irrelevant to us.

What the Nintendo Switch 2 should have in terms of features

Some characteristics that would make the Nintendo Switch 2 a tempting high-end choice for Nintendo enthusiasts if it does come to fruition.

  • This means that games like Super Mario Odyssey and Pokémon Sword and Shield cannot be played in their full splendour on the Switch’s 6.2-inch screen in portable mode. The ability to play 1080p games on the road would be a major selling point for a new Switch, especially if the device can manage 60 frames per second at that resolution.
  • For TV mode, 4K or 1440p is supported. A resolution upgrade for the Switch 2 would be welcome given the availability of 4K consoles and the forthcoming 8K support of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which we previously advocated for. Breath of the Wild at 4K would be stunning, but it’s unlikely the new system would be able to handle the additional processing power required to run the game at 2560 x 1440.
  • Improved comfort and ease of use. A small gaming PC from Alienware called the Concept UFO contains buttons, triggers, and grips that are the same size as those found on a Nintendo Switch. Switch 2 might be the most comfortable method to play on the move if Nintendo can come up with new Joy-Cons that are both larger and more ergonomic without being too heavy.

Why we want a Nintendo Switch 2

We’re still hopeful that Nintendo improves the frame rate and adds 4K at some time. The Nintendo Switch is a delight to use, and it’s supported with some of the best Nintendo games ever made. Even after three years, the hardware is showing its limitations, especially when it comes to third-party game conversions.


“The Outer Worlds looks so horrible on Switch that I’m inclined to warn even individuals who have no other means of playing it to stay away,” writes Kotaku’s Ethan Gach(opens in new tab). It appears that Gach’s screenshots show a fuzzy and stuttering port. Ports of Pillars of Eternity and Wasteland 2 have also been plagued by identical problems(opens in new tab).

In spite of being optimised for the Switch, Nintendo titles like Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are experiencing an issue with AAA games on the platform. If third-party titles on PS5 and Xbox Series X are more graphically demanding than ever, this might be extremely difficult for Nintendo.

But although a powerful system isn’t necessary for Nintendo (the Switch fared just OK against the PS4 and Xbox One), an OLED display might improve Nintendo’s titles and make its hybrid platform more enticing to fans of huge third-party brands. The Switch did just fine versus Sony and Microsoft.


Should I wait for a Nintendo Switch 2?

A better screen for on-the-go gaming is likely to make you happy if you were looking forward to 4K. Even if the redesigned kickstand doesn’t really scream “Nintendo Switch Pro,” we’re excited about it.

The hybrid nature of the Nintendo Switch and the high quality of its games mean that it is still a fantastic gaming platform. In terms of portable gaming systems, the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are head and shoulders above the competition. As a result, we expect them to continue to get funding for many years. Switch is here to stay, therefore there’s no better time than now to jump on board as it won’t be replaced any time soon.

As predicted, the OLED Switch will be compatible with the console’s current game catalogue. The Nintendo DS/Nintendo 3DS family has supported the same game catalogue for more than a decade, and Nintendo has a history of maintaining their handhelds through numerous versions. Given the success of the Nintendo Switch, we anticipate the company to follow suit with its current system.


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