Nintendo Switch 2 — rumors and leaks we know so far


Here are all of the Nintendo Switch 2 rumours and leaks we’ve heard so far.

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There haven’t been many Nintendo Switch 2 rumours lately, so it’s possible that we won’t see a new Switch console for a while.

A Nintendo device that can produce ultra-high quality visuals and compete with the likes of the PS5 and Xbox Series X is a compelling case, given the proliferation of 4K televisions.


There were some improvements made with last year’s OLED version of the Nintendo Switch, but they didn’t go far enough. Things like a 4K display, extra storage, and additional connections for accessories are things we’d want to see in the Nintendo Switch 2.

Possible launch date for the Nintendo Switch 2

According to Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis, a “next-generation Nintendo device” is expected to be released in 2024.

However, despite recent good sales of the existing Switch consoles, the analyst forecasts that they will eventually 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.


The Game Boy and 3DS have been updated and re-released numerous times by Nintendo. Given that the Switch is now its primary portable system, we see no reason why it couldn’t do the same for that console. We wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a Nintendo Switch 2 in the future, but we’d expect it to take a few more years to arrive.

New Nintendo Switch 2 potential release date 

The price of the OLED Nintendo Switch is $349. ” This is consistent with the prior hypothesis.

According to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Kanterman, the Switch Pro will cost at least $100 more than the current model. “While the device’s value proposition will improve with a price of $349.99, I believe Nintendo can still drive strong demand even at that higher price point.”


Kanterman isn’t the only one. It is possible that the Switch Pro will be the same console as the Switch 2, in which case its price will be the same, or that it will be a different higher-spec version, in which case the Switch 2 will be cheaper. Japanese video game consultant Serkan Toto predicted that the Switch Pro would cost $399.

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

Features of the new Nintendo Switch 2

In some ways, the OLED Nintendo Switch revelation is consistent with earlier reports, while in others it appears to be an upgraded version of the present Nintendo Switch rather than a whole new Nintendo Switch.

Another leak stated that the new Nintendo Switch system would have a 64GB SSD, 4K video, and two USB-C connections; these are just some of the features that have been rumoured about. In addition, it seems doubtful that a console like this would be a TV-only device. Until now, we have no idea what type of chip is in the new model, but Nintendo has stated that it would have 64GB of storage space, up from the existing 32GB.


The Switch 2 and other prospective handheld consoles, such as the LG G Flex 2, could benefit from recent advances in mobile GPU technology. Assuming Nintendo decides to replace the present Switch’s old Tegra X1 processor with Samsung and AMD’s upcoming Exynos 1000 chip, the Switch 2 might see a significant increase in performance.

Display for the Nintendo Switch 2 has been released.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo used OLED to make the Switch’s screen even more beautiful. Even yet, it’s still a 720p display that only outputs 1080p when docked. This confirms what we already knew: A new Nintendo Switch model will have OLED screens made by Samsung.

According to a Tom’s Guide interview, An OLED display for the Switch Pro or Switch 2 was discussed by Display Supply Chain Consultants co-founder Ross Young.


“LCDs employ a maximum brightness, whether it’s a white or black image. OLEDs, on the other hand, don’t,” said Young. “The amount of energy they use depends on the information they’re analysing. This is going to be determined by the kind of media you’re accessing. OLEDs have a significant edge in video applications. Because of their brightness, OLEDs may use more power when playing a high-contrast video game with a lot of white.

A recent remark of a new Nintendo Switch console by the CEO of Universal Display Corporation supports the OLED notion. CEO Steven V. Abramson indicated that Nintendo was considering moving to OLED because of its superior contrast and response times over LCD. It’s a good sign that even if Nintendo is keeping quiet about it, there is a new Switch in the works.

Depending on the display type chosen by Nintendo, there may be an increase in resolution as well. To attain 4K resolution, a new Switch is rumoured to use an innovative upscaling technology. It’s called Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, and it leverages AI technology in order to successfully upmix graphics into high-resolution images without the performance needs of rendering them at, say, 4K. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is working on a new Switch that has the necessary hardware to do DLSS.


Similarly, a bigger OLED screen and 4K output capabilities are expected for the upcoming Switch, according to the same report.

As a result of a more recent research into the Switch firmware, a possible 4K DisplayPort over USB 3.0 output via line “4kdp preferred over usb30” has been discovered.

However, the Nintendo Switch 2’s upgraded specs could be only the beginning. To put it another way, coding unearthed in the Switch’s April 2020 firmware upgrade suggests that the next Nintendo Switch could have two screens.


This would hardly be a revolutionary move for the company given the success of the Nintendo DS and 3DS portable systems, but we’re interested to see how it might affect the Switch’s overall experience. 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, may be played on a tabletop, docked to a television, or in handheld mode. The dock now has an Ethernet port and a redesigned kickstand for enhanced tabletop gaming.

According to a recent patent from Nintendo, the company has developed a health-tracking device that can track how well you sleep, check your mood, and even alter the smell of the space. As an interesting aside, the patented device has its own dock (similar to the Switch) and is geared towards use with health-related video games like Ring Fit Adventure.


This Nintendo Switch doesn’t appear to have that kind of technology. The future of a fitness tracker for the Nintendo Switch is still uncertain, but it will be interesting to see if the company improves its efforts in this area before the next system is released.

What about the Nintendo Switch Pro?

The rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro was widely expected to be a successor to the original Switch. After thereafter, the Nintendo DS OLED came along, which improved some aspects of the original Switch, but not its overall performance. Because of this, there are still whispers of a “professional” version being developed.

It’s been made clear that the rumours and alleged leaks we’ve heard so far are for a second-generation Switch, not an upgradable model for the current iteration. In this case, there is no easy way to receive confirmation, therefore we must rely on our intuition. The name “Switch Pro” or “Switch 2” may be moot because we believe a better Switch console is on the way.


What we want from the Nintendo Switch 2

There are a few features we’d want to see on a Nintendo Switch 2 if it does come to fruition, which may make it an appealing premium alternative for Nintendo enthusiasts.

You can’t play games like Super Mario Odyssey and Pokemon Sword and Shield in their full glory on the Nintendo 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 in that resolution.
For TV mode, 4K or 1440p is supported. Switch 2 could benefit from a resolution boost, something we’ve advocated for recently, given that 4K consoles are now available and the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be able to play 8K content. Breath of the Wild in 4K would be stunning, but it’s unlikely the new console would be able to handle the additional processing power required to run the game at 2560 x 1440.
Improved comfort and ease of use. Recently, we were given the opportunity to test out Alienware’s Concept UFO, a portable gaming PC that looks and feels like a Nintendo Switch controller. The Switch 2 could be the most comfortable method to play on the go if Nintendo can design new Joy-Cons that are larger and more ergonomic without being too huge.

What about the Nintendo Switch Pro?

Having said that, we’re still holding out hope that Nintendo will improve performance and introduce 4K support in the future. The Nintendo Switch is a joy to use, and it comes preloaded with some of Nintendo’s best titles. However, its hardware is starting to show its limitations more than three years after its release, namely when it comes to big third-party game porting efforts.


“I’m tempted to warn even individuals who have no other means of playing it to stay away” from the latest Switch port of The Outer Worlds, according to Ethan Gach of Kotaku. According to Gach’s screenshots, the transfer appears to be extremely pixelated and plagued by framerate drops. Pillars of Eternity and Wasteland 2 are examples of games that have experienced similar troubles when they were ported.

It’s not only Breath of the Wild or Animal Crossing: New Horizons looking and operating fantastic on Switch. The device appears to be having issues with AAA games in general. If third-party titles on PS5 and Xbox Series X are more graphically demanding than ever, this might be extremely difficult for Nintendo.

Because the Switch scored well against the PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo doesn’t need a system that can compete with those systems, but the OLED display might make Nintendo’s games look a lot better and increase interest in Nintendo’s hybrid platform among fans of huge third-party franchises.


No, I don’t want to wait for the Nintendo Switch 2!

On the one hand, people hoping for 4K may be disappointed, but on the other hand, those who expected a sharper screen for mobile gaming will be thrilled. Honestly, the new kickstand has us quite excited, despite the fact that it does not scream “Nintendo Switch Pro” either.

It doesn’t matter, though, because the Nintendo Switch is still a fantastic gaming console because of its hybrid design and good games. In terms of the greatest handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite both make the cut. As a result, we fully expect them to be sustained for many more years to come. For those who have not yet joined the Switch bandwagon and are confident that it will not be replaced in the near future, now is a great moment to join.

That the OLED Switch will be compatible with the console’s current game library was something we all assumed would happen. The Nintendo DS/Nintendo 3DS family has supported the same game catalogue for more than a decade, and Nintendo has a long history of supporting their handhelds through numerous versions. Given the success of the Nintendo Switch, we expect the company to follow suit with its current console.


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