Nintendo Switch Pro: New firmware provides further information

Nintendo Switch Pro: New firmware provides further information

Nintendo Switch Pro

This week Nintendo released a new firmware for the Switch. However, since the changes were kept within limits, the first data miners examined the update thoroughly in order to perhaps find one or the other hidden highlight.

Instead of new functions, Twitter user OatmealDome now has some clues about the alleged pro -Model of the Nintendo Switch discovered, which is said to be in development at the moment. This includes, among other things, the possibility that the docking station of the console can be provided with an update in the future. The hardware is also known internally as a cradle and has not received a new version since its launch. It is possible that it is a completely new docking station that is delivered with the Pro model. With the designation "CrdA" (Cradle for Aula), the first indications have already been found here. Aula is the internal name for the new Pro model.

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Forget the Nintendo Switch Pro — this Switch is 6 feet long and playable

Who needs a massive 4K TV when you can play your favorite games directly from a  6-feet-long Nintendo Switch? YouTuber Michael Pick (also known as The Casual Engineer) made this possible by engineering the world's biggest Nintendo console, which measures 70 by 30 inches and weighs 65 pounds in total.

According to the content creator, he was inspired to build the oversized version of the portable console as he believed that the original was 'really easy to lose.' Thankfully, his creation easily solved this problem, as the overall size of the console ended up being 650% bigger than the original Switch.

All of the buttons and joysticks are fully functional and replicate all of the commands from the traditional Nintendo Switch. And even if stretching your arms is too much of an issue, the massive console can easily be paired up with an external Nintendo Switch Pro controller.

Now, how exactly did Pick manage to put everything together? Surprisingly, it's actually not as complicated as we thought it'd be. The device is basically a wooden shell that houses an original Nintendo Switch console and a 4K TV.

The giant console also uses 3D-printed buttons that connect to a set of original Joy-Con controllers through a set of wires that manually mirror the inputs received from the larger Joy-Cons. However, as we can tell from the YouTuber's demonstration of a giant Mario Kart 8 race, this does seem to introduce a rather significant level of input lag. 

The content creator concluded his video by donating the oversized Nintendo Switch console to St Jude's Children Hospital.

And speaking of 4K gaming, if you are just as hyped as the rest of us regarding the rumored release of the Nintendo Switch Pro, make sure to check out our roundup of the most up-to-date leaks and rumors. Although Nintendo hasn't yet confirmed the rumored console even exists, there has been growing speculation that it will feature support for 4K resolution in a docked mode and a slick new OLED display.

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