Switch Pro: Rumors Fuel Soon Disclosure

Switch Pro: Rumors Fuel Soon Disclosure

Switch Pro

Nintendo is likely to be hosting a Direct announcement on Thursday, June 3rd. Rumors already indicated that we would see the Nintendo Switch Pro during this. A new rumor now seems to substantiate this.

Everything points to the Nintendo Switch Pro

Centro Leaks said they saw on a screenshot of the system of a major retailer that new hardware was around to get the Nintendo Switch (buy now) to go live on Thursday night to Friday. "We received and verified a screenshot from a major retailer's internal system showing that a new Switch hardware-related listing will go live on June 4th (around midnight). That's all we have right now. there are no other data / attributes in the list at the moment. "

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Supposedly it will go on sale this fall, probably in September or October. It is not known what hardware is in it and what the performance looks like compared to the regular switch console. It is also still completely unclear how Nintendo will do with the games in the future. Will they all run on both consoles? Will the Switch Pro be exclusive or do games on the more powerful console have certain advantages? We may find out tomorrow evening.

Source: DualShockers

Nintendo Announces Games-Only E3 Direct, Switch Pro Reveal Likely Soon

A 2019 Nintendo Switch Lite handheld video games console with a Gray finish, taken on November 7, ... [+] 2019. (Photo by Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

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There have been rumors that Nintendo would be announcing its new Switch Pro console ahead of E3 2021 in order for developers to be able to show off software for it during the show itself, and a new reveal seems to be in line with that idea.

Nintendo has announced a date and time for a 40 minute E3 2021 Direct presentation, Tuesday, June 15 and 12 PM ET. They’ve said it will be software only, and mostly for content releasing this year:

That leaves a period of about two weeks or so where Nintendo could debut the Switch Pro in a separate presentation ahead of E3, with the rumored system having more power, enough for 4K when docked, an improved handheld screen and possibly a higher price than the current Switch, which has not been discounted since its launch years ago, due to its capacity to sell out regardless.

Nintendo doesn’t exactly need a new console, given how well the Switch is continuously selling, but obviously this new version will sell out even more quickly, and I would expect it to be extremely hard to get if it does come out this fall.



As for the games that may be showcased for the Switch Pro at Nintendo’s E3 show, there are really only two anyone can talk about, more info about Breath of the Wild 2, and any info about Metroid Prime 4, a game that had its development restarted after it initially did not go well. Personally, I’m not expecting a Metroid update but yes, it does seem like it’s time to hear more from Breath of the Wild 2.

We are likely to see a mid-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as this console generation presses on, but it’s way, way too early for that, as those systems are barely half a year old, and still hard to find. 3-4 years from now is the bare minimum for when we’d see a PS5 Pro or Series Y or whatever it will end up being.

Nintendo rarely doesn’t deliver at E3, and even if they are running a completely different race than the horsepower-based, AAA blockbuster focus of Sony and Microsoft, they are still winning big in their own parallel lane. This will not be a show to miss, but I would also not be surprised if we saw the Switch Pro debut within the next week as well.

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