Anyone hoping for the arrival of an updated Nintendo Switch would be disappointed as the most recent rumours claim that although it was in development, there are no longer any plans to launch it. For years, there have been online rumours about a more potent Switch model, but nothing ever came to pass. Given that the hybrid console debuted in March 2017, it is reasonable to assume that any plans for a mid-generation upgrade would have been scrapped in favour of starting development on the following generation.
Numerous leaks and speculations hinted to the potential existence of a Switch Pro, and when an NVIDIA engineer confirmed the Tegra 239’s leaked pictures, some speculated that the Tegra 239 may really be the Switch Pro’s processor.
The supposed system did exist at one time, according to a report from Digital Foundry, but several unidentified developers verified with them that it had been scrapped. This information dissuades holding out hope for its deployment. The Switch family of consoles will continue to consist of the base model, the smaller Switch Lite that does away with dock functionality, and the more expensive Switch OLED whose main selling point is having an OLED screen along with other less significant upgrades. This is in line with what Nintendo hinted at regarding new Switch models.
Nintendo is Worried About its Future Seeing the Downfall of Wii Consoles
The assumption that Nintendo is concerned about transitioning to the next generation of consoles is one of the discussion’s most intriguing aspects. Nintendo may still be haunted by the Wii U’s failure, which came out after the Wii’s enormous success, despite the Switch being one of the best-selling systems of all time. If this is the case, there may be cause to suspect Nintendo may take a more cautious approach to the Switch’s successor, choosing to build on what has already worked for them rather than attempting to innovate as they did in the past.
Although the time for a more potent Switch may have passed, it doesn’t mean the system has completely lost its appeal.
Source: Digital Foundry