There’s new information about the rumoured Nintendo Switch 2, even though Nintendo hasn’t officially confirmed it yet. It seems like the current Switch is nearing the end of its life. We don’t know if Nintendo will announce a new console before the end of 2023, but when they do, we now have a better idea of what it might have. Stay tuned to this article to know more.
Nintendo Switch 2 might be similar in power to PS4 and Xbox One
The FTC vs. Microsoft case has revealed a lot of previously unknown information. In the court documents, there are mentions of various attachments, one of which is labelled “NG Switch Draft.pdf.” This seems to be related to Nintendo’s next console, possibly the Nintendo Switch 2. However, the contents of this file are mostly hidden.
Switch 2 might be similar in power to PS4 and Xbox One, according to Activision who met with Nintendo executives last December to discuss the next Nintendo console. pic.twitter.com/7CiNUPXP7x
— GameSpot (@GameSpot) September 18, 2023
The documents also hint at “Gen8” platforms, which likely refer to the PS4 and Xbox One. The exact details of the document are not fully disclosed. Since many game developers are still creating games for the PS4 and Xbox One, it suggests that the Switch 2 will likely offer significantly improved visuals and performance for its games.
According to reports from Dexerto, additional leaks suggest that the Nintendo Switch 2 will use Nvidia’s Ampere architecture, which is the same technology used in the RTX 30-series graphics cards. Another source has mentioned that the Switch 2’s SOC (System on a Chip) can be compared to the RTX 3050 graphics card in terms of its hardware, which has 2560 CUDA cores.
Nintendo Switch 2: Expected Release Date and Price
During a recent Nintendo Direct live stream, there was a hint about the release date, suggesting that Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD might be coming in the summer of 2024.
Regarding the price, there are rumors suggesting that the Nintendo Switch 2 could cost $399. This pricing is thought to be a good balance for Nintendo in terms of making a profit and appealing to their audience. Given the rumored improvements like an LCD display, it’s possible that the price could be higher than the original Switch, which launched at $299.