With the Nintendo Switch doing so well across the world and struggling in India thanks to the pandemic, many potential owners and owners of the hybrid console have been wondering where the news for upcoming Nintendo games is over the months. Nintendo has taken to announcing games over Twitter in the case of Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Paper Mario: The Origami King. Over the years, a Nintendo Switch Pro has been rumoured to release soon multiple times. Last year, any hope for a 2019 release date was put to rest but a new report from Bloomberg reveals that Nintendo has a lot planned for 2021 including new Nintendo Switch hardware.
Specifications for the new Nintendo Switch are yet to be finalized but the report claims that Nintendo did look into 4K graphics. I can’t imagine a 4K target being likely considering the current Nintendo Switch struggles with 1080p docked and 720p portable in many games including some of Nintendo’s own releases. A 4K option for media playback is more likely.
The report goes on to say that Nintendo is planning multiple new games from its own studios and others targeting a wide demographic to be released alongside or following this new Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo’s current 2020 lineup has included multiple remasters and ports for the most part alongside the sales juggernaut Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is going to be interesting to see what Nintendo announces in the near future because its 2020 schedule so far is pretty barren compared to Microsoft and Sony who have the Xbox Series X and PS5 console launches coming up.
It remains to be seen what this new hardware will be called and how it will fit into Nintendo’s current lineup of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. It is likely that a more powerful Nintendo Switch Pro would replace the current Nintendo Switch while the Nintendo Switch Lite would remain the entry model. Hopefully the situation for the Nintendo Switch in India will improve in the near future because as of now, both the console and games are more expensive than they should be.