According to a source that makes the recent rumor that Nintendo is planning to launch a new Switch model later this year all the more valid.
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A reliable source makes the recent rumor that Nintendo is planning to launch a new Switch model later this year all the more valid.
An industry insider has given more credence to recent rumors that Nintendo is planning to introduce a new Switch model by the end of 2023. A Pokemon-related leaker has claimed an upgraded Switch version. will be released sometime this year.
According to a February 27 leak by an employee from the Pokemon outsourcing team, their studio is currently working on a graphics upgrade for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet targeting a new “model” of Nintendo’s hit console, slated to release with the second wave of DLC for the new RPG. While the corporation has yet to release a specific statement, the news comes along with numerous details about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s first DLC, all of which were confirmed during the latest Pokemon Presents broadcast. The live stream correctly predicted the title of this expansion, Paradox Virizion, as well as some minor updates to the game’s newest mainline Pokemon product, as well as information on some of the new lore the Game Freak is growing.
Renowned industry insider Jeff Grubb has now added credence to the only remaining part of that massive leak that needs verification. During his latest YouTube live stream, Grubb said he’s also heard rumors about a new Switch model in development with an expected launch time of late 2023. Note that his sources do not fully confirm that a new version of the hit game on the Nintendo console will be announced this year and even if it does, it remains to be seen whether it will actually be released. market during the holiday or not.
On the other hand, the only two Switch versions so far were both announced in July, the Lite version was revealed in 2019, while the OLED model was confirmed two years later and took two to three years. month to release. If Nintendo decides to roll out new hardware in 2023, it’s very likely the company will follow a similar launch strategy, especially considering the holiday season as the most lucrative time of year for the industry. game industry. As for what this upcoming system could be, Switch Pro rumors have been circulating in the industry for years now, which could indicate a minor upgrade with a more powerful system-on-chip is a possibility. more likely than next-gen consoles.
Either way, this isn’t the first time information about a potential Switch successor has surfaced online thanks to Pokemon; back in November 2022, a Pokemon developer mentioned “next-gen hardware” on a job listing, revealing that they were looking for a 3D character modeler who would be involved research and development for an as-yet-unannounced platform. That official post aligns with this latest rumor that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will receive a graphics update on the new system, adding further credence to the possibility that the next Nintendo console will be a remake. of the Switch, or at least provide backward compatibility with its predecessor.