Nintendo's next console, which is being referred to by many media outlets as Nintendo Switch Pro or Nintendo Switch 2, is rumoured to be well and truly on its way, but when exactly is the release date?
As usual, there are some clues which we'd advise you to take with a big pinch of salt as Nintendo themselves seem to be staying silent at this time, but let's take a closer look at everything we know so far, plus the very latest news.
Nintendo Switch Pro Release Date
UPGRADE ON THE WAY? The console is older than you might think
At this stage, without an official release date for the Nintendo Switch Pro, we'll have to wait until we hear more.
Bloomberg reported earlier this month, that 'Nintendo Co. plans to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display this year...' however at the time of writing this has neither been confirmed by Samsung or Nintendo.
How likely will it be that Nintendo Switch Pro does come out this year? Again, it's hard to say, however the Nintendo Switch itself was released on March 3, 2017, so we are creeping up on the 5-year mark...a seemingly fitting time for an upgrade.
Nintendo Switch Pro Latest News
After the initial flurry of excitement earlier this month, news on the Nintendo Switch Pro had gone fairly quiet, however just today we may have received more clues surrounding the console's specs, according to Bloomberg once more.
Again, Nintendo has stayed quiet, but according to the report, the Nintendo Switch Pro could offer players 4K visuals when docked through NVIDIA's DLSS technology.
Our friends at Stealth Optional have all the details right here.
When Could We Hear An Official Announcement?
if we take a look at the build-up to PS5 and Xbox Series X, we saw marketing campaigns stretching well in advance to the consoles' releases in November 2020, so the question is, will Nintendo take a similar approach?
It would be understandable to assume we'd hear something at events like Nintendo Direct, which is scheduled for June 15 - 17, but when the Switch Lite was revealed this was done so its own video separate to the event.
At this point, it's hard to tell, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.