28 May 2021 3:07 PM +00:00

Nintendo Switch Pro's Dock Reportedly Includes USB 3.0 Dock And Ethernet Ports

Following this week's news that a Nintendo Switch Pro reveal is (allegedly) imminent, we've now been told the Dock could feature two USB 3.0 ports and an ethernet port. As reported by Spanish gaming website Vandal, they've reportedly been contacted by sources at an Asian peripheral manufacturer.

According to these sources, the console's dock will be slightly wider at the back to accommodate for these new features. Furthermore, they also state that rather than the Switch's existing kickstand, Nintendo are implementing a more robust option, comparable to the Microsoft Surface.

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Nintendo Switch Pro's Dock Reportedly Includes USB 3.0 Dock And Ethernet Ports

As for a launch date? Previously, Bloomberg's Takashi Mochizuki claimed this would likely see release around September-October, but Vandal's source says differently. They're uncertain when it'll launch, but they believe a European release is likely nearer the end of November, with more limited unit numbers compared to previous launches.

Of course, this all remains speculation until confirmed by Nintendo directly, so take these rumours with the usual pinch of salt. However, this would be a major step up for the Switch, which previously required a separate accessory for wired internet. If true, the Switch Pro is sounding more essential by the day.