The long rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro may be on the way, but asides from a handful of leaks and rumours, its release date and specs are still somewhat of a mystery.
However, when it comes to said mystery the best thing we can do is put our detective hat on and try our hardest to put together the puzzle...and by the looks of it, we're already starting to get a few, albeit small, pieces...
Here's everything we know about the Nintendo Switch Pro so far.
Nintendo Switch Pro Release Date
We don't have an official release date for the Nintendo Switch Pro as of yet, and it still remains to be seen if it will even be named as such - a similar story to that of the rumoured PS5 Pro too.
The original Switch was released in March 2017, with the Oled Model heading our way in October 2021. That's close to a 5-year gap, which is almost akin to the distance between PS4 and PS5.
If we follow that pattern, we could even see the Switch Pro release in 2026...but is that likely to be the case?
We think not, and it comes down to what changes we could see to the next iteration.
Nintendo Switch Pro Specs
At the moment there are no specs for the rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, however, the general consensus is that the Nintendo Switch Pro will be 4K, mirroring a similar story to that of the PS4 Pro.
In fact, many of us assumed incorrectly that the OLED model would give us 4K, but instead, we had to 'settle' with an absolutely fantastic 720 LCD display!
There are, as expected, a number of leaks and rumours surrounding a 4K docked mode, but we'd advise taking with a pinch of salt as always.
It's also worth noting that Nintendo themselves released a statement addressing claims surrounding tools to develop Nintendo Switch games with 4K support. (See Below)
There is some debate as to whether the statement is perhaps trying to throw people off the scent, but this is an official response from Nintendo themselves, so we'll leave that up to you.
We certainly wouldn't be surprised if we see a 4K docked mode at some point in the future, and other reports, like this one from Bloomberg, do raise some questions as to what to expect in the future.
When it comes to the chipset itself, little is known, but the latest leak comes from data miner, @SciresM, who claims to have found a firmware update that could mean we get the same processor and the Lite - the Tegra X1+ chipset.
Whether that's true or not is yet to be confirmed, but in any case, we're expecting a step up as standard.
Nintendo Switch Pro Price
As of yet, you guessed it, there's no official price for the potential Nintendo Switch Pro, which leaves us only with an informed shot in the dark.
The Switch Oled comes in at around £309 / $350, which is a slight step up in price from the Standard model.
We'd expect something capable of 4K gaming to come in closer to the cost of a fully-fledged console, which is circa £350/ $400, but we'll have to wait and see!
We'll be keeping our ear to the ground for more news on everything Switch Pro, so be sure to check back in with us soon.