Nintendo ' s Doug Bowser provided some insight into the Nintendo Switch-maker philosophy when it comes to new tech and suggests a Switch Pro that may not so close we thought.
Speaking to The Washington Post, the president of Nintendo of America reflected on how well the console received the gaming public as the hardware entered its fifth year on the market, and talked about the look of company forward when it comes to hardware.
"We're always looking at technology and how technology can enhance gameplay experiences. It's not technology for the sake of technology," Bowser said in the interview.
"This is how technology can specifically enhance a gameplay experience. And then where do you apply that technology? Do you want to apply it to the current existing hardware or platform, or do you want to wait for the next platform? And so what's the right gameplay experience with it? There are a lot of factors that go into it, and it's something we're always looking at. "
We’ve been hearing reports about a new Switch model shortly now, with rumors about a hardware refresh starting back as 2018). Nintendo has remained reluctant to say anything about a potential model, though, and even now Bowser seems reluctant to say if there’s really anything being done.
Back in May, we saw a new report indicating that the next Nintendo Switch model would begin production in July 2021, and see a retail release in September. Following those rumors, a list of the New Nintendo Switch Pro was spotted on Amazon – though it might just be a placeholder.
Recent reports are well aligned with previous suggestions that the new Switch model will use a 7 -inch 720p durable OLED panel – an improvement over the current 6.2 -inch LCD panel of the current Switch – and is capable of provide 4K graphics when docked to a TV.
Nintendo has not yet made an announcement about any potential hardware.
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