Bloomberg reported that Nintendo Switch Pro is all set to replace the current $299 Nintendo Switch Model is bound to release as soon as September, while the official announcement could be “imminent, ahead of E3.”
Following the report, trusted and reputed Nintendo leaker Kelios and Emily Rogers came forward with not-so-subtle claims of the announcement.
According to the leakers, the Nintendo Switch Pro announcement is due any moment today. Bloomberg further commented that “maybe announced ahead of the E3 conference starting June 12 to allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans are not yet public.”
The rumours of Nintendo Switch Pro have been going about for some time now. The most important change as compared to the normal Switch is the OLED screen from Samsung. OLED Display Manufacturer and Nintendo’s supplier dropped the fact that Nintendo Switch Pro will be opting for an OLED display ditching the LED display.
The Pro version is also rumoured to support 4K quality in the docked mode, going head to head against the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft in terms of resolution. The “Cradle Aula,” the code name for the Switch Pro dock, was spotted in a previous Nintendo Switch upgrade.
The mid-life upgrade of the Nintendo Switch will play a crucial in extending the life cycle of the console. The commercial production of the Switch Pro is planned to begin as soon as July 2021 and ramp up during the last quarter of 2021 to meet the holiday season demand.
Despite widespread semiconductor shortages that have affected the supply of everything from automobiles to TVs, headphones and games consoles, Nintendo insiders believe that the company is confident that they will meet the demands.