Bloomberg published a story earlier this week about Nintendo’s plans to release a new Switch model that will be equipped with Samsung’s OLED display, which will consume less battery and offer higher contrast and possibly even faster response time. It is reported that this is a 7-inch panel with 720p resolution and will be able to support “4K graphics with ultra high resolution” when paired with TVs.
ResetEra user and well-known industry insider NateDrake – who has been linked to various other Nintendo leaks in the past ̵
“There will be some selected exclusives, especially from third-party partners. There may not be a large number of them, but I know of at least one.”
In a separate post, the same source said that Nintendo’s plan is to position the device as a revision.
“Nintendo’s plans are to position it as a revision. Premium model if you will.”
If this rumor system came with a little extra grumbling, it would come as no surprise to see that third-party companies, in particular, want to carry more demanding technical titles that the current Switch is likely to struggle with. In fact, there are even some games on current models that could be used with much-needed performance improvements.
As for Nintendo, if you’re thinking about the 3DS era, you’ll know that it has made a handful of titles exclusive to the new Nintendo 3DS. He was one of the first Xenoblade Chronicles 3Dwhich undoubtedly provided some additional sales for the company. So it would not be a surprise if a revision of the Switch followed a similar pattern.
Nintendo and Samsung have declined to comment on the latest rumors, and Nintendo’s president said last month that the Japanese company has no plans to announce a new version of the Switch any time soon.
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