A new Nintendo Switch Pro rumor has surfaced online, days after the Nintendo Switch Pro controller was apparently leaked. Unfortunately, the rumor isn’t overwhelmed with the most salient information, but it does hint at the console’s release date and provides information on how it could handle older games. Rumors of an improved and more powerful Nintendo Switch have been leaking for over a year, but recently the rumors and reports have started to rise substantially, suggesting that we are getting closer to a reveal and launch.
The latter is the path of one of the first sources to convey the news of the machine, or, more specifically, the path of the NateDrake industry insider. According to the leaker, the console is scheduled to be announced this year and right now the plan is to launch it this year as well, however a delay to 2022 is certainly a possibility at this point.
Unfortunately, the leaker doesn’t provide any additional details on when the console will launch, but it looks like it will be sometime during this holiday season, assuming it won’t be delayed until next year.
As well as hinting at the release date, the leaker also claims that the console’s new SoC should provide a boost to older games in the form of an increase in resolution and fps. However, it appears that there may be exceptions to this rule depending on how the game is coded.
Lastly, NateDrake comments on the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro DLSS support, noting that they’ve only heard that this support will only include docked mode. However, the insider is not ready to rule out portable DLSS, citing a lack of confirmation either way.
Of course, all this, as in everything, should be taken with a grain of salt. Not only is everything here 100% unofficial, it is also subject to change. All of this could be completely accurate today, and tomorrow it could be outdated and incorrect information.
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo hasn’t commented on any of this unofficial information or commented directly on a single Nintendo Switch Pro rumor, report, or leak. That said, if Nintendo breaks this “no comment” pattern of silence, we’ll make sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more coverage on all things Nintendo Switch, including the latest Nintendo Switch Pro rumors, reports, and leaks, click here.