Switch Pro Reported to Support 4K, OLED Screens

Bloomberg is back with more information on the rumored Switch Pro

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Mason Hardy, Writer

Switch Pro is trending on Twitter again, which means Bloomberg has once again revealed information about the long-rumored upgraded Switch model.

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo will use an upgraded Nvidia chip with better processing and graphical power in an upcoming Switch model planned to be sold this fiscal year.

Bloomberg claims the new model of Switch will support Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, which is a rendering technology that uses AI to provide better graphics. Using DLSS will allow the new model of Switch to produce 4K visuals when docked.

Along with this Nvidia chip, Bloomberg claims the upcoming Switch model will have a 7-inch OLED display, rather than the 6.2-inch LCD on current models.

Nintendo Switch software has only been announced for the first half of 2021, with the exception of Splatoon 3, set for a 2022 release. The announcement of a Switch Pro model will likely change that significantly. 

It is important to note Nintendo has a history of waiting until seemingly the last minute to announce titles for its systems. Paper Mario: The Origami King was announced a mere 2 months before its release, so no second-half announcements at this point is normal for the company too.

Nintendo is planning that hardware sales will match or surpass this year, lending further credence to these rumors. Bloomberg said the year will bring “a series of marquee game releases” which would also drive sales.

Analysts expect the upgraded Switch model will release holiday 2021, with a price of somewhere between $350-$399 USD. – Making it still at least $100 dollars less than both the PS5 and Xbox Series X which sell at $500, and keeping the original model on par with the Xbox Series S, which sells at $300.