There's a lot of hype surrounding the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 that are launching later this year, but there's been no word yet on any kind of upgrade from Nintendo for the Switch. A new report says that one is in the works for next year, though.
Nintendo is reportedly aiming to launch an upgraded Switch in 2021 alongside a "slew" of new games made by Nintendo itself. Bloomberg says that the specs for the upgraded Switch aren't finalized yet, but that Nintendo has considered a more powerful CPU and a 4K support.
It's expected that there would be several new games from Nintendo and other studios that launch around the same time as this upgraded Switch. These games would cover a range of players, including more casual titles as well as games for more hardcore players.
Nintendo's plans to launch new games alongside an updated Switch next year helps to explain this year's lighter release schedule of games for the existing Switch hardware.
The Nintendo Switch is now three-and-a-half years old and hasn't gotten any significant upgrades. Last year, Nintendo launched a Switch Lite with a smaller form factor and an updated regular Switch with better battery life, but this rumored new Switch coming next year sounds like a much bigger update.
With this current generation, both Microsoft and Sony released new "half-step" consoles that were more powerful versions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and that's what this upgraded Nintendo Switch sounds like. It'll likely be pricier than the regular Switch, but there are likely quite a few dedicated Switch players who would happily plunk down for a more powerful model with a higher-res display.
Does this upgraded Nintendo Switch sound like something you'd be interested in?