According to new information regarding the Nintendo Switch Pro, Nintendo has suggested the console won't be coming any time soon.
Leaks and rumors have been spreading fast regarding the potential unveiling of the Nintendo Switch Pro. However, in a recent Q&A session, Nintendo was asked about their plans to introduce a new model.
Unfortunately, Nintendo's response suggests that the console may not be ready just yet. However, some experts have already provided their insight into the likelihood of a Switch Pro coming in 2021.
Unfortunately for many Nintendo fans who hoped to see an announcement soon, it looks like the Switch Pro will now be unveiled at a later date.
Nintendo Switch Pro Release Date
Unfortunately, it looks like the Nintendo Switch Pro will not be announced anytime soon. Although Nintendo likely wants to keep their new console under wraps for now.
In a recent Q&A session, Nintendo was asked about the chances of fans being able to look forward to a new model this year. Their response tells us a little bit more about Nintendo's plans.
Firstly, Nintendo's chief mentions that they are not planning to make an announcement anytime soon due to the new cosmetic variants they are rolling out.
However, "not anytime soon" does suggest that the console is planned and that fans can expect to see the Nintendo Switch Pro at some point. Take a look at the tweet just below.
Interestingly, the Switch Pro might have been put on the back burner as the Switch's success shows no signs of slowing down.
It would not make much sense for Nintendo to release a new console at this point, as much as fans want it.
With the release of MH Rise as well as Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury, it's clear Nintendo wants to focus on the launch of these new Switch consoles first.
Some industry insiders have also provided their reasons for why the new Nintendo Switch Pro would not work well. So perhaps the console has not been completely realized yet.
Switch Pro Details and Rumors
The Nintendo Switch has proven to be Nintendo's most popular handheld console to date. It has proven a financial success too, only recently it overtook the 3DS's global sales.
Sadly, the Nintendo Switch does suffer somewhat from performance issues, especially when undocked. Some poorly optimized games can only achieve around 30fps undocked.
With the release of new next-gen consoles with more powerful hardware, Nintendo's products are now lagging behind when we compare them to the latest innovation.
It has led some to suggest that Nintendo could be planning to release a more powerful variant of the Nintendo Switch. Many are pondering whether the console could be entitled the "Nintendo Switch Pro".
Interestingly, rumors regarding the Nintendo Switch Pro have been floating around. Some leaks have suggested that the Switch Pro display could be more powerful than expected.
However, it is worth mentioning that Nintendo likely doesn't have plans to announce their new console soon. This is because Nintendo already has a number of Switch cosmetic variants ready to roll out.
If you haven't seen it already Nintendo recently revealed a new Mario-themed Nintendo Switch console. There is also a Special Edition Monster Hunter Rise console arriving with the release of MH Rise this month.
Furthermore, Nintendo fans could look forward to a new Pokemon game coming soon. There are rumors that the next Pokemon game will be a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
It's inevitable that Nintendo will release the Nintendo Switch Pro given their track record. A mid-cycle upgrade is a route Nintendo often goes down, therefore we should expect to see the Switch Pro at some point.