Nintendo Switch Pro: Release date, Specs, Price, and More

It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch isn't the most powerful console around. Although it was never meant to compete with the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, at least in terms of performance, it is starting to show its age, even though it's only been out in the market for roughly 4 years.

With that said, it seems that Nintendo is aware of this. In fact, they're apparently taking notes from Sony to address this issue.

Numerous sources are claiming that Nintendo is currently working on a Nintendo Switch Pro. This is a more powerful version of the current Nintendo Switch. It's said to sport a larger screen and even support higher resolutions.

Scroll down below to learn more about the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro.

What Are The Nintendo Switch Pro Specs?

Despite all the speculations, not a single one revealed the hardware housed inside the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro.

Although there are many credible sources claiming that a Nintendo Switch Pro is coming soon, none have been able to provide a list of specifications that it will come with.

Naturally, the expectation for the Nintendo Switch Pro is that it will have more powerful hardware. Not only is it because of the Pro in its name, but also because it will reportedly have a larger 7-inch Samsung LED display with support for 4K ultra-high-definition graphics when docked and paired with a television.

For now, all we have to go on is, as reported by Bloomberg, is 720p resolution, support for 4K resolution and a 7-inch Samsung OLED display.

The said display was reportedly chosen to help maximize battery life and minimize battery consumption.

Is There a Nintendo Switch Pro Trailer?

The most recent Pokemon Presents showcase was the main reason why the unconfirmed Nintendo Switch Pro started trending once again.

None as of yet. The Nintendo Switch Pro is not a confirmed product. It's only been speculated by numerous industry insiders.

The rumor mills started churning faster after the most recent Pokemon Presents showcase. In particular, when Pokemon Legends: Arceus was announced.

The first-ever open-world Pokemon title looked like a game that the current Nintendo switch model would struggle to run. Even if it didn't, it's certainly a game that would benefit from a more powerful version. This is especially for players who want to enjoy playing the open-world title in a much higher resolution.

How Much Is The Nintendo Switch Pro?

Because the Nintendo Switch Pro remains a theoretical and rumored product, there's no confirmed price just yet. However, it is possible that Nintendo could, once again, take a cue from Sony with what they did with the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro.

The original PlayStation 4 launched at a $399 price point. However, its price was lowered in subsequent years with the PlayStation 4 Pro displacing it at the $399 price point when it released years later. But the Nintendo Switch has yet to lower its SRP from its $299 price point - instead, a cheaper version in the Nintendo Switch Lite was released at a $199 price point.

With that said, the Nintendo Switch Pro could release for $399 so that it wouldn't affect the sales of the current Nintendo Switch models out on the market.

If that is indeed the case and the Nintendo Switch Pro ends up being a success, it's highly possible that it could be the key to making the Nintendo Switch the best-selling console of the year for the third year in a row.

When Is The Nintendo Switch Pro Release Date?

There's no release date right now. However, many sources are claiming that the Nintendo Switch Pro will be available in time for the holidays later this year, with production beginning as early as this June 2021.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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