The PlayStation 5 is now almost three years old at this point and gamers are now finding it easy to purchase the console. As the supply situation for the PS5 stabilizes, new rumors have surfaced that Sony may be releasing a mid-generation update for the console.
Along with an update to the PS5, there is speculation that a new Nintendo Switch handheld console will also be released. The new rumor suggests that the two consoles may be released around the same time.
The latest rumor comes from Tamakichi aka @segamega99, which claims that both consoles will be launched "soon" but didn't go into detail regarding the release date.
Tamakichi is a reliable leaker and has provided reliable information in the past. It's believed that they work in retail in Japan.
What we know about the PS5 Pro and Nintendo Switch Pro
There have been a lot of rumors about the PS5 Pro. The mid-generation may appear in late 2024 if the leaked information is to be believed.
According to rumors, the new PS5 console will feature a detachable disc drive. The new console will also improve the ray-tracing performance of video games. Reports suggest that the console has already been handed out to testers.
If the new rumor from Tamakichi is true, then gamers will have to wait until the end of next year for a new Switch console. It seems like a long wait as the current generation Switch is already showing its age.
Rumors suggest that the new Switch console will have "Zelda, Mario, and Splatoon at launch." It will be interesting to see if Nintendo opts to release a new Zelda game or just port the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to the new console. There are rumors that the updated Switch will not feature backward compatibility.
Fans of both consoles have been waiting for new versions of the PS5 and Switch, but both Nintendo and Sony haven't been brave enough to discuss it yet. Nintendo, in particular, has been reluctant to discuss a new Switch console. Recently, the company said that the Switch still has a long way to go as it ramps up the production of the handheld this year. However, some see the increased production as a sign that Nintendo is confident that the upcoming Zelda release will help it sell more consoles - not the lack of a mid-cycle refresh.
We have to remind you that these are just rumors. And checking on the tweet, it has been deleted by the author. So, please take it with a grain of salt.