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Topic: Will there be a Nintendo switch PRO?

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Tay205

My old 2017 switch is now a TV only and I have the animal crossing switch as primary console but I need to replace my 2017 model. I am thinking about the OLED switch but I am afraid that there could be a switch pro coming out years from now. People on quora.com told me that there will be no switch pro and the switch OLED is the last model revision. Any ideas if the switch pro could come out in 2022 or 2023?

Tay205

Pokester99

Yes, when BotW 2 and Prime 4 release they will run at 10 fps on original switch, 30 on Pro.

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Anti-Matter

@Tay205
Don't really think about Pro Edition.
Just get OLED edition in this October 2021.
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Snatcher

Yep, the switch pro is going to make all games run At 80 FPS, Outdoing sony, You will also be able to set up a mini tv to go with you switch pro, there will also be a switch pro lite, that just runs at 60 FPS (Weak) And does not have a mini TV.

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NintendoByNature

Glad someone finally had the courage to come out and ask.....YES

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SwitchForce

The OLED isn't a improvement in GPU/CPU specs. Get the v2 Switch at lower cost and save that money when the Real Super Switch comes out. Then spend more money and get a uber Super Switch with higher GPU and faster CPU and more RAM and more Internal Storage other then 64gb.

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Magician

No, there won't be a Switch Pro. The Tegra X1 in the current Switch Lite, standard Switch, and Switch OLED is being discontinued. The Switch successor will be running on a new SoC. Three or four years from now we'll have Switch 2, or whatever Nintendo decide to label their next platform.

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Purgatorium

A lot of the "leaks" and predictions coming out over the years were either bs or just the wrong interpretations of the scraps of information and rumours.

I mean Nintendo did release the OLED Switch so there would have been chatter and leaks about a new kind of Switch coming out. Nintendo is almost certainly researching and developing their next console so observers could have picked up on activity around that and of course there are developments with technology and news about the suppliers of Switch parts. Combine all that and people misinterpret the information as a Switch Pro. Then the idea snowballs and more information about the OLED etc., gets lumped into the Switch Pro rumour.

It seems like the Switch Pro was never a thing and never will be. It was the OLED Switch all along.

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sixrings

I miss slowdive and constant baseless rumours. The consistency in which he pushed a pro model was unparalleled.

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skywake

Magician wrote:

No, there won't be a Switch Pro. The Tegra X1 in the current Switch Lite, standard Switch, and Switch OLED is being discontinued. The Switch successor will be running on a new SoC

Bit of semantic BS there. What makes the OLED not a "Pro" SKU? Obviously the decision to stick with the same SoC right? But according to you a new SoC would make it a successor so therefore a "Pro" SKU is impossible?

IMO if they stick with Tegra they'll maintain forward/back compatibility. If they do this it'll be more of a "Pro" SKU. If they dump Tegra or the hybrid approach entirely it'll be something else.

So who thinks it won't be a "Pro"?

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Magician

skywake wrote:

Bit of semantic BS there. What makes the OLED not a "Pro" SKU?

Just the fact that the OLED has zero performance improvement over the V2.

With Sony and the PS4 Pro, at least that was a modest bump in game performance.

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skywake

@Magician
Read the entire post, that question was rhetorical. Obviously yes what makes the OLED model not a "Pro" SKU is the lack of improvement in performance. But if it had improved performance it would be using a newer SoC most likely. Which by your definition would make it not a "Pro" SKU but instead more of a Switch 2. By your logic a "Switch Pro" is impossible, by your logic the PS4 Pro wasn't a "Pro" SKU either

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Mountain_Man

There will undoubtedly be a successor to the Switch released at some point, but nobody outside of Nintendo knows what or when.

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Magician

@skywake

I just find it difficult for Nintendo to make a Switch Pro when Tegra production is reportedly ending. If the report is true, the Switch OLED will be the last iteration of Switch we'll get. And software backwards compatibility between the current Switch the Switch's successor platform is not a guarantee. Yours is a case of rose tinted glasses if I ever saw it.

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Thrallherd

Why does the Tegra ending mean that no more Switch consoles will be produced? Is it unlikely that Nintendo found a better SoC to go on with?

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dmcc0

@Thrallherd Nintendo already throttle the performance of the Tegra chip to save battery life and reduce heat. If they replace the chip with something better there would likely be some cost implications - chip might be more expensive, redesigning and producing new boards etc - then they'd likely incorporate that into something new rather than absorb the cost and throttle it even more to match the performance of the current SoC.

I doubt the market would take another minor update with a price increase, so the odds are on something more substantial. Whether that is a Switch Pro, Switch 2, or something entirely new is anyone's guess at this point though.

I don't know if the Tegra ending was actually proven to be correct or if it was just more rumours to 'prove' the existence of the mythical Switch Pro. Even if it is going there's no way of knowing how much availability Nintendo actually have of these; they might have enough to see them through to the end of Switch's life and beyond so it might not even be an issue for the current model.

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Magician

Thrallherd wrote:

Why does the Tegra ending mean that no more Switch consoles will be produced?

@Thrallherd

It doesn't. It means that Nintendo are preparing to move on to their next platform in a couple or few years. Whether that's Switch Pro, Switch 2, Super Switch, New Switch...or a different console gaming product all together. Nobody knows except Nintendo themselves. But I'm confident Nintendo aren't going to leave the Switch's hybrid design behind.

Nintendo is a Japanese company, and portable gaming is king in Japan.

Leave the at-home 8k gaming for Sony, MS, and PC.

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GrailUK

Like NVidia isn't going to go all in with Nintendo's next console hehe.

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Buizel

If you always wait for the next bit of tech to release you'll never buy anything. I'd say go for the OLED, unless you're happy to just go with a vanilla Switch.

Out of curiosity, why do you need to replace your 2017 model? If you have the dock and joycon already you could probably save a decent amount by buying a second hand tablet only, or by buying the full package and selling on the components you don't need.

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