Multiple reports claim that Nintendo Switch 2 was showcased behind closed doors at Gamescom 2023 last month and that the system was as powerful as the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.
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According to VGC, Nintendo was running Epic’s The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo on the upcoming next-gen console and said that it was using Nvidia DLSS upscaling technology alongside ray tracing, with visuals that could be comparable to the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
Meanwhile, Eurogamer claims that the Switch 2 was shown running an upgraded version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which may or may not get a re-release when the console launches.
What do we know about the specs and features of Nintendo Switch 2?
Not much is known about the Nintendo Switch 2 except that it may be released during the second half of 2024, and that it will still have a portable mode with an LCD screen (as opposed to an OLED one) to keep the cost down (and maybe to upsell later, who knows possibly?).
Regardless, Nintendo will have big shoes to fill when it comes around to releasing its next-gen console. The Nintendo Switch has sold over 125m units as of March 2023, making it one of the best-selling consoles of recent times.
While we would wager that Nintendo would not deviate too much from the formula, it will also be interesting to see what unique hardware mechanism it will introduce that would set it apart from its predecessors.
What do you think of the Nintendo Switch 2, and what would you want from the next-gen console? Let us know in the comments below!
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.