12 Apr New Nintendo Switch: Same Nintendo Charm, Better Hardware
Two years ago saw the release of Nintendo’s new home console the Switch, and it has been an absolute game changer in the industry. The design of the Switch is specifically intended to deconstruct the distinction between a console and handheld gaming system. You can play it hooked up to your large screen TV or attach the side joy controllers and play on the front 720p display screen. The Switch has been extremely well received for its portability and all-star roster of games, including entries in fan-favorite franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and Pokemon. Now we are awaiting the release of the New Nintendo Switch!
Just like Xbox has been updating their system, recently, Nintendo has announced that they are developing a new Switch console to upgrade the existing model. While not adding any new features, the new console is going to be much more powerful and run on better hardware. Unfortunately, Nintendo has always lagged a bit behind other consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox in terms of hardware. The original Switch model only has 4 GB of RAM and a relatively unimpressive 32 GB of internal storage (though you can increase this storage with a microSD card). The New Switch is set to double the amount of RAM to 8 GB and provide a much better 128 GB of internal memory. Nintendo is also set to adopt a new graphical processor, one that is capable of rendering in 4k and may have a 1080p front display instead of the current 720p one. This is not quite as powerful as the Xbox One but is a noticeable upgrade for Nintendo.
There are also rumors that Nintendo is developing a second less powerful model for more casual players. Not much information is currently available about this second model, but it is believed that it will be a dockless Switch for portable gaming only.
Unfortunately, we do not have a specific release date for the new Switch, though Nintendo has indicated they plan to release it in the later part of 2019. Nintendo, however, is praised for their outstanding level of quality control, so it may take a bit longer for them to develop something that they feel is up to their very high standards. This is good news for the consumer though, for they can be sure they are getting the highest quality product. In the meantime, you can check out the current model of the Nintendo Switch here.