The Nintendo Switch 2 will be powerful enough to play PS5 and Xbox Series X games

La Nintendo Switch 2 sera assez puissante pour jouer aux jeux de la PS5 et de la Xbox Series X

Throughout 2022, we have been inundated with endless rumors about the legendary Nintendo Switch Pro. It was supposed to be a big improvement over the original Nintendo Switch and its OLED update a few years later. However, with the release of the Steam Deck and the impending release of many other handheld devices on the market, development work on the Switch Pro was abruptly halted. The reason for this was quite simple: it couldn't compete with the competition's hardware specs and performance, especially when it came to 4K gaming. In January of this year, the Switch Pro was shelved for good and rumors quickly surfaced about the revival of Nintendo's next big console, the Nintendo Switch 2.

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Despite the tech industry's various concerns, declining sales in some regions, and delays to major releases, there is one constant in the market that has held strong, even during the worst of the COVID pandemic. The gaming sector continues to explode in every industry it touches. This is especially true when it comes to gaming technology, including sales of consoles, gaming peripherals, and gaming laptops. Every brand has loyal fans, which allows manufacturers to improve their products .

Nintendo has enjoyed the strongest support over its many decades of existence as a game manufacturer and developer. The team has produced some of the gaming community's best classics, led by the dashing Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise. This was further confirmed with the latest release of Tears of the Kingdom. However, while many other consoles have the best graphics to showcase their latest franchises, Nintendo is lacking in this area.

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The game itself runs smoothly on Nintendo Switch consoles, but is significantly underpowered to deliver visually stunning experiences. Industry insider Tom Henderson took to X (formerly Twitter) to tease some developments regarding the Nintendo Switch 2:

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As we get closer to the Christmas period – yes, we are already seeing marketing on shelves across malls – many big announcements and releases are expected during this time. With many games on the horizon, the words “Launching on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC” are expected almost everywhere. The addition of the Nintendo Switch 2 to this group of leading gaming consoles would be great news for Nintendo fans, enthusiasts, and gamers looking for the ultimate portable experience.

Given the extremely unfavorable reception recently given to the $70 port of Mortal Kombat 1 for the Nintendo Switch, most fans will agree that they hope that the Switch 2 doesn't fall into the same trap. . The game was carried in a comical manner and quickly became the laughing stock of the video game industry. And the criticism was not unjustified, particularly because of its high price, matching those of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

So, with hints of a much-improved Nintendo Switch 2, what can we expect from the next-gen mobile console? It's perhaps a bit of a stretch to expect it to rival the PlayStation and Xbox consoles in terms of hardware specs, but to live up to (or close to) its graphics offering with games that don't seem to have emerged from the early 2000s, this can only bode well for the Japanese video game brand.

Source: BGR