Nintendo Switch 2 Latest Leak Reveals It Will Not Have A Major Switch Feature That Could Disappoint Gamers

An attendee tests out a new game during the opening day of E3, the annual video games expo revealing the latest in gaming software and hardware in Los Angeles
An attendee tests out a new game on the Nintendo Switch during the opening day of E3, the annual video games expo revealing the latest in gaming software and hardware in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Nintendo officially released the handheld gaming console Nintendo Switch Lite in August 2019 and retailed it for $200. Interestingly, several reports claim that the Japanese hybrid console maker is now developing the second iteration to the original Switch, which others claim to be the high-end Pro version of the gaming system. However, a new leak surfaced online claiming that the Nintendo Switch 2 will not feature one of the major advantages of the Switch: portability.

The latest leak details about the Nintendo Switch 2 was shared by 4chan user Xhyll, who claimed to have gotten his information from a former Nintendo employee with insider information about the company's plans of its gaming hardware. Just like the Switch Lite, the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 will be a partner to the standard Switch, but it will exclusively be for home gaming. While the next iteration to Nintendo's hybrid console will not feature portability, the leak claims that it will feature major improvements.

This includes 4K support, enhanced graphics, and improved computing capability. The 4chan user also mentioned that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be compatible with the peripherals and games of the original version of the Switch. This way, gamers will not have to purchase Pro-Controllers or Joy-Cons to enjoy their favorite games at an improved resolution and frame rates.

One of the major reasons why many gamers love the hybrid console is because of its portability. Releasing the Nintendo Switch 2 without this feature could be a major turn off for many gamers. But, it appears that Nintendo is developing the upcoming Switch Pro variant for hardcore gamers who prefer better performance for the console that they could use with their 4K TV.

Aside from these interesting details, the tipster also revealed the release date of the Nintendo Switch 2. Xhyll said that the Japanese hybrid console maker is targeting a worldwide release on January 2021. However, if we look at the release pattern of the company, this release window is somewhat unconventional.

The tipster also claimed that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be retailed at $400. The pricing is $100 more expensive than the original Switch version and $200 more expensive than the portable version. But, while the leaked details sound interesting, we still suggest that you take this information with a barrel of salt and with skepticism. We will surely give you the latest update about the Nintendo Switch 2 as soon as we hear more interesting details from Nintendo.

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