The Nintendo Switch 2 Leaks: Everything We Know So Far


Nintendo Switch 2 Leaks: Everything We Know So Far

Surya Kumar
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The Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to be released sometime around the end of 2024 or in the first quarter of 2025.
According to rumors, the Nintendo Switch 2 will come with superior hardware, such as a larger 8-inch 120HZ display, enhanced magnetic Joycons, new buttons, backward compatibility, and more.
The Nintendo Switch has sold over 140 million units since its launch in 2017, making it the best handheld console of its generation.

The Nintendo Switch has arguably been the best handheld in the diverse lineup of the current-gen consoles, even beating out its tough competitors like the Steam Deck and the Asus ROG Ally. Since its launch in 2017, Nintendo has sold its Switch console in colossal numbers, estimated to be around 140 million, beating out the company’s own Game Boy and Sony’s PlayStation 4. 

The Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to take over as its successor and thanks to numerous leakers and data miners, we have already received a lot of details regarding the console. Moreover, reliable sources have once again revealed further information about the handheld, such as its size, controllers, display, and more.

Nintendo Switch 2 Might Come With an 8-inch 1080P OLED Display

A new report by Mobapad summarizes every new information we know about the leak so far. As expected, the Switch 2 aims to carry on the legacy of its predecessor while also overhauling some of its key features, a notable one being its size. The Switch sported a 1280 x 720 6.2-inch display with an LCD or an OLED option, whereas the upcoming device will showcase an 8-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, which might also be OLED.

There is also the possibility of an LCD version and both displays are expected to be brighter and more vibrant than the existing unit. As previous rumors suggested, they might also offer 120HZ support, decreasing input latency and allowing for more responsive controls.

There has also been a change in the Joycons, which will now magnetically attach to the console instead of the sliding rail mechanism, making it more reliable. It is also larger in size with the SL and SR buttons now made of metal. Besides the new magnetic suction system, the controller will have two new buttons alongside the  L, ZL, R, and ZR shoulder buttons. Another button has also been added underneath the “HOME” key on the right Joy-con.

Nintendo Switch 2 might also have backward compatibility with its Joy-cons, although it is not exactly sure how it would function, given that there’s no sliding mechanism. Its compatibility will also follow through with existing games, with both physical and digital library support which is indeed exciting news for existing Switch owners.

Much of the Switch 2 debate entails its hardware, with many believing that the console will come with an Nvidia chip, namely the T239, which will be based on Samsung nodes with 8 cores and uses the Ampere architecture found in the RTX-30 series. It comes with a 128-bit memory bus and 8 GB of LPDDR5 memory, and it might also support Nvidia’s technologies like DLSS, and Ray Tracing. We can expect its performance to be equivalent to the RTX 2050.

 It will continue to feature the docked mode with an adjustable stand. This time, the dock will support up to 4K resolution. Some of its ports have also been identified, with mentions of a USB Type C, and a MicroSD card slot. All of these changes also make the Switch 2 more expensive, now expected to cost 100 USD more than the outgoing model, which equates to 400 USD. While no release date has been unveiled, many expect the Nintendo Switch 2 to be released sometime around late 2024 or early 2025. 

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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