Rumors surrounding the Nintendo Switch Pro now go back many months (and even many years). More precisely since 2018, and the first rumors concerning the Nintendo Switch Lite as well as an upgraded version to stand up to recent PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Since then, 2019 and 2020 have been particularly turbulent in terms of rumors and further speculation around an improved model of Nintendo’s console which will turn three in March 2021.

In early 2020, many analysts saw Nintendo’s new Switch arriving for the end of the year (between September and November) as was the case with the Switch Lite in an effort to join the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series. X and Xbox Series S. A delay that could be justified by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last summer, rumors suggested that Nintendo was actively preparing the arrival of this new machine in partnership with Nvidia with the new Tegra chip. Finally, also last summer, new analysts anticipated the arrival of the machine for 2021 with the announcement of big games. This could thus justify the great silence of the Kyoto firm for several months.

Today, to start this new year well, it is (again) analysts who agree on the idea that a Switch Pro is inevitable for 2021.

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The Switch Pro in 2021?

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It is therefore on the famous and renowned GamesIndustry site that a panel of analysts specializing in video games has gathered to give their predictions for the next twelve months around the gaming industry. Among the many professionals, two agree that the Switch Pro is almost a certainty for this year 2021.

I predict that a more powerful 4K device will be released during Nintendo’s next fiscal year (i.e. between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022). And that this new device shows that “Switch” is nothing but a word.

Dr. Serkan Toto

A first prediction with a rather enigmatic end of quote from Dr. Serkan Toto. Is the latter suggesting that the new version of Nintendo Switch might not have the name “Switch”? Is it really a speculation where is the analyst in possession of confidential information?

Last year, I wasn’t convinced about the arrival of a new flagship model of the Switch in 2020. But it makes more sense commercially speaking to release an updated version in 2021. I have therefore places an improved version of the Switch in my forecast for 2021.

Harding-Rolls Piers

Anyway, the year 2021 should be particularly busy for Nintendo with the 25 years of the Pokémon license (next month) and probably the arrival of the first information around The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.