More than five years after release Nintendo Switch fans are salivating over the news of a new console, be it the Switch Pro or the Switch 2.
It seemed almost certain last night that a new console was on the way. Like a Twitch Shokio streamer tweetedNintendo just made videos on YouTube about Nintendo. Switch Lite and OLED model private, which made it look like we might soon see a trailer announcing the latest hardware.
Instead we got Splatoon theme Nintendo OLED Switch. To be fair, this is a pretty cool looking device (gradient joys-cons!), but… let’s talk about anti-climax. Debuting on August 26th, this admittedly very cute Switch is set to raise the buzz around Splatoon 3, which releases on September 9th. Nintendo often releases themed consoles – franchises such as Pokémon and Animal Crossing deserve the award. the same treatment – but at a time when it really seemed like we were getting new hardware, stylish joy-cons could only soften the blow.
But Nintendo posting videos privately is far from the only piece of evidence that has pissed off fans. On the this day last year Nintendo has released the first trailer for the OLED console. Additionally, according to Nintendo’s publicly available financial data, the company saw a significant increase in costs on hardware development and raw materials over the past year, which seems like a sign of a new console. But there may be a number of reasons why a company is increasing its spending in these areas – remember, at the beginning of the pandemic, when The Nintendo Switch was harder to get your hands on on what toilet paper and N95s? Perhaps stockpiling materials will help Nintendo avoid another bottleneck situation?
With the release of Valve’s Steam Deck, which allows you to play PC games on the go, competition in the mobile gaming space is heating up. So today’s disappointing announcement may not mean we’ll never get our Switch Pro/Switch 2/whatever they call it, but in the meantime we’re playing Hades for the millionth time on our original Switch using our second set of controllers. after we fell prey to the drifting joycons.
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