Some still has hope to see a Nintendo Switch Pro appear before the end of the year. Unfortunately, the Japanese firm has just thwarted their plans: in its latest financial report, it indicates that its number 1 priority for the moment is to solve its production problems linked to the shortage of components. At a minimum, we will therefore have to wait until the end of 2023 for a new version of the console.
When Nintendo presented its OLED Switch, many lost hope that a Pro model of the console would ever arrive, capable of displaying games in 1080p, or even 4K for the most optimistic. However, shortly after, the rumors started again. Nvidia’s hack reveals that the manufacturer has been working on an Ampere SoC for a more powerful Switch model. Then, at the beginning of the summer, it there were rumors that ensures that the console should be available before the end of the year.
The Nintendo Switch Pro may be available in 2023
Finally, one last theory seemed to have everyone in agreement. If the launch of the first Switch was accompanied by the release of Zelda Breath of the Wild; it seems logical that the second version is available at the same time as a Switch Pro, right? Let’s say it straight away: nothing will happen. Nintendo is indeed very clear on this point in its latest financial report. It’s current objective is to solve the shortage of components that affects its production.
At least, until the end of its current fiscal year, which will therefore end at least on March 2023. After this date, who knows what the future will hold, but in the meantime; Nintendo does not seem inclined to make any great revelations. A rather understandable decision: the second quarter of its fiscal year was heavily impacted by the shortage of components; causing its turnover and profits to fall compared to the previous year.
That being said, Nintendo has also let it be known that its sales targets remain the same for the time being until March 2023. So let’s hope that the manufacturer manages to mitigate the effects of the component shortage. Anyway, we won’t hear from it until next spring; which probably means that if Switch Pro there is; we will have to wait until the last months of 2023 at least.