Slowly the rumors condense to a new version of the Nintendo Switch with better hardware. Now another insider unpacks – and his information suggests that Nintendo will soon pull the plug on the normal switch. GIGA has all the information for you!
Nintendo Switch: Insider Says Chip Production Will Be Ended
Rumors of a Nintendo Switch Pro have been circulating for more than a year. In the last week these were further fueled by the statements of some experts who disclosed initial information about the hardware upgrade.
Now there is another leak that hits a similar notch. How Gamesreactor reported, they heard from an insider at Nvidia, that the manufacturer plans to discontinue production of the Nvidia Tegra X1 Mariko. The chip is used as a SoC (System on a Chip) in the Nintendo Switch – so it forms the heart of the console. According to the insider, production should come to a standstill this year.
Is the Nintendo Switch Pro already in the starting blocks? We have summarized all the current information for you in the GIGA headlines:
Switch to the Switch Pro? What is Nintendo up to?
Should the leaker tell the truth, the consequence is clear: the normal Nintendo Switch ends up on the siding in a timely manner – but not immediately. It can be assumed that Nintendo will buy a supply of chips beforehand in order to be able to continue to manufacture consoles even after production stops. Another possibility: Nintendo continues to produce the normal Switch, but relies on a new SoC from Nvidia or another chip manufacturer.
Nintendo, the Switch is a great console! A few things would make the handheld even better:
It is currently not possible to estimate how large the potential hardware reserves are. Especially since you shouldn't forget that this is currently an unconfirmed rumor. Neither Nintendo nor Nvidia have commented on the leak – a reaction from the company is unlikely, however. GIGA keeps you up to date!