Turns out, we may finally get to see the long-awaited Nintendo Switch Pro a bit sooner than we were expecting. Well, a lot sooner, to be honest.

The soon-to-be normal version of the Nintendo Switch?
And now kiss goodbye to this standard version?

Recently on May 26, 2021; Bloomberg (as reported by IGN) allegedly reports that Nintendo is gearing their assembly lines up for Nintendo Switch Pro production. Nintendo apparently plans to begin assembly of this new console as early as July 2021, with a release date planned for September or October of the same year. Clearly, Nintendo are looking for a very early release schedule here. In fact, Nintendo is actually looking to replace the original Switch entirely with this Switch Pro version. Which makes sense since the Switch Pro will apparently feature a 7-inch Samsung Display Co. OLED and a faster Nvidia Co. graphics card that allows for 4K graphics.

The catch with all of these new features and early release? Apparently, the Nintendo Switch Pro will be pricier than the original. Bloomberg mentioned that this was likely the result of “pricier components and rising labor costs in China”. The former is due to the current semiconductor shortage caused by, guess what, COVID-19. Unfortunately, we have no information on just how big of a price jump this will be. All we can do is hope it isn’t too high. Good luck with that.

Nintendo Switch Pro: Always Look on the Bright Side of Gaming

Screenshot from first look trailer for Breath of the Wild 2.
Every cave has a bright side in it, especially if you have a torch.

While the news of a pricier Nintendo Switch Pro might be a bit of a downer, there is a silver lining here. With a possible September or October release date, we might just get a surprise release for the long, long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. Yeah, I don’t think that’s likely either, but I mean, come on! We haven’t heard anything about the sequel to the best Switch game ever since that first look trailer way back on June 11, 2019.

It’s been nearly 2 years. 2 long years.

At the very least, can’t Nintendo just give us a new teaser trailer to coincide with this alleged release of the Nintendo Switch Pro? Or something? At least tell us what’s up with dehydrated Ganondorf? Please?


The Nintendo Switch Pro (maybe not its actual name) might see an early release this September or October 2021. Unfortunately, this 4k version is likely to be pricier than the original. We’ll just have to see if these gaming rumors bear any fruit later. Oh, and hope for some more info on Breath of the Wild 2 at the same time.

Source: Bloomberg, IGN