Nintendo’s New Switch Revision for 2021

Christopher Julca, Staff Writer

With many things going on in the world, and industries being changed in many ways, it’s undeniable that the gaming industry has become more popular these past years. With gaming getting increasingly larger, and many people diving into a virtual world, it wouldn’t be a shock to see leading companies turning things up a notch. Companies like Nintendo, known for their favorite Italian plumber, have been around for a while and over time have target and created a loyal fanbase that is not slow to voice out what they think should be. Almost a year and a half ago, in August 2019, Nintendo updated their Nintendo Switch model,(originally released in 2017). The updated model from 2019, according to, included, “approximately two extra hours of battery life, bringing the estimates of usage to between 4.5 and 9 hours.” This was an upgrade compared to the past model’s battery life lasting between an estimated 2.5-6.5 hours. With it being 2021, and every new piece of technology expecting to be faster, companies have invested in getting the best hardware people are willing to pay for. According to, “The next iteration of Nintendo’s Switch hardware will include an upgraded Nvidia chip and support the chipmaker’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology.” A better gpu is always an upgrade, but what does that have to say about the price?With the Nintendo Switch being made popular for it’s convenient “switch” feature, the upgrade will allow the console to output 4K visuals when it is docked and plugged into a TV, according to recent reports. Though Nintendo has not officially announced the upgrade, and it’s price yet to be revealed, we can only speculate about it. Nintendo leaks have been accurate in the past and we can only hope this will be as well. Nintendo’s new Switch revision, has been reported to release later this year, in time for the holidays, but delays aren’t anything new for the Nintendo community.