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Nintendo Switch 2 specs leak, isn't as powerful as you'd have thought

Nintendo Switch 2 specs leak, isn't as powerful as you'd have thought

Is the Nintendo Switch 2 going to be what we expect?

It’s another day which means it’s another round of Nintendo Switch 2 specs leaks but this time, it’s perhaps not the news we wanted to hear.

Nintendo hasn't announced the successor to its popular hybrid Switch console just yet. However, considering that the Nintendo Switch was originally released in 2017, surely the Switch 2 can’t be far away at this point, right?

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In September 2023, rumours were making the rounds that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be as powerful as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S which would have indicated that Nintendo intends to make a big play against its market rivals. Other rumours claimed that the Nintendo Switch 2 would also be released either at the end of this year or sometime in 2025.

Yet, in the most recent rumours, it seems that the Nintendo Switch 2 might not be as powerful as previous speculation led us to believe. As reported by Wccftech, the Nintendo Switch 2 is said to be a “conservative hardware evolution” compared to the previous model.

Reports suggest that rather than being an all-new and powerful successor, the next console from the Japanese giant will be more akin to a Nintendo Switch Pro if you will. Whether this will mean improved performance and resolution, remains to be seen.

That being said, the new rumours have claimed that the Nintendo Switch 2 will have full backwards compatibility with physical and digital games. It will also have a “slightly bigger” screen on the tablet and will retain a USB-C port for docking.

It is also claimed that while the Pro Controller and original Joy-Cons will be compatible with the new Switch to play games, the Joy-Cons won't attach to the tablet in handheld mode due to a new horizontal magnetic docking system. So in other words, you can use your old Joy-Cons when the console is docked but you won't be able to use them attached to the tablet on the go.

The new Joy-Con controllers are also said to feature a new HD rumble powered by dual-axis linear motor and the Joy-Con will be smaller than the previous version. It seems the Nintendo Switch 2 will have its pros and cons but it’s also important to take all unconfirmed rumours with a pinch of salt until proven otherwise.

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