Nintendo has just announced its new version of Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper option for those who only want the handheld experience. But, Nintendo isn’t ignoring the original Nintendo Switch as it also getting a facelift. According to filings, Nintendo is updating original Switch hardware with a new CPU and storage.
Nintendo has filed to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to upgrade original Nintendo Switch with a new SOC and storage. The filing is to ensure that the original product is being updated instead of having it re-certified for sale in the US.
Nintendo intends to update the SOC(system on the ship) which is the custom Nvidia Tegra processor. This could be to ensure that the upgraded version of Nintendo Switch is patched against the exploits in the original version.
For those who don’t know, the original Nintendo Switch has future-proof hack due to an exploit present in Nvidia Tegra. The only way to rectify this exploit is to update the Switch with a new SOC and seems like Nintendo and Nvidia are doing just that.
Also, there is a possibility that instead of launching the Nintendo Switch Pro, Nintendo is just upgrading the original Switch. It remains to be seen if the original Nintendo Switch actually gets updated and if it makes any difference in terms of performance.
Nintendo is getting superb third-party party support, unlike the Wii U. One of the main third-party publishers and developers for Nintendo Switch is Bethesda.
Bethesda has launched Skyrim, DOOM, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and more to come including DOOM Eternal and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Bethesda is also proud of its lineup being launched for Nintendo Switch. According to Bethesda, it’s games are one of the reasons that are selling more Nintendo Switch units.
The first-party titles have also been extremely successful for Nintendo. Games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey have been very successful. Now Nintendo is developing a sequel to Breath of the Wild and Luigi Mansion 3 is also coming to Switch.