The final nail in the coffin?
The Switch Pro rumor has been one that’s plauged Nintendo for literally years now. There have been countless industry insiders claiming Nintendo was working on a beefed-up revamp for the Switch, but it never came to be. This was supposed to be a more powerful version of the Switch, but not a replacement for the Switch. Now, according to Digital Foundry, we can officially call the Switch Pro dead.
According to the Digital Foundry gang, Nintendo was indeed working on a Switch Pro as a mid-gen Switch update. This information comes from numerous unnamed developers Digital Foundry was speaking with. As you might have guessed, all plans for the Switch Pro have been called off now, and it appears efforts have instead shifted to a Switch successor.
Digital Foundry also says to not expect the Switch successor in 2023. Finally, there’s a bit of speculation on Digital Foundry’s part, as they speculate that Nintendo is likely quite worried about the transition from Switch to its successor. Considering how Nintendo’s last few consoles have done, you can certainly see why they’d have concern. There have been huge hits like Wii and Switch, as well as failures like the Wii U.