Is a new Nintendo Switch 2 going to be released this year? Zenji Nishikawa, a prominent Japanese tech journalist, reported Nintendo was moving toward producing a new console.
In the latest issue of Famitsu, the Tokyo-based video game magazine, Nishikawa informed readers of movements within the company and suggested there might be a release of Nintendo ADR NTDOY's next-gen Switch within the next 12 months.
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“I personally think Nintendo will make some moves in terms of new hardware,” wrote Nishikawa. “I got the news that a ‘super VIP’ person from an American semiconductor manufacturer who seldom comes to Japan is quietly conducting a personal visit to the country. The company’s products have also been used in Nintendo’s game consoles in the past.”
According to Game Revolution, some believed Nishikawa was referring to NVIDIA Corporation NVDA, a technology company known for designing and manufacturing graphics processing units (GPUs).
Why? Because its Tegra X1 processor is used for the Switch and the Tegra T239 chip is rumored to be the chip inside the Switch 2, as per Notebook Check.
The Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017 and sold over 84.59 million units globally as of December 2020, making it one of the bestselling video game consoles of all time.
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