Global Nintendo Switch Pro release details supposedly revealed by peripheral maker
Nintendo won’t be releasing a Switch Pro console in 2021 according to a tweet made by the popular YouTube channel SwitchUp. The release information in the post purportedly comes from a Chinese peripheral manufacturer that has been working on accessories for the Nintendo Switch Pro. While gamers may be dismayed about 2021 apparently being off the cards, there is hope offered up by the words “they’ve been told 2022 global market release.”
Of course, a pinch of salt is required here, and it seems questionable that a peripheral maker would risk a lucrative contract with Nintendo by spilling details about the Switch Pro release date. While many tech tipsters have claimed a Switch successor will launch this year, and even Bloomberg expects an upgraded Nintendo Switch could go on sale in September, there is some solid reasoning behind believing it could be a 2022 release for the Switch Pro.
Nintendo’s boss, Shuntaro Furukawa, has already made it clear that the global semiconductor shortage has caused issues for the company, stating in an interview with Nikkei that “we are not able to produce all the products we want to.” Rolling out a Switch Pro or Switch 2 during a processor supply crisis, and while the original Nintendo Switch is still selling like hot cakes, certainly wouldn't seem like a sagacious business decision.
A 2022 release schedule for the Nintendo Switch Pro would also make sense in terms of games – there are many that believe the perfect time for a console reveal would be at the same moment as the launch for Breath of the Wild 2. Obviously, nothing about the potential successor to the Switch can be confirmed until the Big N itself makes it official.
No Switch Pro in 2021. Reliable peripheral manufacturing source from China; working on products to be adapted for it. Says they’ve been told 2022 global market release. Let’s hope it’s wrong :/— SwitchUp (@SwitchUpG) June 25, 2021