Nintendo’s Allegedly Sent Out Dev Kits For Next Console To Developers
Per VGC, “multiple people with knowledge of Nintendo’s next-gen console plans, the company is likely to release new hardware during the second half of 2024,” this is to ensure stock isn’t shorted at stores, given the challengesPlayStation and Xbox faced during the Covid pandemic.
Sources claim that the Nintendo Switch successor will also have a portable akin to the Switch.
It has also been claimed that the successor will use an LCD screen, foregoing an OLED screen like the latest Switch to keep costs down. This decision is being considered in tandem with the increasing size of game installs, with Nintendo looking to increase storage for its cartridges. Right now, the Switch comes with 32GB of internal storage and many games have ballooned in size this generation.
It isn’t clear what sort of backward compatibility Nintendo intends to add to its next console but confirmed it intends to continue using the Nintendo ID system is currently uses.