Would you buy a Switch Pro if it had exclusives? (pic: Nintendo)
Following yesterday’s newest Switch Pro rumours, an insider is claiming that it will also have a small number of exclusive games.
Even though nothing has been officially announced by Nintendo, it’s widely believed that the company is working on an upgraded Switch model, dubbed by fans as the Switch Pro. There have been constant rumours and reports on the thing, the most recent ones claiming that it will feature a bigger screen.
In the wake of yesterday’s news, industry insider Nate Drake (who recently said that Bethesda is aiming to release Starfield by the end of 2021) has added that the new model will also have its own exclusive games.
They don’t elaborate on what games they might be, but suggest that there will only be a small amount of them (they claim to know of at least one) and will primarily come from third parties.
It would make a lot of sense for this to be true. Firstly, exclusive games would help sell the system to those who may already own a Switch. Secondly, Nintendo did this before with its New Nintendo 3DS, the upgraded 3DS model.
Aside from having extra processing power and improved 3D functionality it had its own line-up of games that could only be played on the newer hardware.
It wasn’t a particularly long list, only comprising of seven games like Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (and one of them, Dragon Fang Z: Ryuusha Rose To Yadorigi No Meikyuu, only released in Japan) so anyone who stuck with the original 3DS model wasn’t necessarily missing out on much. But it’s a strategy Nintendo could very well replicate.
With another report stating that several third parties are developing 4K games for the Switch, there’s a countless number of potential games that could be released on the hypothetical Switch Pro. Common fan requests include Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Persona 5.
It’s still unlikely the Switch Pro would be powerful enough to run something like Red Dead Redemption 2 but Nintendo has already been testing the waters with streaming, via high profile games such as Control and Hitman 3.
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