The Nintendo Switch Pro has been in the news recently with many people hinting at the possibility of the upgraded console releasing sometime later this year. These reports have ranged from the screen resolution the Switch Pro might have, to now the possibility of the Switch Pro having exclusives that will not be offered on other Switch models.
This new information comes from a well-known online leaker, NateDrake, on ResetEra. When asked about the exclusivity, NateDrake responded with this:
There will be some select exclusives especially from third-party partners. May not be a big number of them, but I know of at least one.Credit: NateDrake
This most likely means that if the Nintendo Switch Pro does end up having exclusives, it will be similar to the New 3DS where it was only a few titles that were offered exclusively on that platform.
Hopefully, this will mean the major releases, including the upcoming Splatoon 3 and the sequel to Breath of The Wild, will be offered on all Nintendo Switch consoles instead of just the Switch Pro. This would be a risky move on Nintendo’s part if they did choose to make the major releases exclusive to the Switch Pro.
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Based on the fact that Nintendo will most likely want to keep the Switch around for a long time, it is possible that this rumor could be true and fans will need to upgrade to the Switch Pro in order to play certain titles.
In the past, Nintendo consoles have had an average lifespan of around 5 to 6 years, but the Switch will most likely be around for longer, similar to the 3DS, which had a lifespan of around 9 years. It makes sense for Nintendo to want to upgrade this console, similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X upgrades.
Assuming the report from NateDrake is true, then it will certainly be interesting to see what the Switch Pro will have to offer in terms of exclusive titles. The move might upset some fans who might not be able to upgrade, but we will have to wait and see what Nintendo officially announces.