5 Ways Nintendo Switch Can Become More Better In All Aspects In July 2023
Nintendo Switch 2 is on the way. It has been more than six years since its launching and many of you will know that Hybrid video game console development has been working on a hardware improvement for a couple of years that allows it to launch a new version of the Nintendo Switch on the market.
Its demand increases with time, both in graphic and technical aspects. Own and competitive games are advancing, demanding that more up-to-date and powerful hardware take over to maximize many qualities that the games themselves present today. However, it should be noted that Nintendo Switch can currently move games like Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, taking into account that it is a 2017 console, and the game has come out in 2023.
This does not mean that a hardware update that allows Nintendo to become the queen of the console sales market over Nintendo Switch is more necessary today than ever. This year the console has completed 6 years of life, time goes by very quickly and advances in technology are increasingly notable. That is why Nintendo has gotten down to business and they are working on a new version of the Nintendo Switch.
“Nintendo Switch 2”, or whatever this hypothetical new console ends up being called. It will have to stand out in many ways to take the crown of queen of the sales market surpassing the original. That is why in this article we are going to analyze 5 key aspects that would make the Nintendo Switch 2 stand out from its predecessor.
Increased storage capacity and SSD implementation, a crucial aspect of Nintendo Switch 2
It has fallen somewhat behind in terms of storage capacity to accommodate a large number of titles installed on the device. This is not necessarily because the console is already a few years old, it is more than anything the result of technological development and the need that most current games have created to require more storage space, either due to the graphic improvement they have experienced in all the titles, or aspects like the length of a game.
It is true, however, that the Switch OLED managed to reach 64 GB of storage, but the rest of the models only have a size of 32 GB. The need for an improvement in the storage capacity of Nintendo Switch 2 is clear when we see that Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom asked for a minimum storage size of 16GB, half the space available on a normal Switch. In addition, something that would help the new Nintendo Switch 2 stand out would be the implementation of the SSD drive, as is the case with other consoles such as PS5 or Xbox Series. This would favour having a shorter loading time in games and faster reading.
Backwards compatibility with previous consoles
Something that Nintendo knows how to do very well is pamper and care for the past as well as its future. For the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 to have a backwards compatibility feature whereby we can play most of the Nintendo Switch titles would be a real hoot to make it stand out in the console sales market. The switch has all the potential and the catalogue to be able to adapt to a new, improved version of the console.
If anything could be asked of Nintendo for the arrival of this new console, it is that it also has backward compatibility with even earlier consoles such as Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Asking for compatibility with older consoles is almost a utopia taking into account today’s adaptations and the requirements of the possible future console for the consumer. However, backward compatibility with the original Nintendo Switch would have to be almost a vital point for the supposed new Nintendo Switch 2.
Innovation and compatibility with virtual reality
This is a point that is not 100% necessary, but the Nintendo Switch 2 had its own VR compatibility system, or imagine it had its own, much better than the Nintendo Labo kit. This would make it compete in a market that is currently under development. Although the chances of this happening are slim, it could be a good investment to try to break into a market that is yet to explode and that can offer a lot for the future.
Nintendo has innovated every time it has released a console. The strength of the Nintendo Switch (among its many others), lies in its portable aspect. Oddly enough, the fact that the console can be used both connected to a television and in portable mode sells a lot and caused great appeal among users and players who never became followers of the Nintendo brand. It is clear that innovation has to go hand in hand with the times we are in, and virtual reality can be a hit: Imagine being able to play Mario Kart in Virtual Reality, the possibilities of expanding the Nintendo Switch catalogue would increase and a lot.
4k resolution in TV mode and 1080 in portable mode would be two great improvements
A new version of the Nintendo Switch would first have to polish aspects that can be improved from the original. And this is where resolution comes in. Currently, the Nintendo Switch has a resolution of 1080p when playing on TV, and 720p in portable mode. Although many games can be enjoyed with not inconsiderable graphic quality and most of them outstandingly fulfil this task, the fact of having a better resolution on the next Nintendo console makes our mouths water.
Great games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom would be a real joy to experience in 4k resolution on TV, or 1080p in portable mode. This subject is one of those that remain pending for the Nintendo Switch 2. Seeing that the OLED version of the Switch already incorporated winks for 4k, everything makes us think that Nintendo Switch 2 will end up having support for a higher resolution.
A higher frame rate per second would suit the Nintendo Switch 2 like a glove
Currently, the FPS is not a great asset for the Nintendo Switch, what’s more, as the games have progressed we have seen that the console has suffered on some occasions when it comes to maintaining certain stability. This has been present in early versions of Arceus, and Tears of the Kingdom. Although it is almost a feat that a console from 6 years ago can move titles with a higher graphic demand, a Nintendo Switch 2 would have to be able to make up for these deficiencies.
Although the gaming experience on a Nintendo Switch is not cut short, FPS has become essential for the future of consoles, and therefore of the industry itself. Community standards are rising, and Nintendo’s offer must also increase in quality. If we want to exceed the sales rates of Nintendo Switch, an improvement in the stability and fluidity of the FPS of Nintendo Switch 2, must be a real priority for the company.
With more than 125 million consoles sold worldwide, the future Nintendo Switch 2 would have to aim its sights not only at being technically superior and at a catalogue level compared to its predecessor but also at the top of the game. To surpass the competition (Sony and Microsoft), and win the crown of queen in the market for the sale of consoles in the video game industry. Something that Nintendo is certainly very capable of achieving.