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Polish retailer updates their website with multiple mentions of "Switch Pro"

The rumor persists

Nintendo has never said the term "Switch Pro," but fans have adopted it as the name of the rumored Switch revamp that will supposedly offer more power than the Switch or Switch Lite. We're still waiting to see if the device actually exists, but as far as one Polish retailer is concerned, the name is the real deal.

Retailer Media Markt, which is actually quite big throughout Europe, has updated the Polish version of their site. Now when you search for Switch items on the site, you can find multiple instances of the phrase Switch Pro. It pops up when you're looking for the Switch itself, Switch software, and even accessories. This mention is in the header for each section, reading as Switch/Switch Pro.

Seems awfully odd for the retailer to add in this mention out of nowhere. Are they preparing for an announcement, cashing in on the hype, or sharing a bit of inside info?

Thanks to Donat for the heads up!

Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: switch

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As much as I'd love a Switch Pro reveal, I'm reminded of the fact that GameStop Ireland advertised a Switch 2 on their website around last September when the newer Switch was coming out, so I'm going to temper my expectations!

Tue Sep 22 20 07:30am
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I think it’s happening alongside Monster Hunter Rise and Balan Wonderland. MHR looked really really good in that trailer, so much so that I’d be really surprised if that was running on regular Switch hardware. Not impossible, devs have gotten some amazing looking games out of Switch so it could be stock.

The other thing though is Balan Wonderland releasing the same day too; nothing weird about publishers releasing games on the same day of course but it’s oddly specific and would line up well with Nintendo wanting a handful of games to sell new hardware (Balan is targeting PS5/Series X so them making use of a Switch Pro to do that game justice wouldn’t be surprising).

If history’s anything to go by the New 3DS launched some 3 years or so after the original so an upgraded Switch should be due by now. Nintendo have never gone a generation without releasing a significantly improved version of their handhelds, I don’t see why they’d change that now.

I thought that date looked suspicious too. And march would be in line for Nintendo. I'm just curious which Nintendo game they'd have to release it with.

Tue Sep 22 20 12:21pm
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They wouldn’t necessarily have to release anything themselves-I don’t remember them putting anything out on New 3DS at launch that took advantage of it...could be wrong though. But Monster Hunter would be a big enough game to push marketing for it since this would be a console aimed squarely at the “hardcore” crowd and that game definitely fits the bill on that.

I’d hope that Nintendo would go back and update some games to take advantage of the extra power like BotW by giving it a resolution and potentially frame rate boost to 60fps (I can dream!). If they could incentivise third parties to go back and boost performance of some of their games like Witcher 3 and Wolfenstein 2, that would be cool. Being able to point at games that were clearly lower fidelity than on other consoles and improve them significantly (depending on how capable the hardware is) would be a big deal for some people. I know it’s not really Nintendo’s thing to focus on specs and visuals but they’ve attracted a lot of attention with Switch and got a lot of people who are interested in certain kinds of games and haven’t bought a Nintendo console in years to jump back in- I think there’s room to appeal to people who want that extra performance. I know of a number of people who would pay a premium for a Switch with better performance and I’m sure they’re not alone!

The launch of the New 3DS was definitely weird. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D came out around the time of release, but not exactly with it as far as I know.

I can see Nintendo improving some things. I mean, it's good PR and they've done it before. They updated Code Name STEAM to work better on the New 3DS models.

A better performance Switch would be nice. For now I'll have to make do with the original model though

Media Markt aren't some Mickey Mouse retailer. I hope there's truth in these rumours.

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