NINTENDO fans may have uncovered proof that there’s a Switch Pro console on the way.
Bizarrely, the strange clue is actually hidden inside current Nintendo Switch consoles – and only eagle-eyed gamers could’ve spotted it.
Inside every Nintendo Switch is a computer board that powers the entire system.
On the original Switch, this board was named ODIN – after the god in Norse mythology, Odin.
Then for the new 2019 update to the Nintendo Switch, the board is named “MODIN”.
That’s because it’s simply a modified version of the same console.
This year also saw the release of a Nintendo Switch Lite, which is a cheaper, less powerful version of the Switch.
And the Switch Lite’s board is named VALI, after Odin’s son Vali.
As rumours of a Nintendo Switch Pro have been circulating for a while, fans have jumped to a conclusion.
Odin has another more famous son called Thor – the hammer-wielding legend best known in recent years for inspiring the Avengers movie character.
Thor is far better-known than Vali, and is famous as a fearsome, athletic warrior.
Nintendo fans now suspect that Nintendo is reserving the name THOR for a future computer board inside a Nintendo Switch console.
And the obvious console to use the board in would be a more powerful, souped-up model called the Nintendo Switch Pro.
“Essentially, Nintendo still has room to name its rumoured Switch Pro after the hammer-wielder,” tech site The Verge points out, after making the link across Norse mythology.
Nintendo Switch vs Switch Lite – what's the difference?
Here's what you need to know…
- The Nintendo Switch Lite doesn’t plug into your television – it’s handheld-only
- Its Joy-Con controls aren’t detachable, and are built into the handset’s body
- There’s no TV docking station, so you’ll charge your device using a cable
- Some games will have restrictions, due to the console being handheld-only
- There are three new colours: yellow, grey and turquoise
- The Switch Lite is $100 cheaper than the Switch proper
But what exactly would a Switch Pro look like?
The basic idea is that it would compete with powerful next-gen consoles like the Xbox 2 and PS5.
Both of these consoles promise ludicrously detailed 8K graphics, while the current Switch runs at a maximum of Full HD.
That’s eight times fewer pixels than 8K, which leaves the Switch looking a little archaic.
Sadly, Nintendo hasn’t confirmed any actual plans for a Switch Pro, so geeks will have to settle for this latest fan theory instead.
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