There have been plenty of rumors about Nintendo releasing a new Switch. Some rumors had them releasing this last year but that never seemed likely. Why go up against the PS5 and Xbox when your current system is selling just fine. However 2021 might make sense to release a new Switch and everyone seems to be talking about it. So what would we want in the new Switch? Well I list some of my wants below.
Need to have:
These are the things I believe a new Switch would have to have. First would be Bluetooth for audio. Why was this never in the first one? Some say to save battery life but you can turn it off if you don’t use it. This is a must have. I would almost consider buying a new Switch if this was the only thing it had.
The next must have is a bigger screen. The problem with this is it is portable so you don’t want to make it too big. The answer to this would be to take away the bezel. By removing the black space around the screen and making the screen go edge to edge it would increase your screen size but not the overall size of the switch. Phones have been doing this for a while now so I know it can be done.
While we are talking about making things larger how about the internal memory. 32gb really? I bought a physical copy of Mortal Kombat and even though it’s physical it still has a 20 gb download. That’s one game eating up most of the internal memory. Yes I know that you can add a SD card and I have but Nintendo can do much better than 32 gb. Nintendo could release different models of Switches that have different sizes of memory much like phones do. The base for a new Switch should be at least 64 gb but I would really like to see the bottom being 128 gb. It would be nice if they offered other models up to 1 tb. I know those would be harder to find because not many people would but give us some options.
Like to have:
While the list above is need to have these items would be nice to have. The first would be more power. I’m fine with the power of the current Switch but it would be nice to have more power. The switch will never compete with the PS5 or the new Xbox but what if it could come close to the Xbox One or PS4? Could you image being able to play Red Dead Redemption, GTA V or Destiny on the new Switch?
Some sort of party chat system. I get why Nintendo does not do a party chat system and I can appreciate it. A large part of their audience is younger and there are all kinds of issues with chat when dealing with minors. How about allowing an app that you can run in the background like Skype or Discord? They do allow games to have in game chat so it’s not that far fetched.
What would you like to see in the new Switch? Also what would be the name of this device? The internet has been calling it Switch Pro for a couple of years now but what would Nintendo call it? Maybe the new Switch like they did the 3DS. I hope not. I’ve heard people suggest either keeping it Switch Pro or maybe going with the Super Switch. I would be fine with either of those. I really don’t care what you call it just make it a nice improvement over the current Switch.