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Nvidia stops making Nintendo Switch chip, fueling Super Switch rumors

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Nvidia has reportedly stopped the production of the Tegra X1 Mariko – the System on a Chip (SOC) on Switch. This news fuels rumors on the fabled Super Switch or Switch Pro, Nintendo’s supposed successor for the Nintendo Switch.


The news first came from a source speaking to GameReactor. According to the source, Nvidia plans to discontinue the Tegra X1 Mariko. Without this SOC, Nintendo can’t possibly continue the production of their current models of the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. This then fuels speculations and rumors about the coming of its successor. Does this news actually confirm that the fabled Nintendo Super Switch or Switch Pro is coming soon? GameReactor’s source didn’t say anything about the matter, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

According to Nintendo’s Global President, Shuntaro Furukawa, there are currently no plans for a new console announcement soon. While this does eliminate our hopes of hearing about official news, it doesn’t entirely mean there won’t be a new console.

Imran Khan speaks on the ResetEra forums about the matter, saying that we should expect the new Super Switch late this year. He says that there are enough dev kits in the hands of developers right now, so the leaks are to be expected. On the same thread, known Nintendo leaker NateDrake adds that there will be exclusive titles for the new console. “May not be a big number of them,” writes NateDrake, “but I know of at least one.”

The rumors about Nintendo’s Super Switch came to full swing earlier this month. Reports about Nintendo partnering up with Samsung for an OLED screen give hints on the Super Switch’s graphics upgrade. Reportedly, the new Super Switch will feature 7-inch screens that can support 720p. These OLED screens will reportedly ship to assemblers starting this June.