Nvidia Ending Production of Chips Used for Nintendo Switch
According to a report Nvidia plans to end production of the Tegra X1 Mariko processor this year. Both the Switch and the Switch Lite use the Tegra chip to power the console. If the report is accurate Nintendo might need to either upgrade theSwitch models or find a new manufacturer. There have been rumours circulating that Nintendo is releasing a new console called the Switch Pro that includes a larger OLED screen.
It would make sense if Nintendo were developing a higher end Switch device. Nintendo released a cheaper model of the Switch called the Switch Lite back in 2019. The Switch Lite costs $200 and it was an option for those with limited budget. According to a leak, a Switch Pro will be released early 2022. Nintendo has not commented on the rumors or denied the leaks. If Nintendo is planning to release higher end devices, then they should be releasing more details soon. As a Switch owner I am supportive of releasing a higher end Switch model. The benefit is that gamers would have more choices to choose a model that they prefer. The negative though is that it could halt momentum of the Switch.