Gamers go wild for big changes coming to Nintendo Switch – but there’s a catch

NINTENDO Switch is over six years old and fans have looked to the future.

Rumors of a Switch successor are at an all-time high, and the release of a new console is expected to come next year.

There are a couple of improvements that people are asking for from the Switch 2.


There are a couple of improvements that people are asking for from the Switch 2.Image credit: Yasin Hasan via Unsplash

As with any new Nintendo console, improvements are expected and while we know there will be better hardware specs, everything else is up in the air.

Here are the four biggest changes we want from the Nintendo Switch 2.

Backward Compatibility – Nintendo Switch 2

The Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling consoles of all time and Nintendo has announced that it intends to keep the existing user base.

The ability to play games from the existing Switch library seems like a must-have, with bonus points if it can hold Switch cartridges too.

Even if the cartridge type is different, we have seen in the past that Nintendo has been willing to accept different cartridge types.

The Nintendo 3DS could accept both DS and 3DS games and the DS even had a separate cartridge slot for Game Boy Advance games.

Improved Joy-Con – Nintendo Switch 2

The build quality of the Joy-Con has been a point of contention for fans, with Joy-Con drift being a common issue.

The overall build quality could use an upgrade, including better control options when using a single Joy-Con.

The other issue the Switch started with is the cumbersome D-Pad, which has separate buttons, making it difficult to use.

This has been improved with the Switch Lite, but expanding on the main console versions would be huge for Nintendo.

Better resolution – Nintendo Switch 2

The Nintendo Switch outputs 720p on handheld, which is on the low end of the HD range.

It would be amazing if this could be upgraded to the 1080p it outputs to the TV.

We’d also like to see an improved resolution for the TV, as 1080p seems like the minimum that modern gamers will accept.

While graphics aren’t the be-all and end-all for the Switch, higher handheld resolution would be a huge boon.

Integrated eShop – Nintendo Switch 2

Currently, the eShop app redirects to the website, which can cause delays and problems with the purchase.

A truly integrated app would bring improvements in all of these areas, leading to smoother game buying and downloading.

Even if it seems like a small change, it will make a big difference in the user experience.

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