New Nintendo Switch won't be called Switch Pro — rumors reveal new name

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Rumors of an upgraded Nintendo Switch have been circulating for the past year or so, and while fans have dubbed it the Switch Pro, there's a new name on the block that would put a smile on Mario's face.

Many have speculated the launch of the Nintendo Switch Pro would coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Rise. However, with the new Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch bundle now revealed, there's no chance of that happening.

In a tweet, Brazilian journalist PH Brazil stated that if Nintendo had a better system available, it wouldn't have made the MH Rise bundle. He then states that we must wait and see what happens in the next fiscal year, calling the next-gen Switch console the "Super Switch."

While there's no official word on the console being named the "Super Switch," this isn't the first time it's been labeled as such. Reporter Tyler McVicker, in October 2020, stated in a tweet that Breath of the Wild 2 would be a Super Switch launch title. The rumour mill keeps churning.

The Super name definitely sounds more along the lines of what Nintendo would call it — the SNES is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, after all.

For now, we can only speculate as to whether the next console will be called the Switch Pro or Super Switch. In a financial note published in late January 2020, Nintendo wrote, "Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020." If 2021 is the year Nintendo hopes to launch the console then we'll know its name soon enough. 

Nintendo is reportedly working on a massive display upgrade in the form of a Mini LED display for its next-gen console, which may be taking a lot longer than originally thought. Whatever the case, here's where to find out more about the New Nintendo Switch.

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.