Tha Nintendo Co. expect to accept update Chip Nvidia Corp. with improved graphics and processing for a new Switch model planned for the end-of-year buying season, according to people familiar with the matter.
The new version of Switch supports Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, an innovative technology that uses artificial intelligence to deliver high-fidelity graphics in a more efficient way. That allows the console, which is also set for An OLED display update, to reproduce game images at 4K quality when they are submitted to TV, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the plan is not public.
The US company’s new chipset will bring a better CPU and more memory. DLSS support needs to add new code to games, so it will be used primarily to promote graphics on upcoming titles, the people said, including several game developers. Bloomberg News previously reported that the new Switch appears to feature a 7-inch OLED screen from Samsung Display Co. and a couple to release the console with several new games.
Representatives from Nvidia and Nintendo declined to comment.
The Nintendo Switch games release calendar remains largely empty for the second half of the year, although the company on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Niantic Inc. on advanced smartphone apps, ready to get started with a App Pikmin in 2021.
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Analysts expect the new Switch to be offered at a price above $ 299 of the current model, a level that has not changed since it was first unveiled in 2017. Matthew Kanterman of Bloomberg Intelligence expect an increase of as much as $ 100.
“$ 349.99 will increase the value of the device, but I still think Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $ 399.99,” he said.
DLSS was first introduced as an image enhancement feature in 2018 and is still exclusive to Nvidia graphics cards. It is a progressive development especially for Kyoto-based Nintendo, which has tended to choose more mature and lower-priced technology than its competitors. Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. with their consoles. The new Switch will continue to undermine the overall performance capabilities of its most priced competitors.
“What we value is how much new technology adds to the fun experience, and how comfortable a user can play,” said Nintendo CEO Ko Koota last year .