Nintendo Change 2 will include an LCD display screen, launch in 2024

The Nintendo Change 2 will reportedly launch this 12 months and include an LCD display screen. A transfer that may appear stunning given the present OLED mannequin of the Change and other people’s hopes that Nintendo would keep on with OLED panels for the subsequent console.

That doesn’t appear to be the case although. Rumors of the Change 2 (not an official title) arriving in 2024 have popped up a few instances already, so this isn’t the primary time a 2024 launch window has been speculated. However the report does add additional proof to recommend Nintendo is concentrating on a 2024 launch. Previous rumors have pointed to a potential launch within the again half of the 12 months. Doubtless someday in the direction of the vacation procuring season.

In a report from Bloomberg right now, which first reported in regards to the LCD show for the upcoming console, no precise launch date was talked about. Simply that the console is coming in 2024. Particulars in regards to the display screen and the console’s launch date come from Omdia analyst Hiroshi Hayase. Hayase makes his predictions based mostly on checking with corporations within the provide chain for small and medium shows for electronics. In response to Bloomberg’s report, Sharp Corp. confirmed final 12 months that it was working with a console maker and supplying LCD panels for its upcoming {hardware}.

Sharp has ties with Nintendo too. Throughout the pandemic when manufacturing and provide chain points arose, it helped Nintendo with assembling Change consoles. It’s additionally labored with Nintendo up to now. So these are all good bets that Sharp’s equipped LCD panels for an upcoming console are for the Change 2.

The Nintendo Change 2 display screen will likely be bigger

Along with Nintendo making the change again to LCD for its upcoming console, Hayase additionally says the display screen will likely be 8 inches in dimension. The present Change has a 7-inch show so it feels like shoppers will likely be getting a barely larger display screen. This may put extra consistent with the scale of one thing just like the Lenovo Legion Go. The Legion Go comes with an 8.8-inch display screen so the Change 2 show will nonetheless be barely smaller. But when the sizing is correct, it’ll be noticeably larger than Nintendo’s present console.

The decision of the show remains to be unclear. However even when the display screen is LCD, it shouldn’t matter an excessive amount of if it’s no less than larger decision. The present Change (together with the OLED mannequin) encompasses a decision of 720p. Even with transferring again to an LCD show, Nintendo might vastly enhance the expertise by bumping the show decision as much as Full HD or higher.

Nintendo hasn’t confirmed the LCD panel or introduced its subsequent console but. It has, nevertheless, reportedly proven off the console to builders and publishers as of Gamescom 2023. These tech demos are stated to have included a “souped-up model” of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which might signify the usage of extra highly effective {hardware}.

Nintendo’s next-gen console was additionally referenced in emails throughout Microsoft’s FTC trial over the Activision Blizzard acquisition. The emails said that Nintendo’s next-gen console has efficiency that’s similar to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Wccftech notes that Nintendo is rumored to have been testing HDR help for the upcoming console. Suggesting that the show is not going to solely be a better decision, however supply higher shade distinction for video games.

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