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Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki published a report Monday claiming an upgraded Switch with 4K support and improved computing power will launch in 2021. But in more than a year of reporting, Mochizuki has never called it the “Switch Pro.”
Looking back at the tragic Wii U, Nintendo could try to redeem 2012 console by slapping an “Ultra” or "U" tag on the Switch. While not impossible, anything that calls back to Nintendo’s worst-selling console seems farfetched.
It would be absolutely laughable, but Nintendo has done it before. The 2014 follow-up to the Nintendo 3DS was just the “New Nintendo 3DS,” so a Switch upgrade might get the same treatment.
Many fans used the name “Switch XL” in 2019 because unconfirmed rumors predicted a larger handheld screen. The 3DS and 2DS did both receive "XL" versions in the past. Mochizuki’s report doesn't mention a larger screen, but XL on a bigger console is a no-brainer.
Nintendo could call it the “Switch Pro” because that’s the most common parlance, but seeing as Sony already has a PlayStation 4 Pro, it would be unlike Nintendo to copy the naming convention of a competitor.