Wait, did a huge Nintendo Switch Pro leak just drop?

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A fan-made render of the Nintendo Switch Pro (Image credit: Computer Bild)

Ah, the Nintendo Switch Pro. It's the most elusive console in the history of gaming - rumoured for years with no sign of ever actually appearing. But if new leaks are to be believed, a souped-up Switch sequel could indeed be coming.

A huge cyber attack hit NVIDIA this week, with code for various upcoming products and chips leaked into the wild. And Nintendo fans think a specific piece of code is hinting at the future of the Switch. Don't fancy waiting to find out what's coming? Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals available now. 

Nintendo Switch Pro

A fan-made render of the Switch Pro (Image credit: ZONEofTECH)

Nintendo fans think a piece of code titled 'nvn2' could refer to a Nintendo Switch with ray tracing support and DLSS (basically AI-enhanced graphics). This is in keeping with previous rumours we've heard about the Switch Pro, which have suggested for a while DLSS and 4K output will be available on the upgraded console.

For Nintendo fans who thought the Switch Pro (is that Super Nintendo Switch?) was dead in the water, this can only be good news. The muted response to the Switch OLED - which offers a better screen and improved kickstand, and not much else - shows that gamers still have an appetite for a more powerful Nintendo console.

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With the company recently announcing that the five year-old Switch is currently in the middle of its lifespan, gamers have wondered whether this means any new consoles will arrive within the next half-decade. Judging by this latest leak, it seems there's scope to be cautiously hopeful that we might soon be driving a kart around Bowser's castle in glorious 4K.

A photo of the Switch OLED on a gradient background.

The Switch OLED wasn't as pro as some gamers hoped (Image credit: Nintendo)

But while the Switch Pro rumour mill refuses to let up, there's endless fun to be had on the current versions of Nintendo's most successful console of all time. Check out today's best Nintendo Switch deals below, and if you've already got the gear, take a look at our roundup of the best Nintendo Switch games

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Daniel Piper
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Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).