Mario Kart 8 Deluxe already looks fantastic on the Nintendo Switch, but how would it look running in pristine 4K resolution on the long-talked-about Nintendo Switch 2 or Nintendo Switch Pro? It turned out pretty phenomenal.
Using the magic of the upgrade, a YouTube user named Snazzy AI took Mario’s karting norms on the Nintendo Switch and increased the game’s resolution from 1080p to crystal clear 4K. You will need to watch the video on a screen that supports 4K to see the benefits.
As you can see for yourself, the difference is sharp and makes Nintendo’s trademark artistic style seem more vibrant than ever. We can only imagine what a great game it would look like if the Nintendo Switch 2 also supports HDR (high dynamic range), because in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe there is enough space for spectacular accents.
Of course, as it is now, these are all just speculations on our part. Nintendo is keeping track of the successor to the Nintendo Switch, though all signs point to a 4K-capable machine that will bring the console more in line with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, at least in terms of resolution.
Still, we wouldn’t expect the Nintendo Switch 2 to run at 4K when played in manual mode. A 1080p screen would make more sense, as it is cheaper to manufacture, more efficient than a battery, and the benefits of 4K resolution are reduced on smaller screen sizes. However, when a Nintendo Switch 2 or Nintendo Switch Pro is docked, we assume it will come out in 4K.
With the Nintendo Switch continuing to sell incredibly well – now Nintendo’s fifth best-selling console of all time – Nintendo is still not under pressure to produce a new model. However, much like the Nintendo Switch Lite, the existence of a premium option that consumers can consider could only be beneficial to a Japanese company if there is adequate demand.
Via Nintendo Life