Activision Internal Emails Claim Nintendo Switch 2 Performance Is On Par With PS4/Xbox One

In light of the ongoing FTC vs. Microsoft case, internal emails from Activision have been revealed, indicating that the company received a briefing about Nintendo’s upcoming Switch 2 console. The emails, as reported by The Verge, have noticeable redactions, which may not fully satisfy those seeking comprehensive details about the specifications of the rumored “Switch 2.” However, these emails unequivocally establish that Activision had prior knowledge of this device, confirming its involvement in its development.

What’s even more noteworthy is that the documents accompanying these emails provide insight into the capabilities of the Switch 2. It is claimed to offer performance comparable to that of the PS4 and Xbox One, thereby enabling Activision to create more advanced games that are already successful on these consoles.


“Given the closer alignment to Gen8 platforms in terms of performance and our previous offerings on PS4 / Xbox One, it is reasonable to assume we could make something compelling for the NG Switch as well. It would be helpful to secure early access to development hardware prototypes and prove that out nice and early.”

The meeting with Nintendo took place in December of the prior year, and it’s important to acknowledge that the specifications and performance goals could have been modified since then. The most recent rumors suggest that the next-generation console might feature 1280 NVIDIA CUDA cores based on the Ampere architecture. This prospective setup presents intriguing opportunities, such as the potential incorporation of DLSS upscaling technology to achieve improved performance.

These new revelations suggest that Nintendo has been actively engaging in partnerships with major publishers like Activision in anticipation of the upcoming Switch generation. Some reports even hint at a planned launch in 2024. This highly awaited new console could maintain an LCD screen and continue to offer support for cartridge slots for physical game distribution.

Via The Verge