Nintendo Switch hardware fears after Destiny 2 KO

By Alan Ng - May 23, 2017

If you are planning to buy a Nintendo Switch and believe that it has the hardware power to run any game that the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S can with ease, some news has arrived this week which may affect future purchase decisions.

Bungie has just effectively ended all hope on a Nintendo Switch Destiny 2 release, by saying that there are currently no plans to bring Destiny 2 to the switch.

Project lead Mark Noseworthy cited the fact that Destiny 2 is an online only game and even though he loves the Nintendo Switch, it is ‘unrealistic’ to think about the Switch getting a version after the PS4, Xbox One and PC launches.

While we are not saying that the Nintendo Switch hardware isn’t good enough to run the game, some may wonder why it wouldn’t be up for consideration in the future rather than just announce straight away that there are no plans for a Switch release.


To remind you, the Nintendo Switch is powered by a 4x ARM Cortex A57 CPU with a clock speed of 1020MHz and a GPU based on the 256 Nvidia CUDA system.

What may be eye-raising though is the fact that Destiny 2 being online only, automatically means that it isn’t a fit for the Switch.

What about Splatoon 2 which is going to be largely based on online play as well? Perhaps we shouldn’t make a direct comparison with Splatoon 2 and Destiny 2 in terms of technical requirements, but what happens if this becomes a regular thing with other developers skipping the Switch and sticking with PlayStation and Xbox due to similar reasons?

Let us know your thoughts on this if you are planning to buy the Switch and if you are worried that games such as Destiny 2 won’t be coming to your system.

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  • Karl Oswald

    Ever heard of putting spaces after commas and periods?

  • dcj91x

    I do not in any way believe the Switch is as powerful as the PS4pro or XB1s. I also don’t think the PS4 or XB1 are portable. I even believe that Nintendo does not need to have over the top graphics to have some of the best games on any system which sell more than top games on other systems combined.
    At this point (or years ago) the comparison between Nintendo and Sony/Microsoft should have ended. Nintendo makes “games” not life simulators like many games from EA, Bungie and many other top graphic oriented companies make. Also the sales speak for themselves. Even though the WiiU sold for crap it had more games that sold over 2-5 million copies than on the PS4 and XB1 combined. The Switch is already off to a quick start in games selling better on it than games on other systems.
    In the article they talk about Splatoon 2 Compared to Destiny 2, It’s very likely Splatoon will sell better than Destiny but is there a point in comparing the two? They are different types of games and I’m pretty sure the same people who are buying destiny have no thoughts of EVER getting Splatoon.

  • It should be about the games

    It’s always the same with Nintendo and it will remain like this until the most profitable player in the console universe spends some of that wealth on a machine that can go toe-to-toe with the other players. I admire them for their ingenuity but it’s the loyal fans, the Nintendo die-hard’s who buy each of their consoles without question, that are losing out.