And it’s bad news for Nintendo Switch pre-order customers, who might be disappointed to find out that the console is less powerful than the Xbox One and PS4.
Still, it might make the Nintendo Switch price a little bit cheaper, although we won’t find that out until January at the earliest.
According to a report by VentureBeat, the Nintendo Switch will be powered by Nvidia’s last-generation Maxwell graphics-processing architecture.
The custom Maxwell Tegra is unlikely to match the graphical fidelity of the highest-end PS4 games.
In terms of performance, the Nintendo Switch will reportedly boast 1 teraflop of performance, which is below the Xbox One and PS4, and well below the Xbox One Scorpio and PS4 Pro.
In terms of the Nintendo Switch price, Ovum analyst Paul Jackson echoes Pachter, arguing that £200-£220 represents the “sweet spot for mass adoption”, and that £300 would be a good price to start with for Nintendo.
Recent retailer leaks suggested the Nintendo Switch would cost £200, but nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo.