Switch News: Images leak of Team Xecuter’s mod chip for ipatched & mariko Switch consoles – First shipment to come sometime after Chinese New Year (25 January)
Up till now, 2020 has been a pretty exciting year for the usual scenes with Citra coming soon on Android, RetroArch r2 being released for the PS4 & DigiTimes reporting that a new Switch model will come later this year. In this article, we have some more good news for Switch owners with a pictorial leak of Team Xecuter’s mod chip!
What’s been leaked? Who’s behind them?
Ever since the first news about Team Xecuter’s hacking solution surfaced, members of MaxConsole’s writing staff were always the break the news thanks to their connections with Team Xecuter’s members, suppliers and apparently even beta testers.
Now, they’ve shared yet another important development regarding Team Xecuter’s efforts which effectively throws out anybody’s doubts about what they’re up to by publishing leaked pictures of the mod chip itself.
According to MaxConsole’s writer ‘ub3r1337’, the pictures of the modchip, which is shown installed on an ipatched console, were leaked by an individual that’s part of the Team Xecuter’s inner circle of beta testers which lends a good deal of credibility to the report. From the images, the modchip doesn’t seem to be too large and appears pretty compact although it’s important to state that the final design may vary from what’s currently being shown as the product isn’t finalised yet.
When will Team Xecuter release their hacking solution? Should I go get a Switch?
Keeping in line with Team Xecuter’s claim in late December about potential availability in early 2020, MaxConsole’s source disclosed that the first shipment will likely happen sometime after the Chinese New Year (25th January 2020) meaning that a retail release may not be too far off. However, it must be noted that the Switch Lite version will probably be released at a later date as previously reported in articles from last year.
As of right now, the latest news on the matter is that all Nintendo Switch units, including the Switch Lite, are compatible with Team Xecuter’s hacking solution (the Lite requires a different version) although this may change when the hacking solution is actually released. As a result, if you’re thinking about getting a Nintendo Switch, it might be wise to think about getting one soon because there’s no telling how fast Nintendo will patch the hardware vulnerability that makes hacking newer Switch models possible.
Other than good news on the Switch front, the emulation scene has also seen some love with the release of bsnes v114 & the PSVita received Julius 1.2.0 while the 3DS received an English translation of its FabStyle title.