Nintendo May Release New Version of Switch In 2019

New particulars have emerged relating to the rumored new model of the Nintendo Switch. This info comes from the Japanese publication Nikkei who’re reporting that Nintendo intends to launch a modified model of the Switch someday between April 1 and March 31, 2020. This would guarantee it releases inside the subsequent fiscal 12 months. 

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The publication additionally means that this new model of the Switch will give attention to the console’s handheld elements. It’s even been urged that this new model of the Switch may take away some options in an effort to lower prices and primarily function a handheld system. However, different info means that this model of the system will merely profit from a smaller body, higher battery life, and different such enhancements. 

The Wall Street Journal beforehand reported that Nintendo will launch an up to date model of the Nintendo Switch someday in 2019. The unique report, which is behind a paywall on the WSJ’s web site, is mild on particulars. However, they urged that the one vital improve deliberate for this new model of the Switch is a brand new, higher display screen. It appears that the brand new model of the Nintendo Switch might even make the most of the “OLED panels utilized in Apple Inc.’s iPhone X collection.” It appears that this alteration within the display screen can also make the Switch thinner and assist the console’s battery life. 

If Nintendo is planning on including every other options to this new model of the Nintendo Switch, this report doesn’t point out what these options could also be. However, it did point out that the present plan is for Nintendo to launch this upgraded Switch someday throughout the second half of this 12 months.

It also needs to be mentioned that the Wall Street Journal additionally ran a report not way back which said that Nintendo was not planning on releasing a brand new model of the Switch within the close to future. While it is definitely potential that they’ve modified their thoughts since then, that does go to point out that none of this info is about in stone fairly but and must be taken with a level of warning. 

However, there are only a few people who find themselves stunned to listen to that Nintendo is actively engaged on a brand new model of the Switch. While Nintendo would not all the time launch vital new variations of their main consoles, they do repeatedly launch improved variations of their handheld units. It appears that the Switch’s portability might have impressed them to push for an improved model of the bottom console somewhat than relaxation on their {hardware} laurels. So far as that goes, we would be shocked if the brand new model of the Switch solely featured a greater display screen.

It’s additionally value noting that Nintendo’s new president beforehand urged that the corporate may focus much less on console manufacturing within the coming years. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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