Nintendo is reportedly on the verge of announcing a more powerful Switch model that's expected to launch this year
- The long-rumored new
Nintendo Switchmodel is about to be revealed, according to multiple reports.
- The new Switch is expected to be more powerful and more expensive than the current models.
- It could launch as soon as September, according to a Bloomberg report.
Nintendo's making a more powerful, more expensive version of its wildly popular Switch console - and it could arrive as soon as this September, according to Bloomberg.
Manufacturers are reportedly scheduled to begin production in July, and Nintendo is said to be working with Samsung to source the OLED screens that will go into the new version of the Switch.
There are now two models of Switch: The original version, which launched in March 2017, and a less expensive Switch Lite, which launched in September 2019. Both consoles have sold briskly since their launch - as of March 31, just shy of 85 million Switch units have been sold, Nintendo said.
The new model will eventually replace the original Nintendo Switch, according to Bloomberg.
Rumors of a new, more powerful version of the Switch have been circulating for years.
Initially those rumors were paired with word of a less expensive, handheld-only version of the Switch. That eventually came to fruition as the
Thus far, Nintendo hasn't confirmed the existence or development of a more powerful console - or a Switch "Pro" model. Nintendo representatives didn't respond to a request for comment as of publishing.
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