Last updated on October 7th, 2018
While it has only been just over a year and a half since the release of the first Switch model, Nintendo have plans to launch an updated version in 2019.
Rumour: Nintendo to Release Updated Switch Next Year
According to the Wall St Journal report, the article mentions a “brighter, thinner” screen is one of the few options possible. Not much else has been reported about the upgrades details. It is predicted that summer to late 2019 will be the release date for the next version.
Since the sales of the initial Switch has done so well with selling almost 20 million units worldwide since it’s launch, Nintendo have begun to move forward with releasing a newer version.
Nintendo have been quite clear in their intentions, for not just every household to have a Nintendo Switch system but for every family member to have their own. During a financial briefing earlier this year Shigeru Miyamoto the developer known for the Super Mario series stated their vision for the Switch:
If consumers come to take it for granted that everybody has a Nintendo Switch, then we can create new and very Nintendo genres of play, and Nintendo Switch can have a life apart from smart devices and other video game systems. Expanding the Nintendo Switch world this way is a means of eliminating risk.
Nintendo are no stranger to multiple versions of devices, just taking a look at the Nintendo DS line the versions are numerous and continues to grow. What their plans for the next version of the Switch is still vague, but will probably carry on their vision that the “console can be carried around and used easily for competitive gameplay via local wireless connection”.
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