Reports of new Switch models scattered like wildfire last year. Based on these reports, Nintendo was working on a high-end Switch Pro and a more affordable mini Switch. The latter of these two models was eventually affirmed by Nintendo and launched as the Switch Lite in September. However, the Switch Pro by no means unfolded.
We nonetheless don’t know when or if one other Switch model will launch (though the trend for each leading company has been to launch several models over the lifespan of a console), however on Monday, Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes reported that Nintendo is at present working on a new Switch model slated to launch in mid-2020. Supply chain sources claim that the mass manufacturing of the unannounced model will start at the end of the first quarter.
Takashi Mochizuki, a Tech reporter of The Wall Street Journal, reported last August that “Nintendo has ideas for additional updates to the Switch lineup” following the launch of the upgraded Switch with longer battery life and the Switch Lite, which got here out in August and September, respectively.
Unsurprisingly, a Nintendo of America spokesperson told Polygon that the corporate “has nothing to announce on this subject,” however, releasing a new Switch model this year is smart. In spite of everything, Sony and Microsoft have confirmed that their next-gen consoles — the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X — are launching this holiday season, and Nintendo will need some recent new to advertise when these consoles arrive.