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Report: Nintendo to Release 2 New Switch Models As Soon as This Summer

Report: Nintendo to Release 2 New Switch Models As Soon as This Summer - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2019 / 3,217 Views

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Nintendo will release two new Nintendo Switch models as early as this summer. The report cites "people familiar with the matter." 

One of the new models will have improved specifications, but won't be as powerful as the PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox one X. The second model will be a cheaper option that Nintendo sees closer to a successor of the Nintendo 3DS. 

"You would be wrong to think the enhanced version is similar to what Sony did with PS4 Pro and the other is just a cheap alternative that looks very similar to some past hand-held machines, say, Sony’s PlayStation Vita," said one source.

A source says the new models are "different from the original and you'd be surprised."


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20 Comments

KLAMarine (on 25 March 2019)

More choices are NEVER a bad thing.


Masked_Muchaco (on 26 March 2019)

As long as they can all play the same games.


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jonathanalis (on 25 March 2019)

We will know in investors meeting. If they project some millions beyond 20 million, is almost certain a new version.


COKTOE (on 25 March 2019)

"You would be wrong to think the enhanced version is similar to what Sony did with PS4 Pro and the other is just a cheap alternative that looks very similar to some past hand-held machines, say, Sony's PlayStation Vita," said one source."...Uhg. So cryptic. Could mean any number of things. Looking forward to seeing how the new models are different beyond the specs.


EricHiggin (on 25 March 2019)

Sounds to me like Switch XL but maybe with just a bigger screen and or extended battery life, and a Switch Mini without joy-cons. Would they keep Switch as is and sell 3 models or just the 2 new versions?


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tripenfall (on 25 March 2019)

I'm happy for a different form factor but I don't want a higher spec that alienates current owners after 2 years....


VAMatt (on 25 March 2019)

Agreed. Better battery and more storage are fine. But, that's about it.


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Marth (on 25 March 2019)

Nintendos 2019 gonna be hype!


bartkuz (on 25 March 2019)

New model and Fire Emblem - YES please!


LivingMetal (on 25 March 2019)

I told my daughter if she got straight A's for her last 9 weeks of school, we'd get a Switch. Now, with this news we'll just have to push this off just a little longer.


VAMatt (on 25 March 2019)

If she gets one B, she gets the Switch mini. If she gets all As and helps out extra around the house, she gets Switch Pro.


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Chazore (on 25 March 2019)

I'd love for some kind of trade in deal at GAME, so I could nab the first model. They managed to do it with my 3DS, to allow me to shave off the price of the N3DS.


Jranation (on 25 March 2019)

They did that with my EBGames store when the released the Pokemon lets Go Bundle.


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Rafie (on 25 March 2019)

Throwing shot or am I misreading?


Azzanation (on 25 March 2019)

I wonder if it will be 1 dedicated Home console and one dedicated portable console?


XD84 (on 25 March 2019)

If this should be true they would need to name them differently. The CEO of Nintendo said few weeks ago that they are currently not working on a new model for the Switch.
With your suggestion he was honest with his statement.


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GaoGaiGarV (on 25 March 2019)

New names? Easy: "Switch Home" and "Switch Go".


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Jranation (on 25 March 2019)

I aprroved those names xD


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Ganoncrotch (on 25 March 2019)

Switch stop and switch go. Comes bundled with donkey Kong country with a save state in stop and go station.


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EricHiggin (on 25 March 2019)

If it's a mini, hybrid, and console, then, Nin Go, Nin Switch, Nin Namastay/Namaste


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