Bloomberg Reports New Switch Model to Release in 2021

Bloomberg Reports New Switch Model to Release in 2021 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2020 / 2,273 Views

There was a recent report sourcing a variety of hardware manufacturers that Nintendo plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model in the first quarter of 2021 and that the new model would enter production later this year. 

Bloomberg has now backed up the previous report saying Nintendo plans to release a new Switch model in 2021, according to people familiar with the matter.

The report says Nintendo has not finalized the specifications of the new Switch model, however, they are considering features such as more computing power and 4K resolution. 

Bloomberg Reports New Switch Model to Release in 2021

The sources say new first-party and third-party games aimed at hardcore and casual gamers will launch alongside the new Switch. 

The Switch has been a massive success for Nintendo with over 61.44 million consoles shipped as of June 30, 2020, and more than 406.67 million games shipped. 

A Nintendo spokesperson declined to comment on the report.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

padib (on 25 August 2020)

This is the right move, as long as they maintain backward and forward compatibility they are golden.


siebensus4 (on 25 August 2020)

I would prefer a powered dock, so that there's still a purpose in my console. The power on the go is enough, but more power in TV mode would be nice.


VAMatt (on 25 August 2020)

Do we know how technically realistic that is?


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RolStoppable (on 25 August 2020)

Bloomberg's sources disagree with the original rumor, namely that production of a new model will not start in late 2020. Which in turn rules out a launch in the first quarter of 2021. - More processing power will likely be marginal, i.e. games with dynamic resolution would be able to hit their max resolution more consistently. 4k resolution would be a feature along the lines of internal upscaling of the console; I think the Xbox One S had such a feature. There's no realistic way to achieve native 4k on Switch. Bottom line is that this rumored revision isn't going to be what people understand as a Switch Pro.


DavidValbu (on 25 August 2020)

I am a Switch Owner and I just want to play Shin Megami Tensei V, Breath of The Wild 2, Bayoneta 3, Metroid Prime 4... On muy current standard console. If those new games are not compatible with current Switch Nintendo is doomed forever for me. Not really interested either on Expansión Pack add ons style.


xMetroid (on 26 August 2020)

It's literally never going to happen..


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SanAndreasX (on 25 August 2020)

Make everything playable on the Switch Pro, forward, and backward, and Nintendo will be golden. I'd even buy a Switch Pro day one, which I don't usually do, but I love my Switch and its games.


javi741 (on 25 August 2020)

I'm honestly hoping for a Switch pro. While I think Nintendo's 1st party games look fine on it, 3rd party ports definitely take a hit graphically and any slight improvements graphically would be awesome. I'm not gonna hold my breath on it just yet though since we've seen a ton of Switch Pro rumors before and all pointing to a release in 2020 but ended up not happening. So we'll see.


Marth (on 25 August 2020)

Last time there were reports of a new Switch model and everyone got crazy about a "Switch Pro" we instead got the Markio revision. I expect it to be similar this time around.


Amnesia (on 25 August 2020)

Only one red thumb, only one realistic comment again.


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xMetroid (on 25 August 2020)

I'm not gonna hype myself up for a 4K Switch, you never know with Nintendo what they are going to do next. Also 4K would be pretty nuts unless it's greatly helped by DLSS 2.0 which they would need to change the architecture of the current Switch to do that. Would be silly since the actual Switch is locked to not use too much battery and could actually have a better performance on it's own if they give it a better battery.


javi741 (on 25 August 2020)

Maybe at least upscaling games to 4K is possible or 4K video streaming, because the Tegra X1 is capable of 4K streaming. Maybe increase the RAM cause that's one of the biggest bottlenecks developers have when porting games over to the Switch. So it's possible, however, I doubt games will be fully rendered above 1080p since then Nintendo would have to completely change the systems' architecture.


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tripenfall (on 26 August 2020)

4 fucking years and counting


TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 25 August 2020)

If this is true I hope they lower the price of the regular switch.