- The long-rumored new Nintendo Switch model 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 this September, according to a Bloomberg report.
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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.
Moreover, the new console is expected to be officially revealed by Nintendo in the near future, ahead of the video game industry's annual trade show in June, in order to give Nintendo space to discuss games for the new Switch at the show.
Manufacturers are reportedly scheduled to begin production this 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.
Currently, there are two models of Nintendo 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 launch - as of March 31, 2021, just shy of 85 million Nintendo 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 Nintendo 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 Nintendo Switch Lite.
Thus far, Nintendo hasn't confirmed the existence or development of a more powerful Switch - a Switch "Pro" model, if you will. Nintendo representatives didn't respond to a request for comment as of publishing.
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