However, a new report from DigiTimes is claiming that Nintendo could change that this year where they claim that the company could have a “Pro” version of the Switch in the works. “Nintendo new Switch to enter mass production in 1Q20: Nintendo is reportedly planning to release in mid-2020 a new model of Switch, which will begin volume production at the end of first-quarter 2020, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain.”
For Nintendo to release such a device shouldn’t be a complete surprise. Both Sony and Microsoft released more powerful versions of its PlayStation and Xbox consoles during the current-gen’s lifecycle, so for Nintendo to follow suit makes sense. While the Switch is selling pretty well, it does feel like it is getting long in the tooth, especially with consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the horizon.
We’re not sure what kind of upgrades we might be looking at and how big of an upgrade it could be, so take this report with a grain of salt for now.