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A new Switch model seems inevitable, but it could available sooner than you’d think.

According to Taiwanese press, which cites sources from within the supply chain, Nintendo will have an upgraded Switch for us “early next year.” We’re not sure if that’s actually happening (consider the fantastic sales of the current model, as well as President Shuntaro Furukawa’s lax attitude on the subject), but Switch owners could definitely benefit from more powerful hardware.

“Today’s gains also followed a report in the Taipei-based Economic Daily News that Nintendo might launch a new version of its Switch console early next year, citing unidentified people in the supply chain,” Edge Markets reported. “A more powerful version of the console has been rumoured in the past.”

The rumor was buried in a report regarding Nintendo’s excellent stock performance. Thanks to recent hits such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which boosted Switch console sales even higher, the company added another $3 billion in market value today.

“Even with the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, sales of Switch will remain strong,” wrote Ace Research Institute analyst Hideki Yasuda. “We believe that sales of game consoles are determined by their design and style, and the advantage of Switch, which can be played by anyone at any time anywhere, will not change.”

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  1. They cannot even manufacture enough of these to meet current demand, and they are coming out with a new one? Somebody at Nintendo needs to get slapped upside the head.

    I’m not saying refreshing or upgrading a platform is a bad idea…. but might help to know your market. Eh what do I know.

  2. Totally would be up for a cheaper than Lite, TV-only edition of the Switch. Would make a great kids console.
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