Nintendo looks to be making preparations to manufacture a new Nintendo Switch model for release in mid-2020.
That’s according to the DigiTimes, who, citing sources from the upstream supply chain, claim that this new model “will begin volume production at the end of first-quarter 2020.”
The Taiwanese newspaper has produced accurate and inaccurate reports relating to the portable home console since its early conception – when it was then known as Nintendo NX.
It’s a move that would certainly make sense on Nintendo’s part, as an effort to retain both mindshare and market share from Microsoft and Sony who are preparing to launch the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Back in March 2019, The Wall Street Journal ran with a report that suggested that two Nintendo Switch model revisions were to be manufactured, that would be used to target both the hardcore and casual markets.
This effort to expand the portable home console’s far-reaching audience started with the Nintendo Switch Lite, with the belief that references to the hardcore option had been an updated model with an improved 9-hour battery life.
Whether there’s more to that remains to be seen, and, if this rumour holds true, we won’t have to wait long until we find out.