Nintendo Switch Pro May Be Released in 2020 – Report
New reports have once again revived rumors that a more powerful Switch “Pro” model could be released in 2020. However, while a release year is still up in the air, reports have suggested the existence of a “Pro” model since last year.According to sources from a supply chain company, the Taiwanese website Digitimes reports that a new Switch model will enter mass production Q1 2020 for a mid-2020 release. These reports coincide with analyst predictions that a Switch Pro model will be released later this year, fueling speculation that a new Switch model will be coming out sometime in the next months.A new Switch model was previously reported by Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal back in August 2019. They reported that “Nintendo has ideas for further updates to the Switch lineup after [the Switch and Switch Lite] to make the platform’s lifecycle long.”Nintendo is known for releasing updates to its handheld line, just look at the Nintendo DS and 3DS consoles and their many iterations. So while Nintendo may be working on yet another refresh to the Switch beyond the Lite and the bigger battery version released last year, it’s unclear exactly what new features might be included in the refresh. Though many speculate at least some kind of boost in computing power.Analysts are somewhat mixed on whether there will be a new Switch model in 2020, let alone a more powerful “Pro” model. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Dr. Serkan Toto of Kanten Games says, “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will launch a “Switch Pro” in 2020… More specifically, I predict 4K support, bigger cartridge sizes, and of course beefed-up components.”Other analysts like Piers Harding-Rolls of IHS Markit Technology says, “the likelihood of a higher-end Switch in 2020 has significantly diminished since the launch of an improved flagship Switch and the Switch Lite.”Many analysts and reports seem to agree that Nintendo wants to release refreshed versions of the Nintendo Switchsee dealNintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con – HAC 001 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)$304.99on Amazon to keep the console cycle going, but as for the specifics like release year and whether or not it will indeed be a “Pro” model are still unclear. As such, these reports and predictions should be taken with a grain of salt.
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