We reported a few months ago that a new Nintendo Switch, with upgraded chips and a new screen, was moving to production (courtesy of Bloomberg). Now, in the latest report which has been backed by numerous industry contacts, it seems Nintendo could be announcing the new model very soon.
The new report states:
Nintendo Co. plans to begin assembly of its new Switch as soon as July and release the upgraded replacement for its four-year-old game console in September or October, people familiar with the matter said.
The new console, likely to be priced higher than the $299 original, may be announced ahead of the E3 conference starting June 12 to allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans are not yet public. It will be sold alongside the $199 Switch Lite, with the standard Switch phased out over time.
According to multiple sources, the announcement will be very soon with launch expected around September. We will keep you posted as we learn more.