Nintendo Releasing Upgraded Switch Next Year?

Published 08/25/2020, 1:46 PM EDT


Nintendo has seen a surge in the demand for the Switch console during the ongoing pandemic. To date, Nintendo has sold over 62 million copies of it worldwide. Furthermore,  it is expected to have a long lifespan, during which it might surpass Wii’s total sales of 102.63 million units.

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The next-gen consoles will make their way to the ramp sometime later this year. To step up the competition, Nintendo plans to debut an upgraded model of the Switch next year. A series of new games will also accompany the upgraded model. Nintendo hopes that the upgraded edition will prove to be a fierce rival to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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Nintendo: Features Still Unknown

Rumors in the past few months had suggested a third model was in the offing, in addition to the Switch and Switch Lite.

Back in 2019, The Wall Street Journal had claimed that Nintendo was planning to launch a more powerful Nintendo Switch hardware model with enhanced features.

However, the exact specifications remain unknown to this day. However, we do know that the new model will have more computing power and is set to launch with 4K High-Resolution graphics. It will be power-packed with palatable features.

It has been a drought year for the Switch community in terms of the number of games that Nintendo released. Sure, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to break a lot of records and has witnessed unparalleled success, but fans have been waiting for more such titles. Hopefully, Nintendo will also release a wide range of new games along with the enhanced console.

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Despite the ongoing pandemic, this summer has been hectic for the company. The number of orders for Switch had spiked over the last few months as people found solace in video games.

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Since the current model is still in demand and rolling out, Nintendo’s production unit is quite busy. Hence, expect the production and assembly of the enhanced edition to begin in 2021.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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