Rumours about a more powerful Switch variant have been around for a while.
Since early 2019, there have been plenty of rumours that Nintendo are planning on releasing multiple new variants of the Switch, and though the company said following the reveal of the Switch Lite last year that it had no further plans for another model of the console at that time, reports of a more powerful Switch variant have still emerged every now and again in the months since.
Now, a report by Tapei-based outlet Economic Daily News (via The Edge Markets) has added further fuel to that fire. The report states that as per sources in the Nintendo Switch’s supply chain, a new version of the Switch is currently in the works and will be releasing in 2021. This new model will allegedly have better display quality and will make upgrades to “interactivity.”
With the PS5 and the Xbox Series X launching later this year, the power different between the Switch and other consoles in the market – which is already pretty steep with current-gen consoles – will grow even wider, so it would make sense for Nintendo to release a more powerful variant of the Switch.
If this does turn out to be accurate, it’s worth noting that the impact of the pandemic on manufacturing, supply, and distribution lines is something that will have to be considered. Though Nintendo have said that things have started recovering of late, they are still cautious and wary of the fact that if the situation should worsen, they will be adversely affected.
For now though, this is unverified information, so take it with a grain of salt. We’ll keep you updated should we learn anything more, so stay tuned.