Nintendo Will Release Upgraded Switch Model In 2021
In March 2019, There was a rumor about Nintendo would be releasing two new models of the Switch, one a premium upgraded version, the other a cheaper replacement to the 3DS. We surely got the latter with the Switch Lite, but Bloomberg is now reporting that it is coming and is due in 2021.
The new report says this will be an “upgraded model of its Switch console”, and while it doesn’t go into details it adds that “the Kyoto-based company has looked into adding more power and 4K high-definition graphics.”
The high-end console of the market isn’t very Nintendo, and I don’t think gamers are looking to play Switch games in 4K, at least not enough to need a whole new console for it.
Then again, producing different models of hardware with varying abilities is also very Nintendo, something the company has not just already done on the Switch, but also on everything from the DS (the DSi) to the Wii (leaving GameCube support and hardware ports) to the 3DS (the 2DS).
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are coming out soon, maybe Nintendo feels that a 4K upgrade and performance increase is just what the Switch needs to stay in the market for few more years.