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A revised Nintendo Switch model is reportedly set for release in mid-2020, according to Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes.

DigiTimes reports that Nintendo is “planning to release in mid-2020 a new model of Switch, which will begin volume production at the end of first-quarter 2020.”

DigiTimes sources people “from the related upstream supply chain” in its report.

If true, this would mean a new Switch model would begin production at the end of March in preparation for a launch in the middle of the year.

The article from DigiTimes also claims the new Switch model will come with a magnesium alloy body and a better CPU.



Rumors of an imminent, more powerful “Switch Pro” have circled the internet for well over a year, with the latest buzz about the souped-up console coming from industry analyst Dr. Serkan Toto just a few days ago.



“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will launch a ‘Switch Pro’ in 2020, my guess is at $399,” Dr. Toto says. “More specifically, I predict 4K support, bigger cartridge sizes, and of course beefed-up components. I also think the device will launch after the summer holidays to counter the roll-out of the PS5 and next-gen Xbox later in the year – along with a first-party, system-seller game.”

In March 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo was planning to release two new Switch models last year — one of which ended up being the Nintendo Switch Lite.

These reports were later corroborated by

However, the second model, said to be a more powerful iteration of the Switch aimed at “core gamers,” never appeared.

What’re your thoughts on the latest rumor from DigiTimes? Will we see a Switch “Pro” (or some other new model) this year? Sound off in the comments!

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.