While Sony and Microsoft have launched new generations of their consoles, Nintendo only intends to offer an improved version of its existing console. According to some media outlets, this upgraded version could be called the Nintendo Switch Pro.
And today, the Bloomberg website states that Nintendo could showcase this new console ahead of E3, which starts June 12, so that the studios can showcase their innovations for this console during the event. Then the release would be scheduled either in September or October.
For their part, Nintendo suppliers would start shipping consoles in July and production could be expected to increase over the holiday season. Additionally, Bloomberg states that this new console will come with a 7-inch OLED screen from Samsung and an Nvidia graphics card that allows 4K output when the console is connected to a TV.
Logically, this new version with better features should cost more than the classic version introduced in 2017. However, the price has not yet been set. Also note that once this new model is released, Nintendo may be gradually ditching the Switch introduced in 2017 and favoring both the Switch Pro and Switch Lite.
But at the moment this is of course still unofficial information. And that’s why caution is always advisable.
If Nintendo launches the Switch Pro in September, it will definitely be done in a specific context. As you probably know, many industries, including video games, are currently facing semiconductor shortages. As a result, for example, the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft suffered from inventory levels.