According to recent reports, the next Nintendo Switch 2 could be released as early as summer 2019. After releasing originally in March 2017, the Switch turned out to be an amazing success for Nintendo.
With that kind of success, it’s only natural that Nintendo would want to keep it going and put up a new Nintendo Switch on store shelves. But before fans get too excited though, the Nintendo Switch 2 isn’t exactly a replacement for the current model. Rather, it’s more of a side-kick.
According to an online publication, BGR, Nintendo is planning to release an updated Switch sooner than we expected. The Nintendo Switch 2 will also be coming with some more new features. The specifics of the upcoming Nintendo Switch, including its name, aren’t known as of yet. However, speculation is rife that Nintendo will release a slimmer model of the console/handheld hybrid than before and possibly even include a better LCD screen for the Nintendo Switch users. The new Nintendo Switch will likely be playing all the same games as the predecessor but will allow them to run smoother and look even better.
Though Nintendo has always had its own thing, a newer Nintendo Switch would put the company on the map with its rivals Sony and Microsoft.
Chances are that the new Nintendo Switch will be taking its cues from Nintendo’s own history with the Nintendo 3DS. After the 3DS’ release in 2011, Nintendo came out with a plethora of new handheld models. Some were larger and others eliminated the 3D feature altogether. We could be seeing something along the same model as the current Switch proved to be a huge success story for Nintendo so we can only wait and see what the new Nintendo Switch update will bring.
Details are still hazy as to what the 2019 Nintendo Switch will have to offer, as Nintendo is still working on the hardware and software details, but the reports do mention that screen upgrades are in the works. They may also be upgrading the Nintendo Switch’s LCD screen from the lower-end tech used currently to the newer LCD screen tech being used in more recent smartphones.
The display would possibly become slimmer and much more energy-efficient while still delivering a high level of brightness. The report also mentioned that the Nintendo Switch won’t be making the transition to OLED.
Other upgrade details were not mentioned clearly, but the report does say that the Nintendo Switch will likely be sharing many similar features with the current model. It will also most certainly be compatible with existing games.