Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

A report from the Wall Street Journal has claimed that Nintendo plans to release a new revision of their Switch console in the summer of 2019, building upon the platform’s success with potential hardware improvements.   

At this time it is unknown what Nintendo’s new Switch model will look like, though some have suggested the use of an improved screen for the handheld device, with OLED being an option. Another avenue which Nintendo could use to improve their console is a transition from their SOC’s 20nm process node to a modern node like TSMC’s 16/12nm processes or smaller, a change which will have a dramatic impact on the device’s power consumption. 

Node shrinking the Switch’s SOC will allow the device to deliver the same performance levels as today’s models but deliver end-users an extended battery life. There is also the possibility of Nintendo offering a mid-generation refresh to their Switch platform, akin to Sony’s PS4 Pro and Microsoft’s Xbox One X, but this seems unlikely.    

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019  
Nintendo is well known to recreating their consoles several times per generation, with the 3DS alone having six variations over the console’s lifespan. Sales of Nintendo’s Switch console are expected to increase in the coming months, with the release of Super Mario Party, Pokemon Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros Ultimate acting as major system sellers. 

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