There will be no new Nintendo Switch in 2020Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Nintendo have demolished all rumours of a new Nintendo Switch model for 2020 in an Investors Briefing stating that no new model will be released this year.
In their Corporate Management Policy Briefing, Nintendo CEO and president Shuntaro Furukawa said "Regarding Nintendo Switch, we believe that it is important to continue to communicate the appeal of both Nintendo Switch systems and expand the installed base. Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020."
While things could obviously change this seems to fly in the face of other rumours including our own sources and a statement to investors carries a lot of weight - with that in mind there's little-to-no chance of a new Nintendo Switch hitting the market before 2021.
Rumblings of a bigger, more powerful Nintendo Switch model have been bubbling away for some time and when it didn't appear in 2019 alongside the Nintendo Switch Lite many were surprised however, we now have more information from a trusted source that the delay was intended to allow the Nintendo Switch Lite time to establish itself.
We're hearing that a new model of Switch is indeed still incoming and will arrive in mid-2020/early Summer and will feature some improvements over the original including a larger 7 inch screen, 1080p handheld resolution, more storage, slightly redesigned Joy-cons that will cater for the larger form factor and better battery life. Our source tells us that Nintendo will be branding the new model the Nintendo Switch XL in line with their previous DS handheld branding.
In related news Digitimes are reporting that their upstream supply chain sources also are talking of a new model of Switch that will enter production in the first quarter of 2020 with a release in 'mid-2020'. We've reached out to our source to confirm the two stories are linked.