Nintendo reportedly readying upgraded Switch for 2019 release

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A report has emerged suggesting that Nintendo is working on an upgraded version of the Switch for release in 2019.

The news appeared in a (paywalled) Wall Street Journal article,  which states that the upgraded Switch could arrive as early as next summer, although apparently its precise technical details haven’t yet been nailed down. The Wall Street Journal suggests that a major part of the upgrade could be an improved touch-screen, although it believes Nintendo is unlikely to graduate from LCD to OLED technology for that.

The news makes sense given that Nintendo has a strong track record of regularly updating its handheld consoles. And while the Switch has been a great success, with over 20 million units sold, there have been reports that recent sales have slowed – although we have yet to enter the crucial Christmas sales period.

We’ll bring you any more details as they emerge, and you might want to keep an eye on Nintendo’s website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.