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Nintendo will be launching a new Switch in late 2019

Published: 12:39, 04 October 2018
Nintendo Switch console being placed in a holder on a wooden table.
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The Wall Street Journal's recent report says that Nintendo are coming out with a new Switch SKU in the second half of 2019 and although exact details and features are yet to be decided, most suspect better display and/or more storage space.

Switch certainly won't mind a bit of freshening up, it's just a matter of where exactly to do it. Since it's way too early to talk about any major hardware changes, the increased storage seems more like a necessity than something to consider.

The display, on the other hand, is still up in the air, but it's likely that Nintendo will be going the iNintendo way and adopting the screens used by Apple's iPhone X. Of course, this is likely to be considered before the final price is set.

Speaking of price, Nintendo are currently weighing in on the price-performance ratio, so as not to unbalance the current offer. One thing's for certain though, whatever it ends up, it isn't likely to be cheap. After all, if there's one thing Nintendo and Apple have in common, it's jacking up the prices.

The new Switch SKU is expected in the second half of 2019, which is most likely just in time for the holiday season and Xmas shopping. And what better way to sell the same product again than to a bunch of inebriated jolly people, right?

Don't get me wrong though - the Switch deserves all the plaudits and the company finally rediscovered its mojo that's arguably been lost since the Wii first hit the shelves. The Wii used the family gaming aspect to great extent, enabling it to beat the competition silly, despite them sporting glaring hardware advantages.

AltChar Collage of PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Interestingly enough, if Carmack is to be believed, Oculus Quest, the standalone VR set and console, will be competing with the Switch for the same market space, so Nintendo may want to think about sweetening the console's upgrade deal. After all, even a remote proximity in price points is likely to make Nintendo's life much, much harder.

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