Nintendo is reportedly designing a third version of the Switch, this is affirmed by Economic Daily News in an article that states that the new console is destined to enter production in late 2020, Nintendo has scheduled the launch of the next-gen switch by Q1 2021.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
Economic Daily News even affirms that the new Switch will expand the Switch’s “interactivity” and will also improve the display quality.
The existence of a Nintendo Switch Pro has been reported since 2019, The Wall Street Journal affirmed in 2019, that the Japanese tech giant was planning a hardware revision with “enhanced featured targeted at avid gamers”, Another respectable news site, The Financial Times pointed at Nintendo’s need to catch up with the next-gen consoles.
The Switch, three years old in March, is teetering on the brink of becoming outdated. Rivals are launching smartphones and new consoles with the latest features, while cloud gaming poses challenges to the sector.
In April 2020 engineer Mike Heskin found in Nintendo Switch’s Ver. 10.0.0 a new “nx-abcd” hardware model. The intriguing code was the third line of software for a Switch console, having already mentioned the original Switch and its Lite version.
Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: "nx-abcd".
3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type and there's evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model.
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— Mike Heskin (@hexkyz) April 14, 2020
More evidence of the alleged Nintendo Switch Pro comes from Suikoden’s Producer, Writer, and Director Yoshitaka Murayama, the veteran affirmed in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Kickstarter campaign that its new RPG will launch for next-gen devices, PS5, Xbox Series X and a next-gen Switch in 2022.
The official information is that the current Nintendo Switch has been selling above expectations, the new Switch Lite is selling more consoles than the original Nintendo Switch. For this reason, the Tokyo-based company is planning to extend the lifespan of the current Nintendo Switch, they have no intention to create more powerful hardware as their vision is to support just one kind of platform.