Rumour: Wall Street Journal Report Says New Nintendo Switch Models Coming This Year

Rumour: Wall Street Journal Report Says New Nintendo Switch Models Coming This Year

Late last year, rumours started to circulate about the possibility of Nintendo releasing a revised version of their mega-successful Nintendo Switch console, thanks to a report released by the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately that’s as far as the rumours went, with Nintendo stating earlier this year that no such plans are underway.

Fast forward to today, and the Wall Street Journal has again made claims of updated hardware inbound. Citing sources ‘familiar with Nintendo’s plans’, the Journal now believe that not one but two new Nintendo Switch models are coming in 2019. One would be a souped-up version of the current hardware, a mid-gen refresh not unlike the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro (though still not quite as powerful as those), while the other would be a slightly downgraded ‘budget’ model designed to convince 3DS diehards to make the transition.

The report pegs an announcement at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, so if there is any truth to these rumours we’re sure to find out more then.

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.