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New and improved Nintendo Switch in the works for 2019

New and improved Nintendo Switch in the works for 2019

Nintendo is currently working on a new and improved iteration of its Nintendo Switch console.

According to the Wall Street Journal, it’ll make its way onto shelves at some point next year.

Among various improvements may be an improved LCD screen, but not an OLED display. The reason for this is said to be that Nintendo is aiming to make the device brighter, thinner and more energy efficient.

The thrust behind the move is said to be maintaining momentum for the Switch, which has faltered slightly in 2018. That said, sales remain strong but aren’t quite at the lofty heights of 2017.

Switch XL, anyone?

Upgrading hardware is a favoured move for Nintendo but is seen more widely in its portable offerings as opposed to its home consoles.

Nintendo’s 3DS leads the way with six variations, which are the 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS and new 2DS XL.

The Nintendo DS, meanwhile, enjoyed four variations (DS, DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL) and the Game Boy Advance had three (GBA, GBA SP and GB Micro).

Another way Nintendo is looking to drive momentum for the Switch is through its online service. Despite a maiden attempt at an online offering, however, we found some of the features to be quite good.


Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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