Nintendo Switch 2: Release date, latest rumours, specs, price and everything we know so far
The Nintendo Switch was one of the most exciting consoles we’d seen in quite a while when it was released last year – and it doesn’t look like the Japanese gaming giant has any plans to rest on its laurels, with new rumours suggesting a Nintendo Switch 2 could be in the works for a 2019 release date.
Reports that a Nintendo Switch 2 is in development come to us from the Wall Street Journal’s Japanese desk and are based on “suppliers and others with direct knowledge of the [company’s] plan.”
The move is apparently designed to help Nintendo maintain its positive sales momentum, which saw the Switch emerge as one of last year’s must-buy gadgets, and update the console with improved specs.
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These are said to include new hardware – specifically an upgrade on the Switch’s existing LCD display – as well as new software functionality and undisclosed “performance updates”.
While we wouldn’t expect Nintendo go all-in and equip its 2019 Nintendo Switch with an OLED screen à la the iPhone XS Max, even the deployment of new-gen LCD technology could give the Switch 2 a brighter display and improve its battery life.
It’s also understood that the Switch 2 would support existing Joy-Con controllers, so the design of the system is unlikely to radically change.
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The Nintendo Switch 2’s release date is rumoured to fall in the second-half of 2019 and potentially as early as the UK and US summer.
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