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What will the new Switch model be?

Switch 2 4 5.80%
 
Switch Pro 33 47.83%
 
Switch XL 6 8.70%
 
Switch TV 9 13.04%
 
Switch Mini (clamshell) 0 0.00%
 
Something else 6 8.70%
 
No new SKU in 2020 11 15.94%
 
Total:69

Digitimes has claimed that Nintendo is beginning production for a new Nintendo Switch model by the end of Q1 2020, which is around late March 2020. This unannounced new model is expected to launch in mid 2020. Digitimes says that the information comes from upstream supply chain sources.

Sources: NintendoSoup Digitimes

Important notes: The NintendoSoup article runs a Switch Pro headline, but the Pro part is 100% speculation on NintendoSoup's part without anything to back it up, so I removed it in order to accurately represent the actual content of the rumor. Last year Digitimes reported on a cheaper Switch SKU based on similar sources which ended up being true (Switch Lite).

The handheld market is already covered with last year's launch of Switch Lite, the hybrid SKU also received an internal upgrade in 2019. This narrows down what this new mystery SKU could be, provided the rumor turns out to be true. Aside from the ever popular demands for a Switch Pro with notably increased processing power, a cheaper TV-only SKU without an upgrade to processing power is also in the cards after last year's cheaper handheld-only SKU. Since Digitimes didn't specify anything about this new SKU, speculation can take a variety of directions.

Update

Nintendo says no new Switch model in 2020. Top of page 10:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200131_2e.pdf

"Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020."

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 01 February 2020

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I think and hope it will be a $149 Switch TV.

Which probably also allow them to increase the clockspeed for a more consistent home console experience.



Otter said:
I think and hope it will be a $149 Switch TV.

Which probably also allow them to increase the clockspeed for a more consistent home console experience.

$149? That's not hope, that's wishful thinking.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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I don't think Switch will get a successor in 2020, so for me to accept any possibility on this rumor it would be a TV only Switch to cut costs as well compared to the hybrid.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

If there is a new SKU, definitely good to get it out well before PS5/XBSX



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RolStoppable said:
Otter said:
I think and hope it will be a $149 Switch TV.

Which probably also allow them to increase the clockspeed for a more consistent home console experience.

$149? That's not hope, that's wishful thinking.

I'm thinking $199-229 with a pro controller included



PortisheadBiscuit said:
RolStoppable said:

$149? That's not hope, that's wishful thinking.

I'm thinking $199-229 with a pro controller included

Definitely $199 minimum for a hypothetical Switch TV, but such a console may as well be modified and ditch the SSD storage in favor of an HDD because portability doesn't need to be considered anymore. For example, Switch TV with a 500 GB HDD and Pro Controller for $249-279.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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The portable version should always be more expensive than the fixed version.

$199 with a copy of Switch Sports or 2 controllers.



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Most likely it is just a normal Switch with some improvements like longer battery life, a slightly better CPU and improved joy-cons that no longer have the drift problem.

Second most likely is a digital only Switch with a bigger hard drive and improved interface for people who want to go the digital only route.



TV only model sounds interesting but I don't really see much point in it currently that Switch doesn't have any expected TV apps except YouTube. The hybrid Switch already can play the same games and be a TV only for some. Of course there can be some performance improvements over hybrid Switch but I wouldn't expect that. The potential interesting SKU would be a Switch hybrid SKU with 5G connectivity, Don't know if Nintendo will try it or not.