With the release of the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, the company has brought a breath of fresh air in the portable gaming console segment, allowing millions of people to enjoy their favorite titles at home or on the move.
Some voices have anticipated the release of the revamped Nintendo Switch Pro model that could offer superior performance. Still, during a recent corporate event, Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo CEO and President have stated that there are no plans to release a new device this year.
Current practices related to video games platforms infer that the Switch will reach the middle of its hardware lifecycle in the following months. However, Nintendo is confident that more can be done to attract new customers and encourage growth opportunities for the console.
Nintendo Switch Pro Will Not Come Out In 2020, As Per Some Rumors
The original Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, receiving praise from both customers and critics. A revamped model was released in 2019 in the form of the Switch Lite, which offers a superior battery life thanks to an optimized version of the Nvidia chips that power the line. A major roadblock on the path to a more powerful version is represented by the fact that Nvidia has decided to no longer provide general-purpose chips like the ones used by the two Switch models.
While the option to sign a deal with another chip manufacturer is available, Nintendo appears to be pleased with the current range of available products as more than 52 million Switch units, have been shipped by the end of 2019 and it is thought that more than 48 million units were already bought.
In the future, Nintendo will focus more on promoting the features and advantages offered by the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite to attract new customers that could be interested in the benefits of a portable gaming console. However, a particular Animal Crossing-branded version of the Nintendo Switch will be released soon.