Wall Street Journal reports Nintendo will release a revised model of the Nintendo Switch in 2019

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    The Wall Street Journal is claiming that Nintendo is planning on developing a new hardware revision of the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to the highly successful sales of the console, Nintendo is potentially in talks to create a newer, better version of their hybrid system. These upgrades are still being considered internally, but the Wall Street Journal reports that there's a chance of this revision having a better display, one that's higher quality than the current LCD the Switch uses, but not one as sophisticated as an OLED screen. Earlier this year, WSJ believed that Nintendo would not be planning on hardware revisions, but instead would focus on peripherals, which only held true in regards to Nintendo Labo.

    The source of this information comes from insider knowledge at the Wall Street Journal, along with suppliers and manufacturers that work with Nintendo. WSJ Japan's article claims that shareholders in the company confirmed this information, too. If they're correct, then the new Switch model would likely hit the market sometime in Summer 2019.

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Add a better battery that last longer. :ninja:
     
  2. radicalwookie

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    We knew that a year ago and didn't need to be on Wall Street to realize that .
    Obviously they are gonna milk this cow until its dry and then continue milking it until it turns to dust.
     
  3. Milenko
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  4. smileyhead

    smileyhead Yes.

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    “New Nintendo Switch, coming soon!”
     
  5. gudenau

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    Please have dual screen support like the Wii U.
     
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  6. yummycake

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    Hmm...This could definitely be useful if you want to preserve the older model for hacks only.
     
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  7. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Hopefully SMT V gets a release date in 2019. If it's closer to the launch of this newer model I'll stick with it and forgo the hackable version. I have a hacked Vita and Wii U anyways.
     
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  8. Beerus

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    new nintendo switch xl & kuckles????
    good thing im saving up :)
     
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  9. r5xscn

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    Hopefully, a new exploit will be released for the old/fat switch console, especially software exploit. I am quite uneasy at using RCM on my switch.
     
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  10. Kubas_inko

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    I gues on earth.
    Isn't Wall Street journal like super untrusthworthy site?
     
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  11. Xzi

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    Unless it comes with upgrades to the CPU/GPU, it's irrelevant. The screen is already plenty sharp enough.
     
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    No, they're actually a very good publication that's well-known for having a lot of accurate inside news of businesses around the world. And since they're a subscription-based publication, they don't run or have clickbait/clickbait tactics like most other sites. That's pretty rare nowadays, they're definitely one of the most trustworthy publications around.
     
  13. Closet Nerd

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    How about revising your software first?

    Wait, that would require actually having software in the first place :rofl2:

    Get it? Because theres no fucking games?

    LOL

    :sleep:
     
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  14. pedro702

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    unless they make it have higher cpu value and a longer batery im not interested, i dont care for portable 1080p screen tbh since hardly any portable game runs at 1080 lol
     
  15. Reploid

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    Isn't the same journal told there won't be one? Or was it forbes?
     
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_Switch_games?wprov=sfla1

    There are 1,199 games available on Switch, and that's after only a year and a half. You were saying?

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    Yeah, the article mentions that near the bottom. WSJ originally thought there wouldn't be a revision based on the information they had, but it seems this is a new development at Nintendo that they're reporting on now.
     
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  17. Ryu Kenshin

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    Fix your joycon analogs, stupid Nintendo! :switch:
     
  18. MasterJ360

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    If it has Longer battery and remodeled joycons I'd scoop this up for sure
     
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  19. aerios169

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    Better wifi please, even 3ds is more powerfull
     
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  20. Closet Nerd

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    You linked to a hodge podge of 3rd party ports, indie tripe and mobile shovelware, not to mention a sizeable amount are either unreleased, TBA, or region specific.

    So right off the bat, NO, there are not "1,199 games available on Switch".

    When I say nintendo needs to revise it's software, I'm talking 1st party IP's.

    But you already knew that,
     
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