=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === After denying it would release an upgraded version of its Switch console last year, Nintendo is reportedly going to release the new system as soon as the fall, according to a media report.
The new system, likely to be called the Switch Pro, could be announced prior to the E3 video game conference in June, with a release in September or October.
Bloomberg first reported the news of the new console’s timing.
It’s ‘high-time’ for an upgrade to the Switch, which was first introduced in 2017, according to Dr. Serkan Koto, CEO of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games.
‘Around 75 percent of Switch software sales come from Nintendo’s first-party games, so I think hardcore gamers will always opt for Xbox or PlayStation even if there is a Pro version,’ Toto told DailyMail.com via email.
‘However, the better specs will make it easier for third-party developers to port games from other systems to the Switch, and Nintendo itself can produce better looking software, boosting the quality of future releases such as Zelda or Splatoon 3.
The Switch is still great but technically, it is a four year old piece of tablet-grade hardware.’