2020 will see a new Switch model according to Taiwanese report

2020 is shaping up to be a big year. Not only are we getting a brand new console generation from both Sony and Microsoft, but it also seems everyone is intent on releasing as many big-name games as possible before the new hardware comes along. Eye-watering upgraded graphics, built-in SSDs, a plethora of exclusive games and the elimination of loading times. So how exactly will the already less-powerful Nintendo Switch compete in the technologically advanced world of Xbox Series X (or whatever the official name now is) and the PS5?

Rumours of an updated model have been around as far back as early-2018. Back then two Switch versions were touted. Last year, the first part of that rumour turned out to be true with the launch of the Switch Lite. So is there also some truth to the rumoured Pro model? Well, according to Digitimes, a Taiwanese electronics newspaper (as featured in Polygon) a new Switch model is on its way later this year with production starting as early as March. Although very few details have been provided indicating that this could be a Pro model, the report does mention an updated CPU and a magnesium alloy body.

So what do you think? Could an updated Switch help Nintendo’s flagship keep up with Sony and Microsoft? Does it even need to? Let us know in the comments section below.

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