Nintendo Has ‘No Plans’ to Launch a New Nintendo Switch Model in 2020
Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that Nintendo has “no plans to launch a new Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con – HAC 001 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)$308.99on Amazon model during 2020.”These comments are from Nintendo’s Nine Months Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2020, in which Nintendo also said “we believe it is important to continue to communicate the appeal of both Nintendo Switch systems and expand the installed base.”While we may not get new models, Nintendo will still be releasing special editions, including the recently announced Nintendo Switch with an Animal Crossing: New Horizons design, dock, and Joy-Con that will launch on March 13, 2020, for $299.99 USD.There have been many reports and rumors of Nintendo working on a Nintendo Switch Pro, with many assuming it could launch alongside the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The original BOTW was a launch title for the Switch back on March 3, 2017.Nintendo doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to rush out a more powerful Nintendo Switch, as sales for its newest console have recently passed 52 million units worldwide. Nintendo also released a Nintendo Switch Lite last year that accounted for 5.19 million units of the 52 million.Nintendo’s 2020 is very much unknown at this point, with only such titles as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, and Bravely Default II, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, No More Heroes 3, and Sports Story confirmed to be arriving in 2020.15 Big Nintendo Switch Games Coming in 2020 (and 4 Guesses)Fans around the world are still waiting and hoping for more news on Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Prime 4, and Bayonetta 3, which Nintendo currently has TBA as a release date for all three.
Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who was very sad writing this as all he wants in his life is a Switch Pro and Breath of the Wild 2. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.