Nintendo Switch Pro May Be Coming in 2020

Nintendo’s uber-successful Switch console may be seeing a new release in 2020, as rumors are swirling that the Switch Pro may be incoming.

While the Switch is selling like hotcakes, the console is severely underpowered when compared to the likes of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. This has been evident with the likes of Overwatch, which has seen multiple technical problems while trying to emulate the performance of its peers. This has led to speculation that Nintendo will release a new version of the Switch that has increased gaming capabilities, with increased frame rates and resolution possible.

Taiwanese site DigiTimes claims that the production of the new console could start in the first half of 2020, with the device available for sale at the mid-2020 timeframe.

Nintendo has already released a new version of the Switch, bringing the Switch Lite, which is meant exclusively for mobile play. It’s a more compact version of the original console, providing rounded controllers. The device doesn’t include the ability to be docked for TV play but has proven to be a hit among players.

This news hasn’t been officially confirmed by Nintendo, and it's likely that we’re going to have to wait for a Nintendo Direct to give us details on exactly the type of device they’re planning. Still, we’d assume we’ll be hearing something soon, as both Microsoft and Sony are preparing to give details on their next-generation consoles.