Nintendo wants to bring a new version of its Switch console onto the market this year, reports the financial news service Bloomberg. The new switch should have a 7-inch OLED display. A 6.2 inch LCD display is currently used on the console. Connected to a TV set, the console should also be able to display graphics in 4K.
Market launch in summer
The displays are manufactured by Samsung. Production is scheduled to begin in June, according to Bloomberg. According to people familiar with the situation, the new switch should be available in good time for the start of the summer holidays.
It remains to be seen whether the new Switch will replace the previous model or whether it will be sold as a Switch Pro.
Assert yourself against competition
Nintendo wants to continue to assert itself against Sony and Microsoft with the improved version of the console. However, the Switch has already been on the market for 5 years, Sony and Microsoft brought more powerful devices onto the market at the end of last year with the PlayStation 5 (futurezone test) and the Xbox Series X (futurezone test). However, both manufacturers are struggling with delivery bottlenecks.