Bloomberg has published an article today looking into Nintendo’s prospects in China. Within the article they state that they have spoken sources who have mentioned that the rumoured smaller, cheaper and more handheld Nintendo Switch system should be launching by the end of June 2019. Those of you holding out for the rumoured upgraded Nintendo Switch system should be able to get your hands on it later this year. However, it has been noted that it is a “modest” upgrade over the current Switch so its set to be more like the Nintendo 3DS to New Nintendo 3DS upgrade. A much more powerful version of the Nintendo Switch isn’t in the works according to the people Bloomberg talked to.
Growth in the current period will get a boost from the launch of a new, cheaper version of the Switch, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss private plans. The new device will likely be launched by the end of June, according to one of the people. The existing Switch will receive a modest upgrade this year, though a more powerful version is not in the works, the people said.