The original Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, but a new one's already in the works...

Nintendo to release a NEW Switch Console Next Year

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has won fans all over the world thanks to its innovative design, range of classic Nintendo titles and innovative gameplay options.

Although it only released pretty recently, back in March 2017, it seems the Nintendo Switch is already getting a successor.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a newer version of the Switch will be coming in 2019, with claims that it will “likely share many features with the current version and be compatible with existing Switch game software.”

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It seems Nintendo is really keen to keep the Switch cash-cow moving, and considering just how successful the console has been it’s not really any surprise…

As of the end of June this year, it was announced that over 19 million consoles had been sold worldwide, with the Switch definitely making up for the sort-of-a-failure, the Wii U.

The Wall Street Journal  also states that Nintendo “is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the upgrade,” so there’s nothing yet in place as of yet…

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Upgrade options could include a better screen, with potential plans to “make it brighter, thinner and more energy-efficient” similar to the screen on your smartphone.

There are some concerns about the newer Switch, with fans hoping Nintendo isn’t planning to release specific games or hardware that would only be compatible with the newer console. Let’s face it, it’s not like that would be out of the realms of possibility…New Nintendo 3DS, anyone?

Releasing amped-up versions of a console so close to its original release is a difficult topic for lots of gamers, with the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S causing a lot of controversy amongst day one fans who’d bought the original consoles only to have them outdated in a matter of months…

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What do you think about a new Switch?