New Nintendo Switch iteration reportedly coming next year

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Nintendo Switch XL?

Nintendo is reportedly working on a new iteration of the Nintendo Switch that will be released next year, the Wall Street Journal says.

The new iteration will reportedly feature a better screen and will boast better battery life.

“According to experts who are familiar with the circumstances, discussions continue on the hardware and software functions of the new switch and the cost to realize it. The current switch is equipped with a low-end LCD (liquid crystal display), which is said to be an option,” the report begins.

“If you install a high-quality display, the screen will become brighter and thinner, and battery consumption will be reduced. However, organic EL panels installed in Apple’s iPhone X series are not expected to be adopted.

“According to officials, there is a possibility that the new type of switch will be introduced into the latter half of 2019, as early as the summer. Nintendo spokespeople declined to comment on this matter.”

Nintendo’s no stranger to new iterations of existing hardware — the 3DS became the 3DS XL, then the 2DS… and we’re sure you get the idea. Do you think a Nintendo Switch XL is on the cards?

The publisher has remained quiet on the matter; we’ll report back as more is known.