Nintendo to release more Switch models to extend lifecycle: report


A high-end Switch continues to be rumoured.

Nintendo will release more Switch models — like the newly-announced Switch Lite — in an effort to “make the platform’s lifecycle long,” a new report suggests.

The Wall Street Journal says that a future Nintendo Switch iteration will come equipped with a Sharp IGZO display, currently in use within Sharp’s 8KTVs and Aquos smartphones. Sharp VP Katsuaki Nomura has reportedly confirmed the upgraded screen will headline would could function as a high-end Switch.

The Switch Lite is at the lower-end of the scale, offering a smaller, 5.5″ screen capable of 720p resolution. The console does not have detachable Joy-Con controllers and isn’t capable of docking with a TV for 1080p gameplay.

The Switch Lite will head to stores on 20 September, the same time as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.