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Nintendo rumored to launch a new cheaper Switch console this year

Nintendo rumored to launch a new cheaper Switch console this year

While hardware companies often plan for and begin designing platform successors years in advance, it's still early in the Switch's lifecycle, and it's conceivable Nintendo is still focusing exclusively on Switch as a hardware platform, perhaps looking at iterating upon it rather than succeeding it anytime soon.

A great result for the Switch, but hardware sales are just one piece of the profitability puzzle - the real margin comes on selling plenty of software, and it's here that the Switch has often been criticised over an apparent lack of compelling titles. "Nintendo Switch ends 2018 as the year's best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars".

Trying to predict Nintendo is one of the most pointless and hard tasks possible but most people are convinced that, now that it's about to enter its third year, the Switch is inevitably either going to get a price cut or a new hardware model.

That means PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or even 3DS at its peak never had a December this big. Packaged sales - which is to say, physical retailers, not digital - exceeded that of Super Smash Bros Brawl, the previous record holder, by 70 percent.

We figure the Smash development team probably looks about like this right now.

Australian Open: Djokovic beats Pouille to reach final
I think he has to avoid that. "I think these kind of matches come down to three or four points, like happened in Wimbledon". Nadal seeks his fifth title in Melbourne and would become the first man in the Open Era to win each of Grand Slam twice.

Not being an official data on the part of the own Microsoft, we remind users to take this news with a pinch of salt, but if this is true then it is not so positive scenario considering that PlayStation 4 already accumulated more than 91 million units sold, a ratio above 2:1 in favor of Sony.

Other recent Switch exclusives like Pokemon: Let's Go and Super Mario Party also made appearances on NPD's best-seller lists for December and the entire year.

Wii ended up selling over 100 million units, all told. Nintendo is trying to gain more experience with mobile gaming and plans to release games from various genres.

The current Nintendo Switch only has a 720p LCD display, the refreshed model will purportedly boast a 1080p OLED panel. For now, Nintendo is content to keep the price as is.


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