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Nintendo Says No New Switch Models Planned For 2020

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Despite already announcing and releasing a new Switch model in 2019, rumors that Nintendo would release another variant of its latest console—a beefier, fancier “Pro” version—have refused to go away. So Nintendo has come out and just flat out said it: There are no new Switch models coming. At least in 2020.


No doubt keen to have people buy their consoles now instead of holding out for some hypothetical point in the future for some hypothetical new model, a short statement tucked away on page 10 of Nintendo’s latest fiscal report reads:

Please note that we have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020.


That’s that, then. Feel free to ignore those ethereal “Pro” rumors for a while. Then let’s reconvene in 2021 and see where we’re at.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Gene Jacket

We’ll see...either way I still have very little reason to buy one until we get Metroid Prime 4 anyway, so I’m fine waiting.

And before anyone starts in with the “But, what about _____?!?!?!”, please don’t. I genuinely could not possibly care any less about any Nintendo IP that isn’t Metroid. Not Mario, not Kirby, not Zelda, not Animal Crossing, not Fire Emblem, definitely not Smash, none of their 1st party stuff outside of Metroid interest me at all...and yes, I know there are a ton of great indies on the Switch, and any of them I’m interested in I have on PS4 or PC.

As far as I’m concerned, Nintendo hardware are Metroid machines. If there is no Metroid for a Nintendo machine, I don’t buy said machine. Any other titles I might enjoy on the Switch mean nothing until there is Metroid.