Nintendo reportedly releasing a brand new Change mannequin subsequent yr

Nintendo’s hybrid console – the Nintendo Change – made fairly a splash when it launched final yr, contributing in the direction of a major bump in working revenue when the corporate launched its annual report again in April. The gadget stays pretty well-liked, however the gaming big has been going through some strain as its efficiency hasn’t been fairly as much as the expectations set within the first yr.

There are already some main titles making their technique to the Change, similar to Pokémon Let’s Go and Tremendous Smash Bros. Final, which can probably increase the {hardware} gross sales in the direction of the top of the yr, however it looks like Nintendo has different plans to carry these numbers up. Based on a report from The Wall Avenue Journal (through Kotaku), the corporate is planning to launch an up to date model of the hybrid someday in 2019 as a way to maintain its gross sales momentum.

It isn’t fully clear which enhancements shall be made to the console’s {hardware}, however it’s anticipated that it is going to be suitable with all of the software program for the present iteration. That is solely logical contemplating that we’re speaking a couple of refresh simply two years after the unique launch and never an entire new system. On the {hardware} facet, it is stated that one of many attainable enhancements is the show, which can reportedly be extra according to what’s supplied on trendy smartphones. It is nonetheless not an OLED panel, however the newer know-how would make it brighter, thinner and extra power-efficient, in accordance with the report.

Apart from that, there’s not rather more to counsel what may change with the upcoming refresh. Presumably, the shape issue shall be comparable to make sure compatibility with the present Pleasure-Con controllers, however it might be attention-grabbing if Nintendo may scale back the bezels across the show or change the protecting plastic with glass.

Supply: The Wall Avenue Journal (Paywall) through Kotaku

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