Nintendo Is Shutting Down Rumors Of A New Switch Console Announcement For E3

Nintendo Is Shutting Down Rumors Of A New Switch Console Announcement For E3
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We know that Nintendo has been working on two new versions of the Switch for quite a while now. These rumors have been confirmed by many trustworthy insiders close to their development. One model will have fewer specs and be smaller, which will lower its list price. It’s essentially a budget version that should sell particularly well.

The other unit will be much like that of the PlayStation 4 Pro. It will have better performance and specs, which will be perfect for those looking for the ultimate Switch gaming experiences. However, there hasn’t been an official announcement from Nintendo about these units.

When rumors like this start surfacing, there’s one place that you can consistently turn to for concrete details. That is, of course, E3. Despite Sony passing on this gaming event this year, it’s still expected to be huge. Many Nintendo fans rightfully assumed that this would be the perfect platform to confirm the two new Switch units.

Unfortunately, Nintendo pretty much denied this speculation before it had time to gain any real momentum. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa himself spoke on the matter and had this to say via an earnings call, ”As a general rule, we’re always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it. But we have no plans to announce that at this year’s E3 in June.”

This has taken the wind out of many gamers’ sails hoping for some sort of reveal at E3. This gaming conference seemed like the perfect time, too. It appears Nintendo is looking to iron out some details with these units’ development before showing anything official.

Even though Nintendo fans aren’t getting any concrete details in June, it’s safe to assume that Nintendo will make an official announcement sometime in 2019. There is still light at the end of the tunnel for those who haven’t had the chance to pick up a Switch yet.

Even for those that have, these two new versions may be worth seeking out as well. The budget version is particularly interesting. It should bring the Switch’s price down quite a considerable amount. Then, more gamers would get the chance to experience all of the amazing features and games this console offers, including Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mortal Kombat 11.

Since Nintendo is holding their cards pretty tight regarding the Switch’s advancements, it will be interesting to see what news they do decide to reveal at E3. Stay tuned.