Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Nintendo Plans Upgraded Switch Console and Major Games for 2021

  • Strong lineup of Nintendo games set to accompany new hardware
  • Update would make the Switch Nintendo’s most enduring console
Nintendo Co. Switch game consoles and Switch Lite game consoles are displayed inside the Nintendo Tokyo store on Aug. 4.
Nintendo Co. Switch game consoles and Switch Lite game consoles are displayed inside the Nintendo Tokyo store on Aug. 4.Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Nintendo Co. plans to debut an upgraded model of its Switch console next year along with a lineup of new games, people familiar with the matter said, ceding 2020’s holiday spotlight to rival devices from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp.

The specifications of the new machine have yet to be finalized, though the Kyoto-based company has looked into including more computing power and 4K high-definition graphics, people briefed on the strategy told Bloomberg News, asking not to be identified because it’s private. Nintendo faces stiff competition for gamers’ attention this fall as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to arrive in time for the shopping season.