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Nintendo Plans Upgraded Switch Replacement as Soon as September

  • Announcement of new Switch could be made ahead of June’s E3
  • Suppliers say Nintendo likely to price new model above $299
Nintendo Co. Switch game consoles, top, and Switch Lite game consoles are displayed inside the Nintendo TOKYO store in Tokyo.
Nintendo Co. Switch game consoles, top, and Switch Lite game consoles are displayed inside the Nintendo TOKYO store in Tokyo.Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Nintendo Co. plans to begin assembly of its new Switch as soon as July and release the upgraded replacement for its four-year-old game console in September or October, people familiar with the matter said.

The new console, likely to be priced higher than the $299 original, may be announced ahead of the E3 conference starting June 12 to allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans are not yet public. It will be sold alongside the $199 Switch Lite, with the standard Switch phased out over time.