Nintendo revealing 4K Switch Pro before E3 2021, production begins in July
Early this morning more information started coming out about the rumoured Switch Pro model, which is already said to contain a 4K OLED screen with enhanced hardware, and now Bloomberg reports that it will release between September – October this year.
Bloomberg's report (Paywall) claims that production should begin sometime in July and will replace the current $299 model. The lite system will still be available, but the docked model will be phased out. The price could be set slightly higher, too.
Chip Shortage: While suppliers are reportedly confident about production numbers being adequate for launch, it's possible the current chip shortage that is hampering most hardware means October is more likely, and Nintendo will be looking to meet the holiday release window.
E3 Reveal: Nintendo is looking to reveal the Switch Pro before E3, as it wants to allow time for the major third-party studios to reveal its games during the event, which means It's likely that we'll know more about this new Switch model within the next week or two.
We'd be interested to hear from you about your expectations for a Switch Pro model, and how much you'd be willing to pay for it on launch. Should it launch with the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4?