Switch News: Nintendo won’t be releasing a new Switch model this year – You can go buy a Mariko Switch for hacking without regrets!
With the Switch’s library expanding by the day, an active homebrew scene and every model currently on the market supposedly being hackable with Team Xecuter’s hacking solution, the appeal of getting a Switch right now keeps increasing by the day. Now, you can be certain that you won’t regret getting a Mariko (Neon Blue) Switch as Nintendo has confirmed that we won’t be seeing a new Switch model this year!
Nintendo not planning on releasing a new Switch model this year
Earlier this year, the reliable-at-times Taiwanese industry news website DigiTimes reported that Nintendo planned on introducing a brand new Switch model in the middle of 2020.
As a result, many speculated that Nintendo was thinking about releasing an upgraded version of the Switch similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro and XBOX ONE X hardware refreshes but now, these rumours have been dispelled through a Corporate Management Policy Briefing.
In this recently-held briefing which described financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2020 for which slides were published (below), the folks at Nintendo clearly stated that they “have no plans to launch a new Switch model during 2020” meaning that the rumoured Switch Pro won’t be coming any time in the immediate future. With this in mind, the two Switch models available till the end of this year will be Mariko Switch units and the Switch Lite, both of which are said to be vulnerable to Team Xecuter’s upcoming hacking solution.
Should I go grab a Switch now then?
As things stand, you won’t be regretting a Mariko Switch purchase due to the immediate release of a Switch Pro unit.
Furthermore, current Mariko units on the market are supposedly vulnerable to Team Xecuter’s solution which further adds to their appeal. That being said, it’s important to give the Switch’s library a hard look since many titles are also available on PS4, XBOX One or PC so while it may be appealing, it’s possible that most games you want to play are playable elsewhere.
On the other hand, current Switch models aren’t able to output 60FPS in numerous titles like Witcher 3 so if living with 30FPS isn’t your jam, you might be better off waiting for a Switch Pro since it may contain hardware that’s powerful enough to push much more FPS. That being said, it’s unlikely that the Switch Pro will be hackable immediately since Team Xecuter’s hacking solution will probably be patched as soon as it’s released.
In other news, Mikage’s (emerging 3DS emulator for Android) developer published a progress report detailing what’s been going in the last 5 months of 2019.
Slides of Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200131_2e.pdf