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The Switch Lite will be the only new model this year

The Switch Lite will be the only new model this year

Nintendo has confirmed an upgraded version of the Nintendo Switch console wont be released this year, following the announcement of the Switch Lite.

The new portable-only version of the Switch was revealed yesterday, which doesnt connect to the TV or have detachable Joy-Con controllers.

A cheaper model of the Switch has been rumoured for a while, along with the possibility of a more expensive, upgraded version in a similar vein to the PS4 Pro.

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser, however, has since addressed whether a Switch Pro console is in the pipeline to CNET, stating not to expect any more hardware this year.

Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is releasing in September (Picture: Nintendo)

Referring to the Switch Lite in the article, it reads: Itll also be the only new Nintendo Switch hardware this holiday, as Bowser says the larger Switch wont get an upgrade right now.

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He also stated the Lite and original Switch console will complement each other and coexist in the market.

Bowser has also reassured to Verge theres no plans to discontinue production on the Nintendo 3DS following the Switch Lite announcement.

Well continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand, Bowser said.

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Interestingly, Nintendo might be upgrading the original Switch via more subtle means, with

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