Report: Nintendo Starting Production of New Switch Models in Southeast Asia

Report: Nintendo Starting Production of New Switch Models in Southeast Asia

We may finally have some details on the rumored revisions of the Nintendo Switch.

Today on June 11, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Nintendo has shifted production of the Nintendo Switch out of China, in response to tariff threats from the U.S. Additionally, it appears the production of the Switch models in question are actually new models and the version already on the market.

The Wall Street Journal report comes from tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki, and reveals that Nintendo is shifting parts of its console production out of China, and to other areas in Southwest Asia. This comes in response to the threats of increased tariffs on Chinese-made electronics, from President Trump.

Mochizuki's report reveals that the parts being relocated out of China are reportedly for the current Switch and two new versions of the Nintendo Switch, which there have been rumors about now for the last few months, with no confirmed details so far from Nintendo.

Mochizuki reckons that with the new models of the Nintendo Switch in active development, it's not long until both new versions are announced by Nintendo. However, what changes and updates there are in the new models of the Nintendo Switch are unknown at this time.

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