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.
My latest: Nintendo is shifting part of Switch production from China amid U.S-China trade conflict. Not interested in subject? Then how about this: it has started production of new models, suggesting announcement is near.https://t.co/0Vus1pBVVh- Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) June 12, 2019
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.