A product listing for the New Nintendo Switch Pro appeared briefly on Amazon Mexico, fuelling rumors that the Japanese platform holder will announce a new hardware model soon.
Twitter user Alphabeat replied to popular games Twitter account Wario 64 with a screenshot supposedly taken from Amazon Mexico, showing an empty listing for a console called the New Nintendo Switch Pro (thanks, VGC).
The listing has since been removed. Could this simply have been a placeholder page, or did someone over at Amazon Mexico accidentally reveal more than they should have a touch too soon? For what it's worth, we've seen Amazon Mexico share images and products ahead of time before – the existence of Spyro Reignited Trilogy came from the retailer, as well as the listing for Luigi's Mansion 3.
I just find this on Amazon Mexico 👀 pic.twitter.com/lGa6ViQL3V— Alphabeat (@Alphabeat_g) May 28, 2021
Of course, Nintendo hasn't made any official announcements about a new Nintendo Switch of any kind.
Earlier this week, we saw a new report that suggests that the next Nintendo Switch model will begin production in July 2021, and see a retail release by September.
The information in the report lined up nicely with previous suggestions that the new Switch model will use a 7-inch 720p rigid OLED panel – an improvement over the current Switch’s 6.2-inch LCD panel – and will be capable of providing 4K graphics when docked into a TV.
We’ve been hearing reports about a new Switch model for a while now, with rumors about the hardware refresh kicking off as far back as 2018). Nintendo has remained quiet about any future versions of the Switch, though it seems we could be due for a reveal soon if things keep slipping.