It seems that the purported Nintendo Switch revision - often referred to as the Switch Pro - could be closer than expected. A new report from Bloomberg says that Nintendo is planning to launch the console as early as September and that an announcement of said hardware could take place before this year's E3, which is set to begin on June 12.
The reason for the early announcement is apparently to make way for games to be shown off during E3 targeting the new hardware. The Nintendo Switch revision is said to pack more powerful components with support for Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), which developers would likely want or need to take advantage of.
The report corroborates earlier bits of information from Emily Rogers, a well-known industry insider, who said that an announcement is "imminent", but gave it a timeframe of up to a few weeks after E3 for it to happen:
Yes, Bloomberg's report was accurate.— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) May 27, 2021
New screen, upgraded chips.
Aiming for Sept - Oct release.
An announcement is imminent. We might be getting news sooner than we thought.
The Bloomberg report goes on to add that the new Switch model will likely be more expensive than the current one, but it will be more of a replacement, not something to be sold alongside the existing model going forward. The current variant will be phased out gradually, while the Switch Lite will remain on the market as an entry-level option.
With less than two weeks until E3, we shouldn't have long to wait to know more about the purported revision.