A PRODUCT listing for the hotly anticipated follow up to the Nintendo Switch has appeared on Amazon, according to reports.
An alleged screenshot recently posted to social media appears to show a “new Nintendo Switch Pro” on the Mexican version of the online store.
A screenshot purporting to show a Nintendo Switch Pro listing on Amazon MexicoCredit: twitter
The grab, posted to Twitter by user @Alphabeat_g on May 28, contains no photos of the games console.
Few details feature in the alleged listing besides a message telling shoppers that the product is not currently available.
The listing was quickly removed from Amazon Mexico, VideoGamesChronicle reports.
It adds fuel to the rumours that Nintendo is currently lining up its first major console release in four years.
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most recognisable gaming consoles ever madeCredit: Nintendo
The original Nintendo Switch launched back in 2017, to phenomenal success.
Currently the machine is only capable of running Full HD 1080p games while docked – or HD 720p in handheld mode.
That’s despite rivals like the PlayStation 5 offering 4K gaming, and 4K TVs now being cheaper and more common.
However, recent reports have suggested that a new console called the Nintendo Switch Pro will be capable of 4K gaming while docked.
There are two versions of the Switch – the regular version and the handheld-only Lite modelCredit: Nintendo
Nintendo hasn’t confirmed the plans yet, but multiple leaks and rumours point to a release sometime in 2021.
The leaked Amazon Mexico listing could be a placeholder unrelated to official product information.
The online store has previously accurately listed products before their official announcements, including Nintendo game Luigi’s Mansion 3.
On Twitter, users hinted that the leaked listing may have been faked using the “inspect element” feature in a browser, which allows you to temporarily change the details of a web page.
A third Nintendo Switch model may be on the wayCredit: Nintendo
One user wrote in response to @Alphabeat_g’s post: “Yea this is a lie you faked this since there is no web link in the picture.
“You know we would be able to find the page and find out that you used inspect element to change the text.”
It follows reports that Nintendo is expected to launch a new version of the Switch later this year.
According to Bloomberg, the console will land in September or October.
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The device is expect to cost more than the £279/$299 Nintendo Switch we know and love today.
Excitingly, Nintendo is expected to announce the new console before the E3 gaming convention – which kicks off on June 12.
It’s said that this is to give Nintendo developers the chance to show off their “full range of Switch games” at the event.
That means we could see an announcement in the coming days.
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