We’re presumably dealing with placeholders, judging by the absurdly high pricing and ambiguous dates.
We’ve heard a lot of speculations regarding a Nintendo Switch update that everyone is calling the Switch Pro since there isn’t anything else to name it. Other than some speculative hardware estimations and forecasts of a release date, there has been no definite information about it.
Boulanger, a French electronics shop, inadvertently displayed a product page for the suspected next generation Nintendo Switch. According to a page image, Nintendo is naming it the Switch Pro rather than the “Super Switch.” It also has an MSRP of 399 euros, which is around $484 USD. This pricing appears to be problematic, as it places the new Switch on level with the PS5 digital and far higher than the XBSS.
— Nintend’Alerts (@nintendalerts) June 2, 2021
The retailer’s internal inventory screen is seen in a second screenshot. It displays “valid until” dates of December 31, 2039, which are obviously fictitious. On either screen, there is no indication of release or pre-order dates.
However, Centro Leaks stated earlier this week that it has “verified” pictures from an unknown store showing pre-orders beginning on June 4 and ending on June 30. The June 4 date (today) is plainly invalid unless Nintendo makes a surprise announcement before the day is out. The other date, June 30, appears to be a placeholder.
There’s a second listing that has a June 30 date, probably a placeholder.
The June 4 date is oddly specific though. https://t.co/f8NhqPAnhe
— Centro LEAKS (@CentroLeaks) June 2, 2021
In terms of placeholders, merchants frequently construct product pages on their websites with erroneous information that serves as a substitute for unknowns. These sites occasionally go live by accident. So consider this “leak” to be a hearsay. Until Nintendo provides further information, everything, including the name and pricing, might be each retailer’s best estimate.
However, when we start seeing these kind of websites, it typically means a new release is on the way. Insiders had stated that components will begin shipping to assembly lines this summer, with a possible release date as early as this autumn. As a result, pre-orders may be available soon.
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