"Wall Street Journal" reporter Takashi Mochizuki said in Twitter: "My latest news: Nintendo will transfer some Switch production lines from China. No interest in this matter? Look at this: Nintendo has begun to produce new models of Switch, It also implies that the above news is coming true."
At the same time, as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Takashi Mochizuki also published a detailed report on the official website of the Wall Street Journal. Nintendo will transfer part of the production line of the game console Nintendo Switch from China to Southeast Asia. The reason is that the United States may impose tariffs on Chinese electronic equipment. Nintendo's purpose is to reduce its impact. Nintendo's supply chain officials revealed that the transfer of production line activities has also spread among other companies. Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday (June 11) that it is ready to put Apple's if necessary.iPhoneMobile phoneThe assembly line moved outside of China, and Sharp, a Japanese company controlled by Foxconn, also said last week that it plans to relocate. Sharp is also considering transferring its PC production base from China to Taiwan or Vietnam.
Previously, in March of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo will introduce two new Switch models, one of which is an improved version of the existing model. According to Nintendo's parts suppliers and software developers, this enhanced version will provide performance upgrades to better meet those core players, and it is not clear as to what extent it can be achieved.
At the same time, suppliers and developers also said that there will be another version for casual players, and the price will be cheaper. Nintendo believes that this device will take over the 3DS that has been gradually eliminated.
However, these two new Switch models did not appear on this year's E3 2019.