A Dual-Screen Nintendo Switch Could Be on the Horizon

According to a self-proclaimed “reverse engineer and InfoSec enthusiast,” the latest installment of the Nintendo Switch could be on the way.

Mike Heskin, who did some research into the latest Switch firmware update, claims that he’s found “preliminary support” that suggests that a new model of the Switch purportedly codenamed, “nx-bcd,” is coming soon. And, a second screen could be in the works for the device.

Although the codename is relatively simple, Nintendo has used similar codenames for its products in the past. “Nx-abcb,” for instance, was the codename for the Nintendo Switch Lite.

This would not be Nintendo’s first endeavor into dual screen models. The Nintendo DS and 3DS handheld devices, for example, both made use of two screens.

As for the existing Nintendo Switch, it has become quite a commodity with more people searching for ways to stay entertained indoors. For weeks, the system has been sold out online, and third-party sellers have made it big by selling the device for a premium on sites like Amazon.

A U.S. representative for Nintendo recently told GamesIndustry.biz, “Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way.”

However, the same could not be said for other regions including the U.K., where a representative has yet to comment on its availability.

While the MSRP of an original Nintendo Switch is just USD $299, used devices retail for as much as USD $500 on Amazon at the time of this writing. The Nintendo Switch Lite, with an original MSRP of USD $199, is sold on third party e-commerce sites for as much USD $400.

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