Nintendo confirms the release of the new Switch console


Nintendo has confirmed that it has released a new Nintendo Switch console to counter the hack that targeted the console. When exactly this new version of the console was released and what exactly improvements it brought we don’t know, but its release was confirmed during the lawsuit involving Nintendo and Team Xecuter hacker Gary Bowser. The trial concluded with a 40-month prison sentence for the latter, and now some documents from the case have surfaced online revealing more details and insight, including word of the aforementioned console.

“Nintendo had to release a new version of our hardware in response to one of these hacking tools, and this change required countless hours of engineering and adjustments to our global manufacturing and distribution chains and, of course, to the corresponding resources,” Nintendo said of the console. “To be clear, these effects are the direct result of the attack by the defendant and the Xecutor team on our technological protection measures.”

Again, that’s the extent of the information we have on the Nintendo console. To the average consumer, these changes seem irrelevant, but this whole ordeal was apparently a huge headache for Nintendo, which is why they went after Bowser as hard as he did. In fact, Nintendo even noted that it’s taking this matter very seriously in order to get a message across.

As for the release date of the model, it’s not disclosed, but it’s believed to have happened in 2018, which means if you bought a Switch after that, you have the new and improved model. If you bought one during launch year, you don’t.

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H/T, Stephen Totillo.


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