Rumors about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch are everywhere. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this version of its popular Switch console by fall this year. That should thrill Nintendo fans. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well.
Japan’s Nikkei reports that the smaller Nintendo Switch will mainly focus on enabling better portable play for owners. However, it won’t lose the ability to be docked to a TV like the original Nintendo Switch does, so no worries.
Earlier reports suggested that the cheaper model won’t have detachable Joy-Con controllers. So it may be more of a successor to the 3DS. It is said that the vibration feature may be gone as well. There’s no word as yet on the pricing for this console.
There may be another piece of new Switch hardware that Nintendo has in the pipeline as well. It looks like a more powerful, “next-generation,” version of the Switch is also being developed that will feature a major redesign. We might see that next year.
Nintendo has been hush hush about its hardware plans so we don’t know when the company will be making these announcements.