We’re only in the Nintendo Switch‘s sophomore season and Nintendo has already come up with two different versions of their best-selling console. That’s according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, who were the first to publish that a new model was coming, just last year.
Now, they’ve doubled down on that initial report by announcing that Nintendo has developed two new Nintendo Switch models, with eyes on potentially releasing them later this year.
WSJ detailed both models in the report, citing both parts suppliers and software developers. According to the report, the first console is said to be more of console tailored to hardcore games in that it, “will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X.”
Meanwhile, the second “is a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device.”. What makes it so cheap? This version of the Switch will remove several key features, like vibration, to cut costs.
Both are said to be announced during their E3 2019 showcase, with a potential release date coming in the later months, in time for the Holiday season. It would also be just in time for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield‘s release.
It appears we won’t know any more until June, on the Tuesday when E3 2019 kicks off, but it is exciting nonetheless. I’m fascinated by the high-powered Switch. How will current games look? Will there be more memory? Is there a bigger screen? E3 2019 is definitely shaping up to be an interesting event.
As more news regarding Nintendo’s two new Switch models releases, we’ll have them here.