Saturday February 02, 2019

Nikkei Claims Smaller, More Affordable Nintendo Switch Is Coming

Contrary to recent mumblings by Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa, Japanese publication Nikkei claims the Japanese gaming giant does have a new version of the Switch in the works. This edition, which is expected as early as this year, will be designed with portability in mind and come at a cheaper price due to reduced features. The report also suggests Nintendo is "readying some sort of new service for this year aimed at game enthusiasts."

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"They’re taking measures as for what is to come -- one of those being a smaller version of the Switch. The company said that ‘couldn’t comment’ on their plans for the product, but has informed multiple suppliers and game development companies that they intend to release them as early as 2019. According to their affiliates, they are ‘miniaturizing the console with portability and playing outdoors in mind, as well as cutting features to reduce the price and expand the userbase.'"