Rumor: Nikkei says smaller Switch revision will release this fall, new console talk
Rumors of new Switch models have been ongoing for quite some time. The latest report from The Wall Street Journal, which surfaced about a month ago, claimed that two revisions are on the way. One is apparently going to have “enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers” while the other “is a cheaper option for casual gamers” viewed as a supposed successor to the 3DS.
Japanese outlet Nikkei is throwing its hat into the ring with the latest speculation. If the site is to be believed, a smaller and lower-priced version of the Switch will launch this fall. This model will mainly focus on portability, but it can also be connected to a television via a dock.
As for what’s next after this smaller and cheaper version of the Switch, Nintendo is preparing to develop a next-gen console that would be a complete change from the current system. It is believed that Nintendo is performing various research and development in regards to changing the OS, enhancing the functionality and graphical capabilities, and so on. However, according to one developer, “It is not clear who will lead in creating the new concept [at this current time].”