Nintendo is preparing to launch a smaller sized variation of the Nintendo Switch in this fiscal year. A Nintendo Switch Mini has actually been rumored given that 2017 and according to Nikkei, it’s in the works. According to the report, it would focus on portable play and not have certain functions to decrease the expense. The Nintendo Switch Mini release date would be in between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. This would be a fascinating addition to the line-up as the business tends to launch more recent versions of its existing consoles with features not present in older ones such as enhanced 3D and the C-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL which the original release of the handheld did not have.
Leaving out functions is typically unheard of, unless it tends to be towards the end of a console’s life-span, such as certain Wii versions not delivering with GameCube support.
The report from Nikkei states that Nintendo hasn’t responded to an ask for remark. No surprise thinking about how tightlipped it tends to be.
Back in April 2017, Bloomberg reported that a newer, smaller Switch was on the way.
” Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a portable gadget, we think smaller sized kids could have a hard time to use it conveniently in that format due to its size and weight,” experts Minami Munakata, Kota Ezawa, and Alicia Yap composed in a April 13 report. “Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, committed portable version of the Switch, potentially to be called the Switch Mini.”
That stated, we ‘d speculate that the reason for a smaller Nintendo Switch is for the company to have a more affordable variation that completes the space in between the current Nintendo Switch and 3DS.