Rumor: First look at the New Nintendo Switch Mini & Pro | Set to be announced at E3 in June

Rumor: First look at the New Nintendo Switch Mini & Pro | Set to be announced at E3 in June

Nintendo is working on two new versions of the Switch that could be released as soon as this summer, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. One of the models is said to be a cheaper variant, while the other device reportedly has “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers.”

Goodbye to detachable Joy-con

One of these versions will be a cheaper model that could well remove the detachable Joy-Con altogether, making it more like a 3DS successor. The WSJ says that the HD Rumble feature will be absent from this model, which is why the famous Joy-Con might not be a feature. It is expected that this could launch as early as the summer.


Nintendo Switch Mini

The second, more expensive device will apparently have “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers.” While details on this 'Pro' model haven't been released, one of the sources the WSJ has spoken to stated that it was more than just a simple revision, as the New Nintendo 3DS. Even so, there’s clear room for improvement in that regard; the Switch uses Nvidia’s four-year-old Tegra X1 processor, and if Nvidia were to get back into mobile chip development for Nintendo it could make major gains in power and efficiency.


Nintendo Switch Pro

Suppliers and third-party game developers say Nintendo is preparing to release new game titles from well-known franchises, such as “Animal Crossing” and “Pokémon,” to bolster Switch hardware sales. Nintendo has said it plans to launch two new games from the Pokémon franchise in late 2019.

According to WSJ, the new models are likely to be unveiled at the E3 videogame Expo in Los Angeles in June and possibly released a few months later.

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