The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Nintendo are to launch two new versions of the Switch console, a cut down bargain price model and a more expensive premium version, with both launching sometime this summer with a possible E3 reveal.
The less powerful Switch will come with HD rumble, although I suspect they will trim a few other things as well as removing just that won’t make much difference to the price. It is also said the cheaper version has a “surprising shape”, so perhaps it no longer docks with television.
The premium version is said to be “high-performance and high-specs” so may come with more storage and a slightly better CPU, but it still won’t be near the specs of a PS4 or Xbox One.
Nintendo Switch was the best selling console last year but it is coming towards the middle of it’s lifespan. Sony and Microsoft had success with the enhanced versions of their consoles so it doesn’t seem far fetched that Nintendo would do the same, but would you pick up one of the new versions? Let us know in the comments!
UPDATE: Eurogamer say “sources close to Nintendo” have confirmed the plans to them and tha,t as I predicted, the budget version will be a handheld device only, no TV dock. It will also be “kid proof” and made of a more robust plastic.
They also say the enhanced version is said be “comparable to the one received by the 3DS upon its New 3DS relaunch”. Nintendo have issued the usual “we do not comment on rumour and speculation” response.