Nintendo considering “smaller Switch model” to launch later in 2019

Nintendo Switch 2 News – Revised model rumoured to launch in 2019

A new report by Wall Street Journal reveals all-new details on a revised model of the Nintendo Switch console. According to the report (via Nikkei) Nintendo is “presently considering the development of a smaller Switch model,” adding weight to rumours that emerged back in 2018.

Read on for everything else we know about Nintendo Switch 2. 

The Nintendo Switch was one of the most exciting consoles we’d seen in quite a while when it was released last year – and it doesn’t look like the Japanese gaming giant has any plans to rest on its laurels, with new rumours suggesting a Nintendo Switch 2 could be in the works for a 2019 release date. 

Reports that a Nintendo Switch 2 is in development come to us from the Wall Street Journal’s Japanese desk and are based on “suppliers and others with direct knowledge of the [company’s] plan.”

The move is apparently designed to help Nintendo maintain its positive sales momentum, which saw the Switch emerge as one of last year’s must-buy gadgets, and update the console with improved specs.

These are said to include new hardware – specifically an upgrade on the Switch’s existing LCD display – as well as new software functionality and undisclosed “performance updates”.

While we wouldn’t expect Nintendo go all-in and equip its 2019 Nintendo Switch with an OLED screen à la the iPhone XS Max, even the deployment of new-gen LCD technology could give the Switch 2 a brighter display and improve its battery life.

It’s also understood that the Switch 2 would support existing Joy-Con controllers, so the design of the system is unlikely to radically change.

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The Nintendo Switch 2’s release date is rumoured to fall in the second-half of 2019 and potentially as early as the UK and US summer.

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