After wowing us with a spectacular E3 2019 showcase, Nintendo could announce two new Nintendo Switch console variants soon. According to a report from the ever-reliable Wall Street Journal, the Kyoto-based company is already manufacturing these two new Nintendo Switch consoles. And if you think you should dump your current Switch, think again. The report suggests that it’s still being manufactured. If true, it means Nintendo will have three different versions of its hybrid console on the store shelves just like it does with the 3DS, which as the 2DS, New DS XL, and New 3DS XL.
“The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Nintendo planned to update the Switch this year with two new models. One is set to look similar to the current model with beefed-up components, while the other is expected to be a less-expensive model with a new look,” writes The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki before expanding on the existence of these versions and a potential announcement in the near future.
“People involved in the supply chain said production in Southeast Asia has started for the Switch, including the current type and the two new models, suggesting Nintendo is getting ready to introduce them soon. They didn’t give specific volume figures but said Nintendo wanted to have enough units to sell in the U.S., the largest market for videogame consoles, when the new products go on the market.”
We may see these announced at the Tokyo Game Show or at a Nintendo Direct. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see what changes Nintendo has made to one of its most popular consoles to date.