For months we’ve heard rumors a few smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch that would come out someday in 2019. Now, due to a brand new report, now we have a possible launch date for the console: June 2019. The report involves us from Bloomberg who spoke to two individuals accustomed to Nintendo’s plans, each of whom not solely corroborates the existence of the console, however, declare that it’s coming quickly.
What the sources from Bloomberg couldn’t nail down is the precise value – though they are saying it’s cheaper than the present $299/£279 mannequin – nor its precise specs, saying that the lite model of the console could be smaller and should lack the dock. They didn’t present some other particular data.
What the sources might say with confidence is that the smaller Swap will probably be out someday in June… which, admittedly, would line up correctly with E3 2019 and the corporate’s most-watched Nintendo Direct occasion. If Nintendo plans on saying a brand new console, that’d be place and time to do it, mainly because it feels like we could not see both the PS5 or Xbox Two on the present.
After all, the report is not all excellent news: the sources declare that earlier rumors a couple of other highly effective Nintendo Swap console are incorrect – in keeping with them, there isn’t any console in improvement that is considerably completely different in energy.
The place the confusion doubtless got here from is the barely modified model of the hardware – what the sources say is a ‘modest improve’ – that appears prone to substitute the present mannequin available on the market. It is unlikely that this modest improve would offer a considerable distinction for players chomping on the bit for more substantial body charges and resolutions. However, it may assist make the console extra VR-pleasant.
As for different E3 2019 bulletins, we’re hoping to listen to extra about Pokemon Sword and Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing on Switch, however for now all we will do is wait.