WSJ: Nintendo Switch getting two new redesigned models

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the Nintendo Switch will be receiving two new models this year. The first is a more “casual” version of the Switch. This redesign will lose some of the less-integral features of the console. HD Rumble, for example, is on the chopping block according to the article. HD Rumble, according to the article, has not been utilized in enough games to keep in the downgraded Switch version. This cheaper model will be primed for a casual audience.

The other model will be a more powerful version. However, the WSJ says that this new, more powerful version still will not be as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One. We do not know what sort of extra features this higher-tier Switch would have. However, the WSJ alleges that Sharp Corp. will provide liquid-crystal screens for the redesign.

No price point or release date was revealed in the article. However, the WSJ says that the two consoles will likely be announced at this year’s E3. At least one of the redesigns could launch by the end of the summer.

Finally, the WSJ points out that Nintendo will try to strengthen the launch of these redesigns with their regular strong console releases. This year, Pokemon and Animal Crossing will be the heavy hitters.

Will you be picking up either of these redesigns?

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.