Nintendo loves announcing something and releasing it within the same heartbeat. And a new report from Bloomberg indicates that we might be in for a bumper E3, with the newswire reporting that a cheaper version of the console will drop “by the end of June”.
Buried within a broader article about traders shorting Nintendo stock, Bloomberg has cited two sources saying that cheaper version of the Switch will be released by the end of June. If the timing works out, that means the new device would launch roughly a fortnight after E3 (which officially runs from June 12 to June 14).
Expanding on a rumour they first published last year, The Wall Street Journal now reports that Nintendo is planning on releasing two new models of the Switch, and both may be out in 2019.Read more
Various outlets have already reported that the Switch will get two new models this year, with the base Switch getting a “modest upgrade” according to Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal, which also reported that two Switch models were on the way, noted that the more premium version would have “enhanced features” for hardcore gamers. A Nikkei report earlier this month suggests that those features would include better image rendering and usability changes, while the cheaper model would work with the existing Switch dock.
With the Switch being officially sanctioned for sale in China, and the prospect of a new Fire Emblem, core Pokemon and Animal Crossing games this year, it’s shaping up for a solid Switch year. Personally, I just hope any new models come with a brighter display.