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Nintendo Switch Rumors: Are 2 New Models Coming in 2019?

Karl Utermohlen

Nintendo Switch fans will be happy to hear that there will be two new iterations of the video game console, possibly in 2019.

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The iconic gaming company announced that it will be rolling out two more Nintendo Switch versions that may arrive later this year, including an improved version of the current one. The business said that the first “will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X.”

Meanwhile, the second new Nintendo Switch model is a cheaper alternative “for casual gamers,” which the gaming giant sees as a successor to the popular hand-held 3DS device. The news came from The Wall Street Journal, which noted that the cheaper model will be more affordable by removing certain features, including the vibration on the device.

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The publication added that both new versions will likely be announced at E3, which is in mid-June. There is also a possibility that the Nintendo Switch devices will be released a few months after that, coinciding with the busy holiday season.

Nintendo appears to be expanding on its selection of consoles as gaming demographics become more diverse, with more casual gamers opting for cheaper console versions, while more avid gamers are willing to pay extra for improved graphics, more features and a more comprehensive gaming experience.

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