For a lot of tech companies, releasing updated versions of hardware products has remained a trend for many years now. We’ve seen gaming giants like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo give us several different versions of the same console, usually upgraded with a better set of specs and features. It should be no surprise that Nintendo’s latest gaming console – the Nintendo Switch – would be given the same treatment.
Despite denying rumors of a Switch variant or successor of sorts in the past few months, reports are now emerging that Nintendo may have two different hardware versions up its sleeve.
The first Switch upgrade will supposedly be a system targeted at core gamers and will have enhanced features for its intended market, but strangely enough, won’t be as powerful as the PlayStation 4 Pro or the Xbox One X.
The second model will be more of a cheaper option of sorts for the casual gamer, somewhat akin to the Nintendo 3DS line, which was originally released in 2011. This one will have some features removed in order to cut costs.
It is rumored that Nintendo may unveil the two Switch models at this year’s E3 Convention, to be held in June.
As expected, this has raised tons of speculation on how the newer models will differ both in form and function compared to the original Switch, launched in 2017. The Switch continues to be a successful system, selling more than 30 million units worldwide, thanks to a versatile set-up and an impressive list of games.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Nintendo Switch.