Nintendo is supposedly working on a next-generation replacement for the Switch, as well as a smaller, more portable model.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a new model thats even cheaper (in theory) than the standard Xbox One S because it doesnt have a disc drive.
Its common for smaller, cheaper models of consoles to be released towards the end of their lifespans and while the Switch isnt in that position yet apparently there is a new model coming.
There have been rumours of a portable-only Switch for months and according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, as translated by Gematsu, it will be out this autumn.
According to Nikkei the new model will still be able to dock and run on a TV screen, but is primarily designed for portable use – and presumably as a replacement for the aging 3DS.
Previously, most reports have stated that Nintendo is planning two new models: a portable-focused console and a more powerful one, perhaps in the style of the New 3DS.
The Nikkei report doesnt mention an upgraded Switch but it does state that a next-generation device that is a full model change of the current hardware is also in development.
The vagaries of both Japanese-to-English translation and newspaper reporting gives cause to be suspicious of the phrase next-generation, but apparently Nintendo is trying out changes to operability, the operating system, and video expression improvements.
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