Analyst: Nintendo to Release Switch Mini in Fiscal Year 2019 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 16 April 2017 / 8,416 Views
Analysts at Citigroup are predicting Nintendo will release a smaller version of the Nintendo Switch in the fiscal year ending March 2019, called Switch Mini.
The smaller size of the Switch Mini would make the console more portable and fit in children's hands better.
"Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a handheld device, we think smaller children could struggle to use it comfortably in that format due to its size and weight," the analysts wrote in a new report. "Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, dedicated handheld version of the Switch, possibly to be called the Switch Mini."
Citigroup says the Switch Mini could sell 6.7 million units in the 12 months through March 2019, while the regular Switch will sell 25.7 million units by then.
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