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Report: Cheaper Switch Model Coming Out This Fall

Report: Cheaper Switch Model Coming Out This Fall - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2019 / 2,234 Views

Nintendo plans to release a cheaper Switch model this fall, according to a report from Nikkei. The cheaper Nintendo Switch model is designed to be more portable, however, it can still be used in a dock and played on a television.

Also reported is a "next-generation device that is a full model change of the current hardware" will release at a later time. 


This report follows a previous rumor that Nintendo was working on a cheaper Nintendo Switch, as well as a more powerful Switch that were planned to release this summer.

The Nintendo Switch first released two years ago in March 2017.

Thanks Gematsu.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

Ljink96 (on 17 April 2019)

Like I said, this thing has to be dockable. I don't know why people would even think it wouldn't. It has to charge...so it would literally be a waste of functionality to not allow you to play it docked.


Azuren (on 17 April 2019)

My money is on a smaller Switch that lacks removable joycons.


Jranation (on 17 April 2019)

Yeah I think that too. And it would still be able to play on tv


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VAMatt (on 17 April 2019)

There's an infinitely high probability that you're correct.


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Moonhero (on 18 April 2019)

Then games like Super Mario Party are unplayable.


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Azuren (on 18 April 2019)

Never said you couldn't connect joycons to it wirelessly.

And who said Mario Party was playable to begin with? ;)


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jonathanalis (on 18 April 2019)

To fit in dock it is smaller only in height? The only other option is having circle pads instead of analogs. I don't like the idea. They should launch a portable dock for the new switch. Would also work with the old switch. Is a feature that old switch owners claim for long time, and would not limit the design of the new model.


Mandalore76 (on 18 April 2019)

So, not the fully portable only Switch that people were claiming in the hopes they'd be able to say, I told you it's a handheld and not a console.


Bandorr (on 17 April 2019)

I'm sure they are just doing what Xbox is doing. Remove the cartridge(disk) and charge the same amount. People enjoy paying the same amount and getting less.


Jranation (on 18 April 2019)

Its more like the 3DS -> 2DS.
They remove the 3D because it wasnt a must have feature.
For the Switch case it might be the removable Joycons.


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