Nintendo Is Planning On Releasing Two New Switch Models This Summer

Jason Credle Jr

Nintendo is working on two new versions of its Switch console that are likely to release this summer, sources told The Wall Street Journal Monday. The two new versions of the popular console will be targeted at completely opposite consumer groups: “avid videogamers” and casual gamers, according to Bloomberg.
One of the new versions of the Switch will have “enhanced features” but will not be as powerful as other current-gen consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One X, according to “parts suppliers and software developers for Nintendo who have access to a prototype of the machine,” who spoke to Bloomberg.
The version aimed at casual gamers will have some features cut in order to offer a lower price point, such as the vibration feature in its controllers. This cheaper version could be a successor for the Nintendo 3DS, which Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa noted last month as being a necessary console offering with its low price point for young players. However, Nintendo does want to entice more people to buy a Switch and even wants to convince families to buy more than one Switch per household.