There is no denying that Nintendo has enjoyed a great year last year with Nintendo Switch becoming a smashing hit. Aside from the humongous success of the Switch, almost all the first party titles that arrived on Switch only helped Switch became a huge name in the market. Games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros Ultimate only made things better for Nintendo in the present, as well as the near future.
However, what is next for Nintendo, is the question many anxious eyes in the gaming industry are talking about. With 2019 already lined up with some great games, is there something Nintendo planning to make sure that Switch remains relevant? We already know that there will be some more amazing 1st party titles, but is there anything else that is going to make its way in terms of hardware?
Well, according to a report by Nikkei, Nintendo is actually planning on launching a smaller, and cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch. The reason for releasing this variant is to capture buyers who are still on the fence about buying the Switch, as well as making sure that the console is a lot more portable than it already is. If you are surprised, do not be as Nintendo already did this with the 3DS, which went on to become a massive success.
The rumors were already in the winds, and now they are only catching up. However, it only makes us wonder about the hardware power of the new, and cheaper version of Nintendo Switch. Additionally, we might even lose the dock in order to truly make the console portable. As far as the rumors are concerned, the cheaper version will be releasing somewhere between April, later this year, and March, next year. So, we still have plenty of time, which only means that we will be hearing more news about the Nintendo Switch.
The same report also suggests that 2019 is going to be the year when Nintendo will start focusing more on their online services. So, needless to say, we are definitely excited to see what Nintendo has in store for us as far as the online services are concerned. Could it mean that we might be getting some Super Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch? Sounds like a great idea.
With all things aside, do let us know how you would feel about a more portable Switch. Personally, I would rather Nintendo works on a higher end variant. However, I also understand business perspective, and how Nintendo is trying to tap into the market where buyers are looking to buy something cheaper, rather than spend more money.
As far as whether a cheaper Switch would be a smart idea or not, well, Nintendo 3DS is still here, and it is still getting games, and even though it will not last long, it still goes to show that Nintendo cares about its own products.
Let us know your views.