Nintendo is reportedly working on two different Switch gaming devices. The company’s original Nintendo Switch has been a huge success so far, and it wants to continue that trend later this year with two new versions of the device.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo will launch two new Switch devices — a cheap variant, and a more powerful but expensive variant. The more powerful variant will be focused at “avid videogamers” with “enhanced features” to compete with the likes of Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It won’t be as powerful as the other consoles, but it will still compete with them with upgraded internals and new features for actual gamers.
The cheaper version, on the other hand, is more of a successor to the 3DS. Nintendo is reportedly getting rid of vibration on the device, as well as the detachable Joy-Con controllers. That will turn the device into a regular hand-held device that will continue to offer the portability of the original Nintendo Switch but at a cheaper price. It’s not clear if the new device will be cheaper than the original Switch, however.
Nintendo apparently plans to announce both the devices at E3 this June, followed by a potential release a few months later.