Nintendo is reportedly prepping not one but two new Switch models for 2019.
Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo was working on a new Switch model for 2019. Today, they’re back with a new report suggesting that plans have changed. Instead of one new console it appears Nintendo has two new consoles in the works.
According to WSJ, the two consoles target different consumers, avid gamers and casual gamers. The report is based on discussions with parts suppliers and developers.
The first console features enhanced features targeted at avid gamers. While these enhanced features may enable advanced graphical settings, WSJ notes that players shouldn’t expect power on the level of the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
The second model aims for the casual gamer and comes in at a cheaper price. WSJ speculates it’ll likely serve as a replacement for the 3DS. This model cuts costs by removing features, including vibration.
No word on pricing or potential release date. However, both models will likely be announced at E3 2019, which takes place in June. We’ll let you know should Nintendo make any announcements regarding new Switch hardware.