Nintendo is rumored to be refreshing the Switch this year with two new consoles, according to Wall Street Journal. The first is a base model that is smaller and lower-priced – think of it the same way as the Game Boy Pocket. A “Pro” model could be released with a larger display, higher-capacity battery, updated Joy-Cons, faster processor, and possibly wireless charging. No word yet on pricing or availability. Read more for additional information.
“The WSJ’s sources are parts suppliers with access to a prototype. Those folks claim Nintendo will also eliminate the little-used HD Rumble controller vibration and other features in order to cut costs. Microsoft and Sony may release new models in the near future, and both currently have a half-generation head start over Nintendo. By launching refreshed Switch models with new games, Nintendo won’t be too far behind its competition,” reports Engadget.