Market analyst Michael Pachter gave his opinion on new consoles and prices for 2019 in an interview with GamingBolt, these were his thoughts on Nintendo:
“My guess is that Nintendo will take the Switch and get rid of the ‘Switch’ part, so it’ll be handheld only. They’ll probably just make the Joycons part of the integrated body of the tablet, and probably drop the price. Get rid of the docking station, and the external power supply- just turn the thing into a handheld that’s rechargeable with a power cord, you know, like a normal handheld, and charge $200 for it.”
The question on everyone’s mind will be: “if this is true, why?”. It is reasonable to assume that the Switch mini is a logical step for Nintendo; they have had massive success with the Nintendo Switch. In keeping with the trend for Nintendo consoles, it is also reasonable to assume they would make a ‘New’ version for the Switch.
I can only assume that they will be looking to hit the commuters and kids with a smaller version. It will be easier to carry, no longer will you need the extra bag, and no Joy-Cons means no chance of them coming loose and losing or breaking them. It is perfect for people on the go, on the way to work, and kids.
Another question is: “What will it be called and will it be upgraded hardware?”. Only time will tell. Let us hope the wait will not be too long.
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