First, Nikkei revealed that Nintendo is making a smaller and cheaper model (nicknamed Nintendo Switch Mini) of the Nintendo Switch, scheduled to launch sometime in mid 2019. Nikkei says this information comes from suppliers and game development companies who were informed by Nintendo about the plans.
Although Nintendo has declined to comment, a person familiar with the plans says the Switch Mini will be “easier to carry out” and will “broaden the install base”. However, it will lack certain features.
Nikkei has gotten certain things right in the past, such as the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS XL, so we will have to take their report a little seriously.
very interesting details. I'm a bit skeptical of the feasibility for Nintendo offer a cheaper Switch mini, but it will be interesting to see what happen. I also don't like the sound of the microtransaction thing.
seems the part about microtransactions was mistranslated so I've removed it
Machine translation chews it up, but the key bit is the オンラインサービスの強化 which means "The strengthening of Nintendo Switch Online." They then go on to mention that in 2019 a new service will be added for gaming enthusiasts. https://t.co/rRd6VnOqpK— Steve Bowling (@SteveMBowling) January 31, 2019
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The translation from the Nikkei article actually indicates (based on how I'm reading it) as Nintendo Switch Online will be strengthened by adding new services aimed at pleasing core gamers.https://t.co/mckGx8vy1w— Steve Bowling (@SteveMBowling) January 31, 2019