From PC mag: Last month it was rumored that Nintendo was set to launch a cheaper Switch, now we know how that's going to be achieved: the new Switch is expected to be smaller.
As The Verge reports, a report coming out of Japan suggests that Nintendo is preparing to launch a new version of the Switch in the fall. The key difference for this new model is its size as Nintendo has decided a smaller, more portable version of the Switch would sell well. It's hard to argue against that.
The existing Switch, although portable, is quite a large unit due to the 6.2-inch display and Joy-Con controllers attached to either side. It's certainly not as easy to carry around as the many variants of the 3DS, but that hasn't stopped people trying and a number of accessories and cases have appeared to support the hybrid machine on-the-go.
So how small could this new Switch be? The one limiting factor to consider is the Joy-Con controllers as it would be difficult to make them any smaller and remain usable. Even so, if Nintendo can reduce down to a display in the 4-to-5-inch range then the Switch certainly becomes more portable. If they can achieve that while also improving battery life, then this could become the preferred Switch model going forward.
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