Nintendo will “likely” release a cheaper version of its Switch hybrid console sometime in June, according to a report by Bloomberg confirming previous reports on the company’s hardware plans.
Bloomberg did not specify a price point or what would distinguish the cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch from the current model. Nintendo sells the switch to $ 29.99, the same price that the console was launched in March 2017.
In addition to the cheaper switch, Nintendo also plans a “modest upgrade” for the existing model sometime this year, Bloomberg said but specified that a “more powerful version “is not in development.
In October, The Wall Street Journal broke Nintendo’s plans to update the Switch hardware once in 201
9. Thereafter, the newspaper reported that Nintendo was planning to update the system display with an advanced display. The journal followed up this report in March with news about a cheaper hardware option.
Nintendo was able to reveal its cheaper switch option at this year’s E3, which takes place in June. The company has a great release on the books that month, Super Mario Maker 2 .