You may not have to wait for it for long, but it may be different to what many people expected.
The well-known Japanese publication Nikkei has recently published a report which states that Nintendo would already be considering launching a smaller, more economical revision of the Nintendo Switch in portable features – something common in the company – during the fiscal year 2019. This means that would go on sale between April 1, 2019 and March 20, 2020.
Nintendo has not commented anything about it, so we should take this information with caution. Nibellion, one of the most fruitful members of Resetera and the best known faces of the video game today, accompanied on Twitter a link to this article with a reflection that we consider key to understanding the apparent next big movement of Nintendo: “3DS goes out slowly, so there must be something intermediate between it and Switch, a smaller and cheaper Switch model would help in that case, combined with a new backbone Pokémon … it seems smart to have a ‘Switch Light’ on the market as soon as possible “.
A few hours ago, Nintendo confirmed the total number of Switch consoles sold in the world. In the same news, it also indicated a reduction in its sales forecasts for the current year: 17 million units, instead of 20 as originally presented.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) 2019. január 31.