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A new report points to two new Nintendo Switch models by the end of the year

One model could look to replace the classic Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo has a hit on its hands with the Nintendo Switch and it looks like the company plans to capitalize on that success while improving the line by offering two new Switch models that could release before the end of the year.

The initial report comes from The Wall Street Journal, and while there is not a ton of information regarding the two new models, but it does point to an E3 2019 announcement and a release date that follows during the holiday season of the same year.

So, what will these new Nintendo Switch models do differently?

According to the report, there are two new models being worked on. The first is a model that is supposed to appeal to “avid videogamers,” and will be more powerful than the current model. The report does mention that gamers shouldn’t expect it to be as powerful as current offerings from Sony and Microsoft, however.

The other model goes the opposite way and would be a cheaper version that the current Switch. With Nintendo’s popular 3DS getting on up there in age, the new model looks to be a replacement of sorts for that. While details are scarce, it does point to removing the vibration feature as one way to cut costs.

With both Sony and Microsoft having various versions of their consoles (and let’s not forget Microsoft’s rumored disc-less Xbox), it makes sense that Nintendo would want to offer various versions for its customer base. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about this before E3 in June.

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