According to The Wall Street Journal’s report, Nintendo is planning to release two new Switch models, and they both might be out as soon as this year.
It was rumored earlier, and now it is confirmed by the WSJ, that one model will be “a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device.” HD Rumble controller vibration and some other features will be removed in order to cut costs, and the focus will be on the portability.
The second model “will have enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X.”
This is probably a good decision since both Sony and Microsoft released multiple versions of their consoles to keep the sales up, and that seems to be working.
Both new versions are expected to be announced at E3, “and possibly released a few months later.”