Rumours have been circling for some time now about two possible new Nintendo Switch consoles coming our way in the next year. According to reports, Nintendo is working on a more powerful version and a Nintendo Switch Mini model too. It seems that the smaller model could have just been leaked.
According to an online retailer that listed a load of “Nintendo Switch Mini” accessories, the console seems to be pretty real. Nintendo has yet to announce anything but the product listing shows a rounded, smaller version of the Nintendo Switch with a built-in display and the entire controller layout on the front rather than having detachable Joy-Cons.
HonSon is a trusted gaming accessory company so these products could indeed be real. They provide screen protectors, covers and cases for consoles and gaming hardware. The products they have listed are clearly not made for the original Nintendo Switch as it will not fit into some of the cases.
This Nintendo Switch Mini could be the rumoured cheaper model that Nintendo is currently working on. A smaller display, built-in buttons and the compact design will no doubt bring down the cost of the console. There are a few questions we have such as how will it dock and how will motion games work with it? Guess we will have to wait until Nintendo actually announces it to know more.
No one knows for sure when the new consoles will be revealed and what the plan is for supporting all the accessories that seem to not work on this smaller console. If the console is real it could also be replacing the popular Nintendo 3DS as Nintendo’s main handheld gaming device thanks to its extra portability features revealed in the leaks.