Earlier today, there was Nikkei information being spread around by certain outlets. The information didn’t seem to line-up with what we heard. Luckily, Serkan Toto stepped in and translated the Nikkei article on his Twitter…
– Nikkei says the Lite/portable/smaller model is scheduled for release in the fall + can dock to TVs
– describes the other device variant not really as a beefed-up “Pro” but says it will be a “full model change”
– Nikkei says the production of the variant is being “held back”
– according to one or more developers (there is no plural in Japanese) the paper spoke to, it is not entirely clear who at Nintendo is leading the concept creation of the device
The Switch has always been portable. I don’t see why they would make a smaller one as the screen size is already small enough. If anything a slimmer more durable version would be doable to save space, reduce weight and not need as much extra armor to protect it. Plus if they lock the controllers to the system would existing controllers still work with it?
I hate these kinds of rumors cause no one knows for sure and they won’t reveal their sources. Just leaves us all to argue over speculation and our own imagination of what we want from a revision.