According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is not releasing a slimmer Switch version anytime soon, as it is currently focusing on stabilizing the production of the current model and thinking of expanding the number of accessories now available.
“The people familiar said expanded Switch features in the coming year could also include additional network-related features and peripherals to be attached to its USB Type-C port,” The Wall Street Journal said in a report.
“But they said changes to the Switch itself—like a smaller version of the machine—were unlikely this year as Nintendo focuses on better manufacturing and shipping of the current model.”
Considering that Nintendo has longer plans for its latest console, such as a lifecycle covering more than the usual 5-6 years, it only makes sense that the platform holder will wait a bit more before announcing a smaller Switch.
“At an investor briefing in February, Mr. Kimishima, the Nintendo CEO, said he wanted to make the Switch’s product cycle longer than the five-to-six-year span that’s become customary in the video game console industry,” WSJ recalls.
“One person familiar with development plans said waiting longer to introduce variations in the hardware would serve that purpose.”
Nintendo Switch released in March 2017.