The other day it was rumored that Nintendo could be launching two new Switch consoles later this year. One of the rumored models is apparently a cheaper version of the Switch that would make it more appealing to gamers on a budget, and now more details about the alleged model has surfaced.
According to a report from Eurogamer, their sources have told them that the upcoming budget version of the Nintendo Switch could only be available in handheld mode only. This means that instead of being able to connect to a TV via a dock, the budget Switch is meant to be played in handheld mode which sounds like it is being aimed at gamers on the go.
The previous rumors did suggest that Nintendo could be looking to use the Switch to replace their 3DS handheld lineup. It actually makes sense because the Switch can be played handheld, plus there are a lot of new games being developed for it, so for it to replace the 3DS wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination.
The report also claims that due to the budget version being created as a handheld, it is expected to be made out of sturdier material in order to withstand the rigours of being brought out, and also to be more kid-friendly. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but E3 is coming up in the next few months and we should have more details then.