The enhanced (and likely, more expensive) version of the Switch doesn’t have a time frame for release yet, but will come sometime after the more economical option’s release.
Contrary to previous speculation, the cheaper console will reportedly still be able to connect to a television.
There were rumors that Nintendo is working on creating two more versions of its Switch console back in October of last year. The reports surfaced of a value version of the popular console, as well as a more powerful, “next-generation” version. Earlier this year, Nikkei reported that Nintendo was talking to suppliers and developers about its console, and reported that we’d potentially see a release sometime this year.
Nintendo also reportedly axed its Quality of Life business. There were plans to produce a sleep-monitoring device which started as far back as 2014, but a source tells Nikkei that the project was cancelled due to the inability to make a “Nintendo-like product.”
Nintendo is likely focusing in on its stronger product bases, especially since the company lowered its sales forecast of its Switch and 3DS consoles earlier this year.