Despite the Switch’s recent release, an analyst group is already predicting Nintendo’s next iteration of the console. Citigroup has predicted that Nintendo will release a smaller, lighter version of the system in 2019. Dubbing their idea the Switch Mini, Citigroup believes a dedicated handheld version of the console would be a great idea for the company. While only a prediction, Nintendo has released many iterations of their consoles before.
“Although the Nintendo Switch can be used as a handheld device, we think smaller children could struggle to use it comfortably in that format due to its size and weight. Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, dedicated handheld version of the Switch, possibly to be called the Switch Mini.”