– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Nintendo has been having a hell of a couple years with their Switch. Seemingly overnight, they managed to change the entire narrative surrounding their future in hardware, all while pushing the industry forward in an unexpected direction. Of course, it’s never been good enough to simply grab gamers — the Big N has always been about inclusivity from the beginning.

As such, there have been rumors surrounding a new Switch for months and months now. Rumors ranged from a “pro” version of the system to a “casual” version of the system. But which is it going to be? According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal (via Variety), Nintendo will be launching not one, but TWO new versions of the system this summer to do both.

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The outlet states that one will be aimed at “avid videogamers,” and as such, will feature “enhanced features.” However, don’t expect it to be on the same level as PS4 or Xbox One X. At the end of the day, this system will still need to play the same games as the other two versions, so that’s no surprise. All this information is coming from parts suppliers and software devs who have access to the prototype, so it sounds like it’s on the level.

The “casual” version will be a stripped down version of the console that will have some features removed, like the rumble feature (though I’m not sure how that’d fare for some rumble-centric features in certain games). The point is, they will aiming to cut the unnecessary features to help reduce the price point and get more casuals into the mix (plus, it will also increase likelihood of more Switches per household), which is very much in keeping with Nintendo’s strategy.

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SOURCE: WSJ (via Variety)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.