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Nintendo Switch Pro, Mini Hinted at With Latest Update of Nintendo Switch

Apr 18th 2019 at 2:05 AM

While the company Nintendo is yet to announce a bit more powerful Nintendo Switch or quite a budget variant, the organization may have let on the possibility of multiple new versions of its hybrid console with its newest update. Dubbed the System Update 8.0.0 of Nintendo Switch, it allows you to transfer the data of the system for individual games between various consoles. Keep in mind that this would completely erase the save data on the source device after completing the process of transfer. This could suggest that this particular feature has been added to accommodate the possibility of the owners of Nintendo Switch upgrading to two rumoured additions to the family of Nintendo Switch — Mini and Pro systems.

With latest reports of Nintendo prepping for two new consoles of Nintendo Switch, a more budget version geared towards casual audiences and another for much hardcore fans, it appears that both of them would sport some differences that are quite intriguing to the Nintendo Switch which is currently available in the market. Rumours generally suggest that the budget Nintendo Switch will not work with a TV in docked mode. In fact, it may be quite restricted to handheld use only. Odd when you consider one of the Nintendo Switch’s selling points was that it could be used everywhere, TVs also included. Moreover, the more feature-packed Nintendo Switch may not be as powerful as some would hope, possibly being as incremental a new upgrade as it was from the 3DS to the brand New 3DS.

The source of this latest news is Eurogamer. The website has a track record that is quite enviable on what to expect from Nintendo which is particularly leading up to the release of the Switch and past titles of Pokemon.

But an even much bigger change appears to be on the cards, as a lot of people familiar with current plans of Nintendo have told me the organization has designed its budget Nintendo Switch model for an audience which uses it only in handheld mode, writes Tom Phillips of Eurogamer.

Will you still be able to connect this new budget Nintendo Switch to a s big screen, even if through some kind of additional peripheral? It feels a huge Nintendo switch from MO of the console, its name, even, to drop the docking feature, but it is quite a change of the similar magnitude we have seen Nintendo company explore before. With 2DS model, Nintendo ripped out the 3DS title feature to drive down some price, and there was no workaround for that particularly.

With regards to the souped-up Nintendo Switch for avid gamers, Phillips says he has heard the bump will be quite comparable to the one received by the 3DS model upon its New relaunch of 3DS. And, finally, there’ is no suggestion this model might remove the docking of the TV screen.

According to a latest report from The Wall Street Journal, one version of Nintendo Switch will have much enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers, although it would not be as powerful as Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X or Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro while the other would be geared towards audiences that are less savvy.

The second model is quite a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo company sees as a successor to its ageing hand-held 3DS device. The cites of the Wall Street Journal both parts software developers and suppliers in their report stating that the much cheaper option will have a lower price point by removing some features like vibration.

Robert Williamsis a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Devin has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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