Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has plans to release not one but two new Switch SKUs this year, according to a fresh report from the Wall Street Journal.

As previously hinted, one of these versions will be a cheaper model that could well remove the detachable Joy-Con altogether, making it more akin to a 3DS successor. The WSJ says that the HD Rumble feature will be absent from this model, which is why the famous Joy-Con might not be a feature. It is expected that this could launch as early as the summer.

The second, more expensive device will apparently have “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers.” While details on this 'Pro' model haven't been released, one of the sources the WSJ has spoken to stated that it was more than just a simple revision, like the New Nintendo 3DS – so we could see a significant power boost.

This isn't the first time we've heard such rumblings; back in January, industry analysts suggested Nintendo could maintain the console's momentum with fresh hardware.

With E3 looming, we could find out about these new models in a few months – assuming that is when Nintendo chooses to announce them. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these rumours by posting a comment below.

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