Despite the fact that the existence of a Nintendo Switch Mini is still not officially confirmed, accessory makers for the hypothetical console continue to let the cat out of the bag.
The Nintendo Switch might have only been on the market for a little more than two years, but it has already enjoyed an incredible amount of success. With well over 30 million units sold worldwide, the Switch has already outsold the Wii U three-fold and is closing in on the lifetime sales of the Xbox One.
The gaming world moves quickly though, and Nintendo knows all too well that it can't simply sit around and watch the money roll in. The gaming giant has something up its sleeve, but it won't reveal exactly what that something is. The widely held assumption is that one or maybe even two newer versions of the Switch are being readied, and could be released as early as the end of 2019.
Although Nintendo is reluctant to let anyone in on its secret, companies making accessories for the potential console haven't been so careful when it comes to marketing. A few weeks ago, a company in China started selling cases for the so far non-existent Switch Mini. This week, a different company has started selling silicon cases for the console, reports Respawn First.
As you can see from the pictures, the case gives us a fresh idea of what the Mini might look like. Effectively a more compact Switch with joy-cons that are not detachable. That backs up the rumor that the Mini will be handheld console only, and players will not have a dock that allows them to switch the gameplay from the small screen to a bigger one.
Considering most rumors are suggesting the Mini, as well as a more powerful version of the Switch, could be released as soon as this fall, you'd expect an official announcement from Nintendo relatively soon. Chances are it will be released alongside Pokémon Sword and Shield. That way, Nintendo will be able to sell the console and games as bundles.
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