Last month, Nintendo’s new hybrid console the Nintendo Switch was launched. The console performed well in the market and a new report published by the American Investment Bank known as Citigroup predicts that the company will release the Nintendo Switch Mini in its upcoming fiscal year.
As reported by Bloomberg, experts at Citigroup believe that the company is thinking for the Nintendo Switch Mini, with a launch date set for next fiscal year. The reason is they wrote is that the console is big and heavy for smaller children and therefore, the company may work on the mini version of its console. Not forget that this is Nintendo’s fastest selling console till date and still being sold in great numbers.
The report mentioned that Nintendo will work on a lighter version of the console which will be called as ‘Switch Mini‘.
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,” Citigroup Inc. analysts Minami Munakata, Kota Ezawa and Alicia Yap. wrote in a recent report. “Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, dedicated handheld version of the Switch, possibly to be called the Switch Mini.
The report also mentioned the projected sales of the Nintendo Switch Mini as well as the standard edition based on the sales figures from NPD. It noted that the Nintendo will be selling 6.7 million units of the Switch Mini console by March 2019, while the Nintendo Switch will be reaching sales mark of 25.7 million units by the same time period.
On the other hand, Nintendo will be selling dock for the Nintendo Switch separately, for the price tag of $89.99 that will include the dock, adapter and HDMI cable. Stay tuned for more updates!