Last night, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo may have a new version of Switch in the works for the second half of 2019. With millions of Nintendo Switch units already in the wild and the system regularly topping sales charts around the world, Nintendo doesn’t exactly need to get a system redesign out the door right away, but that won’t stop us from speculating what we’d love to see from it.
Nintendo is obviously no stranger to hardware redesigns on its handheld side. From the GameBoy Pocket to the Nintendo 2DS XL (itself a redesign of a redesign), the company has a long, weird history of selling slightly altered versions of their flagship portables to re-energize sales and reach broader audiences. But Nintendo Switch isn’t just a handheld gaming system, it’s also a hybrid home console, and Nintendo’s history of redesigning their console line is much slimmer – no pun intended.