If you’ve been keeping an eye on the world of Nintendo news recently (perhaps scrolling through the pages of this very site) you’re probably aware of the reports and discussions surrounding a ‘Switch Lite’ or ‘Switch Mini’ console which is expected to launch in the near future.
Analysts predicted a future Switch Lite back in January, and Bloomberg recently released a report stating that a cheaper, lighter version of the standard console would be released by the end of June. Of course, until Nintendo actually announces such a thing, we’d be treating the information as speculation only, but all of the chatter surrounding the idea does make it feel a little more likely.
Beating Nintendo to the punch, though, is this fanmade effort at a Switch Mini design. Shared on YouTube by My Mate VINCE, this design is 20% smaller and 30% lighter than the original Switch – features which may well be similar to those in any official release set to come our way.
As you can see in the video above, sacrifices had to be made in order to get the console down to such a size. Both the Switch’s signature HD Rumble and ability to use the touchscreen are no longer present, but My Mate VINCE says that the lessened weight makes the console nice to hold while playing; it could well be an ideal compromise for some players.
If Nintendo does end up releasing a Switch Mini or ‘Lite’, would you like it to look something like this? Share your thoughts with us below.