The Switch has been killing it, selling over 900,000 units in the US in March and 2 million worldwide. With all of this success, I’d expect Nintendo to release alternate models in the near future. Looks like I’m not alone since Citigroup expects them to make a Switch Mini for 2019.
Switch Mini Prediction
According to Citigroup, it is possible to get a smaller Switch built for smaller users. The handheld mode is fantastic, but the current model might be too big for youngins. Here’s what analysists Minami Munakata, Kota Ezawa, and Alicia Yap had to say:
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. Accordingly, we think Nintendo will launch a lighter, dedicated handheld version of the Switch, possibly to be called the Switch Mini.
Citigroup via Bloomberg
They didn’t give an estimated cost but expect 6.7 million units sold in 12 months. I’d imagine the miniature Switch could cost anywhere between $200-250. They also believe the Switch could sell 25.7 million units by March 2019. That’s an insane amount, but I totally believe it.
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