Kotaku published an article this morning, fueling a new rumor that the Nintendo Switch will be getting a new system model this year after all. And not only that, but two new models.
Reportedly one of the new versions of the Switch will be higher-end, suggested to be not-quite-as-powerful-as a PS4 Pro or an XBOX One X. Still, that suggests something slightly less intensive, which would still be a noticeable upgrade to the existing Switch console.
The second model will reportedly be a cheaper model with omitted features, and more of a successor to the 3DS.
And supposedly these will be announced at E3 2019.
Just weeks ago Nintendo refuted rumors that a new Switch model was in production...but they did so kind of vaguely. Maybe they were banking on the loophole that no, a new Switch system wasn't in the works, but two are.
It makes sense though. When a new Pokemon game is on the way, Ninty tends to like to sneak out new system models around that time to capitalize on the series. And by releasing a cheaper Switch the company could more realistically realize its goals of putting multiple Switch systems in each household.