Despite the countless rumors that have circulated around a cheaper & # 39; Switch Mini & # 39; console over the last few years, Nintendo still has not officially revealed that such a thing exists. For all we know, it may be because does not exist but these accessories, designed specifically for such a console, could be an important ingredient in the Switch Mini speculation.
Believe it or not, we have talked about the idea of a Switch Mini since April 2017 – just weeks after the right deal released in the world ̵
Now, we have discovered that the Chinese game accessory maker HonSon has built a number of accessories specifically designed for the Switch Mini. Some of the images in these listings have an old mock-up on the console (so we didn't pay too much attention to it), but if these products are in production ready for sale, this would indicate that Honson may have received product size info and early schedules for a new switch console before release.
The picture shown at the top of this article, which you can see on Honson's website here, has particularly fascinated us. We can't remember seeing this picture elsewhere, and the console design looks a little different than previous mock-ups.
Of course, a reseller list would not normally have us convinced that a new console is definitely in the way, but it is normal that new smartphone designs leak in time, as cases and accessories appear early on. Accessory manufacturers must have accurate measurements early enough to produce cases in time for the product launch, so here we are? While the console design on the image may not be 100% correct, the case itself must definitely be the right size.
It may also be worth noting that back in 2013, Nintendo 2DS – a cheaper revision of 3DS – revealed in August. Two months later, the console was available to buy in stores. It is probably possible to see that we can see a similar quickly revealed and launch here.
We've reached HonSon and want to update this story if we go back.
But what do you think? Do you think a new Switch is coming? Do you like the idea of a Switch Mini? Fire away in the comments below.