Hot on the heels of its Nintendo Switch Lite announcement Wednesday morning, the gaming company is now looking to put a new chip into the OG Switch. Nintendo has filed a Request for Class II Permissive Change letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make the changes to the Nintendo Switch, as reported earlier by The Verge.
The FCC filings show changes to the system on a chip (SoC) and NAND memory type, and, as a result, a new CPU board to fit those into the portable console.
What we don’t know yet is whether this will mean a faster Switch — it could just be a cost-cutting exercise by using a new, cheaper chip.
Nintendo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo is intending to keep around its original Nintendo Switch despite planning to launch the handheld-only $200 Nintendo Switch Lite, priced $100 less than the original, on Sept. 20. The Lite will have a 5.5-inch, 720-pixel screen, and non-detachable controllers.
The original sold 34 million systems globally in the first two years.
“We believe the two systems will complement each other and coexist in the market,” Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America president, told CNET. He called the Lite a “compact, lightweight, dedicated gaming device.”
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