Nintendo ‘prepping new Switch model’ as sales slow

Tokyo (AFP) – Nintendo is reportedly developing a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Switch games console, as sales of the device slow after initial runaway success. The firm’s share price tanked more than nine per cent on the news, which came a day after the games giant lowered its annual target for sales of the gadget citing slower-than-expected shipments. Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported that the firm is developing a successor that will focus on portability and could be released this year. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin