A smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch might be coming this year

Observer launches February 7 for the Switch

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However, in its attempts, the company also announced that it will be revealing yet another mobile game this year. A newer, smaller version may lose the functionality of television docking and have built-in controls.

The movie is set to be co-produced by Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Illumination founder and CEO, Chris Meledandri, with financing to be handled by both Nintendo and Universal, the latter of which will also head up distribution. At this point any design modifications are merely speculation on the part of users and video game experts, as Nintendo has yet to make comments on the Nikkei report (and likely never will).

Operating profit for October-December was 158.6 billion yen ($1.46 billion), the highest in nine years and the second consecutive third-quarter rise.

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The stock closed up 2 percent ahead of the earnings.

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Development is under way by Nintendo and LINE, with support from NHN Entertainment.

"Under this collaboration, we plan to release Dr. Mario World in early summer 2019 for the global market, including Japan and the United States", said Nintendo President Shuntaro Furakawa in a prepared statement.

That delay means Nintendo will miss its target of releasing two to three mobile titles each financial year, though CEO Furukawa said there was no change to that goal.

The need to offset the fall-off in 3DS sales has led to speculation Nintendo will release another device such as a cut-price Switch.

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