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Take this Nintendo Switch Mini leak with a pinch of salt, but look at its little face

E3 2019 might be over, but the leaks keep coming. The latest is pretty exciting, with a manufacturer of gaming accessories seemingly letting the cat out of the carrying case on a new Nintendo Switch Mini. Check out wholesale retail site Alibaba and you'll find plenty of images of a new, all grey Nintendo Switch Mini.

The leak first came to the attention of gamers when an alleged spokesperson for an accessories company, Honson Gaming, reached out to content creator and Nintendo fan Alexander Blake.

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A search for Honson gaming on Alibaba brings up entries with names like "Honson New Arrival black color carry bag for Nintendo Switch Mini case" and even images. 

Yes, these images of the device could be photoshopped placeholders, but if nothing else they add weight to rumors that a mini Switch is coming. Accessory makers have often been the source of leaks about the dimensions and release of new products - including various iPhone versions - because they get the information ahead of release. 

Rumors of a new Switch have been surfacing since March with reports that we'll get two versions. A Bloomberg report in April said we could expect a "new, cheaper version of the Switch" in June - *looks at watch* - so we're going to keep hoping that a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons machine is on the way. 

Find out more about the biggest new games of 2019 on the way this year, or watch our Release Radar video below to discover what's going on in games and entertainment this week.

Rachel Weber

Between Official PlayStation Magazine, GamesIndustry.biz and Rolling Stone I've picked up a wide range of experience, from how to handle the madness of E3 to making easy conversation with CEOs and executives of game companies over seafood buffets. At GamesRadar+ I'm proud of the impact I've had on the way we write news, and now - as managing editor in the US - the huge traffic successes we're seeing. Most of all I'm proud of my team, who have continued to kick ass through the uncertainty of 2020 and into 2021, and are what makes GamesRadar+ so special.