Nintendo to double Switch production for 2017 following strong demand

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Prans, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Foxi4

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    Does that mean that they'll produce 6 units per day instead of 3? Because right now it's easier to find a four-leaf clover than it is to find a Switch.
     
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  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    In the European region retailers have plenty of Switch units available. That said, websites (generally from UK), don't take Switch "deals" too well because they're being sold at full price so it's a legitimate reason to receive criticism. The only Switch stuff that's available at discount are accessories, like, glass tempered screen protector, silicone cases, grips, stands, cases and so on on eBay.
     
  3. Foxi4

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    I don't mean to be rude, but that's total nonsense and babble. Most of the circuitry is already in the Switch itself (charging circuit, all of the video chips, USB controller etc.) or the power adapter (transformer, voltage regulator, smoothing capacitors etc.), the dock contains a USB hub controller which costs pennies, a MyDP-to-HDMI converter which is equally cheap and a handful of CMOS and other smaller, insignificant chips. The dock doesn't do anything important at all, the video and audio signals are encoded by the console already. The charging is also handled internally, otherwise the system wouldn't be rechargeable without the dock. The dock is "15V-ready" because it's connected to a 15V power supply, that's it. It serves as an adapter and splitter, nothing more. $13 says you're grossly overestimating its value.

    Dock Teardown showing that there's nothing of interest or value in there:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nintendo+Switch+Teardown/78263#s156439

    MyDP to HDMI adapter with a USB charge plug. $13. Bang:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01FW74CQS/

    The plug seems large because it contains *all of the circuitry* required to do the job. Yes, it's in the plug.

    Here's another one. $29, just plug in that wall charger and you're set. This one's 4K-ready, too:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015DJ4QYI/

    This one's $10. How low do you think we can go?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GU4QV2G/

    There's zillions of those things out there and they're all cheap as dirt. I don't know where you're pulling your figures from. If the guts cost around $10, you're paying $80 for a bunch of, frankly, low quality plastic.
    Huge shortages where I live. There are weekly drops of units that disappear within a day or two and scalpers, that's the only two avenues to get a system.
     
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  4. Pluupy

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    The Sega Dreamcast?
     
  5. Foxi4

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    The Sega Dreamcast launched with games. Plural, as in, "more than one". :tpi:
     
  6. Jacklack3

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    But if they are making their new next console, what's it gonna be?

    They probably won't do VR since it's already been done and Nintendo likes to do new things.
     
  7. Xzi

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    No, you're not the only one on the internet, but you really should be. It's not going to happen because this isn't like the easily-upgraded 3DS. This is the most power you can get in this form factor right now. When X2 comes out, the first X2 device is not going to be $300, more like $400+. And it probably won't be a hybrid, either. Switch's future depends almost entirely on sales, like any device, but 4-5 years before a "Switch X2" is released, and that's still dependent on Switch sales as well.
     
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    #teamswitch
     
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    So did they even bother with the nes classic mini cause they screwed a lot of people with that.
     
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    Well it was a novelty device...there are a thousand cheap mini-computers you can dedicate to emulation. Except on those you can fit every NES game ever released rather than 30 or whatever. :lol:
     
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    https://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=3154603

    Got to disagree, there are a lot available in Europe. They seem to continue to tick in, in a steady pace.
     
  12. MasterJ360

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    If only the online prices weren't so stupidly overpriced I'd have a switch now lol, guess I'll wait till the holiday
     
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    heh, I'm still looking for a NES classic.
     
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    because the wiiu was GARBAGE and disappointed the shit out of me :lol:
     
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    Maybe a handheld or console with VR? Nintendo have said VR is something their intrested in. Plus handheld VR would be mind blowing. Itd be the next generation of mobile and portable xonsoles put together
     
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    Be careful when you say Europe, Europe is vast, not everywhere in Europe it is available.

    UK was fully sold out in the first week of launch, next restock is due end of march.
     
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    Wonder if this will have a knock on effect to the already suspect quality control.
     
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  18. the_randomizer

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    And you have confidence in the Switch?
     
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    it already has more games than the wiiu with lots more 3RD PARTY coming
     
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  20. Jacklack3

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    It's already been done.