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    We're only a few days into the New Year, and now that the holiday season and Nintendo Switch Lite launch window is over, news outlets are back to claiming that the release of yet another Nintendo Switch hardware revision is imminent. This time, it's not just the Wall Street Journal, but also a Taiwanese news site called Digitimes, who are claiming that a new Switch model will be out by mid-2020. These claims come from sources within the related hardware industry, who state that Nintendo will be ramping up production for a new Switch sometime before the end of Q1 2020. From there, this theorized Switch would release around the middle of this year, and would feature a new CPU.

    These claims should always be taken with a grain of salt, but it does pose a question: With PlayStation and Xbox poised to release their powerful next-generation hardware for the holiday 2020 season, will Nintendo follow suit, in a bid to extend the Nintendo Switch's lifecycle with a more powerful system? We're already seen them do a hardware refresh with the new red box Nintendo Switch, and the Switch Lite. What do you think about this longstanding rumor?

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  3. Lodad

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    TV-Only model this time around?

    Wish List Mode engaged: With beefier hardware and room-scale VR
     
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    Yo Mr Xecuter, this is a whole lot more interesting than the switch lite or Mariko units. Don't burn the exploit pretty please :P
     
  5. Xzi

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    Switch Pro let's GOOOOOOOOOO!

    Just hoping it's not stationary-only, that'd be silly.
     
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    Nintendo switch XL.
    %40 bigger screen and battery life for both system and joycons.
    :P

    (Then we get New Nintendo Switch XL, just like 3DS) :creep:
     
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    Pro edition console would be nice to get modern framerates in some games

    But honestly what I really want is an actual portable switch - one that can go in my pocket. The switch lite's form factor is almost the same as the first iteration

    "Portable" yeah I guess
     
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    Foldable screen Switch... now that would certainly cost pro-level prices.
     
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    Personally I think it's going to be the Switch we should have got in the beginning but Nintendo was being to cheap, but this new unit should live a long life ,I just hope they address the joy con drift situation (going on 4yrs)

    So curious what the name will be

    Switch Pro
    Switch Plus
    Switch Advance
    Switch U

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    So you want a psp/vita ? Basically

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    Still have those Sharp screens that are supposedly for this new system
     
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    If you are implying that making the switch smaller turns it into a Vita, then yes

    I just miss portable consoles being portable

    Honestly I want something closer to the DS or Gameboy advance foot print
     
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    I wonder if I'll end up with a 3rd switch if this one is good. I really hope they don't fuck over current owners like they usually do with the New devices.
     
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    NOO!
    I HAVE NO MONEY TO GET IT!

    Oh wait... I guess it's okay... until they fix their hardware problems.
     
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    So get bigger pockets :) I mean this is also meant to be shared, my kids play with it in the car . Its at and acceptable size and if they ditch the black bezel and give another inch it will look and feel alot richer .Nintendo has been eyeing the foldable screens witch would work for a clamshell switch but something is up with those screens because they still haven't come to market and its been what 5yrs already :unsure:
     
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    It's more their target audience that demands a low price point, a lot of parents aren't going to buy $400+ electronics for their children. Especially given the possibility of breakage. That's why dividing Switch into different model tiers with different prices is probably the smartest move.

    I mean basically, yeah. There's a reason Vita is capped at 540p and a lot of its games don't even hit that resolution. You can only cram so much power into a truly portable form factor. That said, I picked up an OG Vita a couple months back for $50, and it's a pretty nifty little system. Its lack of power was obviously not nearly as much a problem as its lack of first-party support.

    Meh, the trade-in deals at launch are usually pretty decent, and half-gen upgrades have become the norm even for Sony and Microsoft.
     
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    Just remember that the "rumors" last time were of a "Switch Pro" and that's not what we got. So no need to get hot and bothered (like the Sony PS5 fanbois are) about something that doesn't even exist and may not be what you are expecting.

    And yes, I know my advice will be ignored. Especially on YouTube.
     
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  16. Xzi

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    Technically the rumors were about two new Switch models, and they turned out to be correct since we now have Switch Lite and the red box model with improved battery life.
     
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    If they are gonna do a switch pro it has to have more power then a ps4 pro or at least equal. needs to have 8 gigs of ram. If not the baby devs/publishers are gonna whine.
     
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    Exactly. The "Switch Pro" rumors came out of absolutely nowhere with nothing to back them up.
     
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    Not gonna buy any new switch model. If games come out for it that are pro exclusive then oh well I'll just play something else and move on.
     
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    Developers won't be happy
     
  21. Xzi

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    With one model being a less-expensive "downgrade" of sorts, it was a reasonable assumption that the other was going to have upgraded performance, but it was still just an assumption. There is the possibility that Nintendo did intend to release Switch Pro along with the improved battery, but they ran into an unexpected hardware/software conflict at the last minute.
     
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