1. ViDeOmAnCiNi

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    I still find it fascinating that people believe that Nintendo is still competing in the console wars. With the Switch, Nintendo gracefully side stepped the console wars and can continue to do so if they continue down this path.
     
  2. azoreseuropa

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    Same for me. Nintendo is going to be my last chance even for next Switch or brand new next console against PS5 and XBOX Series X because Nintendo Switch proves to be underpowered again this time and no new AAA 3rd parties at all. Frustration and disappointment. Last chance and if no 3rd party supports for brand new AAA games like PS5 and XBOX Series X then Nintendo is DONE for me!!! I will play Nintendo emulators in the future instead! :sleep::angry::glare:
     
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    This makes the name "Switch Pro" a bit useless because we have already a console which can be used as stationary and in handheld mode.
     
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Dont get in a fuss be like all of us here and still buy nintendo machine just for nintendo made games :D
     
  5. azoreseuropa

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    LOL.. Nah.. I only enjoyed Zelda games, Mario (action games like Odyssey, New Super Mario Bros, No party games and go karts at all). Thats only my things so I will be fine with emulator for the next system if 3rd party of brand new AAA games doesn't happened. Dont want to waste my money.

    I am owner of PS3, PS4 and soon P5. :) A long time Sony and Nintendo (Be warned, Nintendo.. your last chance)
     
  6. Nevermore

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    If BotW can be played at 60 fps and 1080p no slowdown, I'd be willing to play through it a fourth time lol.
     
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    Aww...

    All the good jokes on this name and news are taken. :P


    Ahem...on a serious reply: I think it's too close to the switch lite to revise hardware already. Aside, as mentioned, perhaps a stationary unit. Wouldn't be much cheaper than the handheld, but it not requiring a touchscreen or connections for the controllers might help a bit.

    But my crystal ball says they'll release some prepainted/colored switches, and probably showcase a few new bundles as well (read: you'll be able to get a metroid-skinned switch when metroid releases and a Zelda one with BotW 2(1) ).


    I don't think they'll react much to sony and microsoft's new consoles. Perhaps a price cut at best...




    (1): or similar games...I have no idea on ninty's release schedule.
     
  8. DANTENDO

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    Shit can you share a video reaction of you when you hear its gonna be 4k and play for the 5th time :lol:
     
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    No.
     
  10. Bladexdsl

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    they should name it the switch X just to see what mics reaction is :lol:
     
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    Guess I'll start tucking away some money for one of these.

    Worst case scenario; it comes out and I get one.
    Best case scenario; It doesn't and I've fattened my savings. :P
     
  12. leon315

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    I think i'll buy another one just to play some online games.
     
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    Why not, 7nm can make huge impact, the revision make double play time by using 12nm, move to 7nm, upgrade screen to fullHD
     
  14. WhiteMaze

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    It's either a Switch Pro with proper hardware, capable of running Monster Hunter World, PUBG and Doom at 60 FPS or it's a no buy from me. Tired of not having games I want due to the miserable processing power of yester-year that my current Switch has to offer.

    Listen to your costumers Nintendo. We have the crappy, weak Switch. Now give us the powerful one that actually competes.
     
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    there's always PC
     
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    yeah home to portable streaming would be a good idea , especially if we could get it to work with modified consoles
    but now that i read that this new switch is rumored to have a magnesium allow body i am pretty sure it is not a home only system

    "I can't really tell if Nintendo is pushing for people to have multiple switches between the Lite and OG versions."

    well it could go like this

    casuals: switch lite only

    intermediates : OG switch

    pros: home switch only

    pros who want to game on the go too : home switch and switch lite


    i wonder if the magnesium alloy will allow fanless cooling and act as a heatsink or if it will have an x2 and use both a fan and the magnesium body to dissipate heat

    yeah

    but now i am conflicted
    i have a 180$ walfart credit
    use it to buy a switch lite when TX goes on sale or save it and wait and see what the new switch is
     
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  17. WhiteMaze

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    Well...yes. The point of the Switch is that I can have that on the TV and on the go, anytime, anywhere. I don't mind paying $500 if that's what I get.

    I honestly don't get it. We have the technology. We've had it for ages. Increase the price, make a beast of a gaming handheld.

    The closest I could get to that with a PC would be a heavy laptop, which is far from ergonomic and also does everything else other than gaming (something we do not require).

    I mean if the Switch Pro doesn't give us any of this, what's the point? I'll just stick with the old model. They gave us the Switch Lite, which doesn't add anything, in fact, it takes away features the old Switch had to offer.
     
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    Yes the switch lite should of been boycotted to tell nintendo all we want is a bit of power - I just don't get how a company can release an inferior machine after the original - a handheld today should be doing 1080p minimum
     
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    I'll be honest, the situation is much better than on the Wii U. Bethesda has given the Switch wonderful support so far with their key IP's like TES, Wolfenstein and Doom, and I feel that other publishers will warm up to it now that it's overtaken the Xbox in sheer units volume. There is the problem of the spec, but push comes to shove you can work around that by greatly reducing the level of detail and framerate, like CDP has with The Witcher 3. It's certainly not what AAA games call for in terms of spec and it could've been much better on an AMD Embedded platform, particularly the Ryzens that were out at the time (just look at the Udoo Bolt for reference), but for a first attempt at a hybrid it's not half bad, bar the terrible design choices in regards to the charge port and joycon rails. I kind of like mine, but it does exemplify the Weaktendo mindset in design.
     
  20. Kubas_inko

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    As we have seen time and time again, ninty is not really trying to compete with Sony and Microsoft. Ninty does not really care if their console is underpowered (most of the time). You are buing it for the experience and mostly for the games.
    And sales tell you the same story. People who buy nintendo devices don't really care about their power compared to the games and experience.
    But, then again, I wouldn't mind a bit more power (especially when docked).
     
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