Rumor: two Switch hardware revisions entering production

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  1. fvig2001

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    Well a new Shield (mdarcy) has been spotted online or something, so I guess it's possible it would be using the chip that one is using for the pro.
     
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  2. Clydefrosch

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    how many more times will the WSJ try to mess with nintendos christmas business?
     
  3. Gameboyandwatch

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    Doubt it. The 2DS XL was quietly announced on Nintendo's twitter. Nintendo has never really been big on telling people about Revisions.
     
  4. kumikochan

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    What i don't get was when the ps4 pro was anounced people were losing their shit and were all complaining that newer games also better work on the older system but now when Nintendo is doing it, it is suddenly fine to bring out games working only on that newer system. When other companies do anti consumer shit pitchforks out but when Nintendo does it, it's suddenly fine.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    switch pro in 2021 released with botw 2
     
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    Wait, how do we know for a fact that games will be exclusive to this new revision? I never heard of this.
     
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  7. kumikochan

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    wsj has been saying that before that none Nintendo games will only work on the pro model while Nintendo only games will work on both. I remember when there were talks that Sony and Xbox was going to do this everybody lost their mind and went attacking them immediatly but now that there are talks Nintendo is going to do that '' wich is just a rumor now but so was it the same with Sony and xbox '' nobody is losing their mind and everybody is praising that ?
     
  8. pedro702

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    when they are better thay ae when is an optional one like just larger or with less features they dont, so yeah dsi, gbasp ,new 3ds got decent announcements, obviously 2nd,xl models and such didnt.

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    there are only like 2 new 3ds exclusive games so while there might be one or 2 its not gamebreaking lol.
     
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  9. Pleng

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    Exactly this. Why announce a load of new games in the hope that the hype will help drive hardware sales, then reveal a new console and put people off purchasing the current model.
     
  10. NoNAND

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    Trust me there's more consequences than this one.
    It's just the beginning, more is to come thereof.


    I guess this makes sense, a new switch iteration is needed, should Nintendo ever want to compete with Microsoft's and Sony's inevitable upcoming consoles.
    And think if the many opportunities a beefed up switch could bring for third party developers.
     
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  11. Pleng

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    Anybody think that the "more powerful" revision will perhaps feature an external GPU in the dock? So, only marginally more powerful when handheld but significantly more powerful when docked?
     
  12. kumikochan

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    It's not going to be one or 2 if they mentioned ALL non Nintendo games.
     
  13. pedro702

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    no way, they will just make run at stock speed instead of underpowered like it is now.

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    every developer is free to make games for only the better model, afaik only binding of isaac afterbirth was new 3ds exclsuive 3rd party but any developer could have made it so, so if 3rd partys want to make more pro switch exclusives they can, i dont see the issue, is up to whoever wants, i guess some games just wont run and standard switch that well.But they loose a potencial 35 millions copys sold of standard switches out there.
     
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  14. kumikochan

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    Anyway like i said when there were talks the ps4 pro was doing it that way wich eventually was not the way they went with the system, everybody had their pitchforks ready and people were screaming anti consumer but if Nintendo goes down that route it is suddenly fine. Always the double standards when it comes to them
     
  15. pedro702

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    nintendo already had the dsi and new3ds in the past and they all had a couple of exclusive features and games for them but nothing major so like i said switch pro will end up the same.

    also nintendo did that in the past
    gb>gbc
    ds>dsi
    3ds>new3ds

    so isnt not like its a new thing lol your blaming stuff on things that already happened 3 times and no one gave 2 shits about, the only real time where exclusive games wereactualy many was the gbc the rest just had a couple of crap stuff here and there and were mostly just tu run games at higher resolutions on more powerful models.

    Switch pro will probably be the same that is why no one is giving 2 shits about because he had this 3 times and the latter 2 never did any harm at all so we expect the same.
     
  16. ForeverEternal

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    They would have to release it before Sword & Shield hits the market.

    Now it doesn't really matter considering they butchered the sales.
     
  17. kumikochan

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    No they did not do the same and it's not comparable to what WSJ is claiming. So stop claiming it is. Those were hardware revisions that were only slightly stronger but there weren't running games on those systems that only released on those systems. If you're okay with 100+ games running on newer hardware only while locking out the other users well good for you supporting that anti consumer bullshit then. I'm not saying it will be like that but that what the WSJ is claiming it to do and i'm just commenting towards that. I'm not claiming it will be like that
     
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  18. pedro702

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    same way when n3ds launched with exclusive xenoblade port for new 3ds only, people were like oh no now there will be only new 3ds games and then nothing, so yeah i dont doubt nintendo launches switch pro with 1 or 2 exclusives to sell it, but in the end it will be the same stuff, what wsj is claming is worthless since they dont know if any company will launch switch pro only games, just becuase they are probably making one or two to hit the launch doesnt make it a thing like they did with new 3ds and dsi.
     
  19. kumikochan

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    we'll see, only time will tell
     
  20. pedro702

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    they say 2 models are being done, so what would be the point of selling a switch lite model and then say , well no more games for switch only for switch pro? it would make zero sence imo, becuase the lite model would be eol on release lol.

    i just hope pro model batery can last atleast 4 hours in portable mode, i only use portable mode so yeah i dont care about the dock stuff at all.
     
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