[Rumor] Wall Street Journal claims Nintendo will release both an enhanced and budget model Switch

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  1. MagnesG

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    Thing is, phones and tablets markets are brutal, can't really nurture a new series without sacrificing their design catered to phones. Can't really grow, and Indies need a healthy platform to grow.

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    They had already released mario party bundles with joycons, just need a little more disclaimer for related games on retailers.
     
  2. KingVamp

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    If true, I wonder if the extra power will be preserved for Dock mode only.
     
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  3. DarkKaine

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    Now that Switch combined both handheld and console, I'm pretty sure they will now sell a console and handheld version independently. A lot of games for switch use dynamic resolution scaling so they would require no patches to just work. Kind of hyped for this, but because the Switch isn't that powerful to begin with I don't expect anything too drastic like 4k.
     
  4. eyeliner

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    I don't see what they could remove from the system to make it more affordable, besides the NFC reader.

    To make it more expensive, sure... A higher resolution screen, with a better battery life and some better cooling and you have a pro system.

    For one, I'd like an ethernet port, thanks.
     
  5. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    The current cooling works fine tho
     
  6. Rahkeesh

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    A box version seems so DoA in Japan which makes me skeptical. But selling the new Switch "solution" as separate dedicated handheld and dedicated box that sync together effectively would be some tempting dosh for Nintendo I'm sure. Although we also have to be skeptical whether Nintendo can even figure that out.
     
  7. KingVamp

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    If the budget model doesn't connect to the TV or maybe even if it does, they can use a weaker chip altogether.
     
  8. wiewiec

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    I think better for Nintendo is to release games not only the upgraded model with better specs... but when they will be releasing switch with more disk space why not... since module is connected not soldered to pcb.
     
  9. phillyrider807

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    I already have 2 switches. One hacked and one for online. So im good. However i don't mind trading in my og switch for a new one that has more harddrive space.

    But this is very plausible. Especially with pokemon coming out this year. Also a "weaker" one that doesn't connect to the tv is basically just a 3ds replacement which makes sense at this point.

    As long as there wont be any "new switch" exclusives i'm fine with the ones i have.
     
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  10. Hielkenator2

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    You really should follow Digital Foundry, You are right but 720p 60 hz is clearly "mastered" by Nintendo themselves.
    Dynamic res is something like a godsens for dev porting their stuff with High end visuals in mind. It happens even on Xbox one X but alas , far less in this 4K gen. With only 8Watts in power the Switch kicks Butt! I am not talking handheld . The list you provided speaks for itself. only 1 or 2 games under 720p.
     
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  11. eyeliner

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    If they upgrade the screen to allow 1080p, it won't.
     
  12. ZachyCatGames

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    Wat

    The display doesn’t generate very much heat, and I don’t think they’d use a 1080p screen
     
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  13. kumikochan

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    What only 1 or 2 ? I fucking just listed you a whole bunch of games ! Ugh fanboyism
     
  14. eyeliner

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    If the new revision supports 1080p undocked, you can surely use it as a foot warmer.
    Unless, of course the cooling gets upgraded.
    Either way, I'm good with what we have now.
     
  15. ZachyCatGames

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    If they upgraded the display they'd probably also use a GPU that's more modern and power efficient (and more powerful ofc)
     
  16. eyeliner

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    Surely.
    You are right.
    I desire much intercourse throughout thy life.
    I believe we are in agreement on most accounts.
     
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  17. MagnesG

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    What about battery life though? That’s a problem for lots of people comparing Switch to previous handhelds.
     
  18. nathone

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    A switch with double the battery life, slightly smaller screen, no removable joycons, more battery space, that would be awesome, but thinking about it it would be like the Vita, where some games wouldn't work as they need undocked joycons.
    Although I guess nothing stopping you from pairing joycons anyway.
     
  19. Cacacea

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    maybe a switch witch water cooling:D
     
  20. FAST6191

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    No way.

    It would have to be a self contained/sealed one, and most of those are nowhere near reliable enough to deploy en masse like that for things people are going to drop all the time.
     
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