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

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  1. Stwert

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    You can actually get wireless HDMI without latency issues. Though considering this tech as a stand-alone option costs upwards of £250/$330, I doubt we’ll see Nintendo using it for Switch.
     
  2. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    “...replacing the 3DS...”
    I just finally got one after 8 years got one and they’re ending support, fuck my life.
    Wouldn’t take too long for them to end online support, so we have to get WiimmfiNID.

    I just hope the budget-version has online support and most basic features intact unlike the Wii Mini.
     
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  3. anhminh

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    It funny that people assume the budget Switch will be smaller when in reality that would never be the case. Cutting of the dock wouldn't save that much money and reduce size mean they have to remake whole design to fit everything in smaller case while still keep all the function intact. It's hillarious that they think it even come with better battery, what a joke.
     
  4. DANTENDO

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    8 years worth of games you should never get bored:lol:
     
  5. anhminh

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    Edit: I though this was release on Weekly Shounen Jump magazine from the abbreviated :lol
     
  6. FAST6191

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    While I will wait at least until one of the emissions/product testing houses, patents or something leaks I will not believing Nintendo's older statements of no hardware revisions.

    This is 8 years of 3ds games though and 3ds has no games.
     
  7. Techjunky90

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    Tell us something we do not already know. It's only logical that Nintendo would release a revision, aka mariko. It's also logical for Nintendo to copy what Sony did with the Vita, make a non portable version, no screen, no battery, no dock etc. which would bring the price down a lot.
     
  8. DANTENDO

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    if has no games why after 8 years are you still active in a nintendo based forum:lol:
     
  9. FAST6191

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    Because the GBA and DS did have games, and we have nice discussions on systems that do have games.
     
  10. huma_dawii

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    I hope you're kidding when you say 3DS has no games.....
     
  11. DANTENDO

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    yr probably the only gamer in this forum who thinks tht the 3ds was bad then
     
  12. Kubas_inko

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    Wrong quote. Sorry
    3DS is the best handheld ever because you can play any nintendo handheld games on it and some from home consoles as well ;)
     
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    It will definitely happen, the console is in its third year, and I am surprising bt the fact that there are none rumour till now.
    There will be a new Switch with ‘improved stability’ enhancement
     
  14. Rahkeesh

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    If you don't love RPGs the native offerings are slim pickings after Nintendo titles.

    Granted it plays so many other system's games quite well. And the Vita is truly desolate by compare.
     
  15. KHANV1CT

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    So did Nintendo just checkmate the jailbreaking community?
     
  16. azoreseuropa

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    To me, 3DS is the ugly design and dont liked two screens at all. That's why I never bought it at all. Don't have it. Nintendo Switch is the best handheld (lookalike) ever. I love its sleek and design.
     
  17. DarkCoffe64

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    Just remove the [RUMOR] there from the title, Nintendo has always been like this, it was just a matter of time before they re-released the switch in 100 new flavours or something
     
  18. FAST6191

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    I am quite serious.

    Everything I liked about the GBA and DS vanished from the 3ds. When the 3ds was new I was still doing a retrospective on it all ( https://gbatemp.net/threads/links-to-various-gbatemp-features-over-the-years.352851/ *) and time and time again I looked to see what those making the GBA and DS as good as they were happened to be doing at that point. Usually not working on the 3ds, or giving the 3ds a token effort, was what I found.
    I would maintain that if you played the GBA and DS you would not be missing out on much of anything by skipping the 3ds and but for the 3ds' ability to play DS games (GBA too if you fiddle a bit or buy a fancy DS flash cart) you could skip it in favour of the GBA and DS and miss nothing particularly interesting.

    The homebrew scene for it was similarly lacklustre -- IOS dropping (and then android gobbling that up) which killed off the remaining parts of the DS and PSP homebrew scenes seemingly meant that nobody moved onto the 3ds as there were better choices for portable devices at that point (sad really as I am not a fan of the monetisation options pursued and controls of the phones, so much so that I don't have one).

    It is not the first time I have mentioned the weakness of the 3ds, and it is similarly not the first time people have tried to call me out for such a statement. To this day though nobody has been able to make a list of things I should play else I would be missing out having come up through the GBA and DS. When the DS was rising up I generally noted it had most of what made the GBA special but gave it an extra bit of polish and some more modern standards. I did not get that, or some kind of radical departure that would have otherwise made it worthwhile, from the 3ds.

    When talking about Nintendo's home consoles I often mention an informal test I do for them. That being if you had that as your sole console would you have experienced the gameplay styles of the day? The gamecube came close enough that it would mainly be the PS2's utter dominance that generation that knocks it down if it is done at all, after that we are back to the 16 bit era and older. For the 3ds I don't know that I would raise the Vita up against it, though it did have some interesting ideas and I can see it being something of an overlooked device in years to come similar to maybe the Saturn today, but while I said something like it above about the DS games compared to the 3ds library I would go it again here.

    *if I had to summarise my general approach it would be that I don't give a damn about Nintendo's own franchises, save perhaps for Advance Wars and Starfy (both of which had no 3ds entry). You can find a list of the sorts of things that interested me about the GBA and DS (and some other consoles) on that thread. Did not get that from the 3ds. If you did care about Nintendo first party efforts (which does seem to be their main fanbase these days) then maybe if it is your only pokemon mario mario kart fix but it was not at all uncommon to find people that did the GBA and DS whilst ignoring such things and had a great time.

    This is why I say the 3ds has no games, and about the only reason to own one is if you enjoy the form factor of it over the DS, DS lite, DSi, DSi XL (or GBA family if you are going that way) and can deal with the downsides of running code on it. I am not sure why anybody would enjoy the form factor but between hand size, eye quality and the like I can write that off as personal preference easily enough.
     
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    Nintendo, if you actually release a upgraded model and release "exclusives" for it... Oh boy...
     
  20. Stwert

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    No...games???


    Mario 3D Land, NSMB 2, Zelda, Zelda, Zelda, Mario Kart, Luigi’s Mansion 1 & 2, Metroid Samus Returns, Animal Crossing, Pokemon(s), Super Smash Bros, Monster Hunter, Kid Icarus, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Mario Maker, Kirby(s), Xenoblade, Resident Evil Revelations, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis.


    I could go on, and on, and on, and....


    That’s before we even get to DS compatibility. Not to mention hacking it and playing 40 odd years worth of retro games.


    No games? No games? The 3DS is one of the best handhelds ever for games.


    But, each to their own. If it’s not your cup of tea, don’t drink it.
     
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