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

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  1. donaldgx

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    a "portable-only" switch hmm if the price is right maybe maybe.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    IMO the difference in games' experience will be negligible at best *shrug* oh well.
     
  3. fst312

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    I don’t think this would even sell well especially for people that already bought more than one switch. I never over clocked my switch games and if that’s all this does, it’s not worth it. Nintendo should not discontinue the 3ds over the switch, if they do, it should be for a different handheld system, switch is already a handheld system but it’s not the same thing.
     
  4. DeslotlCL

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    How are those dumb reasons if i personally own one? The joycons are too tiny, the L/R buttons dont feel right with that "click" they do when you push them. The analog sticks are even more tiny with the worst travel distance and responsiveness i have experienced so far, they are really bad for third and first person shooters, you are almost forced to use the gyro aiming if you would like to imporve the aim a little bit...

    A cheap third party controller feels 10 times better than the actual joycons. Hell, even most of the features the joycons have are useless. I personally have gyro and rumble disabled. So yeah, getting rid of hd rumble alone would lower the prices of those things.
     
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  5. Jonna

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    Wait

    "8 years of 3ds games"
    "3ds has no games"

    Why did you contradict your own statement - that mathematically does not make sense
     
  6. FAST6191

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    If it bothers you that much add releases after 3ds games. I started my talent scouting agency some 8 years ago and to this day have signed not a sausage.

    They had 8 years and still have nothing to show for it that stands up against the GBA and DS, or otherwise.
     
  7. Redhorse

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    The Pro Switch will have a bigger pinis ;)..er I Mean battery the smaller will have attached controllers and Bear a remarkable resemblance to the Vita.
    Though I can't see buying either just yet.

    P.S. what the hell is it with these game developers and this 3-5 point font/text anyway? They have plenty of space for the text why not use it. I'm tired of using a magnifying glass to play a game.
     
  8. Dr.Hacknik

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    To each their own I guess. Personally I've never had any issues with the Joycons or the way they feel. Hell, I actually appreciate the HD rumble.
     
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  9. DANTENDO

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    If you think most 3ds games are shite then you hav probably lost interest in playing games
     
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    I really like this idea!!
    I hope the portable-only one has a wee bit more than 32GB tho...
     
  11. Chizko

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    Tegra Xavier with 30W TDP, 12nn?....or custom Xavier like the X1 on Switch, they need a more efficient SOC and X1/20nn it isn't...or X1 16nn?.
     
  12. stephrk398

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    So.. Sharp is doing the displays now? We getting glass?
     
  13. Dominator211

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    granted it is a few years old and it will continue to get cheaper. they could make the price higher for better performance
     
  14. |<roni&g

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    I don’t own a switch yet (never needed one as everything I care about is on wiiu) but this is bad news. It means a whole category of unique handheld titles will no longer be made. There should always be a Gameboy/Ds type console with its own titles and the switch is completely killing that off. Hopefully the new models are hacked shortly after release.
     
  15. Dr.Hacknik

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    I'd personally appreciate that and a OLED or AMOLED display. That'd make blacks stand out way more, and help conserve energy.
     
  16. Xzi

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    That's not true at all. Just look at the Link's Awakening remake. They very much managed to capture the spirit of a portable game while not skimping on the overall graphics. There's nothing stopping anyone else from making similar "portable-style" games, either. Heck, the spiritual successor to Advance Wars was just released, too.
     
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  17. Ericthegreat

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    No.... maybe gamestop would do a deal or something though....
     
  18. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    t0 bad cant read the article due to a paywall
     
  19. ZachyCatGames

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    Mariko doesn’t mean anything, it’s just gonna be another silent revision (A “mini” switch would also probably use it I guess)
     
  20. Tilde88

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    That would be awesome! Because then I get to go to Japan again! (I bought mine in a visit to Japan) :D !
     
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