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Do you think there will be a new dedicated handheld?

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With the hardware departments combining I imagine the new "dedicated" handheld will just be a smaller Switch of sorts.

Unless they stick to thier Nintendo magic, in which case the new handheld will be for an non-mutually exclusive medium like VR that the Switch currently does not support.



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Le Switch it is.

I honestly think there will be portable and hybrid models to the mid-gen redesign.




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super_etecoon said:

With the Switch off to a great start and likely stealing sales from the 3DS family of systems, it's time to start asking ourselves what we'd like to see from a dedicated handheld from Nintendo in the future.  Certainly it's a possibility that there won't be one, given the handheld nature of the Switch, but for hypothetical purposes how would you design the next system?  And would you buy it?  And if so...at what price point.

"With the Switch off to a great start and likely stealing sales from the 3DS family of systems, it's time to start asking ourselves what we'd like to see from a dedicated handheld from Nintendo in the future." 

A switch, is the successor to the 3DS.


"Certainly it's a possibility that there won't be one, given the handheld nature of the Switch, but for hypothetical purposes how would you design the next system?"

I wouldnt, they just need to get the Switch down in price. Done deal.

Make a Switch Mini (differnt screen (cheaper) & without HD rumble) thats abit smaller and lighter, cheaper. Where the components arnt ones apple needs.


"And would you buy it?  And if so...at what price point."

A Switch? sure... price point? 199$-249$ bundled with a game. I think it launched too expensive, because of that gimmicky HD rumble BS. Sadly Im not sure if its likely to see a price drop anytime soon, because of that HD rumble & shortages on components and bidding wars with phone makers.  This is the "Wii U gamepad" type of situation, where its more expensive than it needs to be, nintendo would have had better sales if it didnt include some of those things but made it lighter/cheaper.



Switch hardware at 14nm, no joycons, clamshell design, 4.2 inches screen instead of 6.2.
In summary a Switch with more portability and longer battery life.



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I want a Switch about as compact as 3DS XL. If they can do that then we only need Switch.

But handheld gaming devices that run Windows 10 are also desired.



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Switch Mini/Pocket. We will not have handheld that will completely new or different platform.



I would made a hybrid, that could be played as a home console or a handheld... Maybe with detachable controllers.



Yes...

They might call it Switch Mini or Switch Go...

(I have just reelazied that pretty much all of you have said the same -  ther eit goes my contribution to the world)

a new handheld only hardware will be released...


However I might think Software will be a shared experience!



Switch!!!

Still a hybrid, but a different one:

A switch phone with 5-5.5 inch display. To make it thin enough it will loose the ability to read cartridges, so it's going to be digital only, and the Joycons are non-removable and actually part of the case. On the plus side, it adds some productivity apps to Nintendos game library and of course complete phone functionality. And it comes with an audio jack for headsets.

To reduce the power consumption it will come with an evolution of Tegra, but clocked down to match more or less original Switch performance, and clocked down even further outside gaming so it will last for a whole day at least when not gaming all the time.

And I expect it to come out around 2020 at the earliest, after they came with an XL/LL and an upgraded Switch. So basically the Switch Phone would be analogue to a 2DS in the 3DS lineup.