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Hypothetical: Nintendo 10 Year Plan 2017-2027

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Asriel said:
It makes zero sense to remove the modular nature of Switch. It's quite clearly essential to Nintendo's vision of the machine - that's why Labo is happening.

Well, it makes sense to a certain degree. A handheld-only or a home console-only Switch can save a lot of money, specially the home console-only version. No screen, no battery, no need for expensive mobile parts... They could offer it at 150€ or less, if they play their cards right, and that could add a ton of new customers.



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Nah, a more powerful Switch will be out well before 2025. Only different form factors I see could come are Mini and Docked. Your idea for the XL is interesting as it gets rid of the issue of the thing already being obviously quite large, however I'm not sure that on the technical side a nigh bezel-less switch is a viable option?



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Ports alone will not maintain their momentum to mid 2019. I need something to play I can't wait a year and a half for new content. TBH if it comes from 3rd parties i will be happy too. Just want something new.



 

 

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People keep forgetting the Switch platform is scalable. The only reason they would do that is if they planned to make iterative upgrades. Also, just like the Wii and Wii U, it’s highly unlikely that Nintendo will ever release a Switch that lacks the core hybrid functionality.



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RolStoppable said:
Crazy SKUs, crazy prices, crazy expectations.


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I'm down with what the OP is saying in a very general way (i.e. the specific details may play out somewhat differently). The main thing I would disagree with is a 2025 date for the Switch's successor. I think it will likely be 2023. When Kimishima says they'll support the Switch for 10 years, that doesn't mean they'll have a later release date for Switch's successor. It means that they want to keep Switch going as a lower end system, so that they can still make money on it. Sony kept shipping PS2's out until 2013. That is more what Kimishima means. They want to keep supporting Switch just like Sony supported PS2. Besides, a company makes a lot higher profit margins on a console's tail end. All of the costs are lower.



Nintendo wont break the hybrid concept and sell only handheld or home consoles Switches.



Nautilus said:
Nintendo wont break the hybrid concept and sell only handheld or home consoles Switches.

Exactly.

People kept saying the same thing about Nintendo releasing a Wii without motion controls and a Wii U without a game pad. Nintendo won’t undermine the platform’s core concept.



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