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Ganoncrotch said:
shikamaru317 said:

1. A bit bigger than a Vita sounds good to me, but with 2 shoulder buttons of course. Something like this, maybe a tad bigger. Just the right size to fit in a front jeans pocket.

2. It's more like 3 hours on the more graphically demanding games like Zelda. A decent 10,000 mAH battery pack costs a good $40. I already find $300 for Switch quite steep, no way I'm paying an extra $40 on top of it. 

Mind boggling, the games cost 60 for the AAA stuff anyway so if $40 (god knows where that would be from, my 10kMAH pack cost me €10 ) would be a deal breaker for you then maybe the system just isn't for you.

That vitaesque shaping of the system doesn't factor in the obvious increase depth required for a second set of shoulder buttons... and again the fact that you are looking for a machine with even more compact tech than it currently has while increasing the battery life and reducing the cost so you could afford it still, simply put your issues with the Switch can't be solved by Nintendo.

 

http://nintendoeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/battery-life.png

for info, games like doom can last around 3 hours without wifi and lower brightness settings, all the way up to the port of the ps4 disgaea 5 on the system which can give you over 7 hours from a single charge... again thou, do you go for 3 hours in a day without going near a usb port or wall socket?.... do you go 7 hours?

-Depth/thickness isn't a big issue for me, I carry around my smartphone in my front pocket, and it's wrapped in a Defender series Otterbox case that is 16mm thick (joycons are 19mm thick at the widest point caused by the triggers). 

-Of course it's an issue Nintendo can solve. I never said I wouldn't be willing to pay $300 for a Switch Mini if they released one, I said I found $300 for the current Switch model steep given it's not the ideal system for me. Yes, a smaller unit would have a smaller battery, but that could be offset by switching to the 16nm Tegra X2, meaning that a Switch Mini using a Tegra X2 would get around the same battery life as the current Switch or maybe even a tad better. I could live with 3-5 hours battery life as long as the size was right, obviously more would be better, but 3DS XL was about 3-6 hours. 



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The wording definitely makes a hint toward a future revision coming in 2019, which would make sense considering how Nintendo usually updates its handheld devices with revisions.



Well that is unfortunate.
Hopefully we can get some decent hardware in 2019.



Music in my ears. I see no reason for a hardware revision at the moment.



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Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Ganoncrotch said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I know people say the Switch is portable but, it isn't for me. If it can't fit into my pockets, it's not portable. I'm not a woman. I don't carry a purse or handbag. So for me, a Switch the size of a GBA would be awesome.

So a redesign of the system for the person who hasn't figured out how to carry a switch with them yet after a full year with the system?

I mean... what about people who have no pockets at all but really want a switch? Or those who are against holding a system in their hands? why doesn't Nintendo get working on a version of the system which is smaller and waterproof so they could carry it around in their mouth???

Yes... that's exactly what I was hinting at when I said that. I fully expect Nintendo to read my messages, find out what I don't like and then change course just for me. Not only that, I am also aware that I am the only human being on earth who wants a handheld gaming device that can fit into my pocket. I mean, the insanity of such a request... right? I must be the only mother fucker on the planet who would want such ease of portability.

Madness.



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Ganoncrotch said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I know people say the Switch is portable but, it isn't for me. If it can't fit into my pockets, it's not portable. I'm not a woman. I don't carry a purse or handbag. So for me, a Switch the size of a GBA would be awesome.

So a redesign of the system for the person who hasn't figured out how to carry a switch with them yet after a full year with the system?

I mean... what about people who have no pockets at all but really want a switch? Or those who are against holding a system in their hands? why doesn't Nintendo get working on a version of the system which is smaller and waterproof so they could carry it around in their mouth???

Critical thought is key. 

Huge, already established market for portables that fit in your pocket. Nintendo's entire handheld history. The biggest mobile manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are actively tackling both markets with tablet size phones and more convenient sized ones.

No established or notable market for the nonsense you mention in your second post.

And preference is key. Its not a matter of people literally not being able to carry a Switch around but the preference of it being more easily portable friendly, less fiddly components, longer battery etc just as a tablet doesn't do anything a phone can't, it just makes it more enjoyable, practical experience and vice versa. Likely Nintendo's first audience for a Switch Pocket would be the early adopters who already have one.



I'm actually holding off getting a Switch before they iron out certain issues (like scratched glass, or the HW being bent) so I'm glad to hear this.



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Furthermore, I think VGChartz should add a "Like"-button.

I wonder what else they have in mind. They coul always do different button layout of Joycons (third parties may also ride one this)



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Miyamotoo said:
It seems we want have any Switch revision this year.

I think 2 years to establish the brand and function is good minimal period. 
I always saw the Switch Pocket arriving in time for Pokemon which looks like a 2019 release and a budget $200 pricetag.

Switch TV console at $99-129 and would be good for late 3rd/4th year on the market when they've got a whole lot of apps available and all their biggest IPs on the platform.




Otter said:
Miyamotoo said:
It seems we want have any Switch revision this year.

I think 2 years to establish the brand and function is good minimal period. 
I always saw the Switch Pocket arriving in time for Pokemon which looks like a 2019 release and a budget $200 pricetag.

Switch TV console at $99-129 and would be good for late 3rd/4th year on the market when they've got a whole lot of apps available and all their biggest IPs on the platform.

Agree, I also think that in 2019. we will probably have at least Switch Mini/Pocket for around $200 price tag.