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Wall Street Journal Japan Reports A New Switch Model Will Release In The Second Half Of 2019

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Metroid 4, Bayonetta 3, Pokémon 2019, Monolith Soft new IP, Animal Crossing will be advertised along the new hardware and will take advantage of the extra power.

Some of them could even be launch titles.



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Perhaps instead of making a Premium Switch for $300 and dropping the price on the standard model, they'll simply release the premium Switch at $350 to make the standard look cheaper by comparison.



Fight-the-Streets said:

We all just speculate here - or is someone an insider?

However, we enthusiasts searching for bits and pieces on the internet, youtube an co. to make an educated guess of what's coming. Every researcher for every topic will always try to find evidence for his thesis, of what he believes or of what he would like to be the truth. There's simply no real independent neutral researcher. Everything is kinda fake. That's why we have discussions here and it's a good thing.

But please explain me then why such a thing like Resident Evil 7 - Cloud Version and Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Cloud Version exist? The make absolutely no sense. I believe that behind the doors there are talks between Nintendo and 3rd parties on how certain triple A games could be ported to the Nintendo Switch which in turn plays into a possible Switch Pro.

As zorg1000 already pointed out, you changed your stance from leaks to acknowledging that it's speculation. That's good.

Cloud versions exist because companies are testing the waters with streaming on all kinds of platforms. On Switch it's done by third parties themselves because Nintendo has no centralized streaming like PS Now in the works. Streaming means that companies aren't interested in attempting certain ports to Switch, so they use a PC version of their games to make them playable on Switch. None of that suggests that Nintendo has an intent to make a Switch Pro model.

I already explained in my previous post why a Switch Pro with the goal of getting ports of AAA third party ports won't work. Switch Pro will start with an installed base of 0 and the usual stance of third parties towards Nintendo consoles is to wait until there's an installed base. This will result in a situation where Switch Pro gets dropped onto the market without any real incentive for gamers to buy it; the AAA third party games won't be there while those people who are usually interested in Nintendo consoles don't put much stock into graphics to begin with. Consider that the PS4 Pro has accounted for only ~20% of PS4 sales since the Pro model launched; if Switch Pro manages to match that (which is an optimistic target), it will sell 4m units in a year where Switch as a whole sells 20m. Third parties won't bother with a console that sells at a pace of 4m per year, let alone a Nintendo console that sells at that level.



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BlackBeauty said:
It will be an XL or Pro or S. A lite version makes zero sense because of the joy cons. It will break compatibility with Labo.

This new switch will most likely stay the same dimensions so the accessories fit.

And besides the new switch will push the price of the old switch down making that the default budget switch.

- Better screen
- Better improved more efficient SOC (likely custom based the tegra X2 or higher)
- Better Battery life because of the two points above
- Double the ram 8GB (already leaked through firmware)
- More storage (we could see Nintendo introducing variants like 64gb and 128gb options)

 

BlackBeauty said: 
Metroid 4, Bayonetta 3, Pokémon 2019, Monolith Soft new IP, Animal Crossing will be advertised along the new hardware and will take advantage of the extra power. 

Some of them could even be launch titles.

 

Nintendo is not Sony or MS, for Nintendo is far more important to have low price offer than actually more pricey and stronger price offer, especially now when 3DS is dying that currently covers low price offer for Nintendo on market.



curl-6 said:

Perhaps instead of making a Premium Switch for $300 and dropping the price on the standard model, they'll simply release the premium Switch at $350 to make the standard look cheaper by comparison.

We can realistically have current Switch version next year for $250, but thats still not low enough price option that will replace price point of market that 3DS currently covers, they will probably need $200 price offer next year espacily with launch of Animal Crossing and Pokemon gen 8.



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Miyamotoo said:
curl-6 said:

Perhaps instead of making a Premium Switch for $300 and dropping the price on the standard model, they'll simply release the premium Switch at $350 to make the standard look cheaper by comparison.

We can realistically have current Switch version next year for $250, but thats still not low enough price option that will replace price point of market that 3DS currently covers, they will probably need $200 price offer next year espacily with launch of Animal Crossing and Pokemon gen 8.

They could probably get Switch down to $200 if they wanted with a cost-cutting revision. Use a cheaper screen and plastics, etc.



curl-6 said:

Perhaps instead of making a Premium Switch for $300 and dropping the price on the standard model, they'll simply release the premium Switch at $350 to make the standard look cheaper by comparison.

Learning by Nvidia and Apple? ;)



curl-6 said:
Miyamotoo said:

We can realistically have current Switch version next year for $250, but thats still not low enough price option that will replace price point of market that 3DS currently covers, they will probably need $200 price offer next year espacily with launch of Animal Crossing and Pokemon gen 8.

They could probably get Switch down to $200 if they wanted with a cost-cutting revision. Use a cheaper screen and plastics, etc.

Maybe, but that's my point, I expecting lower price point of Switch like first revision in any case.



Maybe Nintendo could split the difference and launch a $230 Switch mini (Yes, I know the difference between $250 and $200 is $225 but companies like round numbers). 

Something that people forget is that the bezel does add some height to the Switch. So remove the bezel, make slightly smaller joycon, etc. 

It could be: 

$230 for Switch mini

$250 for Switch mini with dock



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Maybe Nintendo could split the difference and launch a $230 Switch mini (Yes, I know the difference between $250 and $200 is $225 but companies like round numbers). 

Something that people forget is that the bezel does add some height to the Switch. So remove the bezel, make slightly smaller joycon, etc. 

It could be: 

$230 for Switch mini

$250 for Switch mini with dock

Nintendo is selling separate Dock for $80 and difference in price between $230 and $250 is almost non existent (we talking about less than 10% price difrence).