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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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The sky's the limit of what kind of revision it could be. It could merely add more storage and a few other tweaks. Or it could upgrade the hardware a significant amount. Awaiting details from Nintendo.



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PS4: 122 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 79 million

3DS: 77 mil (was 73 million)

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zorg1000 said:
Fight-the-Streets said:
I think it's more likely to be a Pro version (I actually would prefer the name Super Switch, reminiscent of Super Nintendo). Go watch SuperMetalDave64's and RevieTechUSA's Youtube Channels. They both have leak sources confirming the Pro version.

Wasnt SuperMetalDave the guy who swore up and down that Nintendo was going with AMD instead of Nvidia and it would be more powerful than PS4? Ya I dont trust his leaks.

But AMD was just his bold prediction it was not based on a leak he had. Seriously, watch his video regarding Cyberpunk 2077 where CD Project Red makes clear indications regarding a Nintendo Switch version. They said something like the current version of the Nintendo Switch couldn't handle it which is in context a clear indication that a more powerful Nintendo Switch is in the works. Otherwise, they would just have said that there will be no Switch version or that the Switch is not powerful enough, period.

The discussion between SuperMetalDave64 and ReviewTechUSA regarding the topic is also worthwhile to watch.

And seriously, please don't think anymore of Nintendo as this awkward, egocentric and stubborn company that don't give a damn about what actually 3rd parties want. Nintendo has changed. They still go their very own way (which is a good thing) but they have learned to listen to the market. Nintendo knows very well that the current Nintendo Switch can't handle/poorly handles triple A 3rd party games. They also know very well that Play Station 5 and Xbox Two are around the corner and that once they are on the market, 3rd party triple A games will be impossible to port to the Nintendo Switch. And finally, Nintendo knows very well that they need 3rd party triple A games to stay competitive. Therefore, it's only logical that they come out with a Switch Pro. No, technically it will not and can't be at the level of PS5 or XTwo but it will be at a level where 3rd party triple A games can be ported. Years have passed since the Tegra X1 came on the market, portable technology has made a huge step forward in the meantime.

 



Fight-the-Streets said:
zorg1000 said:

Wasnt SuperMetalDave the guy who swore up and down that Nintendo was going with AMD instead of Nvidia and it would be more powerful than PS4? Ya I dont trust his leaks.

But AMD was just his bold prediction it was not based on a leak he had. Seriously, watch his video regarding Cyberpunk 2077 where CD Project Red makes clear indications regarding a Nintendo Switch version. They said something like the current version of the Nintendo Switch couldn't handle it which is in context a clear indication that a more powerful Nintendo Switch is in the works. Otherwise, they would just have said that there will be no Switch version or that the Switch is not powerful enough, period.

The discussion between SuperMetalDave64 and ReviewTechUSA regarding the topic is also worthwhile to watch.

And seriously, please don't think anymore of Nintendo as this awkward, egocentric and stubborn company that don't give a damn about what actually 3rd parties want. Nintendo has changed. They still go their very own way (which is a good thing) but they have learned to listen to the market. Nintendo knows very well that the current Nintendo Switch can't handle/poorly handles triple A 3rd party games. They also know very well that Play Station 5 and Xbox Two are around the corner and that once they are on the market, 3rd party triple A games will be impossible to port to the Nintendo Switch. And finally, Nintendo knows very well that they need 3rd party triple A games to stay competitive. Therefore, it's only logical that they come out with a Switch Pro. No, technically it will not and can't be at the level of PS5 or XTwo but it will be at a level where 3rd party triple A games can be ported. Years have passed since the Tegra X1 came on the market, portable technology has made a huge step forward in the meantime.

 

That sounds a lot like speculation.



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zorg1000 said:

That sounds a lot like speculation.

Because it is.

"The current Switch can't handle it," that means nothing more than the game in question won't be ported. What can be infered from such a quote is that a port would be up for consideration if a more powerful Switch existed, but at that point logic has to kick in. Third parties do not make games exclusively for a more powerful version of a console because the installed base isn't worth it. That's the thing that the people who fantasize about a more powerful Switch commonly forget; the very reason (AAA third party games) why a more powerful Switch seems to make sense is instantly contradicted by the historical way of how business is done.

I know you know it, but you didn't provide an explanation in your post.



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RolStoppable said:
zorg1000 said:

That sounds a lot like speculation.

Because it is.

"The current Switch can't handle it," that means nothing more than the game in question won't be ported. What can be infered from such a quote is that a port would be up for consideration if a more powerful Switch existed, but at that point logic has to kick in. Third parties do not make games exclusively for a more powerful version of a console because the installed base isn't worth it. That's the thing that the people who fantasize about a more powerful Switch commonly forget; the very reason (AAA third party games) why a more powerful Switch seems to make sense is instantly contradicted by the historical way of how business is done.

I know you know it, but you didn't provide an explanation in your post.

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.

 



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Fight-the-Streets said:
RolStoppable said:

Because it is.

"The current Switch can't handle it," that means nothing more than the game in question won't be ported. What can be infered from such a quote is that a port would be up for consideration if a more powerful Switch existed, but at that point logic has to kick in. Third parties do not make games exclusively for a more powerful version of a console because the installed base isn't worth it. That's the thing that the people who fantasize about a more powerful Switch commonly forget; the very reason (AAA third party games) why a more powerful Switch seems to make sense is instantly contradicted by the historical way of how business is done.

I know you know it, but you didn't provide an explanation in your post.

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.

 

Speculation is fine but a couple posts back you said it was leaked sources.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

I’m okay with an XL version coming out in 2019 as long as we still get a big power revision in Q3 2020. I don’t know if I’d want the power revision to come out in 2019 just because I want it to be as strong and competitive as possible and it’ll probably need more time.



Miyamotoo said:
You can bet that without 2DS, sales would be much worse than they are.
Psshhh such a lame stance!
That can't truely be proven one way or the other without knowing how much of the overall sales are from 2DS, though I don't know how you can get much worse than a nearly 50% drop YoY. The 3DS XL atleast helped keep sales stable. However I think the new 2DS XL is another sign the 2DS didn't meet expectations. Just like 2DS is an acknowledgement that 3D is undesirable, so too is the 2DS XL an acknowledgement that no clam-shell is no good. It's truely the definitive 3DS model, if only they had launched with it.

Lonely_Dolphin said:
Miyamotoo said:
You can bet that without 2DS, sales would be much worse than they are.

 

Psshhh such a lame stance!
That can't truely be proven one way or the other without knowing how much of the overall sales are from 2DS, though I don't know how you can get much worse than a nearly 50% drop YoY. The 3DS XL atleast helped keep sales stable. However I think the new 2DS XL is another sign the 2DS didn't meet expectations. Just like 2DS is an acknowledgement that 3D is undesirable, so too is the 2DS XL an acknowledgement that no clam-shell is no good. It's truely the definitive 3DS model, if only they had launched with it.

Official shipments

3DS-26.25

3DS XL-19.64

2DS-9.52

New 3DS-2.49

New 3DS XL-12.07

New 2DS XL-2.91



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

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)