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Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

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Random_Matt said:
Chrkeller said:

The PSP was $250.  In comparison the Switch offers:

1) Better graphics

2) Larger screen

3) Higher resolution screen

4) Removable controllers

5) Ability to play at home via a dock

6) Touch Screen

7) Dual Analog

And the conclusion is the Switch is overpriced?  Yeah, you are clueless.  I love how Nintendo is suppose to offer easily the stronger dedicated portable gaming device, while having functionality at home, but some how the price should be less than the PSP.....  

Nope, I know how much tech components etc cost. You measure it however you want cupcake. I salute you on your defensive though, gotta bring in a Sony product which nobody was even discussing (For the record, that was a con as well)

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Good point buttercup, I'm sure you know all the details for all the technology the Switch.



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HollyGamer said:
Lafiel said:
Very much as I expected. "Switch" is a brandname at this point and not indicative of it's functionality.

I wonder if they'll also release a dedicated home "Switch".

Probably the dedicated home console of Switch  would fit for the "pro" version. But i wonder how powerful it might be. Probably it will able to play the games on 1080p at 60 fps or even 4k but with the same graphic features. But with sacrifice of being " handled " . LOL if it's true that would be hilarious 

Could a 4K hybrid device like a supposed Switch Pro cost at a reasonable price? If the PS5 and Xbox Scarlet are what they are rumored/confirmed to be, they could be in the $400-500 price range. I don't suspect a 4K device that can be taken on the go or played on a TV could cost less than $300 (or even $350) unless Nintendo is willing to sell at a loss, in which I doubt they would be, just to sell a console. If they ensured that the OG Switch would not sell at a loss, I am not sure if they are willing to steer away from that.



Kai_Mao said:
HollyGamer said:

Probably the dedicated home console of Switch  would fit for the "pro" version. But i wonder how powerful it might be. Probably it will able to play the games on 1080p at 60 fps or even 4k but with the same graphic features. But with sacrifice of being " handled " . LOL if it's true that would be hilarious 

Could a 4K hybrid device like a supposed Switch Pro cost at a reasonable price? If the PS5 and Xbox Scarlet are what they are rumored/confirmed to be, they could be in the $400-500 price range. I don't suspect a 4K device that can be taken on the go or played on a TV could cost less than $300 (or even $350) unless Nintendo is willing to sell at a loss, in which I doubt they would be, just to sell a console. If they ensured that the OG Switch would not sell at a loss, I am not sure if they are willing to steer away from that.

For a hybrid 4k device we are more likely talking about a >$1000 pricerange. We are far away from getting that tech to a selling point of $350 without selling at a huge loss. Battery and heat management needs to scale a lot from 1080p to 4k.



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Seems like a great way for Nintendo to send the 3DS off and give everyone a damn good new portable to use. Gonna sell gangbusters.



It actually makes no sense for the Lite to have docking features. Not sure why people are acting surprised that it doesn't.

Say the Lite did have the ability to dock, you'd still have to buy a dock ($60-80 bucks) and either joy cons or a pro controller ($70-80). You're better off just buying the flagship system.

Nintendo is creating distinct markets for each device, the Lite is for the Pokemon/AC crowd that will play those games and probably put it in the garage somewhere afterwards. The flagship is for more serious gamers and for casuals that want to play Smash, MK, Mario Party etc; locally with their friends.



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konnichiwa said:
Barkley said:

3-7 hours instead of 2.5-6.5 hours. Not a massive increase but a bit better.

Did they really improve the battery, it just seems to have the same battery but because it is smaller and use less features it needs less of the battery. Not that I am complaining but an improved battery would have been welcome.

The chip is more efficient, spends less battery and heat less. Seems the battery might even be smaller, both in size and miliampere Hour...



All major handhelds and their launch prices adjusted for inflation (US launch dates).

System Manu. Year Launch 2019
TurboExpress NEC 1991 $249 $468
Lynx Atari 1989 $179 $369
PSP Sony 2005 $249 $326
Switch Nintendo 2017 $299 $312
3DS Nintendo 2011 $249 $283
Game Gear Sega 1991 $149 $280
Vita Sony 2012 $249 $277
3DS XL Nintendo 2012 $199 $222
New 3DS XL Nintendo 2015 $199 $215
DS Nintendo 2004 $149 $202
Switch Lite Nintendo 2019 $199 $199
GB Nintendo 1989 $89 $183
DS Lite Nintendo 2006 $129 $163
New 2DS XL Nintendo 2017 $149 $155
GBA Nintendo 2001 $99 $143
2DS Nintendo 2013 $129 $141
GBA SP Nintendo 2003 $99 $137
GB Micro Nintendo 2005 $99 $129
GBC Nintendo 1998 $69 $108

 



Given the Switch has dual functionality it appears leveraging the inflation data, the Switch in fact is in alignment. Shocking.



Kai_Mao said:
HollyGamer said:

Probably the dedicated home console of Switch  would fit for the "pro" version. But i wonder how powerful it might be. Probably it will able to play the games on 1080p at 60 fps or even 4k but with the same graphic features. But with sacrifice of being " handled " . LOL if it's true that would be hilarious 

Could a 4K hybrid device like a supposed Switch Pro cost at a reasonable price? If the PS5 and Xbox Scarlet are what they are rumored/confirmed to be, they could be in the $400-500 price range. I don't suspect a 4K device that can be taken on the go or played on a TV could cost less than $300 (or even $350) unless Nintendo is willing to sell at a loss, in which I doubt they would be, just to sell a console. If they ensured that the OG Switch would not sell at a loss, I am not sure if they are willing to steer away from that.

It could be like the original , a " hybrid" but  the batteries will be one hours and half, the spec will not that great and the size will be bigger than this (to accommodate slightly bigger CPU/GPU and cooling )  . From  what i see with how the lite version ended up with , it's safe to say the "pro" version will end up sacrifice some feature to get other feature. The reason why Switch able to be mobile because it has an old spec that can be considered low end and require less power tdp. Having powerful Switch version will make even power hungry , more bigger size and more expensive. By eliminating the the "hybrid " feature or the "handled " feature, Nintendo can go with higher spec for the pro version without worrying batteries, size, and price.



It seems to me if there is a Pro version, it won't be in the Switch, but in the dock. Meaning the dock is more advanced and takes on more processing power. I will with the statement above, making a more powerful Switch is only going to eat the battery. I don't see that as a big gain.