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

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Barkley said:
archbrix said:

It's a shame that it's undockable because if it were, I'd replace my current switch with this as my main system in a second. I'm sure it's because the Switch Lite is not meant to run at a higher performance and does not have a fan, but not being able to play it on the TV is a problem for me. I don't take my Switch with me anywhere but I do play a lot around the house, and I'm tempted to get one just for that. Looks like a great handheld with *gasp* an actual D-pad!

Pretty sure it does have a fan:

But yeah not as good cooling is the only reason I can think of for it not being compatible. Don't see any other reason to not support a dock, it is a shame. I mean it probably can't physically fit into the current dock, but they could always release another dock or an adapter/cable for the current docks. Dropping support for video output isn't going to reduce production costs.

If it can be docked then almost no point in buying the original model anymore since this is way cheaper, more battery life and have better design form factor. 



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Chrkeller said:
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.

The current Switch doesn't have the ability to do that, the port is not fast enough.  

And battery consumption would be off set by using a more efficient chip and newer battery.  A 12nm chip, for example, could run at higher clocks and do a lot more for the same power draw and at the same or lower temperatures.

Also, widening the gap between handheld and docked would be somewhat ill advised.  



HoangNhatAnh said:
Barkley said:

Pretty sure it does have a fan:

But yeah not as good cooling is the only reason I can think of for it not being compatible. Don't see any other reason to not support a dock, it is a shame. I mean it probably can't physically fit into the current dock, but they could always release another dock or an adapter/cable for the current docks. Dropping support for video output isn't going to reduce production costs.

If it can be docked then almost no point in buying the original model anymore since this is way cheaper, more battery life and have better design form factor. 

But once you factor in a hypothetical Lite Dock+controller,  it would be just as expensive if not more.  



NathanSSSS said:
thetonestarr said:

You, sir, are mistaken. Most especially about the Pokemon edition.

Nope, I'll stick with my opinion like who on the earth of 2019 can have electronic device designed like that smh.

Because there's none Pokemon fan of all Switch owners, a comment like this is expected from a loyal Sony fan only smh.



Barkley said:
Chrkeller said:

There really isn't a contemporary device in which to compare. 

True, which just means that in that sense it's valuable and not overpriced.

Production costs is the other thing we can look at. "Thanks to a new report from Japanese firm Fomalhaut, we now know that the manufacturing cost for the Nintendo Switch is roughly $257"

So the Switch at launch cost $257 to make and was sold at $299, clearly not overpriced. 

Considering X1 and PS4 launched with about 50USD loss and Switch 50 USD profit, you can understand why I call it overpriced. It is about 100 USD gap between it and the other 2. Thus why for me Switch should have costed 199 at launch. The dock and HDMI cable are "pennies" in the cost.

Marth said:


If Switch was overpriced nobody would buy it, its as simple as that.
Just look at the first months of the 3DS for comparison.

Judging by the numbers its very clearly not.

Being overpriced have no bearing in how many people want to buy it. iPhones are a very clear example of being overpriced and selling well compared to similar products from competitors.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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potato_hamster said:
Barkley said:

No, you came up with one reason. "It can be used as a handheld." Of course it can, it wouldn't be a hybrid if it couldn't.

Where did I say "it can be used as a handheld"?

It is a handheld. Full stop. It's the accessories that it often ships with that allows you to dock your handheld console to a TV and use a controller with it. If you want to count that as making it "a hybrid console", by all means do so, accept the marketing. I'm not exactly stopping you.

Did Psp go have power boost when dock? It have full AAA console games like Switch? LOL



Barkley said:

To be fair the 2DS design looked like crap. The Switch lite actually looks nice.

Yep. 2DS was an ugly kid's toy

Depends, New 2DSXL is the best design in entire 3ds family



Its a smart move. The more options the better. Also this doesnt sound like a costly experiment either.
I just wish Nintendo drops the support of the 3DS and start bringing dedicated portable only games to Switch instead.



I think I'll just buy the regular switch. I got burned on a new 3ds xl when b button went intermittent. Highly noticeable on smash.  Had to sell unit to friend co-worker at steep discount telling him b button was fucked. I'd rather detach controllers and be able to play on tv. I know you can sync other controllers to lite but still not form factor or battery life I want in dedicated handheld.



DonFerrari said:
Barkley said:

True, which just means that in that sense it's valuable and not overpriced.

Production costs is the other thing we can look at. "Thanks to a new report from Japanese firm Fomalhaut, we now know that the manufacturing cost for the Nintendo Switch is roughly $257"

So the Switch at launch cost $257 to make and was sold at $299, clearly not overpriced. 

Considering X1 and PS4 launched with about 50USD loss and Switch 50 USD profit, you can understand why I call it overpriced. It is about 100 USD gap between it and the other 2. Thus why for me Switch should have costed 199 at launch. The dock and HDMI cable are "pennies" in the cost.

Just because MS and Sony are terrible at managing their own finance so they had to launch ps4/xbox 1 at loss doesn't mean Nintendo have to pretend that they are the same level as those two and selling Switch at loss. Nintendo is a master of managing their own finance and budget, no reason for them to dig the same hole as the others.