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Switch Lite is a side product, when will Switch Pro arrive?

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SuperNova said:
At this point the Switch pro is probably a long way off, if it is still coming.
References to the new 16nm X1 die shrink 'Mariko' (chip used in the Lite and likely in the new Switch revision coming up) have been first found in the Switches OS over a year ago.
If there was yet another different chip coming up, presumably we would see hints toward it in the OS already.
There's probably going to be a silent revision on the standart Switch later this year, with the new internals but no further changes. They might not even allow developers to leverage the additional power in the chip (it's theoretically up to ~30% faster than the Switches current highest clock) to keep up parity with the OG model, so the main improvement would be battery life.

So I expect as silent revision, featuring better battery life sometime this year, and sadly don't really see a true 'pro' on the horizon. At this point I think a fully fledged Switch 2 might be more likely, with maybe a customized, die shrunk X2-based chip in it.

Porting to 12nm (As it's based on 16nm FF which in turn is based on 20nm Planar) is a fairly straight forward task, so there is room for improvement in a few years time still.



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At one hand i want to play all of those great games on that handheld but i'm really really slow with getting through my backlog as it currently is with everything on ps4,3ds,PC i still have to play so will see when the urge of buying gets too much.
It seems like a nice product and it has its place with the handheld minded crowd. :)



I have a sneaking suspicion Nintendo is not interested at all in an actual Pro version. What I do expect is a hardware refresh that is a 0.5% improvement over the original but will still be hailed as a Pro version by fans.



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vivster said:
I have a sneaking suspicion Nintendo is not interested at all in an actual Pro version. What I do expect is a hardware refresh that is a 0.5% improvement over the original but will still be hailed as a Pro version by fans.

I just want a Switch TV. That is it. Haha.
One with a large mechanical Hard Drive would be a bonus too.



Pemalite said:
vivster said:
I have a sneaking suspicion Nintendo is not interested at all in an actual Pro version. What I do expect is a hardware refresh that is a 0.5% improvement over the original but will still be hailed as a Pro version by fans.

I just want a Switch TV. That is it. Haha.
One with a large mechanical Hard Drive would be a bonus too.

I just want Nintendo to stop the hardware nonsense. They can make their great games and let others care about the platform. Then nobody would need a Switch TV and they'd be happier for it.



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Do people really need the Switch Pro so much? It's getting well enough numbers without the need to split the userbase in two.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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If it ever comes, I think it will be around when BOTW2 releases.