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RolStoppable said:
zorg1000 said:

They can do both.

2DS/New 3DS

PS4 Slim/Pro


That's an incorrect comparison.

PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are high-end models with new price points while the New 3DS models assumed the price points of the models they replaced. New 3DS is more comparable to PS4 Slim and Xbox One S, because they all replaced models that were phased out shortly afterwards.

New 3DS and 2DS has improved internal hardware. Price points be damned, they were successive releases that improved upon the base hardware.

Lonely_Dolphin said:
I think there wont be a smaller version cause Joy-Con consistency, nor will there be a stronger version cause porting consistency/splitting userbase. The revision will just have better battery life, better wifi, more storage, and a bigger screen size so no bezels.

A successor doesn't need to retain Joy-Con functionality.
Just like the 2DS didn't retain the clam-shell design or a 3D display.

trent44 said:
Will Nintendo make Nintendo Switch models with newer and better SOCs? Probably so, but the performance benefit will be marginal to non existent at best, as the focus will be to reduce cost of the total cost of materials (i.e. a 7nm SOC would allow them to put a smaller battery, reduce the entire chassis size, and remove the active cooling).

A 7nm chip would be totally reliant on nVidia... And I doubt they have made any movement in that direction with Tegra.

trent44 said:
Nintendo is not focused on upgrading resolution of their consoles. They are still selling a 240p handheld console in 2018 at reduced costs with a very healthy profit margin on hardware and will continue that focus in the future.

The 3DS isn't 240P. (As in 16:9, progressive.)

trent44 said:

In 2023, the Nintendo Switch will still have a 720p screen and Nintendo will be happy with the low cost and high profit margin and will have multiple SKUs.

The Switch deviates from older platforms in a multitude of ways... The fact that games are capable of exceeding 720P is one of them... So it makes sense if Nintendo opts for a Pascal based Tegra they could include a higher resolution display and take advantage of that fact.

trent44 said:

Nintendo's focus is it leverage its software library to sell its hardware, and to reduce costs of hardware while addressing a wider audience. Focusing on CPU and GPU power and splitting their user base is not where they will expand and Nintendo knows this.

Nintendo can focus on both power and the low-priced segments, they did with the 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, 2DS XL.

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