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Xen said:
Let's hope so, it doesn't cut it as a home console as it is now.

When I played the Switch for the first time and Breath of the Wild, I felt exactly the same way... about the other two consoles. Of course, what you define as "cutting it" and what I define as "cutting it" are probably two totally different things.



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Probably will happen. 3 years for a mid-gen refresh a good compromise between the smartphone model and the old hardware model of 5 year cycles.

Everyone who said PS4 Pro and XBox One X would be terrible and splinter the market and blah, blah, blah were wrong. Both have been well received and give the consumer more options and Sony and MS take home higher profit margins off these higher end models.

It's win-win for everyone.

Nintendo has already been doing this with their portables anyway, New 3DS came out 3 1/2 years after 3DS with a more powerful CPU + a lot more RAM and there are several games that take advantage of that, this is just the next natural progression.

Switch Pro in 2020 that has PS4/XB1 tier performance (or optional performance increases for existing Switch games) would do very well.



AlfredoTurkey said:
Xen said:
Let's hope so, it doesn't cut it as a home console as it is now.

When I played the Switch for the first time and Breath of the Wild, I felt exactly the same way... about the other two consoles. Of course, what you define as "cutting it" and what I define as "cutting it" are probably two totally different things.

Yes, they obviously are.



OP's assertion that it will get PS5 games hinges on the assumption that developers will naively target their next gen games as just 4K with current generation games ... 

What if they DON'T target 4K and instead decide to target 1080p/30fps with ray tracing like shown below ? 



fatslob-:O said:

OP's assertion that it will get PS5 games hinges on the assumption that developers will naively target their next gen games as just 4K with current generation games ... 

What if they DON'T target 4K and instead decide to target 1080p/30fps with ray tracing like shown below ? 

In that case the Switch will continue to succeed with quality 1st party titles from unified handheld/console divisions, third party publishing deals like Bayo 3 and Mario Plus Rabbids, and fantastic indie support.  VC should come EVENTUALLY as well.  A number of A and AA mulitplat games will still run well on Switch as well, as they rarely push the stronger consoles anywhere near their limits.  It would still deliver console quality titles on the go, however all hope for AAA 3rd party games will be lost at that point.  In other words, much like we are already seeing today but with more Japanese games as they would have had time to catch up after the first two years.

 

And in all honesty, 4K is overrated so I hope PS and MS do go that route.  Unfortunately the publics facination with it as a "base" standard would have them bashing the consoles if it was not 4K, especially after X1X.  They would cry downgrade due to lack of knowledge of what it is they are looking it.

 

With that in mind, while I would prefer they went 1080p 60fps, I am 99% sure they will target 4K instead on the Sony and MS side of things.



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Some crazy predictions in here. Sure Switch will have revisions like Nintendo's handhelds always have. It'll probably get a deluxe version to sell at $300 which will allow them to drop the price of the original, and it'll probably get a couple more versions before everything is said and done. None of these will be Switch 2, they will all be the Switch and obviously all versions will have to play all games in the library. There is no reason to try to make portable games run at the same level as current console games, thats just crazy, that's like saying you don't know the difference between a portable system and a console system.
Sure they'll upgrade to the next chipset Tegra X2 which will probably just allow games to run smoother or have higher res when on the deluxe Switch. And yeah Switch revisions should start hitting in late 2019 I would guess. But Switch 2 is obviously at least like 5 years away.



Miyamotoo said:
I expecting Switch Mini/Pocket next year and than stronger Switch in 2020.

This.

But I'd say we get a normal Switch without dock as handheld device 2019, and a pro-dock for more power in 2020. I think they stick with the original model to guarantee compatibility, but maybe they optimize parts of the console to save more battery in handheld mode.



Personally I wish for one version as far as pwer is concerned, I eon't like this double-dipping mid gen refresh concept.



It’d actually be more surprising if they didn’t have a new iteration by around the 2 year mark from launch, and another around the 4, and another around the 6. Nintendo is working with Nvidia over at least 10 years, and scalability is one of the things they brought up as important. What will happen is the first new revision will have no exclusive games, and it will only be on Switch 3 or 4 that we begin to see support dropped from the 1st generation Switch entirely.

On higher end Switch devices, software will have better performance; it’s similar to iOS and PC gaming. It might be a little bit later, the Switch OS definitely needs some updates before they can do this, but there’s about a year left.

Why every 2 years? I’m going strictly on the fact they revised their handhelds every 2 years; it could be 2.5 years to get a closer to holiday season launch.



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Wouldn't surprise me if that revision is not nuch different from the current design but with more efficient chips.



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