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I guess you've never heard of IHOP. It's America's #1 choice for designer hot cakes and being stabbed to death in a parking lot.

Ironically as a T1 Diabetic I get stabbed in the stomach each time I eat cake.... by myself.... then my feet fall off.

I have a new friend IRL who has it too. Haven't talked to him too much about it though. Looking it up I see it even effects boozing. :( You enjoy those games you sweet, sweet man. You deserve it.



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To my tech friends, could Nintendo not release an ehanced dock that would enhance the console further in about a year and then release a new tablet that is stronger in every way? Then just rotate those two things from now until x amount of generations from now? (I doubt the dock could enhance it that much) I mean this could be a great way to release further Generations that are competitive for a much smaller price.

A dock for enhanced processing power seems impossible, at least in the current state of switch(and still very difficult for any possible revision of switch). 

If rendering is all made in the tablet, there is no point; if is on dock, it won't be able to 'switch' ; if is shared, well would be awful because the bandwidth of usb-c is too slow. 

The only solution is if the dock has its own power to upscale the post rendered received image. The DLSS solution of new rtx boards of Nvidia seems to be a good solution for that that really seems as a high resolution rendered image. 

But I don't believe that they will use on switch that early. Maybe on switch 2.



I would expect a $100 cut to come in 2021 or early 2022. I also expect a beefier version to be on the market by then as well.



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Oh damn I was totally expecting them to announce this months in advance or even before E3. Lol wtf do people expect them to shoot themselves in the foot?



Nintendo has always said they start working on the next console soon after launching a console. They are no doubt well into that process, though it is plenty of years away so of course they aren't going to say they are working on a successor, no one is thinking about a successor to Switch anytime in the next few years.

And of course they aren't going to announce a price cut months before it hits, they'd lose money that way from people putting off their purchase until the price cut. I have little doubt a price cut will happen this year. As we know it is likely a new version is coming out this year and I'm sure they will drop the price of the original when that happens.



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As the OP pointed out, the fact that this comment was made without the interviewer (seemingly) asking about it, makes it a bit more interesting than the standard PR denial.
Though interviewers questions are some time not entirely included in articles like this, so it's still possible it was a subject brought up by the interviewer in some shape or form.
But assuming it wasn't, it could be an indication that no price cut should be expected this year.



sethnintendo said:
Oh damn I was totally expecting them to announce this months in advance or even before E3. Lol wtf do people expect them to shoot themselves in the foot?

Aye I think after the very early reveal of the X1X clearly undercut any confidence in buying the base model X1 I think other companies would learn from that mistake and not tease having a home run on the cards for a year and a half down the line while their currently trying to sell a machine. Moves like that just put gamers off buying a system right now and when it comes to options you had the PS4 there as a alternative to waiting 12 months for the X1X so people just jumped into Greatness.... and Knack.



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Hiku said:
As the OP pointed out, the fact that this comment was made without the interviewer (seemingly) asking about it, makes it a bit more interesting than the standard PR denial.
Though interviewers questions are some time not entirely included in articles like this, so it's still possible it was a subject brought up by the interviewer in some shape or form.
But assuming it wasn't, it could be an indication that no price cut should be expected this year.

Or a poor translation.



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Both lies, I'm sure. R&D takes years. They already have at least a concept of a Switch successor. And a price cut is inevitable. Probably in the fall, or early next year.



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Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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zygote said:

He seems to blurt out a lot of fishy and mildly alarming comments unprovoked. I think he is a bit green in the PR department and could use some minor coaching. Still, of course they aren't considering it at this time. They wouldn't dare reveal any price cuts before they were official and there are Switch revisions first before there will be a successor. Switch could go quite far before a successor would need to be considered. This doesn't mean they are not looking into tech advancements and possibilities for future decisions.

I agree with this.  Also I get the impression that he has been asked about price cuts and successors a bunch of times and now he just says something about it.  Like almost every interviewer is going to ask about price cuts and new models anyway.  But he is green with PR, so he doesn't yet know that he is supposed to wait for them to bring it up, even if they all just keep asking the same questions over and over.