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What would a Switch Pro be?

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I have a hard time believing Nintendo would risk resetting their userbase even when the Switch 2 finally releases. Rumors suggest the next Xbox and PS consoles will be BC with the current gen, so Nintendo forcing everyone to restart would just be a sore spot for marketing.

But as for the OP specifically, I seriously doubt it would be a brand new system that breaks compatibility with the Switch if it's called the "Switch Pro". That would be super confusing, and be unlike any other mid-gen upgrade that they've released previously (Game Boy Color, DSi, New 3DS).



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DonFerrari said:
CaptainExplosion said:

As long as it doesn't have the same terrible naming convention of the Wii to Wii U transition.

For me Wii to WiiU is equivalent to NES to SNES and that didn't cause issues.

Super implies significant improvement, U means nothing.



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potato_hamster said:
Where's the "small incremental update like the 3DS XL, if any" option. Neither of the ones you chose are realistically happening.

I'm not sure why an upgrade isn't realistic. Gameboy Color, DSi & New 3DS all had improved specs over the base models.



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Amnesia said:
SKMBlake said:

What about Mortal Kombat 11 Switch version ?

Yes I was thinking about this one too when I was writing to you.

And that's all. New coming games to conclude the generation of the PS4 and XBOX1 are already too far beyond the Switch. So there must be something coming around 2021 max from Nintendo on hardware side, a new Nintendo console stronger or something else.

Doom Eternal and Mortal Kombat 11 already demonstrate that "Switch won't be able to handle any 2019-and-beyond PS4/Xbone games" isn't true, and it's highly unlikely they'll be the only ones it'll get.

And the flaw in your "Nintendo must release a next gen system in 2021 at the latest" logic is that there is no good reason to do so simply to get AAA third party support, because Nintendo systems don't need AAA third party games, they can sell just fine without them.



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Raven said:
I have a hard time believing Nintendo would risk resetting their userbase even when the Switch 2 finally releases. Rumors suggest the next Xbox and PS consoles will be BC with the current gen, so Nintendo forcing everyone to restart would just be a sore spot for marketing.

But as for the OP specifically, I seriously doubt it would be a brand new system that breaks compatibility with the Switch if it's called the "Switch Pro". That would be super confusing, and be unlike any other mid-gen upgrade that they've released previously (Game Boy Color, DSi, New 3DS).

Pretty sure, it'll use a similar architecture and the same model of cartridges which means BC is probably a given at this point. 

Makes me think about the 3DS having the whole DS catalog to itself (it's awesome).



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zorg1000 said:
potato_hamster said:
Where's the "small incremental update like the 3DS XL, if any" option. Neither of the ones you chose are realistically happening.

I'm not sure why an upgrade isn't realistic. Gameboy Color, DSi & New 3DS all had improved specs over the base models.

sorry, I got a bit confused. I meant the new 3DS which was an incremental spec increase that had marginal improvements over the base model, much like the DSi and Gameboy color. I think we're much more likely to see that.



potato_hamster said:
zorg1000 said:

I'm not sure why an upgrade isn't realistic. Gameboy Color, DSi & New 3DS all had improved specs over the base models.

sorry, I got a bit confused. I meant the new 3DS which was an incremental spec increase that had marginal improvements over the base model, much like the DSi and Gameboy color. I think we're much more likely to see that.

Gotcha, I had a feeling that's what you meant but wasn't quite sure. I think they might go a little further than that, like a middle ground between New 3DS & PS4 Pro level upgrade but ya I dont see any massive upgrade happening.

I really think 2 redesigns using the Tegra X2 make sense. X2 can either have double the performance or equal performance with half the power draw of the X1.

With this you could have a somewhat smaller, sleeker sku with better battery life and the same performance of the current model while also having a somewhat more powerful sku with a 1080p screen and better performance.

I guess it would be similar to 2DS vs New 3DS XL.



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Switch Plus or Super Switch. Sony called dibs on "Pro".



Raven said:
I have a hard time believing Nintendo would risk resetting their userbase even when the Switch 2 finally releases. Rumors suggest the next Xbox and PS consoles will be BC with the current gen, so Nintendo forcing everyone to restart would just be a sore spot for marketing.

But as for the OP specifically, I seriously doubt it would be a brand new system that breaks compatibility with the Switch if it's called the "Switch Pro". That would be super confusing, and be unlike any other mid-gen upgrade that they've released previously (Game Boy Color, DSi, New 3DS).

They can always make the Switch 2 completely backwards compatible to sweeten the deal. Being able to play the previous lineup right off the bat is always a big plus, and I'm pretty sure the technology for it is not that complicated, especially if they still use the same cartridge format.



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