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I can definitely see Nintendo rolling with the home console-handheld-hybrid concept (while maybe also tacking on a new feature each gen), but I don't really see them running with the Switch name except maybe for one more gen. Nintendo is known for going in new directions with both their console and branding most of the time. 



 

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DarthMetalliCube said:

I can definitely see Nintendo rolling with the home console-handheld-hybrid concept (while maybe also tacking on a new feature each gen), but I don't really see them running with the Switch name except maybe for one more gen. Nintendo is known for going in new directions with both their console and branding most of the time. 

It does not need to have the same name so much as keep the hybrid concept alive with full backwards compatibility to all the way back to the current Switch.  If they added an extra feature that would only be usable on the newer model, the name can help showcase that.

The key points are hybrid concept, full BC with eshop included, hardware cycling, and hardware design at its core.  Most innovating will likely be done in similar fashion to Labo or Ring Fit at this point.  So in that respect, it can still be part of a Switch "family" without being called a Switch in name itself.



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vivster said:
I wish they would drop the name and choose something better for their next generation.

I probably have never disagreed more with a post in all my time here.



The Switch is the culmination of everything Nintendo tried to do before it so I sure hope so. I said this in a different topic but I would not mind buying iterations of the Switch as long as of course the hardware improves. Nintendo I feel wants to be Apple and as much as I hate to say it, I would be that guy who'd buy every Switch at launch. I've never felt so certain about a Nintendo product before the Switch.

It can be a home console, handheld, has touch, gyro, nfc, haptic feedback/HD Rumble, VR capability...the thing is basically future proof. However....Nintendo likes to try to act like they enjoy doing new things. Granted there's nothing really "new" about the Switch...but they think it's new. I hope the desire to shoehorn "innovation" into their products doesn't get to their head and let them lose their stability. Don't get me wrong, I love Nintendo's hustle to try new things but I don't want them Wii Uing themselves anytime soon.

Miyamoto keeps talking about setting a new standard for the controller in the future...that scares the shit out of me.

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Counter prediction: No.

Nintendo will just release a switch 2 when it's ready.

Last edited by Nu-13 - on 27 December 2019

Ljink96 said:

The Switch is the culmination of everything Nintendo tried to do before it so I sure hope so. I said this in a different topic but I would not mind buying iterations of the Switch as long as of course the hardware improves. Nintendo I feel wants to be Apple and as much as I hate to say it, I would be that guy who'd buy every Switch at launch. I've never felt so certain about a Nintendo product before the Switch.

It can be a home console, handheld, has touch, gyro, nfc, haptic feedback/HD Rumble, VR capability...the thing is basically future proof. However....Nintendo likes to try to act like they enjoy doing new things. Granted there's nothing really "new" about the Switch...but they think it's new. I hope the desire to shoehorn "innovation" into their products doesn't get to their head and let them lose their stability. Don't get me wrong, I love Nintendo's hustle to try new things but I don't want them Wii Uing themselves anytime soon.

Miyamoto keeps talking about setting a new standard for the controller in the future...that scares the shit out of me.

Trying new things is the only reason they're still around the problem with the view that they should stick to what is tried and tested is that that's a large part of what allowed Sony to usurp them on the home console front and had it not been Sony Sega would have done so instead as a large part of the reason their first party appeal is so unique is that their games and hardware go hand in hand both being designed and developed with each other in mind which benefits a lot from their focus on innovating.

When you look at their most successful platforms they did something new and yes even the Switch as the's no other hybrid form platform straight out the box and the JC is a new form factor that allows traditional and full motion controls in one, WiiU didn't fail because of trying to innovate either it had several issues with it that caused it to flop it's innovation is still around with the Switch it failed because Nintendo tried to go for a middle ground approach in pleasing traditional gamers and the new market rather than a focused approach this shows in the marketing as they weren't sure how to portray the platform as where as compared to Switch and Wii the marketing is very clear because they know what they're aiming to do with it.



Wyrdness said:
Ljink96 said:

The Switch is the culmination of everything Nintendo tried to do before it so I sure hope so. I said this in a different topic but I would not mind buying iterations of the Switch as long as of course the hardware improves. Nintendo I feel wants to be Apple and as much as I hate to say it, I would be that guy who'd buy every Switch at launch. I've never felt so certain about a Nintendo product before the Switch.

It can be a home console, handheld, has touch, gyro, nfc, haptic feedback/HD Rumble, VR capability...the thing is basically future proof. However....Nintendo likes to try to act like they enjoy doing new things. Granted there's nothing really "new" about the Switch...but they think it's new. I hope the desire to shoehorn "innovation" into their products doesn't get to their head and let them lose their stability. Don't get me wrong, I love Nintendo's hustle to try new things but I don't want them Wii Uing themselves anytime soon.

Miyamoto keeps talking about setting a new standard for the controller in the future...that scares the shit out of me.

Trying new things is the only reason they're still around the problem with the view that they should stick to what is tried and tested is that that's a large part of what allowed Sony to usurp them on the home console front and had it not been Sony Sega would have done so instead as a large part of the reason their first party appeal is so unique is that their games and hardware go hand in hand both being designed and developed with each other in mind which benefits a lot from their focus on innovating.

When you look at their most successful platforms they did something new and yes even the Switch as the's no other hybrid form platform straight out the box and the JC is a new form factor that allows traditional and full motion controls in one, WiiU didn't fail because of trying to innovate either it had several issues with it that caused it to flop it's innovation is still around with the Switch it failed because Nintendo tried to go for a middle ground approach in pleasing traditional gamers and the new market rather than a focused approach this shows in the marketing as they weren't sure how to portray the platform as where as compared to Switch and Wii the marketing is very clear because they know what they're aiming to do with it.

Nintendo, contrary to popular belief, is not a company that's known for doing new things. Especially when it comes to hardware. They take existing technology and make it practical. That's where I'm going to leave this conversation. Hybrid consoles aren't new, they were around since the 90's...Nintendo just made it more practical. Touch screens had been around before the DS...Nintendo just made it more practical. Motion controls were around before the Wii...Nintendo just made it more practical. I'm all for Nintendo making existing technology more practical mixed with their timeless IP, but let's not act like what they're doing is "new". And I'm totally fine with that. 

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Ljink96 said:

Nintendo, contrary to popular belief, is not a company that's known for doing new things. They take existing technology and make it practical. That's where I'm going to leave this conversation. Hybrid consoles aren't new, they were around since the 90's...Nintendo just made it more practical. Touch screens had been around before the DS...Nintendo just made it more practical. Motion controls were around before the Wii...Nintendo just made it more practical. I'm all for Nintendo making existing technology more practical mixed with their timeless IP, but let's not act like what they're doing is "new". And I'm totally fine with that. 

Doing something new doesn't mean you only use new things existing technology has many uses an example was with the DS where touch screens were around for ages but no one really found a use for them until the DS showed the potential of the tech this is what caused Apple to bring out the iPod touch and iPhone so that's a false notion that they don't do anything new they've been doing new things for ages raising the bar and finding practical executions is doing something new as it opens up the potential for more it's like in sports you still pass the ball and such to score it doesn't stop utilizing a new kind of formation from being new. Do you have examples of pre-switch hybrid consoles?



Ljink96 said:
Wyrdness said:

Trying new things is the only reason they're still around the problem with the view that they should stick to what is tried and tested is that that's a large part of what allowed Sony to usurp them on the home console front and had it not been Sony Sega would have done so instead as a large part of the reason their first party appeal is so unique is that their games and hardware go hand in hand both being designed and developed with each other in mind which benefits a lot from their focus on innovating.

When you look at their most successful platforms they did something new and yes even the Switch as the's no other hybrid form platform straight out the box and the JC is a new form factor that allows traditional and full motion controls in one, WiiU didn't fail because of trying to innovate either it had several issues with it that caused it to flop it's innovation is still around with the Switch it failed because Nintendo tried to go for a middle ground approach in pleasing traditional gamers and the new market rather than a focused approach this shows in the marketing as they weren't sure how to portray the platform as where as compared to Switch and Wii the marketing is very clear because they know what they're aiming to do with it.

Nintendo, contrary to popular belief, is not a company that's known for doing new things. Especially when it comes to hardware. They take existing technology and make it practical. That's where I'm going to leave this conversation. Hybrid consoles aren't new, they were around since the 90's...Nintendo just made it more practical. Touch screens had been around before the DS...Nintendo just made it more practical. Motion controls were around before the Wii...Nintendo just made it more practical. I'm all for Nintendo making existing technology more practical mixed with their timeless IP, but let's not act like what they're doing is "new". And I'm totally fine with that. 

All of that is doing something new. One doesn't need to create the technology to do something new.