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Would you buy a cheap "playstation Tv" like version of the Switch?

Yes, and I'd buy a digita... 7 18.42%
 
No, I dislike digital, ev... 31 81.58%
 
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DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:
Making a digital only system with bugger all storage (Like 64GB) seems like the kinda nutty thing Nintendo might do.

Sometimes company do the thing that seems most illogical to us =]

But memory isn't that expensive anymore, I think they could add 256Gb without much cost.

Yeah, Nintendo especially do some real out-of-left-field stuff, like LABO or the Wii Mini, and their systems do tend to have weirdly little internal storage.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 April 2020

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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vivster said:
10 years from now the next generation will laugh at us and ask why we felt the need to put software on individual cartridges or Blurays when there are perfectly fine local storage options. People clinging to physical games is today's version of people clinging to vinyl.

Vinyl sales have been increasing year over year for quite some time.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_revival#Sales



I'm in the "nothing will come of this" camp as far as the Switch goes.



curl-6 said:
DonFerrari said:

Sometimes company do the thing that seems most illogical to us =]

But memory isn't that expensive anymore, I think they could add 256Gb without much cost.

Yeah, Nintendo especially do some real out-of-left-field stuff, like LABO or the Wii Mini, and their systems do tend to have weirdly little internal storage.

unlike thier competitors though,you do't have to basically copy all the data on the disc to the hard drive- nintendo games run just fine on the card with only patches on internal memeory.

ps4/xbone and probably even more so for ps5/seriesx, they need the game installed on disc to even function.

nintendo can probably get away with a 150$ PSTV type console as cost of a tegrax1 dev kit costs under 100$, just need to add a bluetooth dongle, sd port, charger, and a card slot. probably a quarter of the price of the switch goes into the processor, with the screen+memory, joycons, and battery+charger each taking up a quarter respectfully. the switch lite is already 200. 



TheBraveGallade said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah, Nintendo especially do some real out-of-left-field stuff, like LABO or the Wii Mini, and their systems do tend to have weirdly little internal storage.

unlike thier competitors though,you do't have to basically copy all the data on the disc to the hard drive- nintendo games run just fine on the card with only patches on internal memeory.

ps4/xbone and probably even more so for ps5/seriesx, they need the game installed on disc to even function.

nintendo can probably get away with a 150$ PSTV type console as cost of a tegrax1 dev kit costs under 100$, just need to add a bluetooth dongle, sd port, charger, and a card slot. probably a quarter of the price of the switch goes into the processor, with the screen+memory, joycons, and battery+charger each taking up a quarter respectfully. the switch lite is already 200. 

I still think missing a game card slot would be a huge mistake and severely weaken sales of this hypothetical revision.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

If this is a home console only version of the Switch , I'd buy it to be honest. I'm not much of a handheld player, and I don't want to pay extra for something I probably won't use (mobility in this case).