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Switch Plus seems far more likely. The rumored Switch Pro sounds like a much better idea for a Switch 2. I really don't see Nintendo messing with something like 4K DLSS on a mid-gen refresh for the Switch.
Switch Plus could be the pro model. Better battery life, a slightly bigger screen, maybe 900p resolution, better CPU and GPU in the dock and tablet, more internal storage.
I agree, 4K DLSS sounds more like an spec for Switch 2. Either way I would keep the resolution of the device the same too, screen resolution upgrades would also be something I'd expect from the Switch 2.
considering the magic that is DLSS, the pro is extreamly liekly.
it wouldn't even need to render too much better then the base switch to achive a good 4k DLSS docked.
it woudl just need to hold 480p undocked and 720p docked for a good 1080p portable/4k DLSS docked expirence
as long as it can do whis before the application of DLSS and the tensor cores
I don't have 4k TV so couldn't care less for resolution. Resolution is useless if your assets aren't high quality and detailed in first place, imagine a game like Fire Emblem Three houses in 4K, what good will it make?
I want a more stable framerate, anything lesser than 30 FPS is unacceptable in any game, and 60 FPS must be the goal, longer battery, more storage, a bit more RAM and quality joycons because the current ones are dreadful and started drifting in 4 months
As TheBraveGallade says, with DLSS you use lower resolutions and the left over power can be used to increase the frames.
How does 4K make a Switch for professionals? =P
For Switch 2: I HATE it when companies scrap their old platforms, and Nintendo is the absolute worst for this. I want to see the Switch platform evolve for the next generation, and again the generation after, and again. I’d love to see an end to this whole “burn it down and replace it” method, because sometimes you burn down a speedy Wii and get a sluggish Wii U; I mean, at least Wii U had “Wii Mode” - but the problem it was a half-assed way to integrate.
How does it make it professional? Ask the professional reporters
Pretty sure the next generation from Nintendo will build upon the Switch, even continue expanding the ecosystem and be backwards compatible.
Switch XL, like 3DS XL. Bigger screen, 4K.
Out of the box thinking
I expect Switch Pro/+ in 2021. Basically a bit more powerful, 4k DLSS when docked, perhaps a bit more battery duration, bigger screen, more disk space.
I think Nintendo should definitely bring out a Switch Home in like 2023, that has the same power as the Pro/+, but even more disk space, comes with a pro controller, and obviously cheaper at like $200. Switch Home late in Switch lifecycle could pick up those people who just don't care about portable gaming and so want a cheaper system in which they aren't paying extra for hybrid stuff.
That's not a bad idea to release a cheap TV model late in the generation.
Forgot about the upscaling in the Shield TV. Although I remember reading it didn't work that well.
EIDT: Might be remembering this wrong!?!
Not sure how well it can work with game, but I do remember a rumour saying that Nintendo was asking third-parties to prepare their games for 4K upscalling. Maybe they meant to use to teach this AI so it can learn how to upres their catalogue of games. This procedure is similar to how DLSS 1.0 was like, my understanding is that DLSS 2.0 does this differently, right?
I think it will be a Switch lite slim, something even more pocket friendly than the lite with a design that flirts with PSVita. The price u$ 249
Yet another handheld version?
Switchphone. 6" screen, unlocked phone that can be setup with whatever provider you want, has physical buttons that extend out of the phone on the left, right, and top, but when they are not being used they tuck into the phone. This leads to a thicker phone, to have room to store the buttons when they aren't being used, but allows for no add-on equipment and doesn't have the downside of terrible digital buttons. Has all buttons, left and right stick, RT and LT buttons, xyab buttons. Can play all Switch games even though it is smaller, via improve technology.
Can't remember his username now, KGBsomething, but he would love this device to replace his Vita.
Edit: sorry, thought the thread title said "when", not "which". 4 AM brain is my excuse. I'll be taking my leave now
What are your two cents?
Last edited by TomaTito - on 12 October 2020