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Otter said:

Increasing the price whilst phasing out the cheaper, default model sounds quite unprecedented so I'm curious what the deal is. I don't think the idea of "confusion" warrants it.

Well, the one issue that has always been brought up with a more powerful revision is that it would be hardly worth it for third parties to develop for such a small installled base. But if the original Switch got phased out and this revision would be the only TV option for Switch to buy, then the installed base of the revision would inevitably grow at a very fast rate.



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I hope Nintendo enforces something to Major retailers to limit the purchase 1 per person if that is possible? Somehow to stop scalpers and their army of botnets, because this is gonna be hell preordering one vs a bot that orders entire stock in an area . Many will want this but , noone want's to encourage scalper pricing .



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Sounds like E3 is turning into a Nintendo event...



Nintendo with the Switch:

scottslater said:

Sounds like E3 is turning into a Nintendo event...

As always since 2017



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I am not surprised that Nintendo is phasing out the older model.  This is standard for them.  They usually phase out the older model when the upgrade comes along.

GBA -> GBA SP
DS -> DS Lite
3DS-> New 3DS


I guess the unusual part is the price increase.  However, going this long without a price cut is also unusual.  Perhaps they feel they can get away with increasing the price?  If demand drops, then they can just lower it again or bundle in some games.  

I personally hope they take a while to phase out the older model.  They are having a hard enough time keeping it in stock as it is.  Once the shiny new model gets released Nintendo is going to have a hard time keeping all of this hardware in stock.  They need to be meeting current demand, before they can phase anything out.

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Even if Nintendo releases a $300 4K model, I am sure that they will release something new to occupy the $200 pricepoint as well. There is a lot of space between 4K and the 720P resolution that the Switch portable currently runs at for an upgraded economy model to fit nicely into.



Otter said:

Its sounds like Nintendo is ditching traditional console generations

Switch is just four years and three months into it's 8 year lifecycle. DS and 3DS both got multiple hardware revisions, without abandoning traditional console generations. Switch is just doing the same.

SKMBlake said:
scottslater said:

Sounds like E3 is turning into a Nintendo event...

As always since 2017



Cerebralbore101 said:
Otter said:

Its sounds like Nintendo is ditching traditional console generations

Switch is just four years and three months into it's 8 year lifecycle. DS and 3DS both got multiple hardware revisions, without abandoning traditional console generations. Switch is just doing the same.

SKMBlake said:

As always since 2017

If this brings on a wave of switch pro exclusives and switch pro goes on to be forward compatible, it will be quite different I.e Nintendo releasing games in 2024 on Switch Pro+Switch 2 but not the OG Switch. 

Anyway all will be cleared up soon enough, the specs/price of the system will be telling.



https://www.resetera.com/threads/jason-schreier-suggests-that-the-switch-pro-could-be-announced-tonight.432362/page-3#post-65882963

It's happening : )



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

Darwinianevolution said:
Kakadu18 said:

It would avoid confusion.

You have no idea how confused my parents were by all the 3DS models back then.

I don't think most customers would get confused anymore. The only ones who might not get the concept are parents searching for a console for their children, and as long as they play the same games, there should be no problem.

And of all gaming companies, Nintendo has the most parents buying for their kids where the parents may get confused. If anyone was gonna do it for that reason, it would be Nintendo. They are the Disney of the gaming industry.