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TomaTito said:

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And the larger OLED screen is probably the main factor.

But, I'm having issues with the rail on two of my Switches. If this model fixes it, then I'll be upgrading... Unless Switch 2 is coming within the next year and is a proper continuation of the Switch... not a Switch U.



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burninmylight said:

So you're saying that Nintendo could have given the Switch an OLED screen for the same price all along, but moving the brightness sensor from the face of the unit to the top was such a costly process (hundreds of millions into research and development) is what drives up the price?

I'm no hardware expert, so it checks out with me.

I'm a Hardware expert so you have to listen to me, Sony accidently ordered millions of Vita OLED screens after they had already changed the Vita screens to LCD  but because the desert where Governments and Corporations love to hide their shit was full of dumped ET carts, they had no alternative but to keep them hidden in the warehouse that warehouse unbeknownst to them also housed another secret, a batch of prototype Virtual boy 2's.

It was during a search and destroy mission to eliminate any remnants of that dark past that Nintendo found those Vita screens and made a deal where Sony got to  save years of R&D costs simply by readying those Virtual boy 2 Prototypes for mass production and branding them PSVR 2 and in return Nintendo received the OLED screens free of charge, but unfortunately Nintendo forgetting to account for the labour costs involved in glueing the Vita screens together and then cutting them to fit the Switch.

Breaking news.. My connections at Nintendo have assured me that using the very best accounting practices that can be procured from the interwebz the actual cost is $100 per unit so in their own words  "Nintendo is once again generously subsidising it customers and should be praised for doing so".

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Captain_Yuri said:

I'll tell you the real reason why it's more expensive.

 Are you saying the reason why is it runs on the same tech as a money counting machine or is it because its made out of dollar bills?



Jumpin said:

And the larger OLED screen is probably the main factor.

But, I'm having issues with the rail on two of my Switches. If this model fixes it, then I'll be upgrading... Unless Switch 2 is coming within the next year and is a proper continuation of the Switch... not a Switch U.

You don't say?

I got a Mariko Switch back in May as a gift from my energy provider, and I noticed how snug the rails were.
It is not dependant on the joycons but the rails themselves. Maybe we need to tighten the screws or something.

The rails in the OLED model look unchanged to me.



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Has larger native storage as well right?



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Rab said:

Has larger native storage as well right?

Plus the additional padding added to the new dock, these little nubs should prevent the screen scratching FUD present since the original dock.

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TomaTito said:
Rab said:

Has larger native storage as well right?

Plus the additional padding added to the new dock, these little nubs should prevent the screen scratching FUD present since the original dock.

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TomaTito you naughty boy!! It isn't even out yet and you've broken it already 😢



mjk45 said:

TomaTito you naughty boy!! It isn't even out yet and you've broken it already 😢

All in the name of science!

Made it better for ventilation, but the new vents should help in that respect too.

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EDIT: Hmmm, what is this lower vent for???

... wait, the nub was already there!?

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mjk45 said:
burninmylight said:

So you're saying that Nintendo could have given the Switch an OLED screen for the same price all along, but moving the brightness sensor from the face of the unit to the top was such a costly process (hundreds of millions into research and development) is what drives up the price?

I'm no hardware expert, so it checks out with me.

I'm a Hardware expert so you have to listen to me, Sony accidently ordered millions of Vita OLED screens after they had already changed the Vita screens to LCD  but because the desert where Governments and Corporations love to hide their shit was full of dumped ET carts, they had no alternative but to keep them hidden in the warehouse that warehouse unbeknownst to them also housed another secret, a batch of prototype Virtual boy 2's.

It was during a search and destroy mission to eliminate any remnants of that dark past that Nintendo found those Vita screens and made a deal where Sony got to  save years of R&D costs simply by readying those Virtual boy 2 Prototypes for mass production and branding them PSVR 2 and in return Nintendo received the OLED screens free of charge, but unfortunately Nintendo forgetting to account for the labour costs involved in glueing the Vita screens together and then cutting them to fit the Switch.

Breaking news.. My connections at Nintendo have assured me that using the very best accounting practices that can be procured from the interwebz the actual cost is $100 per unit so in their own words  "Nintendo is once again generously subsidising it customers and should be praised for doing so".

Just got off the phone with my uncle who works at Nintendo (well more of an uncle-in-law; he's Japanese, and I'm not), he made me promise not to tell anyone that Nintendo plans to maintain the same profit margins when it inevitably does a price drop for the Switch in the future by stealthily removing the brightness sensor entirely. The nickel/dime they save per unit is roughly equal to the $50 that will be slashed from each model.



Setting the price is one of the most important parts of marketing any product. The price is higher because they want it to seem like a premium product.