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Do you plan to buy a Switch OLED model?

Yes, and it will be my first Switch 39 4.48%
 
Yes, and I already own a Switch/Switch Lite 133 15.29%
 
No, I am still not interested in any Switch 128 14.71%
 
No, I am happy with my Switch/Switch Lite 349 40.11%
 
I am still undecided 67 7.70%
 
All I wanted was a Switch Pro 154 17.70%
 
Total:870

I plan on getting it, but I don't need to get it this year.  I expect scalpers to buy up as much of this year's stock as possible.  But I bought by base model at launch, and we've used the hell out of it.  Before I bought my daughter a Lite model she constantly was using the Switch, and she was not particularly gentle with it.  Even not regarding that though I use the Switch a lot too, both in handheld and docked mode.  I just expect I'll need to replace it, but I can wait for a decent holiday sale/bundle before I get the next model.  It doesn't have to be anytime soon.



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Definitely not for me. Its heavy price tag for a feature i would rarely use is skippable for me. My standard Switch is good enough. I was hoping for a more powerful model to entice me.



The only reason I'll ever get it is if my current Switch breaks. Otherwise it just feels like a completely pointless purchase for anyone who already owns a Switch.



I use both portable and TV functions, so yeah I will be upgrading from the launch model. It also makes sense for me because my daughter is now old enough for her own Switch, so I will be giving her my original model.



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I wouldn't buy it , I don't buy 2 separate versions of any console. I don't even own a Switch Lite , I still have the 2017 model. I never upgraded to Switch V2. I don't toss money like that as I'm careful of my spending.



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RolStoppable said:
Dulfite said:

It's been less than a week I think since the announcement? That means I can still celebrate the announcement right? Seriously, the fact that they are releasing such a small increase in features on their next iteration, and the fact that it doesn't have a "New" or "XL" or "Pro" tells me that Nintendo is serious about ending the Switch life and moving unto Switch 2 in 2023 (hopefully March, 6 years later). OLED Switch is very much in line with what their previous final iterations did on older devices, so we should also expect Switch 2 to come out after the typical window (which is roughly 2 years after final iteration of any device). If we got what so many wanted (some 4k Pro, a way more powerful upgrade than Nintendo normally would do), we'd all be ticked off that in 2023 and probably 2024 we are all playing on mostly 2017 technology. Let their "pro" be a slight upgrade for new buyers and the people that always want the best of the best so that we can ALL get a PROPER next gen Nintendo device in 2023 and not 1 or 2 years after.

There is no way Nintendo would have made the Pro so many wanted and not kept it out for 3-4 years as the way to play its games. It would have been way too expensive to build, and all the developers taking advantage of its tech would have not made enough sales off of the limited amount of Switch Pros that would have sold had it only been on the market for 2 years. We'd all be miserable in 2 years time if some of you got what you wanted. Forget the Switch Pro, all about the Switch 2!

I'd like to know more about this typical window. Should be as entertaining as your story about the GC not being a big technological leap over the N64.

First of all, I already acknowledged GC has some amazing technical leaps in posts from the past, I just made the mistake (in that particular post) of finding a Metroid 64 prototype that impressed me, and assumed the GC wasn't that big of a leap forward from there. But then, as I also mentioned in that thread, I discovered that was a fan-made prototype, and I withdrew my perspective that N64 to GC was a less than larger leap forward, which incidentally I had argued it had been prior to that thread. Can we please move on from that topic now?

Regarding iterations and new consoles, some of their iterations were focused on one country, or only released limited quantities, or weren't beefing up the hardware but instead making it smaller with less overall features, or a combination of these. I will be focusing on 4 significant final big iterations below:

Japanese Japanese
Final Big Iteration Release Date Successor Release Date
Difference (years)
Gameboy Color 10/1998 GBA 3/2001 2.4
GBA SP 2/2003 DS 12/2004 1.83
DSI XL 10/2009 3ds 2/2011 1.33
New 3ds XL 10/2014 Switch 3/2017 2.42
Avg. 1.99 years

So, considering OLED is very much like these iterations above, I predict that Switch 2 will launch 2 years (like the average above) after OLED Switch launches, so October 2023. But, if they release it quicker like they did the 3ds after the DSI XL, it could launch as early as February 2023.

Last edited by Dulfite - on 13 July 2021

Dulfite said:

Regarding iterations and new consoles, some of their iterations were focused on one country, or only released limited quantities, or weren't beefing up the hardware but instead making it smaller with less overall features, or a combination of these. I will be focusing on 4 significant final big iterations below:

JapaneseJapanese
Final Big IterationRelease DateSuccessorRelease Date
Difference (years)
Gameboy Color10/1998GBA3/20012.4
GBA SP2/2003DS12/20041.83
DSI XL10/20093ds2/20111.33
New 3ds XL10/2014Switch3/20172.42
Avg.1.99 years

So, considering OLED is very much like these iterations above, I predict that Switch 2 will launch 2 years (like the average above) after OLED Switch launches, so October 2023. But, if they release it quicker like they did the 3ds after the DSI XL, it could launch as early as February 2023.

But how can we know that the OLED model is the final big iteration?

Many thought that the DSi would be the final big iteration.



Conina said:
Dulfite said:

Regarding iterations and new consoles, some of their iterations were focused on one country, or only released limited quantities, or weren't beefing up the hardware but instead making it smaller with less overall features, or a combination of these. I will be focusing on 4 significant final big iterations below:

JapaneseJapanese
Final Big IterationRelease DateSuccessorRelease Date
Difference (years)
Gameboy Color10/1998GBA3/20012.4
GBA SP2/2003DS12/20041.83
DSI XL10/20093ds2/20111.33
New 3ds XL10/2014Switch3/20172.42
Avg.1.99 years

So, considering OLED is very much like these iterations above, I predict that Switch 2 will launch 2 years (like the average above) after OLED Switch launches, so October 2023. But, if they release it quicker like they did the 3ds after the DSI XL, it could launch as early as February 2023.

But how can we know that the OLED model is the final big iteration?

Many thought that the DSi would be the final big iteration.

True, it may not be. Typical Nintendo life cycle's are about 6 years. Let's look at the gap between final iterations:

GBC -- > GBA SP (4.33 years)

GBA SP -- > DSI XL (6.67 years)

DSI XL -- > New 3ds XL (5 years)

Average gap between those final iterations was 5.33 years. OLED Switch launches October 2021.

New 3ds XL -- > OLED Switch (4.58 years)

So yeah, it is possible they will release one more console iteration after OLED, but it would have to be quick to be with their average of 5.33 years between final iterations. Still, I think this will be more like the GBC to GBA SP gap and be the final one before the Switch 2 comes out.



No, the OLED screen won't benefit me much since I barely play portable and the other improvements are not enough for me to spend that amount of money (the price it'll have in my country is still not known but it'll surely be more than $350), also my current Switch is only 1 year and a half old. Honestly, I usually don't get mid-gen revisions.



As someone who plays my Switch 99% of the time docked, the OLED model won't provide me any benefits. I was hoping for a slightly more powerful model that would make games run better.



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