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family_guy
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(01-11-2017, 04:24 PM)
1080p screen
Twice the internal memory
4k upscaling when docked
Increase in battery life
Possible VR functionality

It wouldn't be uncharacteristic of Nintendo to release a new model of hardware if the Switch takes off. The Switch is more akin to a handheld device than a console and we got revisions with improvements with the DS/3DS line. Do you jump in and upgrade or get angry like some people did with the announcement of the PS4 Pro? Would you prefer it just be the Switch 2?
vincenth69
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(01-11-2017, 04:25 PM)
Laugh.

Of course they can take the 3DS route with multiple upgrades over the years, but as for the PS4-Pro and XboxOne-Scorpio, the lower version needs to play the games and so, they will be held back and we have seen how that worked on the N3DS.
The "Switch 2" would make more sense for me.
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Cryra
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(01-11-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Ugh,

"Switch it up"

I can see it now..
A Dead Diehard
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(01-11-2017, 04:25 PM)
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"Not this shit again..."
LewieP
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(01-11-2017, 04:26 PM)
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They usually do revisions of their handhelds every 2 years, so it would be 2019.

My reaction would probably be "I'm glad I waited to buy this version rather than the first version".

I'm definitely going to end up owning one, but I think I'll probably wait for a while.

I'm also holding out for the probably handheld only and home console only revisions.

Edit: VR and 4k wouldn't be selling points for me I don't think, though.
nikos
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(01-11-2017, 04:26 PM)
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2020? I'd wonder what took Nintendo so long.

Would buy it though.
Newtype-001
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(01-11-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Depends on price id probably buy it.
Jonneh3003
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(01-11-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Jumping the gun a little, we don't even know much about the first rendition of the Switch.

I think it'll happen though, Nintendo handhelds always get tidied up versions.
cw_sasuke
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(01-11-2017, 04:26 PM)
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A Switch successor a couple of years after the Switch launch isnt really shocking news.
Putosaure
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(01-11-2017, 04:27 PM)
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But it's not a handheld right ? It's a home console that you can take with you. It would be the first time they do this for a home console...
Toni
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(01-11-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Since both, the handheld and console libraries will be merged, I expect Nintendo to do it.

That way they could obtain better third party relations. Or at least, it would be a start.
Fantastapotamus
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(01-11-2017, 04:27 PM)
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The Switch isn't even out yet, isn't this a bit soon?
TheMoon
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(01-11-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Let's have the one we still know barely anything really about be out first, shall we?
AlfonzoPalutena
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(01-11-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Whatever happens, I hope they continue the Switch line into the future. Iwata compared his vision for Nintendo to the iOS ecosystem, and I like that comparison. Breath of the Wild should work on a Nintendo handheld from 2025, and it should look better than it does now. Plus my virtual console library won't reset again
shadow2810
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(01-11-2017, 04:28 PM)
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I would be shocked.


Not really. Even home consoles are getting hardware upgrade these days.
klabautermann
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(01-11-2017, 04:28 PM)
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It's fine. I love having two consoles because my girlfriend and I both play a ton of games and having a console in the bedroom and the living room is way too nice, so updated versions always give me an excuse to pick up a second one without any buyer's remorse.
LordRaptor
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(01-11-2017, 04:28 PM)
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I would imagine a handheld only fanless SKU and / or a tiny fanless media box SKU are more likely after dieshrinks than the same again but MOAR POWAR within a three year life cycle
yoonshik
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(01-11-2017, 04:28 PM)
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It's ok.
Roo
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheMoon

Let's have the one we still know barely anything really about be out first, shall we?

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family_guy
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Putosaure

But it's not a handheld right ? It's a home console that you can take with you. It would be the first time they do this for a home console...

It's a handheld that can be played on your TV.
Sir_Crocodile
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)
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A nintendo handheld getting a spec bump?

I'd be more shocked if it *didn't* happen. I think the GBA is the only nintendo handheld that never got a spec bump, and that was probably because it got killed off early.
SuperShadow271
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)
I'd buy it like I did with the n3DS. If it was that timeframe, I wouldn't be upset about it. We'll just have to see the specs of the first Switch first though
ckaneo
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Ps4 pro
Ps4 slI'm
X box one s
X box Scorpio


Would have no reaction
schaft0620
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(01-11-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Theres absolutely going to be a 2 year hardware revision.
STGHMAAV
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(01-11-2017, 04:30 PM)
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I paid for a new3DS owning a 3DS. Why not for a newSwitch?
Kingpin Rogers
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(01-11-2017, 04:30 PM)
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I'd be fuming. Then I'd buy it.
ecosse_011172
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(01-11-2017, 04:31 PM)
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I'd be fine.
I'd buy it.
bomb
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(01-11-2017, 04:31 PM)
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I'd be very surprised if its not every two years. Joycons, dock, and all accessories would be interchangeable.
Ocarina_117
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(01-11-2017, 04:31 PM)
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It would be par for course with what Nintendo have done with Handhelds in the past, there would be no surprise for me.

Should the switch release at a price of £200 and the revision be similarly priced I would have no issue upgrading after 3 years.
TheOfficeMut
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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2017 Nintendo Switch
2020 Nintendo Switcheroo
Sesuadra
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheMoon

Let's have the one we still know barely anything really about be out first, shall we?

came here to post this. could we PLEASE wait with this stuff until we hold the switch in our hands?
robotrock
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Honestly if the Switch works out for them, I can't see Nintendo moving away from the platform. Switch BC forever when they soup up the specs for the Switch 2 in 2020
Putosaure
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by family_guy

It's a handheld that can be played on your TV.

In the real yes, but I don't think it's how it's going to be marketed by Nintendo...
Peltz
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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It's a bit premature to care. It would also be par for the course with Nintendo handhelds to see a new model within that time frame, even if it does have different specs.

To be honest, I'd be disappointed if they didn't refresh the hardware at least once by then.
Glass Rebel
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(01-11-2017, 04:32 PM)
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"Hey guys, how would you react if this piece of hardware that hasn't been fully unveiled had an upgrade in 3 years?"
calc84maniac
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(01-11-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by schaft0620

Theres absolutely going to be a 2 year hardware revision.

Originally Posted by LewieP

They usually do revisions of their handhelds every 2 years, so it would be 2019.

My reaction would probably be "I'm glad I waited to buy this version rather than the first version".

I'm definitely going to end up owning one, but I think I'll probably wait for a while.

I'm also holding out for the probably handheld only and home console only revisions.

Edit: VR and 4k wouldn't be selling points for me I don't think, though.

Their 2-year revisions never come with spec upgrades (aside from things like battery life) though. The DSi and New 3DS came way later. I'd expect something like a Switch Mini first.
outunderthestars
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(01-11-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Glass Rebel

"Hey guys, how would you react if this piece of hardware that hasn't been fully unveiled had an upgrade in 3 years?"

This. We have literally no info to go on at this point.
joms5
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(01-11-2017, 04:34 PM)
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I'd SWITCH to PC and forget about consoles altogether.
z0m3le
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(01-11-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by vincenth69

Laugh.

Of course they can take the 3DS route with multiple upgrades over the years, but as for the PS4-Pro and XboxOne-Scorpio, the lower version needs to play the games and so, they will be held back and we have seen how that worked on the N3DS.
The "Switch 2" would make more sense for me.

Depends, resolution can scale and if you can make the same game for ps3 and ps4, I don't see this as a real issue, heck PC games scale below switch specs with big AAA titles right now. If the handheld is 2.5x the docked specs, they can play the same game with little difference, (720p on switch and 1080p on new switch) giving you 1tflop handheld, and 4tflops when docked, so would need to be volta+ 8sm @ 500mhz and docked at 2ghz, should be possible with smaller process nodes like 10nm. Switch cpu technically can get a clock upgrade as well. 1.5ghz 4 core A57 x1 is completely possible in the current switch for instance, it would just drop the battery life by 1/3rd or so.
Calm Mind
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(01-11-2017, 04:35 PM)
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Princess Viola
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(01-11-2017, 04:35 PM)
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I don't think it'd come in 2020, but I wouldn't be surprised at all at an upgraded Switch down the line.

I know Nintendo is marketing it as a console, but I think we all agree is predominantly a handheld and doing upgrades to those is kind of their MO.
Phediuk
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(01-11-2017, 04:36 PM)
This isn't "hypothetical"; it's pretty much guaranteed to happen.
Kindekuma
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(01-11-2017, 04:37 PM)
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I'd like to see what the switch even has currently on the stream tomorrow. Games, hardware, costs, etc before making a call for an imaginary console that'd come out in 3 years.
Coffee Dog
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(01-11-2017, 04:37 PM)
wait a second are you telling me that a nintendo handheld will get a revision
heklu
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(01-11-2017, 04:37 PM)
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Isn't it a bit too early for thoughts like this? I mean we don't really know what the Switch will be.
Linkstrikesback
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(01-11-2017, 04:38 PM)
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Depends. If it's meant as a brand new console, and launches in 2020, I'd assume that meant the Switch didn't really take off, same as Wii U. In which case, I'd be very wary of it.

On the other hand, if it's more like Ps4pro and a attempt to capitalise on an audience with a better machine, I'd hopefully be able to ignore it the same as the Pro.
Cynar
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(01-11-2017, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheMoon

Let's have the one we still know barely anything really about be out first, shall we?

We do know the specs and they aren't impressive at all. This would not be surprising seeing an upgrade cycle like that.
axisofweevils
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(01-11-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Wouldn't care. Look at how few New 3DS exclusives there are. Additionally, I'm still waiting for all those 3DS games that required the circle pad pro and would lock original owners out to release. Any day now.....
DMONKUMA
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(01-11-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Expected.

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