WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:52 pm

If this does happen I can see it just being either a revision (like the DS Lite was to the DS) or a cheaper version without the dock and the joycons are permanently attached.

However if it was a more powerful version I hope they keep supporting the standard Switch alongside it, I bought a New 3DS and the only exclusive game I can recall was Xenoblade Chronicles 1. If it is more powerful I can see it being limited to docked play only as well, or the Switch will discharge unbelievably quick (unless they manage to magically pack a load more batteries into it).

Personally I'd like them to keep the power levels the same all the way through the Switch's lifespan and just release a more powerful Switch in a few years with whatever the latest chip from Nvidia is.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by ITSMILNER » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:04 pm

If it’s more powerful I very much doubt it will have exclusive games, I would expect games to run better on it but it will be the Switch equivalent of a PS4 Pro/XBone X

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by HaruKazuhira » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:26 pm

I'm going in expecting a Switch SP/Lite situation. I think it's too soon to expect anything more powerful. Better screen, better battery life and just overall quality tweaks would be nice. Not sure if it's already been mentioned but it's worth noting the Switch having already been hacked probably plays a part in this updated model too.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:52 pm

HaruKazuhira wrote:I'm going in expecting a Switch SP/Lite situation. I think it's too soon to expect anything more powerful. Better screen, better battery life and just overall quality tweaks would be nice. Not sure if it's already been mentioned but it's worth noting the Switch having already been hacked probably plays a part in this updated model too.

That's a good point re the Switch being hacked, maybe a minor hardware change (processor wise) to make it harder going forward.

ITSMILNER wrote:If it’s more powerful I very much doubt it will have exclusive games, I would expect games to run better on it but it will be the Switch equivalent of a PS4 Pro/XBone X


That's what I'd expect/hope as well.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:06 am

ITSMILNER wrote:Also, Tom Nook should recognise your playing on a Switch Noble edition and treat you better that people playing on the Peasent edition Switch


Don't be silly, that sneaky bastard will notice that you are rich and will therefore up his prices.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by ITSMILNER » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:08 am

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ITSMILNER wrote:Also, Tom Nook should recognise your playing on a Switch Noble edition and treat you better that people playing on the Peasent edition Switch


Don't be silly, that sneaky bastard will notice that you are rich and will therefore up his prices.


True actually, people will have to work out how to hack the system so Tom thinks your a peasant

Then Rosti will get the arse that you hacked the system and wipe all your cloud saves


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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Nibble » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:45 am

I'm not arsed about handheld gaming, so as unlikely as it is, I'd really like Nintendo to release a screenless version that's intended only for home use i.e. connecting to a TV. Hopefully, this could be significantly cheaper. At the moment it's just too expensive for me to justify paying for functionality that I'm not going to utilise.

Obviously, it makes the Switch name a little bit redundant, but if Nintendo can go from a 3DS to 2DS, which is a situation where the USP of the original product was removed to produce a similar but functionality-reduced version of itself, then I don't see why they couldn't do it here.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Quantum Name » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:59 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
jawafour wrote:Heck, how can you have a start-up jingle / click that only plays the first time you ever power up the console?!?


Because you're only supposed to power up the console once ;)

pls start using sleep mode jawa

How do you even turn the console properly off?

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Quantum Name wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
jawafour wrote:Heck, how can you have a start-up jingle / click that only plays the first time you ever power up the console?!?


Because you're only supposed to power up the console once ;)

pls start using sleep mode jawa

How do you even turn the console properly off?

I think you hold the power button down for a few seconds and then you get an option to do a power off.

I don't think I've ever used it myself!

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by jawafour » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Quantum Name wrote:How do you even turn the console properly off?

If you hold down the console power button for a few seconda, a menu pops up and you can select a full power down.

But, to keep things exciting, it only seems to work sometimes. Occasionally it powers right off but sometimes I pop it back into the Dock and I can see it power on again. It's weird.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Miguel Ho Ho Ho 7 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:49 pm

I would of thought it's inevitable that there's a new model of Switch as I thought I read it had been cracked by hackerz and the only way to stop cheating online and general hijinx was a change in the physical hardware because it couldn't be patched out?

If this is the case Nintendo now are probably trying to find reasons to make people upgrade but not alienate original customers if they don't [all the while patching the hacks in the original machine].

EDIT - already seen hacking mentioned earlier in the thread.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:22 am

jawafour wrote:But, to keep things exciting, it only seems to work sometimes. Occasionally it powers right off but sometimes I pop it back into the Dock and I can see it power on again. It's weird.


The Xbone does the same sometimes. I’ll power it down but later on can still hear the fans whirring.

The only solution is to smash them with a baseball bat. It sounds extreme but it’s the only way the machines will learn to respect their human masters. :x

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 am

Moggy wrote:
jawafour wrote:But, to keep things exciting, it only seems to work sometimes. Occasionally it powers right off but sometimes I pop it back into the Dock and I can see it power on again. It's weird.


The Xbone does the same sometimes. I’ll power it down but later on can still hear the fans whirring.

The only solution is to smash them with a baseball bat. It sounds extreme but it’s the only way the machines will learn to respect their human masters. :x


Surely in the UK the correct form is to use a cricket bat?
We don't want the machines to become culturally confused as that would be just awful.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:05 am

Peter Crisp wrote:
Moggy wrote:
jawafour wrote:But, to keep things exciting, it only seems to work sometimes. Occasionally it powers right off but sometimes I pop it back into the Dock and I can see it power on again. It's weird.


The Xbone does the same sometimes. I’ll power it down but later on can still hear the fans whirring.

The only solution is to smash them with a baseball bat. It sounds extreme but it’s the only way the machines will learn to respect their human masters. :x


Surely in the UK the correct form is to use a cricket bat?
We don't want the machines to become culturally confused as that would be just awful.


Xbone = American = baseball bat

PS4/Switch = Japanese = Samurai sword

Spectrum/Amstrad = British = cricket bat

CDi = Dutch = fierljeppen pole

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by the eponymous bollock » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Glad to hear these rumours are coming out already, it’s what I’ve been holding out for. I wanted to get a Switch at launch, but having been badly burnt by the WiiU I was just about sick to the back teeth of Nintendo’s gooseberry fool so was not ready to invest in a console that looked as though it was too expensive and gimped out of the box.

I don’t care about any graphical improvements (not that I think it’s at all likely) so, as others have already said, if they fix the storage and battery life problems I’ll almost certainly jump on board. If they drop the price to £300 with a game or a controller that’s actually useable, I’m there day one.

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PostRe: WSJ Rumour - Nintendo to release new upgraded Switch model in 2019
by Green Gecko » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:09 am

jawafour wrote:I'm a little surprised about rumours of a thinner system / screen... you'd still need the joy-con to be their current size for them to be comfortable to hold, so why have a thinner screen in the middle?

For a thin device the only way to include a bigger battery is generally a thinner screen assembly. It's actually three parts, led, lcd and digitiser so make one of those thinner and you can fit more battery. This it the reason phones aren't getting any thinner.

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