Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)

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Which form factor would you prefer for a handheld "Switch Mini"

Traditional (GBA, PSP, PS Vita)
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25%
Clamshell (DS, 3DS)
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36%
Neither (I have no interest in a "Switch Mini")
17
39%
 
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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by jawafour » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:37 am

Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.

A new house? That's one heck of a games room, Pedz.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Poser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:39 am

Ehhh. Not for me, these.

I've never really felt I wanted the Switch to have more power, in all honesty. Just hoping standard model owners don't miss out on anything. Like with the PS4 Pro: I've managed to never really notice that it exists and it hasn't impacted my gaming in any way.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Balladeer » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:51 am

Poser wrote:Ehhh. Not for me, these.

I've never really felt I wanted the Switch to have more power, in all honesty. Just hoping standard model owners don't miss out on anything. Like with the PS4 Pro: I've managed to never really notice that it exists and it hasn't impacted my gaming in any way.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Poser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:54 am

Balladeer wrote:
Poser wrote:Ehhh. Not for me, these.

I've never really felt I wanted the Switch to have more power, in all honesty. Just hoping standard model owners don't miss out on anything. Like with the PS4 Pro: I've managed to never really notice that it exists and it hasn't impacted my gaming in any way.

+1. Nothing else to contribute really, apart from pointing a cautionary finger at the New 3DS and its New 3DS-exclusive games.


Yeah, that's what concerns me. I nearly typed out 'surely Nintendo wouldn't...' in my above post, but then remembered they really would. :|

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by OrangeRKN » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 am

What are the chances that new hardware means no more joy-con stick drift issues?

It's happening to my girlfriend's joy-cons now too, which means that both joy-cons on both switches have basically broken. The odds seem frighteningly high, so I'm just waiting for my replacement pair to break now.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:56 am

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nintendo-t ... 1553494773

The new gaming consoles will be released as early as this summer

Nintendo plans to launch two new versions of its Switch gaming console as early as this summer, people familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to sustain sales momentum for the product going into a crucial third year.

One version will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X, according to parts suppliers and software developers for Nintendo who have access to a prototype of the machine.

The other version is a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device, the suppliers and developers say.

The new models are likely to be unveiled at the E3 videogame Expo in Los Angeles in June and possibly released a few months later, one person familiar with Nintendo’s plans said. Kyoto-based Nintendo declined to comment.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by suzzopher » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:12 am

Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.


Not sure she’ll accept a Switch when you buy a house.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Garth » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:34 am

Quite looking forward to seeing these new models personally.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Dual » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:36 am

I'm in the market for a Switch so will hang on to see what this is before I jump in.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Pedz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:40 pm

jawafour wrote:
Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.

A new house? That's one heck of a games room, Pedz.



suzzopher wrote:
Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.


Not sure she’ll accept a Switch when you buy a house.



I do wonder what my phone autocorrected Pro to property?

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Ad7 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:14 pm

If a mini version has fixed joycons, you can guarantee it'll have a fantastic and exclusive dpad :x

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Poser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:49 pm

I think the one selling point for the mini for me would be seamless account/save game integration. Not sure if that can/would work.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Knoyleo » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:10 pm

Intrigued to see what form the lower spec model takes. If it's not a massive downgrade, and the price is right, I'd be tempted. Or better yet, the normal version gets a price cut, but this is Nintendo.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by rinks » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:57 pm

Pedz wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.

A new house? That's one heck of a games room, Pedz.



suzzopher wrote:
Pedz wrote:Willing to buy a property and give my missus my Switch.


Not sure she’ll accept a Switch when you buy a house.



I do wonder what my phone autocorrected Pro to property?

Weird. Mine autocorrects to prostitute.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:35 pm

I'd be interested in a Switch Pro if it means docked performance in handheld mode. Any other improvements would just be a bonus.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by HaruKazuhira » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:40 pm

I'm more or less sold on whatever the Switch Pro will be at this point. Give me a better screen and battery life and I'm there day one >,>

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by KjGarly » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:55 pm

I'll happily upgrade to a Switch Pro.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Mafro » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:01 pm

They could probably get the size of the thing down quite a bit just by reducing the huge bezel sizes.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:11 pm

Mafro wrote:They could probably get the size of the thing down quite a bit just by reducing the huge bezel sizes.


Likely the Switch Pro will be the same size for Joycon connetibility, hopefully the screen will fill more of the front though.

As for the mini, whole unit should be the same size as the original tablet, slightly smaller screen obviously.
If it's a clamshell though I'm not sure how they will get the USB to stay dead centre for dock compatibility.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Ad7 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:13 pm

STOP CALLING IT A PRO

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