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)
16
36%
Neither (I have no interest in a "Switch Mini")
17
39%
 
Total votes: 44
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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Jenuall » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:02 pm

OLED screens tend to be worse in sunlight than standard LED LCD displays, you're certainly more likely to get a higher nit (brightness) rating out of LCD than you will OLED.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by LewisD » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:19 pm

NickSCFC wrote:I've been trying to play my Switch here on holiday in the sun and it's impossible to see the screen.


I can't believe what I'm reading here... :slol:

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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 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:25 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:This thing better have an OLED screen :capnscotty: .


I've been trying to play my Switch here on holiday in the sun and it's impossible to see the screen.

My Galaxy S8 looks just fine in full brightness.

The S8 phone costs around £530 to purchase outright; the Switch system is about £270. The Switch could use a screen of a similar spec to the S8... if folk are willing to pay the extra cash.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Peter Crisp » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:53 pm

jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:This thing better have an OLED screen :capnscotty: .


I've been trying to play my Switch here on holiday in the sun and it's impossible to see the screen.

My Galaxy S8 looks just fine in full brightness.

The S8 phone costs around £530 to purchase outright; the Switch system is about £270. The Switch could use a screen of a similar spec to the S8... if folk are willing to pay the extra cash.


Yes they are because OLED is awesome and I'm not just saying that because I'm a raving loony fanboy who will take any opportunity to praise the almighty OLED technology I'm saying it because it's factually correct.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by KingK » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:12 pm

I have the launch Vita with the OLED screen and have never been able to play it in bright sunlight

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Peter Crisp » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:37 pm

KingK wrote:I have the launch Vita with the OLED screen and have never been able to play it in bright sunlight


Get better eyes :shifty: .

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: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:37 pm

LewisD wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:I've been trying to play my Switch here on holiday in the sun and it's impossible to see the screen.


I can't believe what I'm reading here... :slol:


Please direct me to the Gaming Addiction thread.

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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 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Jenuall wrote:OLED screens tend to be worse in sunlight than standard LED LCD displays, you're certainly more likely to get a higher nit (brightness) rating out of LCD than you will OLED.


E ink screens with a high refresh rate for games when?

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming 2nd half of 2019 (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Jenuall » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:58 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jenuall wrote:OLED screens tend to be worse in sunlight than standard LED LCD displays, you're certainly more likely to get a higher nit (brightness) rating out of LCD than you will OLED.


E ink screens with a high refresh rate for games when?


You could probably do some really interesting things with current E ink screens, it wouldn't be perfect for most "normal" gaming scenarios but hardware limitations that encourage creativity in designers can be a wonderful thing at times.

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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 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:35 pm

Myst is just still screens, we could play Myst outside in the sunshine!

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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 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:01 am

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ources-say

Speaking to Eurogamer, sources close to Nintendo have confirmed the report backs up what they have heard, too. In principle, Nintendo is hoping to cater to the same two audiences it eventually evolved 3DS to serve with 2DS and New 3DS XL.

On the cheaper option, first, yesterday's report suggested it would be aimed at casual gamers currently still using Nintendo's 3DS. The company is keen to move these players over to Switch - many of them Nintendo's youngest fans, who have been bought cheaper versions of the 3DS.

But rather than comparing it to a 3DS, Nintendo is, I'm told, keen to recapture the 2DS value proposition. Similar to 2DS, the unit's design will be sturdier than the current Switch model in order to be "kid-proof".

Costs will be driven down by the removal of several features. Yesterday's report mentioned the system's rumble would be cut to save costs - although it was unclear if this referred to the Switch's unique and more expensive HD Rumble, or any kind of vibration feature at all.

But an even bigger change appears to be on the cards, as several people familiar with Nintendo's current plans have told me the company has designed its budget Switch for an audience which uses it in handheld mode only.

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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 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:20 am

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... off-shorts

Growth in the current period will get a boost from the launch of a new, cheaper version of the Switch, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss private plans. The new device will likely be launched by the end of June, according to one of the people. The existing Switch will receive a modest upgrade this year, though a more powerful version is not in the works, the people said.

Nintendo has yet to acknowledge the new hardware, but will likely include it in its guidance, leading to a lot of guesswork and reverse-engineering of the figures, analysts said.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Venom » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:45 am

Re: Bloomberg story. Is the existing Switch with a modest upgrade different from the cheaper Switch coming out in June?

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by NickSCFC » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:49 am

Venom wrote:Re: Bloomberg story. Is the existing Switch with a modest upgrade different from the cheaper Switch coming out in June?


No, sounds like we're getting a more portable version in June, and then another similar to the current one but with some changes (eg: better kickstand)

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Venom » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:12 am

That's what I meant! Ta. I didn't write it clearly enough.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Pedz » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:45 pm

My Switch just had a system update, does anyone know what it's about?

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by jawafour » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:45 pm

Pedz wrote:My Switch just had a system update, does anyone know what it's about?

Stability. And literally nothing else.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Pedz » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:46 pm

OK, cheers.

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Pedz » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:47 pm

Oh, wrong Switch thread :lol:

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PostRe: Rumour: "Switch Mini" handheld coming in June (No joycons or dock, but still compatible with them)
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:55 pm

Pedz wrote:My Switch just had a system update, does anyone know what it's about?


Removing the joycons for hardware parity in June.

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