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Old 03-25-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
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Wall Street Journal: Nintendo to release two new Switch models as early as summer

So the low end version will look like a PS Vita, they just need to make sure the price is low enough, like under $199?



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Wall Street Journal: Nintendo to release two new Switch models as early as summer

High-end and casual models reportedly planned.




Nintendo will release two new versions of Switch as early as summer, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing “people familiar with the matter,” which follows up on a report from October 2018.

One new version will have enhanced features targeted at avid gamers, but is not as powerful as PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X, the publication said citing “parts suppliers and software developers for Nintendo who have early access to a prototype of the machine.” The other version is said to be a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to 3DS.

“You would be wrong to think the enhanced version is similar to what Sony did with PS4 Pro and the other is just a cheap alternative that looks very similar to some past hand-held machines, say, Sony’s PlayStation Vita,” a source told The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that people who have seen the two new versions of Switch said their designs are “different from the original and you’d be surprised.”


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Old 03-25-2019, 02:35 PM   #2
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curious of what they will be like.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:25 PM   #3
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Hmm i might be interested in a Vita like one.

Then again... it doesn't change the fact that i'm only interested in one or two games.
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If one of those models is fully portable then is ensure the demise of the 3ds. It's absurd how they said they'll continue to support the console when barely any game get's released and people seems to forget that it still exists.
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of course the 3ds will get phased out, they only said it won't just in case the Switch bombed like the wii u did.

They did the same with GBA to DS... "durr, DS won't replace the GBA" sells millions in the first year. GBA who?
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:29 PM   #6
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So the high end model will be like the *New* 3DS approach, slightly more powerful hardware that separate the user base with extremely limited selection of exclusive titles. Not sure how many New 3DS exclusive games are available after all these years?
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I doubt the will risk doing the same thing that they did with the "new" 3ds and developers most likely again won't support splitting a perfectly stablished market by exclusively making games for one model with superior hardware specs.

You can count the new 3ds games that are worth having with your hands.
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It's probably a better dock and better cooling for the system so it can do 4k. I doubt it's going to be anything that is mind blowing.
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Yeah, I actually think the more "powerful" model is going to have some upgrades in internal memory, better resolution, charging or even a microphone adapted because their original idea is atrocious.
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I’m all up for a Switch Pro. Especially if the portable screen is bigger and 1080.
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