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A New Version of the Nintendo Switch Is Likely: What Should We Expect?

The Nintendo Switch is a year-old, and since first coming on the scene back in 2017, the home/handheld console hybrid has gone on to achieve great things. However, when compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Pro, the Switch isn’t that impressive, so will there ever be a follow-up?

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strayanalog280d ago

It not to come any time soon. There's no need, and sales haven't dipped.

Vames280d ago

The article is based on past activities. Nintendo has always released a 2.0 version of their mobile gaming devices in the second year. I don't see why the Switch would be any different.

strayanalog280d ago

While I understand where you're coming from, I respectfully disagree, even though I wouldn't put it past you being correct.
Although the Switch has the capacity for a portable it doesn't necessarily mean 2.0 next year. Since it's a hybrid, which could mean new rules, and selling well, it would be a shame to launch another version next year when the company could reap more profits from its hardware.

wonderfulmonkeyman280d ago

It's different because #1 Nintendo's said they won't do it, unlike with their handhelds, and #2 Switch isn't just a handheld; it's their new home console as well, which puts it in a unique position where the rules of both sides can apply to it at Nintendo's whim.
They've chosen not to do a Switch 2.0. Their own words, not anyone elses.

So really, this article is pointless and based on outdated information, and errant presumptions based on said information.

_-EDMIX-_279d ago

@Wonderful- Nintendo said it themselves.

https://www.nintendo.com/sw...

"Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap"

So....I guess you know more then Nintendo. You just can't stand that Nintendo is portable only huh? Why? I think its great! Can play on the bus, plane, train, all developers working on one powerful handheld portable made for the go, sounds great to me. I can't wait to get one, got GB, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS and Switch will be no different, another great handheld by Nintendo. No reason to get mad or emotional bud, you made the wrong call before it was announced and said it would not be portable and....well you lost and Nintendo said it themselves in bold print "portable", but hey, you folks apparently know more then Nintendo lol

DJK1NG_Gaming278d ago (Edited 278d ago )

The Nintendo Switch is not a GBA or DS or 3DS.
It not as easy.

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Vames279d ago

@wonderfulmonkeyman

You're the one spreading misinformation and flagged the article based on your inability to comprehend. The report is that Nintendo won't focus on a Switch 2.0 THIS YEAR.

Here's the quote:

"The people familiar said expanded Switch features in the coming year could also include additional network-related features and peripherals to be attached to its USB Type-C port.

But they said changes to the Switch itself—like a smaller version of the machine—were unlikely this year as Nintendo focuses on better manufacturing and shipping of the current model."

wonderfulmonkeyman279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

Here's the full quote:

"The people familiar said expanded Switch features in the coming year could also include additional network-related features and peripherals to be attached to its USB Type-C port. At an investor briefing in February, Mr. Kimishima, the Nintendo CEO, said he wanted to make the Switch’s product cycle longer than the five-to-six-year span that’s become customary in the videogame console industry. One person familiar with development plans said waiting longer to introduce variations in the hardware would serve that purpose."

Take note of the part where they mention how long they want the Switch to run.
"Longer than the five-to-six-year span".
That means that, rather than a Switch 2.0, it's more accurate to expect a successor, a long time after this, rather than a mere 2.0, which Nintendo has said they aren't doing this year, and if that quote can be taken literally, any year soon.

So again, I stand by what I said; a Switch 2.0 isn't "likely", this year or any year.
A successor, sure.
A mid-gen or anything similar, not so much.

However, since I'm in a good mood, and I don't want you spamming my personal inbox with more complaints than I've already had to put up with, I'll remove the report that you're so bent out of shape over.
Think what you want, but the quote and the evidence don't stack up to a Switch 2.0 being in the cards for the next near-decade.

_-EDMIX-_279d ago

@Wonderful- thats not really written in stone bud, Nintendo nor Sony nor MS have actually EVER told the press, fans etc years ahead of when they do a revision of a sku.

So, it just sounds dumb and naive to REALLY believe what they are saying at face value, seriously bud, don't take it too seriously. They are likely just not telling the press their plans. I see a Switch XL, Switch mini, Switch without the dock, or detachable controllers etc.

So, even saying its a "hybrid" doesn't change that its a portable device that can be smaller, have a better battery, or bigger screen, lighter etc. It might be one of the dumbest things I've ever read, so you think they will NEVER CHANGE the system....why? How would that help them? Sorry buddy, but its a portable device, has a battery, screen and is JUST like their other handhelds, thus will likely see a revision for the same reasons those others did. Cheaper, fixes issues and gets more people buying the device. Its a win, win, win. No one loses from this, you are just emotional because they went portable only and this move will FURTHER show its going down the path of the 3DS, DS etc as a portable. and FYI this has NOTHING to do with any type of "cycle" as what we are talking about is a revision, not a sequel to Switch ie Switch Vita.

Vames279d ago

@wonderfulmonkeyman

The article makes a lot of sense because it's not talking about a new version this year, but the possibilities of what could happen in 2019 since the company tends to release a 2.0 product of their mobile gaming systems in the first two years.

Also, the headline is in no way spreading misinformation. I used the word LIKELY and never once said this is CERTAIN. Likely means "probably, promising, etc."

_-EDMIX-_279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

Agree and makes lots of sense.

Don't mind Monkey, he legit thinks he works for the company. Nintendo has NOTHING to benefit by never revision the Switch. It won't help fans, won't help Nintendo...I don't even understand what he is arguing, so Nintendo will not save money, not make a cheaper lighter version, and they don't want their fans to have options? WHAT? LMFAO! It just doesn't make sense and is just way, way too dumb to have someone assume such a thing. Glance at his comment history, Wonderful is mad because he thought Switch wasn't going to be portable, when it was going to be revealed he made a article saying it wasn't going to be portable, he was SOOOOO HAPPY annnnnnnd it was revealed to be a handheld, he literally tried to argue it wasn't portable.....even withe device in the video being outside. This embarrassment has now caused him to keep pretending what happened to 3DS doesn't apply to Switch...even though they are both portable devices. So if you talk about playing without the tv, he will be mad at you. You call it portable, he will be mad at you, talk about a revision...he will be mad at you.

He went ALLL IN on this belief it wasn't going to be portable, that now he isn't really sure what to do. I don't think he has fully gotten over that day.

http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...

http://n4g.com/news/1974051...

3-4-5278d ago (Edited 278d ago )

2019 at the earliest but most likely a revision the same year as the PS5 & next Xbox launch....which should most likely be 2020.

It will be a hardware upgrade similar to the New 3DS XL, that added more ram and a faster processor.

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DJK1NG_Gaming278d ago

Uh no. Nintendo said they aren't planning anytime soon. So don't expect it.
Revision aren't made overnight.
Nintendo making one would cause even more supply problems and make it difficult for them to manage the stock they have. Not only that it not worth it when the can wait a few years and make it easier and cheaper to build a refined Nintendo Switch with a stronger Graphic Chip from Nvidia customized.

Akarogg 278d ago

Hopefully it will be a Tegra X2 model

Psytrix278d ago

A more powerful, 4k upscaling console only version would be nice.

DJK1NG_Gaming277d ago

not happening. It wouldn't be a Switch and Nintendo isnt gonna release a traditional console anymore so. Switch is the future.