As many of you Nintendo fans have probably heard, many sources report that Nintendo has a newer Switch model in the works. This model will seemingly lack Joy-Con and have a price reduction in order to offer a cheaper option to the public.
Nintendo is not cutting the price. Their sales r through the roof
They downgraded their sales targets recently
We need stronger hardware, not weaker and smaller hardware.
"Compatible with dock" Anything smaller than the Switch won't be compatible with the dock. Dumb article.
The quote suggests that the smaller switch would still Ben the same thickness, with a smaller width. Which would work fine. They have room to shrink the switch:
I'm looking at my Switch on the dock right now. There is 1cm of space on each side between the dock and the analog sticks. There's no point in releasing a Switch Mini if it's only 2cm smaller in width.
The hub is nothing but a powered USB to hdmi adapter, They could just build an HDMI port directly into the device. I've had tablets and phones with an HDMI port, and my PSP Go had video out, though not HDMI given how long ago it released.
Yeah, that'd be nice. One of the main reasons why I never bought a Vita was because it didn't have video out. I never understood why they didn't release a TV dock with/for it, and when the Switch was announced I face-palmed so hard it hurt.
I don't want a smaller version of the Switch, with that being said, of course they can make a smaller one that would work with the dock. I want a Switch pro, with a bigger screen.
Nintendo has records with downgrading hardware quality after price-cut (yellow-stinted screens on 3DS ouch!).
I am down with a Switch Mini.
you want even smaller joycons? lol /article
They wouldn't be detachable. It would basically just be a handheld.
Then what about games like 1-2-Switch and Labo? They require detachable controllers.
@staticall They might force people to buy the joycons for those particular games if this switch mini is an actual thing
I wouldn't want a mini, I would trade mine in for one that has a real glass screen and the resolution is 1080p with at least a 5000mah battery and a better kick stand.
1) There's no point to having a 1080p screen if the games run at max 720p in handheld mode. It would actually make the games look worse. 2) The current battery is 4310mAh. An extra 700mAh isn't going to give you a noticable jump in gameplay time (probably 20 minutes). Just get an officially licenced battery pack from Anker. They give you exponentially more gameplay time.
You do know upping the resolution to 1080p will demand more battery power dont you? As it requires more power the chips to pull this off and the reason why it dose this when in the Dock. Theyvwould need more than a 5000mha battery to do it to.
All I'm saying if a phone can do 1080p or more, and now the tech should be cheaper then when the switch launched they can do 1080 gaming in handheld mode. Maybe a 6000mah battery.
So, your comparing phones which can cost over $1000 With a console that costs roughly $300. Apples and oranges?
@shaggy can we just please stop with the $1000 phone argument already?? there are lots of 1080p smartphone out there that are cheap. examples Phone: https://www.amazon.com/Xiao... Tablet: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS... those tablets can do so much more than the Switch for the price and they cost around the same as the Switch with way more impressive spec than the Switch everything is expensive if you're quoting Apple's or Samsung's prices
Ohh that concept pic looks nice, I'd definitely wouldn't mind just a strict handheld Switch
yeah...so revolutionary https://www.play-asia.com/p...
I own a VITA, and really like it's design so I wouldn't mind if it looked somewhat similar being strictly a handheld
Switch mini with 200 dollar price tag would be pretty sweet.
I would totally buy it day one for $200.
Well unfortunately, Super Mario Party has set a worrying precedent for not being able to play in handheld mode, same as without detachable Joy-con. Hopefully it's just one exception, but I do fear for a future where more games will make handheld play impossible. Clarification: When I say you can't play in handheld mode, I mean Joy-Con attached to the console and playing with them. You can still play Super Mario Party in Tabletop mode, where it's the console with the Joy-Con detached. Thus the issue with a console that doesn't have detachable Joy-Con. We have one example of a game that literally will not let you start playing without detaching the Joy-Con.
what about stepping up their game to meet the most basic industry standards? no? then this is a pointless overhaul. losing their joythingies? lmao.
Yeah, I'd really like the ability to send messages to friends, or god forbid form a multiplayer party.
Some Switch games can’t be played without the joycons though
$199.99 switch with no dock is what everyone truly wants and can careless for the dock.A lot of parents would buy it for their kids knowning Nintendo I’m sure they will do it to replace the 3DS
LOL you think the dock cost $100??
The Switch might appear larger in pictures to some who don't own one... but it's not large in person.....lol. I don't see the appeal of holding something smaller when the Switch feels great currently. Maybe some people want "cute" but I want "comfort". Plus, table top mode is my favorite option for portable play. And the screen size now is also nice. And on top of all that, you don't want the option to play at home on the big screen? To each their own...lol.
I would like a smaller version if the screen stayed the same size, but got rid of the bezels around it. I can't fit a Switch in my trouser pocket for work unless it has no case on it. A ton of people here play Smash during downtime so it'd be nice lol. Otherwise, I wouldn't mind an XL version that simply fills the bezels and has a better quality or higher res screen. I hope we get pressure sensitive triggers eventually for more serious racing games
LOL I remember fondly the days, Nintendo fanboys calling the PSP and Vita as "too big" for a handheld and the DS 3DS are the perfect size for a handheld because they fit in the pocket which is "essential" as a handheld!
Well, the switch controllers are absolute garbage, so if they make joycons with a proper D-pad, proper analogue, and some bigger buttons, then hell yes, bring it.
No. That system is great as is. No need for a cheap alternative for those who refuse to save their pennies. It’s already “kid friendly”. The detachable joy-cons allow for the youngest of generations to take part. Bottom line, if someone really wants one, they’ll find a way.
I would love to see a SwitchDS. No dock but a smaller handheld/portable plays switch games.
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