New Nintendo Switch Incoming? Hardware Revision Spotted in 5.0 Firmware and whether Nintendo has patched an exploit or is planning a bigger Switch is the new mystery.
sounds like a horrible use idea
They will probably add “cross pads” to the controllers which will entice current owners to buy new controllers, or a second system entirely. What else might they change?
Maybe bigger or better screen with better battery. better connectivity?
What about the portable only version that popped up a few months ago maybe it's that when that is £150 rather than £279.
@mcstorm I would love to see this but I doubt they will charge £150. I think they will just release a Switch but without the TV base station for £199 with the option to buy the base station for £80 (like they do now).
I can see them replacing the 3DS is a portable only version for sure. Makes a ton of sense. What I’ve wanted is The Apple store or Google Play on a portable gaming device. A one stop shop for mobile wants.
A portable only version seems pointless to me. Maybe a version without the dock, then people can choose to buy one later. I want Bluetooth and possible 4g or 5g connectivity.
It is way too soon to be talking new hardware revision
I'd love a more powerful home-console switch bundled with Pro-controller, where the whole tablet-controller and joy-cons are sold separately, thus optional. I have zero interest in the portability aspect of the Switch, nor in the motion controls, but I just want to play their first party games and exclusives. I own a Switch btw. Been docked since I bought it. Apart from during the set-up, I also haven't used the joy-con controller. Just the pro.
As an owner of the system you do realise that the tablet is the system and thus not optional
@FatherTime: I do. And like I said, that's aspect of the system if completely useless to ME, so -I- would have simply preferred the current Switch games running on a more powerful Nintendo home-console, instead of the overpriced piece of hybrid we have now.
I'm the polar opposite. I've had mine since Christmas and never use it docked. Always portable. I love the option though. That's what is so awesome about it
Nah. The portability is what makes it popular. The switch itslf looks goofy without controllers attached. Plus the point that 2 controllers are bundled IN THE BOX really ramps up local multiplayer games. Plus the included controller dock works great as a "Pro" controller. So much that I would consider it a waste of money to buy a pro controller, just to use.
Have you played BotW? Even the Switch pro controller has motion controls built into it.
Good for you! At least you wont suffer strained neck muscles when you grow older and ypur vision won't be impaired early on.
I agree with you...I never took mine off the dock either. Once I played through Mario Odyssey though, I had no reason for the system and sold it.
If they can do that and make it so the hardware is in the dock (even if they have to make it bigger) and include a traditonal gamecube like controller I'd buy one. Make the dock have a 500GB - 1TB hard drive aswell.
@yi-long and @letsa-go So what your saying is that you'd prefer a ps4 and vita remote play then or another Wiiu . What you two are asking for kinda negates the all in one portable nature of the thing itself
The fact you have mostly dislikes is pathetic. Nintendo fanboys are an entirely different breed. The Switch has only been out a year and they already want a new version?! I'm sorry but how dumb can you be? I don't want systems to start releasing as frequent as phones with only minor upgrades. This is a terrible idea and as a Switch owner it will REALLY piss me off.
The revision is just to patch the SOC exploit that hackers are using. It's not an upgraded system. You guys are overreacting.
Nm I didn't read the whole thing
im not a nintendo fanboy, neither do i own a switch. I do want a switch really bad but i know their going to revise the system eventually. They do it every generation so to me is just a waiting game.
“How dumb can you be” Seems like an odd question on an article about a unconfirmed rumor that could literally be a software update to counter the fact that it is pirated
I see everyone is failing to realise I am replying to this man's comment "It is way too soon to be talking new hardware revision" And commenting on the sad fact that a comment EVERYONE should agree with besides people who work at Nintendo or own Nintendo stocks, actually has more dislikes than likes. I don't see how anybody can be okay with thinking of releasing a new model of a console that came out only one year ago, simply idiotic.
I guarantee that IF we get a more powerful Switch it won't be until the end of 2020, which I would be fine with. It makes sense since the summer olympics are in Japan that year. Easy for Nintendo to get a lot of global advertising.
They've already said no lol
Not really.. Nintendo Switch is already struggling to run old ports. It’s not powerful enough to run most AAA games coming this year. Such as: Black Ops 4 Battlefield 2018 FarCry 5 Red Dead Redemption 2 Biomutant Darksiders 3 The Crew 2 Just to name a few...
The console is only a year old. How do you think early adopters will feel if a new iteration is suddenly introduced? The respective audience of those titles you listed already have the hardware to play those games long before the Switch existed.
I wonder why so soon....
Big time, just like with PS5 and XB2 just way too soon to be talking about it. Come back in 2020 then we can start talking about PS5 and XB2 and not sure what Nintendo should do since they are offset date wise now for a new release. I guess ignore 2020 and do 2023?
Smaller border/bigger screen, more internal storage, thicker joycons
MMmm good news for me, I will be watching the current Switch prices because they're bound to drop when new hardware comes in.
Hopefully, Nintendo hardware (and especially software) doesn't tend to drop in price very often, if it does, I may take advantage of it and finally get one.
I would LOVE 1. An intergrated mp. None of this cell phone stuff. 2. More memory in the switch. Is it too much to ask for 80-120 gigs? 3. 1080p native screen, and docked ability to have 1080 60. Its 2018 for crying out loud. 4. Better battery. However, id be fine waiting 2-3 years before theses happen.
These are great, but how much would you be willing to pay, even in 2-3 years. That's the big question, right, cost vs features.
In 3 years id be ok for paying 249 for all these. Its been stated, nintendo is making $$ on the switch day 1 AND making boat loads of cash on 1st partys. Where most console makers lose $$ on the console and make it on software. So even in 3 years at 249 to nail all my wants i think nintendo would still make $$ = everybodys happy. Since nintendo is making $$ on the switch now... how much more of the features im asking for now... could have nintendo implemented in 2017 and still made $$ or broke even?? Thats the question right?
Paintedgamer. $249 is unrealistic, even for the Switch now, but would sell a ton of units. Just because other manufacturers take an initial l loss, doesn't mean it was a wise business decision. no, the question isn't at what price would nintendo break even or lose a little to be made up on software. What selling at a loss does is to set unsustainable expectations of cost. I disagree, but respect your opinion.
Good point, @blawren4, because those specs might seem good enough for now, but in three years gamers like paintedgamer1984 would [reasonably so] want specs appropriate for that time. Specs that would be twice as much as an eighty gigabyte storage drive and 1080p native screen resolution. The iPhone X is already at 2436 x 1125 resolution.
1080p screen, no. The majority of titles except indies will not be able to reach a native 1080p resolution in portable mode, currently that isn't being achieved even in docked mode for most non indie titles. Currently many titles run sub 720p in portable mode, Xenoblade 2 all the way down to 360p at the lowest using dynamic resolution, so forget a 1080p screen. It's a waste of hardware price. Instead a hardware upgrade will make it easier to reach 720p on a native 720p screen.
I dont think you understand wtf youre talking about... http://www.nintendolife.com... The tegra x1 is dusty old tech from 2015 where the x2 isnt much more expensive and makes almost everything on the switch 25-50% better all the while having better effeciancy to boot.
1080p screen will make the system more expensive, and demanding games won't be able to reach that resolution in portable mode anyway. It's a waste
That is not enough to warrant an expensive 1080p screen that only simple games will be able to fill with native 1080p resolution. The system is significantly weaker when in portable mode, the gpu clock speeds are halved to extend battery life
You could just buy a micro sd you know. My switch has 200gb of space now.
Some more hardware so the games look better on 4K TV's would be nice.
Spawn Wave speculated that it could be a chip revision to fix security flaws in the original Tegra. Could be that simple.
It's just a revision to patch the exploits and vulnerabilities. It's not a new upgraded Switch. Nintendo already said they wouldn't be releasing an upgraded Switch any time soon.
They said this year
And? Next year isn't soon, is it? They wouldn't be including code for a revision that's more than a year away. Like just read the article ffs, it's just an SOC revision to patch security flaws.
Nintendo rarely revises handheld hardware? Did the article really say that? 2DS 3DS 3DS XL NEW 2DS XL NEW 3DS XL
This is clearly just a rumour, but it would fit with Nintendo when it comes to handhelds. If they made hardware enhancements, that has to be good news. I'm waiting for a revision. Whether this is it or not is irrelevant. It's too expensive for what it is right now, in my opinion.
Are you kidding me ??? i'm days away from buying a switch with Zelda i don't want this to be true -.- They are not that stupid because the Switch is barely a year old.. this IF true is probably going to be something small.
I've been waiting on a revision to buy one. Preferably one with an upgraded dock to add more power when docked, or a screenless home console version.
If true then I'm glad I've been financially 'handicapped" lately and unable to purchase a Switch.
I'd be up for an upgrade, however, I think this is too soon for the switch.
if that's true then what the f nintendo.
A mid gen upgrade would be fine if it's a good boost for the overall system. Never been all that interested in small upgrades like the new 3DS.
No thanks I fully plan on keeping mine off the net and doing to mod to it once it's been released and tested. The switch is the idea system to run homebrew on.
I always wanted them to make a WiiU that didn't come packaged with that tablet thing, but they would have to find a way to make it work without that leapfrog device. Never happened. Can always hope they will do something similar with the Switch. Put the switch hardware in a box and let me just connect it to my TV at a reduced price, something like PSTV. I have no need for the handheld and would never take advantage of it. Even keeping it docked all the time is a waste of money for someone that would never use it as a handheld when that is the main selling point. There is totally a market that Nintendo refuses to tap into it.
And the suck of being a early adopter continues
I love my Switch but I wish Nintendo would make a powerful home console. Powerful enough to play Zelda BOTW at 60 fps or most current gen AAA games. Black Ops 4, Red Dead 2, Battlefield 2018, FarCry 5, Metro Exodus, and Anthem are some of the games NOT coming to Switch because it can’t handle it.
This is likely a small hardware change that just changes some internals. Maybe battery life and a fixed charger port (many are not connecting to the dock etc).
A portable only version and switch Pro would be nice. Still useless without proper online but hope that comes.
To all the "portable only" and "docked only" crowd, if they did that that would negate the entire purpose/point of the "SWITCH". Its the Switch because you can switch between portable and docked, take one away and its an entirely different beastie. Buuuuuuuut, thats not to say i wouldn't necessarily be down with that. I don't ever use mine in portable mode and I know im not the only one, so if that can knock off $100 +/- I have no doubt that even more would be making.... the..... (dear lord I'm that guy) Switch
Not a Switch but maybe the joy con? I hope Ninty doesn't do what the others do and release a console revision every 6 months :(
Nintendo often upgrade their handhelds. What's new?
I would not expect anything other than what we would see in a PS4 SKU revision.
I love how a routine security update that also had few new avatars and more ways to find friends has now somehow started rumors of a new Switch revision. The Switch was hacked. This update was to combat it as well as the new chips that will be in newer Switch months from now. Chill folks. lol