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New Nintendo Switch Incoming? Hardware Revision Spotted in 5.0

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.

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NecrumOddBoy2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

sounds like a horrible use idea

CyberSentinel2264d ago

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?

dp2774072264d ago

Maybe bigger or better screen with better battery. better connectivity?

mcstorm2263d ago

What about the portable only version that popped up a few months ago maybe it's that when that is £150 rather than £279.

ocelot072263d ago

@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).

joab7772263d ago

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.

Magnetar2262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

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.

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Heelix2263d ago

It is way too soon to be talking new hardware revision

Yi-Long2263d ago

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.

fathertime44642263d ago

As an owner of the system you do realise that the tablet is the system and thus not optional

Yi-Long2263d ago

@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.

monkey6022263d ago

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

player9112263d ago

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.

Zeldafan642263d ago

Have you played BotW? Even the Switch pro controller has motion controls built into it.

SuperSonic912263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

Good for you! At least you wont suffer strained neck muscles when you grow older and ypur vision won't be impaired early on.

letsa_go2263d ago

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.

-Foxtrot2263d ago

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.

fathertime44642263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

@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

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Sono4212263d ago

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.

porkChop2263d ago

The revision is just to patch the SOC exploit that hackers are using. It's not an upgraded system. You guys are overreacting.

narsaku2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

Nm I didn't read the whole thing

princejb1342263d ago

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.

Rude-ro2263d ago

“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

Sono4212263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

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.

Zeldafan642263d ago

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.

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Davidgr22263d ago

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...

Heelix2263d ago

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.

subtenko2263d ago

I wonder why so soon....