Eggplante offers up an opinion as to how Nintendo should release the Switch Basic and Switch Pro this year, with some interesting hardware changes and a way to get the console easily below $199.
I would be more than willing to grab a $199 Switch. It would be cool if they let you buy the dock separately. The only thing I would really want to see from them is better battery life and expanded storeage. It looks like the Tegra X2 is a better, cheaper tech that will increase battery life. It seems like a no brainier to wait and see what they do. There is simply no way that all the rumors aren't pointing to something. Even a 250GB drive would increase my interest in the device 10 fold.
Even if it doesn't have a huge built-in drive, microSD prices are so low, I'd rather have more power and better battery life, and I'd just spend the $30 on a 200GB card
I still don't want the thing for another year or two, if at all. I think the Switch in terms of power and design is fine, its their horrific online that needs improvement asap, why release a new 2019/2020 version that's still using online on par to 2001?
A 250GB drive would increase the cost by around $200-300. Personally, instead of increasing the internal storage Nintendo could just include an SD card. It wouldn’t be 250GB, but I could see it being 32-64GB.
There is no reason 256GB internal storage would be anything more than $50-60, especially considering Nintendo is paying for it at massive bulk quantities. If a 256GB microSD card is $50, that’s the top end of what it would cost for just the flash chip, minus any packaging, etc.
@ifinity Internal storage is just about always more expensive than SD cards for the same capacity. That’s because they are eMMC.
many devices have a non removable sd card inside, just like how some consoles have non removable hard drives.
I would be all over a Basic model
Attached joycons, no dock handheld @199 the standard current machine (phase out over time)@249 and the pro with larger screen displaying 1080 (portable) using the newer chipset @299
From 4gb ram to 8gb ram sounds ok for the switch but i dont see nintendo doing that probably be around 6gb ram for Nintendo switch pro
you're basing your assumptions on what?
Giving my opinion just like the person who made this article
Nintendo isnt going to start listening to random bloggers, if they did they would have never made the switch in the first place.
I'll happily upgrade to a pro and until then, my regular Switch is doing a fine job.
My 3DS XL is doing a fine job running some amazing games as well
I thought the same thing until I started playing BOTW and the frame rate was Doing jumping jacks. Any more powerful switch mod is welcome to me.
a lot of people are demanding a lot from a glorified tablet …… the slimmed down Wii U controller still sucks asking for a "PRO" Switch is like me talking about my "Pro" Deuce style … they're still both just S#*! I'd rather have a DS that plugged into my TV than a Switch … I'm never Switching !!!
Wtf are you talking about?
"Glorified tablet"? "Rather plug a DS into a TV"? You do realize that making comments like that just make you sound like a bitter troll that should never be taken seriously, right?
I really hope they release a Switch Pro. 30 fps is really unacceptable. I hope they can make a pro model and patch BotW to be 60fps. That would be glorious. That's the top reason I got a PS4 pro. 60fps can be enabled in some games.
Those last sentences seriously made the rest of your comment just silly. "That's the top reason I got a PS4 pro. 60fps can be enabled in some games." Not even the PS4 Pro can run ALL games at 60fps. Why would a console that isn't even as powerful as a base PS4 be able to do it?
I still think it's unacceptable. By the way, God of War, and Kingdom Hearts III do run at 60fps. I was actually really upset when I learned that Spider-Man on PS4 Pro was only 30 fps. In any case, my point is still the same. 30 FPS is STILL unacceptable, and I think that other Sony games should be trying to achieve 60 fps instead of high fidelity graphics. I'm a PC gamer first, so I change settings until I get 60FPS. In any case, your comment about it not being as powerful as the base PS4 is quite silly. Because it's not like they are running the same versions of x games or even the same games. Switch Pro would only need to be more powerful that Switch Basic to be better at playing Switch games. The software and the engines would remain unchanged. Ergo, if the hardware is improved, so long as the games are patched to work with improved hardware, they would have better performance. It's like comparing FFXV on PS4 and PC. They are different versions with different assets. FFXV in high performance mode runs in the high 50s on PS4 pro and about 30 fps on the normal. But those assets are different from what's on the PC version. So you can't compare the PS4 to the PC. Or the Switch to a PS4 when you're talking about performance improvements within an eco-system. Each eco-system is separate. So a Switch Pro would run patched games better than Switch, and maybe at 60fps, but the assets used by the Switch version would not be as high quality as the assets used for a PS4 version of the same game. So in terms of fidelity the PS4 version would be higher quality no matter what. But the Switch version might run at a higher framerate due to increased power while using the same lower quality assets of the Switch version compared to a PS4 version. I hope that makes sense.
Sony exclusives are 30FPS most of the time, God Of War runs worst on the Pro then on The normal PS4.
Why can’t Nintendo just drop the price on Switch? It’s already two years old and I’d rather not have to get a gimped version just to cut down on costs
Just give me a powerful dock that ups the GPU/RAM power when the unit is docked. Something that means a game like Zelda can actually have antialiasing instead of horribly jagged graphics. I want full, sharp 1080p resolution when docked. Also ability to plug an external hard drive into the more powerful dock. I’d but that upgrade.
It should look more like the vita and have a better battery life and no removal joy con
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