Last week, Nintendo announced the Switch Lite. The original Switch system is also getting some love, with Nintendo today revealing an updated model.
How about a new model with bigger internal storage as well?
that would be a Pro model I am sure..
Who cares about battery. Make it more powerful with a better screen. Then I will trade in my launch Switch and get it.
@mikeslemonade - based on the people griping here back when the Switch released, I'd say plenty (unless they were just creating drama over nothing since the battery lasts about as long as you would expect for a handheld). This isn't a new model, it's a revision on an existing one. Much like the PS4 does small little revisions here and there.
The battery can last zero seconds. Don’t care.
How about a v8 instead of an old-a** 4 cylinder? I get that Nintendo fans don't care, but I used to be a Nintendo fan. All the way up to the gamecube. They lost me to Sony/PC. There are even some decent laptops that can run games at significantly higher quality than the Switch. If you're happy, just ignore me. It's just the way I feel.
At this point is it not possible to just go and buy a 200gb or more SD card?
Amazon yesterday had a 400 gb micro sd for about $44, which is pretty good honestly.
Yeah, Microsd cards are cheap as piss now. Typically, how big are Switch titles?
I bought 5 412 Gigabyte micro sd cards for $25 yesterday for prime day!
@MajorLazer - well Switch games don't necessarily have to install stuff on storage (unless there is some additional download required), it's not like the PS4 or XB1 that basically have to dump the entire blu ray disc onto the HD. It runs the game off the card for the most part.
Yeah, I have no interest in paying anything for more storage because as card prices are plummeting so fast.
@daMist I actually bought that as soon as I saw it 😂 44 for 400gig was a steal
I’d say Q2 2020 makes sense for a switch pro. Keeps Nintendo’s momentum going right before Sony and MS drop next gen
They are going to totally do that. There should be some good trade in bonuses on the older model. I can wait till then.
The switch has little effect on people buying real consoles.
Pushing it that far out makes no sense. Switch 2 should come out in. 2 and a half years or less. Now that Swich is Nintendo"s Only system they are developing for. I have a feeling Metroid , will be a launch title, since Nintendo completely trashed the Metroid game that was in development last year.
Nintendo years ago said storage is for nerds
It’s not a vita 100 dollars on vita get you 32 gig on a switch 512 gig
What were Sony thinking with proprietary storage
Yea storage is pretty cheap. I only ever bought an 8gb card for vita cus memory was so dam expensive.
@majorlazer Their pocketbooks. They were thinking of their pocketbooks.
On prime day, I bought 5 412gig micro SD cards for $25 I have almost 2.5 Terabytes on 5 micro cards. I would rather have faster processor, larger screen and 1080p.
Waste of money I hope you got name brand Samsung or sandisk.......other companies not bad but the memory mess up a little more costing you to lose everything All you needed is one 512gb from Samsung or sandisk and wait 2 years and the 1tb will drop to 100........two years ago 512 cost over 250 now it’s only 100 Then all you have to do is transfer all your data to the 1tb and your good to go I doubt you need 2tb card by time switch generation finish you won’t fill up 1tb
I assume they managed that by using the same revision of the SoC that is on the Switch Lite. That is pretty great for the normal consumers, however it might also come with some new protections against hack/homebrew software so enthusiasts should be aware.
The thing that I dont get though is why do it? They've just launched the Switch Lite which has better battery life over the base Switch. This new Switch though has better battery over the Switch Lite. So it's now a bit tricky, does someone buy the new Switch as a portable only console as it has the best battery life. Or do they go with the Switch Lite, as is smaller but has less battery life. Why not just cancel this "New Switch" in favour of a "Switch Pro"
They're most likely using a newer chipset that's cheaper to produce than the one in the original switch. People will still choose the Lite over this one because of the price and durability. Also, there are a lot of portable only Nintendo fans that the Lite targets.
The biggest factor in this kind of revision is cost. This new SoC is likely cheaper to manufacture than the original one, so Nintendo will get more money per unit sold. Plus if the Switch Pro follows the trend with other "pro consoles" it will have tight profit margins. So from the point of view of a company, it makes sense to increase the margins on their other offers. You can see the same pattern with the Switch Lite. As it eliminated the Joy-Cons that are ridiculously costly; opted for a smaller/cheaper screen and battery; has a casing that requires fewer molds to be made and uses a probably cheaper version of the original SoC. In the end is all in name of getting more money per console.
Manufacturing purposes, as well as security. Gotta be cheaper for them to change to this new chip, otherwise they wouldn't have. And original one is too easily hacked.
@davand114 more likely they just to stop the switch from getting jailbreak which they screwed up with the Original Switch lol
How about fixing them joy cons?!
Yeah. For me, the controllers haven't been up to snuff on any of the current consoles: I've broken an Xbox One bumper and worn out my launch DS4's left analog stick. I've not had the joy-con issue, yet, but I chalk that up to a matter of time. Plenty of people have complained about it.
my left joycon had problems from launch, thankfully i use the pro controller and haven’t had an issue with that one
my friends joycons couldn't connect at the same time when apart from the switch, so we couldn't play together. He bought a new set but that set also didn't connect properly when not detached. He then did 1 of the old set and 1 of the new set and that worked lmao. really hope he was just unlucky, cause that is some BS. even though it seems like that was more a switch problem then the joycon's tbh ^^.
How is this a bad thing? Console revisions are normal.
Why? It is console revision. Are you saying no console ever have revision?
That’s what people said about the PS Pro as well. Once it was out no one really cared.
Wait, the improved Switch tgat can be docked has better battery time than the Switch Lite, which is purely for handheld mode ? I fail to see the logic.
Switch lite = cheaper model Switch = premium model Makes sense now? Btw, they are both portable.
Smaller console, smaller battery. Same new chip... Logical enough?
How do You know the battery is smaller ?
What makes you assume it isn't?
Switch Lite is lighter and $100 cheaper
How you fail to understand regular switch have better battery It’s bigger it have more space to hold a bigger battery how do you not understand that
Should've made one with a bigger screen
Take my shitty battery
I am so bummed. I own a launch switch. Planned on getting a switch lite for my kids. But know I am going to wait who knows if they might do this with the lite in a future update.
Lite is smaller than original switch how will they increase battery with a update to match regular switch?
Thats my problem with this logic. The portable needs a better battery life, not the dockable.
so there's no switch pro? what a shame
This says nothing about confirming or denying the Pro. The "new" Switch is using an updated chipset so it's more power efficient, aka better battery life.
Yep. Basically it's cheaper to use the new chipset.
Such a shame creating consoles as powerful as a ps3...
That console also happens to be a portable.
It's actually more powerful though
I have a $200 Best Buy gift card and I've literally been sitting here just waiting it out for an updated or the rumoured "pro model" to happen so I can buy one of these. It's hard to wait and watch. Haha
another fail from nintendo. are they gonna bring one bit of upgrade at a time? should just wait until they out the pro
So they update to a more efficient chip and that’s a fail? The chip is most likely the same price or cheaper for Nintendo to use, so it’s a win for everybody.
PS4 and XBOX!! Nintendo is coming!!!!!
Coming for what? Ports of games 10 years old? Perhaps with the switch pro people can play ps4/xbox one ports. Such savagery from Nintendo, totally going to conquer the market. I'm serious. Narrator: When in fact, he wasnt serious and his sarcasm was lost on fanboys.
I know you have a hard time facing that your Microsoft is selling like SHIT. Dont blame Nintendo for doing exactly what Xbox and sony do. And QUICKLY CATCHING UP TO SONY!!!
False, other consoles barely port. PC gets ports, which can be good or bad. And PC's catalog is the biggest if consider emulation. What consoles have been doing is Re-Mastering games. Nintendo is straight porting games with no changes. On top of it, most ports are of games 5+ years old.
Yes + pro model 😁
OMG this is revolutionary
Narrator: When in fact, it wasn't.
I play docked 95% of the time so I’m good.
It's a start. I'm still hoping for a Pro model, but a longer battery life is a nice change for new adopters.
I hate these mid-gen upgrades.. it's cool for the options, but seems like a huge slap in the face to early adopters. It'd be cool if they would actually give early adopters a credit for trade-in, at least.
Nintendo announces a fix for the hackable Switch.