In this edition of COGconsiders, we explore reasons why it is not in Nintendo's best interest to develop a Nintendo Switch Pro. You've got everything you need for a better gaming experience already.
I want one though x.x
Just wait for the switch 2. They will re-release definitive 1080p versions of switch games that were formally wiiU games. 😎
I just want better resolution when in handheld mode
Better display, longer battery life, and improved design. You can’t get that from cloud gaming. The only thing you get from cloud gaming is 3rd party games with lag and video compression. We need Switch Pro and Switch 2.
I agree with you there Jin. Not only is the handheld controls better and analogue but there's also the matter of exclusives or better nintendo games.
Can’t agree more. Switch Pro is a must to cope up with current new generation.
But given the components along with the cooling requirements of current gen I can't see a switch getting there any time soon
@Profchaos Hardware revisions and improvements come along to all forms of hardware. A huge boost in performance can be given in a Switch Pro.
Nintendo told developers "get your games ready for 4K." That was reported just a couple of months ago. Clearly they have something new coming out.
They might simply be getting devs ready for a Switch 2, though. It'll almost definitely be backwards compatible, and could realistically release within 2 years.
Screw all the Switch Pro rumors. Let's see Nintendo dive fully into portable VR that would light a fire underneath Sony to counter, and would make Facebook tremble that Nintendo joined the party. They already dipped their foot into the water with Labo VR. It's now time to jump in. Call it Nintendo's "Virtual Man 4K." The real Nintendo VR and not in name only like Virtual "Boy." A stand alone headset that has BC with Switch games that can be played on a large virtual cinema screen. Plays VR games with launch games like Mario VR. Direct competition for Astrobot. Mario Kart VR, Mario Sports like Bowling, Archery and Tennis. With ports of the best mass market VR games like Beat Saber, Super Hot, Job Simulator, etc that have multi player modes. While launching one or two Nintendo IPs. Yup. Nintendo's Virtual Man 4K. 4K OLED screen, 6dof, external cameras that track controllers and allow AR gaming and has that Nintendo TOUCH. 4 Virtual Man owners can be in the same room and play VR and AR games together. Virtual Man 4K. $299. Let's go!
Standalone does seem to be the ideal form for VR, and that would be right up Nintendo's alley.... But I just don't see Nintendo taking that kind of risk. Not when they've already struck gold with the Switch. Still, the thought of Mario Tennis VR does get me hyped, I can't lie.
Yeah. I doubt they will but you never know. I just threw that out there after Labo VR. And I don't want Facebook to continue being unopposed in the stand alone market. I left in Cinema Screen because it would allow Switch games and beyond to be played on a bigger screen than a tablet. My idea of opening gamers minds beyond just more power and clearer screens. Which I'm glad Sony took risks on console VR and a new console controller for PS5 beyond the system upgrades. Nintendo used to take risks as well and I'd like for them to continue to do so. We need more than one company trying to expand gaming. Unless all that Nintendo fans want is just a better portable with more power. And that's cool. But I stopped buying portables as I'm not traveling enough or in need of a portable system unless it's something brand new like VR and AR.
I don't think the portable aspect would mean anything realistically aside from a wireless VR. Yeah, I could bring it places, but VR needs a clear space for use, so your living room will still be the place to go. You can have a wireless VR without a portable system though so it's not something only the Switch could get. I am not actually a big fan of room scale VR. I enjoy it but I just wish more VR games would expect you to be seated and looking just to take advantage of the 3D and motion tracking for combat and interaction. It's still iffy on the analog movement for games and people still defend the teleport mechanic like it's not a problem, which I find to be really ridiculous but I understand why it's what they resort to.
I use my PSVR and never move more than 2 feet. Probably not even 1 foot. I play mostly standing and only sit down for applicable games. Analog sticks pretty much kill the idea of room scale, but I do think it should be an option for VR for the right games.
Nintendo's been dead to anyone with man hands since the Switch came out anyway. Screw them.
The Pro controller is bigger than the dualshock 4, though? Or maybe you're an Xbox/PC gamer?
I use it only in docked or standup mode with a third party pro controller, the analog nubs just don’t work for anything serious unless I’m messing about
haha thats so true. i had to buy a pro controller to actually play games on it, since its always docked. but even my mum has trouble playing with the joy cons and shes fairly small lol
Whether or not it happens, why is there a loud minority on the internet that is so rabidly opposed to a Switch Pro? The console is nearly four years old now and its running hardware thats equivalent to 360/PS3. I don't see a problem with giving people an option to upgrade while still supporting the old Switch.
The New 3DS was so great when it came out. Doubled framerate of some games, better graphics and resolution. A few games need a performance buff. And, to push gaming forward on the platform we will need a performance boost eventually anyways. It needs to focus on that as well as network and QoL features. I love my Switch and asking for an upgrade isn't a negative thing. Some people get defensive over anything being said other than praise for their platforms though.
They should just release a new Switch model every 4 or 5 years, or release one where we can upgrade the chip inside it.
Unless Nintendo jumps out of the bush and says here is the Switch Pro that's when I will believe it if the Switch Pro were to magically show it's face. I would hope Nintendo would fix the damn joycon drift with a better design or better parts and quit pretending that it does not exist and everything is all right.
It’s crazy hearing about all the joy-con drift. I’ve had a Switch and now have two Switch Lites and haven’t had any stick drift. On the contrary one of the DualSense controllers that come with one of my PS5s has awful stick drift. Fist time I’ve ever witnessed this issue on any controller.
Any controller with a thumbstick can get joystick drift look at the N64 there is living proof the thumstick was also a shitty design. The Dualshock 3 for the PS3 will act like it's possessed without any input from the player but that is a quick fix due to the foam they use. My XB1 controller had joystick drift after 4 years of use bought a new one 3 months the new controller was fixed by Microsoft under warranty. Now you have Nintendo with the joycons getting drift people complain about it. Nintendo sweeps it under the rug and pretends nothing is happening and just goes on with their business as usual. And makes the customer pay to ship that broken joycon to them to get fixed which is stupid that's why I didn't get a Switch Lite. Nintendo designed and built the joycons they should at least have the balls to admit they screwed up I mean CD Projekt had the balls to admit they screwed up with Cyberpunk.
I don't think they need to make one. People who care about power know full well that other consoles and PC offer that in spades, especially now that we're into a new gen of PlayStations and Xboxes. The Switch is doing just fine anyways, likely due to its versatility, as well as its exclusive offerings. When the time comes, it may be better for Nintendo to just release a full successor. There may be a vocal crowd clamoring for a Switch Pro, but it clearly hasn't hindered sales.
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