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Topic: Do you think the new switch models will be announced at e3?

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Mountain_Man wrote:

I still think introducing a new Switch model at this point will kill sales momentum.

Not sure. I know they’d get me to double dip as I’d buy a Pro as a second system.

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Agriculture

The new smaller model will probably be a clam-shell. I've seen a ton of mock-ups, but they all have the same layout, except with non-removable joycons. The thing is that if it is going to be cheap, it needs to be small, and clam-shell will allow it to be much smaller while retaining a reasonable sized screen.

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Heavyarms55

If such revisions do exist, I think it is entirely possible they would announce them during E3. But though we have rumors on top of rumors and rumors about other rumors... we don't really have anything concrete to suggest these revisions are actually real.

I don't buy the whole "industry insiders suspect" thing. And I put even less stock in the predictions of Wall Street and other financial analysts. Pun fully intended.

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@Agriculture The thing is, if they were to do that, it would potentially defeat much of the cost savings. Making a clam-shell design would require a lot more reworking. Where the no removable joycon idea would allow them to stick with the exact same circuitry and just save the cost on the joycon batteries and rails.

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Heavyarms55 wrote:

@Agriculture The thing is, if they were to do that, it would potentially defeat much of the cost savings. Making a clam-shell design would require a lot more reworking. Where the no removable joycon idea would allow them to stick with the exact same circuitry and just save the cost on the joycon batteries and rails.

If they want the console to retain it's 6.2" screen size, then it needs to be clam shell if they want it to be 16 cm wide (the same width as the 3DS XL). The Switch with joycons attached is 24 cm. So, having a clam shell design saves 33 % width, which should save more money than the cost of the clam shell mechanism.

All of this of course depends on the chip actually being smaller. If the chip isn't made in a smaller node size, then they can't reduce the overall size. Though, I am certain that they will, since it would be pointless to launch a new Switch if they didn't.

Here's my predictions:

1. SOC made on 10 nm node
2. Similar measurements and size of the 3DS XL
3. Same clam shell mechanism as the 3DS
4. Funtastic colors available from the start
5. It will still have a fan, but it will be an even smaller fan

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chardir

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YessMasster

An interesting idea would be the clamshell design, where you can attach joycons to the bottom part, maybe initial ones would be stripped of rumble and wireless connectivity. That would make the console still able to play all the games it could so far, while lowering the price. Heck, even a slight reduction of the screen would not be out of the question.

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