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Topic: Would you want Switch Pro if its TV only?

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iKhan

No. It would be a complete dealbreaker.

And that's a lot coming from me, because I was a huge naysayer of the hybrid idea back in the NX days. But I've been converted. My switch makes it so much easier to game. I don't usually take it on the go, but being able to have it right next to me on my desk for brief play sessions in between work is amazing.

Right now I'm playing Tales of Graces F on PS3, and every time I start the game up it's such a process. I can't just put the console to sleep at any moment, bring it next to my desk, and start it back up the next brief break I have.

If I wanted a big TV console that would play the most graphically intense AAA games, I'd go buy a PS4. Nintendo would make most of their first party games are compatible with the old switch, so I really wouldn't gain much from a TV only switch pro.

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Zuljaras

I will buy it. I would love to have a modern console that uses cartridges instead of discs And that is coming for a guy that LOVES handhelds!

Zuljaras

Ruthless4u

Probably a no from me. Next TV only console will be either the new PlayStation or Xbox.

We have a lot of doctors appointments for my youngest and the dual function of the switch serves us well

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Fungalich

A TV only switch would be awesome as a SECOND SYSTEM that stays at home so my spouse can play games when i take the switch to work but also allows me to dock my OG switch or a switch lite to it so that any progress i make either at home or on the go automatically syncs between both machines...kind of a SWITCH PRO dock that is also a standalone console

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sixrings

Wouldn't a docked switch be a perfect companion for those who bought a switch lite.

And I get some people like the hybrid systems but no one is suggesting those being taken off the market.

sixrings

SwitchForce

@sixrings problem is one account per console. So that eliminates what your asking.

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sixrings

@SwitchForce one primary system (the lite) and one secondary system which is verified through the internet (the pro model).

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SwitchForce

sixrings wrote:

@SwitchForce one primary system (the lite) and one secondary system which is verified through the internet (the pro model).

Problem is you have to register with Nintendo if you plan to use it online or not. And if you register the same email or account it won't work. Without that the Lite can't update the games if you want the update or stability from the developers.

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Silly_G

SwitchForce wrote:

@sixrings problem is one account per console. So that eliminates what your asking.

You can have up to EIGHT accounts per console.

SwitchForce wrote:

Problem is you have to register with Nintendo if you plan to use it online or not.

Not necessarily.

SwitchForce wrote:

And if you register the same email or account it won't work.

You can register the same NNID with multiple Switch consoles (I'm unsure if there is a limit), however, only one can be registered as a "primary console". All other consoles are "secondary", and the secondary consoles will require to connect to the internet to verify that downloaded software is not being used by the primary console in order to be able to play them (including free software/DLC, stupidly).

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King-X

I'd like to say that's not an issue to me as I play in docked mode exclusively anyway. In reality there's always the odd time handheld is required pending on what game you're playing. For instance there's a pokemon whose evolution requires the Switch being held upside down in handheld mode.

Currently Playing: Pokémon Sword / Atelier Ryza

Silly_G

@King-X : I figured that holding the controller upside down would work too, no? I haven't tried it though.

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King-X

@Silly_G I only tried it that way because that’s the evolution method specified on Serebii. Even if that’s true though, there are plenty of other examples. Severed can only be played in handheld mode. From what I read though, people have trouble with that Inkay evolution with a Pro controller even connected.

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farmer_humpf

It's a "No" from me. The increase in performance would not be worth sacrificing portability for.

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Jimez

The point of the Switch is to Switch between TV and handheld, i'd not be interested in a Pro if it was TV only.

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rockodoodle

The way to go.... Release it with a few exclusives @ $400. Then after a year or two allow us to buy the handheld model only for $250 or something like that.

Heavyarms55 wrote:

@Woomy_NNYes I don't like the Switch Lite because it lacks TV functionality and I would not like the Switch Pro if it lacked a portable mode. A Pro done right would be a premium product in my opinion, it would be more expensive and packed with better hardware and more features, not less. I could see a more powerful Switch Pro at 350 or even 400 dollars, with a 1080p screen in portable mode and a more powerful system in general.

But unlike the Switch Lite, I might at least consider a TV only Switch Pro, but only if it was not only more powerful but had some features that warranted being chained to a TV. Maybe the pro would come with a disk drive and support backwards compatibility with Gamecube, Wii and Wii U titles. And play DVDs and Blue Ray. Then I would consider it.

But I still would prefer the latter, a more powerful, premium version of the original Switch.

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CTmatic

My initial reaction was are you kidding? This will not happen, but since Switch Lite happened, I wouldn’t be surprised. Switch Lite already killed the biggest selling feature of the Switch, literally.

CTmatic

komodo182

My switch rarely leaves the dock, so if it was cheaper, I would probably pick a docked console over a portable one myself.

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sixrings

@komodo182 there's a huge assumption that a pro model would cost more when if it was just docked it would lose a screen and a battery. Two big money savers and if It shipped with a pro controller that's more a savings than joy cons.

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iKhan

sixrings wrote:

Wouldn't a docked switch be a perfect companion for those who bought a switch lite.

And I get some people like the hybrid systems but no one is suggesting those being taken off the market.

Sure but the question is asking if we'd buy it. I wouldn't touch it, because it really doesn't have much value to me unless it came with a bunch of exclusive games not on Sony and Microsoft systems either. I wouldn't pay 300-400 dollars for a system that just allows me to play prettier switch games, but prevents me from taking it portably.

If I wanted a TV only console that plays all the 3rd party games, I would just buy a PS4 or XB1.

Currently Playing: Steamworld Heist, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Tales of Graces F

C-Chakra

For me, the Switch's portability is the only reason i'm gaming these days. Tried playing the PS4 for a bit when we had one in the house but couldn't stay in front of the TV for more than 15 mins at a time, which was why I ended up getting a Switch. If the Pro will be TV only it makes the decision to stick with what i've got pretty easy.

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