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TheFrenchiestFry

I think Nintendo should go all out with the multimedia functions of their next console and bring it up to par with the PlayStation and Xbox. It's a huge missed opportunity that their current console which is literally a tablet with detachable controllers doesn't have more multimedia capabilities like more streaming services such as Netflix, or even basic things like a web browser

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TheYosh

@TheFrenchiestFry I think that if Nintendo figures out how to have a switch-style console with streaming services, at least 64gb storage and 1440p resolution on handheld & tabletop (4K on docked) would ensure them winning the console war. Keeping Nes and SNES games as online services is fine (they’re only little games) but GameCube, Wii, DS, 3DS etc. Virtual Console would be amazing!

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TheYosh

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@TheFrenchiestFry I think that if Nintendo figures out how to have a switch-style console with streaming services, at least 64gb storage and 1440p resolution on handheld & tabletop (4K on docked) would ensure them winning the console war. Keeping Nes and SNES games as online services is fine (they’re only little games) but GameCube, Wii, DS, 3DS etc. Virtual Console would be amazing!

But still, when would Nintendo give us something THAT good.

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TheFrenchiestFry

@TheYosh lmao considering it's Nintendo I think it's best to really temper those expectations

Plus I think I'd be content with just a 1080p handheld screen with 4K docking capabilities. Anything above 1080p would be a death sentence for battery life anyway

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TheYosh

TheFrenchiestFry wrote:

@TheYosh lmao considering it's Nintendo I think it's best to really temper those expectations

Plus I think I'd be content with just a 1080p handheld screen with 4K docking capabilities. Anything above 1080p would be a death sentence for battery life anyway

@TheFrenchiestFry oops i meant 1080p. As you said, 1440p would be a nightmare for battery life, and the switch would probably overheat so much that you’d end up with hot melted joy-con slime all over your hands 😂.

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TheYosh

I’ve seen a few people show concepts for a dual-screened Nintendo Switch 2. I can’t understand anyone playing comfortably with that bulky monstrosity to be honest. Even so, dual screens were good for the DS and 3DS, but going back to a good single screen is better for consumers, Nintendo and also third-party developers. The Switch 2 should just be what @TheFrenchiestFry mentioned in the last post.

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AwesomEli

@TheYosh I agree. I don´t see how a double-screened Switch would work. It would be really big. REALLY BIG. It would be weird to try and dock a double-screen Switch and put it on the TV. It might not even be possible to do that. Plus, I prefer one screen anyway.

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Heavyarms55

I don't think they have to choose either innovation or continuing the Switch line as though these ideas were mutually exclusive.

Nintendo has found a wonderful niche to fill, that blend of dedicated gaming device and portability that no other company has gotten right. But there is still plenty of room to try new things.

My honest hope is that the Switch is their new Game Boy. A device they support and improve upon for a decade or longer, retaining native backwards compatibility like the Game Boy line did.

The improvements I would make: Mechanically:
1080p support handheld screen with no bezel. Built in Bluetooth headset support and a second micro SD card slot.
Software:
Folders, themes, activity/playtime log, revamped eshop with reviews, ratings and better filters and discoverablity.

I also think think the dock could be resigned and better utilized. Perhaps they could release a dock with built in addition storage or docks that support legacy hardware.

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TheYosh

@Heavyarms55 Great idea! I hadn’t thought of that... Backwards compatibility would be a must for a console like that.

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Bolt_Strike

I definitely think they should stick to the Switch's base design and concept, but improve upon it. In particular, I think the next Switch needs to be a dual screen clamshell design again. But beyond just that, I have an idea for something really creative that could build on that, although I'm not sure if it's feasible with the current technology. Not only could the two screens fold together, but they could completely detach. This would provide two benefits:

1. You could once again have a second screen in docked mode like the Wii U did. You could dock one screen and connect the Joy Cons to the second to use it like the Gamepad.
2. When playing multiplayer, each player could have their own screen in addition to their own controller, giving the term "split screen multiplayer" a new and very literal meaning.

I'm not really sure when this would be feasible considering the logistics of getting the two screens to communicate with each other, but when it does, this feels like a very Nintendo thing to do for their next console. It would evolve the Switch design in a completely new and relatively unexpected direction, while making the next iteration of the Switch that contains even more of the DNA of past systems by integrating the dual screen gameplay of past devices like the DS, 3DS, and Wii U.

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TheYosh

@Bolt_Strike That could actually work! With that format, that console could play Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS games all in one!

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TheFrenchiestFry

@Bolt_Strike A dual screen Switch would be incredibly impractical and would also kinda destroy the console's ability to be even remotely portable since the addition of a second screen would increase the bulk and weight of the system altogether.

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Heavyarms55

@TheYosh The big thing is, with the Switch, is that they can easily stick with a generally similar form factor and thus keep using the same type of game cards. As well, though I'm no expert, the Switch uses a fairly understandable and typical programing framework, so if they build on it in future releases, they wont need to do much to retain support for older titles.

Nintendo has, in the past, done simple things like different color games or very slight changes to the cartridge design so that newer ones don't get mistaken for older ones. Look at Game Boy color games vs original Game Boy. Or that little nub that 3DS games had that DS games lacked, as well as being different colors.

Then building off of the base model Switch, there's still room for them to innovate or experiment. I could see them trying different joycons, or even building some kind of clamshell design of the Switch. Maybe a Switch SP to pay homage to the GBA SP?

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Bolt_Strike

@TheFrenchiestFry I'm thinking closer to a normal sized Switch screen (maybe slightly wider) split in two instead of two full sized Switch screens. The Switch is pretty close in size to a DS/3DS laid out flat, but with the inability to fold it can't really fit in people's pockets all that well, going back to the clamshell design would alleviate that. This would actually make the Switch more portable, not less.

My only real concern with my idea is potential latency with having two screens constantly needing to communicate with each other. Other than that, I see no reason why this couldn't work.

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TheYosh

@Bolt_Strike, @Heavyarms55, @TheFrenchiestFry — Considering that the Wii could play DS games on Virtual console, the Switch has potential to play DS and 3DS games docked and when using the LCD screen it’s tilted on its side. Considering that most switch owners have a 3ds, this feature wouldn’t be that useful except for the convenience for having all of your games on one console. I think that the switch has more potential with joy-con attachments, as this The Verge article shows: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww....

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ivory_soul

TheYosh wrote:

TheFrenchiestFry wrote:

@TheYosh lmao considering it's Nintendo I think it's best to really temper those expectations

Plus I think I'd be content with just a 1080p handheld screen with 4K docking capabilities. Anything above 1080p would be a death sentence for battery life anyway

@TheFrenchiestFry oops i meant 1080p. As you said, 1440p would be a nightmare for battery life, and the switch would probably overheat so much that you’d end up with hot melted joy-con slime all over your hands 😂.

Anything above 1080p handheld would be just a waste of battery life and power. Even on laptops, anything above 1080p is wasted as the screen is too small for that kind of pixel density. You wouldn't notice the different. And to get 4K docked the tablet would be massively fat, or they would need the extra power inside the dock itself like a seperate GPU. It would be insanely expensive to do that. At that point they might as well just make a regular box console.

@Bolt_Strike You'd be rolling back the clock with that feature. Having dual screens would just force Nintendo to create a 3DS sequel at that point. I don't know why people want Nintendo to keep going back in time instead of moving forward. Dual screens and docking would be insanely expensive and you're also looking at more parts breaking more often. It's just not practical. You're also looking at a $500 system at that point.

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Narrator1

I'd say to keep the handheld portion at 1080p unless the screen becomes appreciably larger than 7". Give the dock an external upscaling solution if 4K is an absolute necessity. Focus any extra power instead to improving frame rates and general performance and stability.

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TheYosh

@ivory_soul, @Narrator1 — I think that the 4K capabilities should be a separate GPU in the dock. With the Switch’s massive popularity Nintendo simply can’t go back to box consoles.

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Bolt_Strike

@ivory_soul As if the Switch going back to one screen wasn't rolling back the clock. Throwing everything out the window and reinventing the wheel on hardware isn't really moving forward, it's more of a lateral move. To really move forward, they have to build on what they've done, not just start from square one all of the time. That's what they've been trying to do with the Switch, as they've mentioned the Switch contains the DNA of all of their past hardware. Except... it doesn't, not entirely. The dual screen gameplay of the DS, 3DS, and Wii U is missing, so this idea adds it back in.

As for the price, that is a valid concern, but I doubt the price would jump that high. Maybe to $400, but not $500.

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ivory_soul

@Bolt_Strike Not rolling back the clock in terms of just screen numbers, but innovation. They already did two screens and I think people are done with it and clearly so are they. While technically they kept the two screens with the Switch, the Switch itself, and your TV, it's still an evolution. I think cramming two screens into a single system again would be rolling back the clock in a negative way. Two screens is Nintendo's pocket, they pretty much created that and stuck with it and I think almost two decades of it is enough.

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