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Topic: NEWS: Analyst predicts that the Nintendo Switch Pro will launch later this year.

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Ninfan

@SwitchForce what will the nintendo switch pro be ? How much was the price of the first switch when it came out. I think the first switch was the same as the price it is now€330

Ninfan

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I really hope the Pro version still have Portability and comes with White color bundle. (White on all entire body, not just the Joy Cons)

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iKhan

While I don't have an issue with analysts making predictions. I think they are fun and interesting, just as you all's predictions are, I find it infinitely annoying that the gaming community interprets them as "rumors".

They aren't rumors, they are guesses, based on the same information we all have.

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embison

Dr. Serkan Toto: There is no doubt the Switch Pro will come out in 2020
Also Dr. Toto: The Switch Pro will come out in 2019

Eventually he'll be right. My equally-valid bet: The Switch Pro - whenever it comes out - will be docked-mode only.

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iKhan

embison wrote:

Eventually he'll be right. My equally-valid bet: The Switch Pro - whenever it comes out - will be docked-mode only.

@embison

My own preferences aside, one of my issues with the idea of a docked-only Switch Pro is the technical logistics.

It would have to use an ARM processor in order for it to maintain compatibility with Switch games. But if they are using an ARM processor, there's no reason not to allow it to be handheld. I suppose they could do some technical wizardry where they put some sort of supplemental processor in the "Dock only Pro", but that would suddenly make the Pro difficult to develop for, which is going to further limit the upgraded systems support.

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Grumblevolcano

I don't think there'll be a docked-only Switch, the only way it makes sense is if Nintendo's aim is to recreate the Wii U and bring back the asymmetrical gameplay of stuff like Nintendo Land and general 2 screen usage like Star Fox Zero. The docked-only Switch would act as the "Wii U" and the Switch Lite or normal Switch would act as the "Wii U Gamepad".

3rd party devs wouldn't want to support the docked-only Switch unless it ended up successful (userbase starting from scratch) so the more likely outcome is a "New 3DS" version of the normal Switch where it can still switch but slightly more powerful.

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Bucky

If they release a switch pro there will probably be some third party games that can only run on the pro model, but I hope all first party games run on all models with improved perfomance on the pro.

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Atomic77

I don’t know if I believe all this hype that a Switch Pro would be coming this soon when the baby switch the Switch Lite just came out not that long ago. If this turns out to be true Nintendo better do a major price drop on there currently released games so they can make room for the future.

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Toy_Link

If Nintendo does a "Switch Pro", they'll more likely focus on added features (NSO app on console, possibly?) and improvements (such as speedier loading times and better internet connectivity), while barely mentioning the power increase.

And I don't expect that the Switch will suddenly gain most PS4 games (or PS5 games). Most developers aren't going to be targeting games to a fairly niche audience and knowing Nintendo the power increase isn't going to be that significant anyway (I still expect the Switch Pro will not be as powerful as base PS4).

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SwitchForce

Bucky wrote:

If they release a switch pro there will probably be some third party games that can only run on the pro model, but I hope all first party games run on all models with improved perfomance on the pro.

That's recipe for Business Failure-why would they do something buttcocked like that aka 2DS games can run on 3SD XL units. You seem not to know much about Nintendo Innovations as much as this comments seems to show us here. As to Dock Only that is Fandom haters of Switch would make such comments. After all this time people still think they will be Dock aka Coffee table consoles when they are getting more people to play on the go. Yeah, those are the lack of common sense that doesn't do well in the world of Business.

Toy_Link wrote:

And I don't expect that the Switch will suddenly gain most PS4 games (or PS5 games). Most developers aren't going to be targeting games to a fairly niche audience and knowing Nintendo the power increase isn't going to be that significant anyway (I still expect the Switch Pro will not be as powerful as base PS4).

As to Developers not making for Switch this is another reason one shouldn't be in business world. They are jumping onto the Switch to get to more Gamers not just "chest beating Males" there are gamers of sorts ranging from females gamers to younger age gamers that plays games as well-but those naysayers keep forgetting this demographic.
When people makes statements not as powerful as ps4 that clearly signals Trolling before keeps saying not Powerful enough but fails the Bigger Picture. And that is the saddest part of their world.

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Magician

I have my doubts about Switch Pro releasing in 2020. I feel that Nintendo is comfortable with the Switch being a first-party, indie, port machine for atleast two more years. The Switch will continue to struggle getting high-profile third party games (Call of Duty, Madden, etc). So why would Nintendo release a third Switch iteration when a marginal increase in processing power wouldn't change those third party publishers opinion of the platform?

No. It would be better for Nintendo to play the long-game. Rather than releasing a Switch Pro in 2020 at an msrp of $399, Nintendo will wait until production costs come down to $299 sometime in 2022 or later. By that time the standard Switch msrp drops to $199, and the Switch Lite down to $129.

Nintendo continues to make money on hardware alone, while Sony and MS eat production costs of the PS5 and Xbox, all for the sake of getting those consoles in your home .

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Ralizah

I do think we'll see a budget-priced, dock only Switch model eventually. I don't think it'll be a "Pro" model, though: it'll just be there to extend the life of the console slightly and pick up stragglers who want to play it as a cheap home console. Nintendo could probably sell it for $149.99 or so and still make a decent profit on each one sold (after all, it won't need a screen, speakers, etc.)

A "New Nintendo Switch" in a couple of years time also wouldn't surprise me, but there's no way in hell that it won't be a hybrid.

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SwitchForce

Magician wrote:

The Switch will continue to struggle getting high-profile third party games (Call of Duty, Madden, etc). So why would Nintendo release a third Switch iteration when a marginal increase in processing power wouldn't change those third party publishers opinion of the platform?

I see this the other way around and it's not related to GPU power. Think "Witcher 3" is a high profile game. Also they have NBK and Soccer games, Fortnite, OverWatch so what is this about no High-Profile games. Also we got Assassin Creed so that is a high Profile game as well.

Magician wrote:

No. It would be better for Nintendo to play the long-game. Rather than releasing a Switch Pro in 2020 at an msrp of $399, Nintendo will wait until production costs come down to $299 sometime in 2022 or later. By that time the standard Switch msrp drops to $199, and the Switch Lite down to $129.

That's way to much wishful thinking. Switch came out in 2017 and now it's 2020 but I don't see that price leaving 299.99 anything soon even after a Pro model comes out.
Be like this:
1. Switch Pro(?) = 399.99
2. Switch standard = 299.99
3. Switch Lite = 199.99
No price change as there is no reason to do or later. If one wants 129 then get a 3DS XL unit.

Magician wrote:

Nintendo continues to make money on hardware alone, while Sony and MS eat production costs of the PS5 and Xbox, all for the sake of getting those consoles in your home .

Hardware alone isn't the only money maker it needs games to support the hardware to make money.

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Ralizah wrote:

I do think we'll see a budget-priced, dock only Switch model eventually. I don't think it'll be a "Pro" model, though: it'll just be there to extend the life of the console slightly and pick up stragglers who want to play it as a cheap home console. Nintendo could probably sell it for $149.99 or so and still make a decent profit on each one sold (after all, it won't need a screen, speakers, etc.)

This is the most unlikely idea that won't get any traction with Nintendo. The Switch and sales figure clearly has shown to Nintendo people not just gamers want Freedom on how/where they game. I doubt they will make a 149.99 if they do that it will be the 2DS/3DS family line only. I don't think they will want to go lower then 199.99 (Lite) otherwise the returns will more or less kill he Lite series. The New Switch will or will not be labeled Pro but another name. But calling it Switch Pro does make it sounds more higher though.

Ralizah wrote:

A "New Nintendo Switch" in a couple of years time also wouldn't surprise me, but there's no way in hell that it won't be a hybrid.

That's the point alot of others keep saying TV only Switch and fails to see that Nintendo starting at 2DS has been going portable and Dock/Portable Switch direction. So they aren't going to stop full tilt and take backwards steps to their success.

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@SwitchForce Witcher 3 isn’t new, there’s four missing newer Assassin’s Creed games, no CoD or Tom Clancy titles, no Need For Speed titles, no Madden, no Star Wars that’s less than a decade old. As great as Rebel Collection is, you can’t throw out old games to discount the fact that Switch does not get NEARLY enough mainstream multiplats.

And Fortnite runs on friggin phones, that’s not even a useful example. At all.

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Trajan

@SwitchForce Why are you so opposed to a price drop? I guarantee one is coming.

The rest of your posts are just non-sensical ramblings. I believe previously you said there wouldn't be a portable only model and here we are.

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Ninfan

So yes or no will there be a new switch in a few months. I only bought one . How much was the original switch when it launched

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Can I also be an analyst if I make obvious guesses based on the most basic of understanding of system releases?

I predict Nintendo will release a major first party release around November, the next game in one of its biggest franchises.

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