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Topic: The Nintendo Switch Rumor and Speculation Thread

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gcunit

TSR3 wrote:

"On Tuesday, the Nintendo president declined to comment when asked during a media briefing about when his company might unveil the next iteration of its marquee console."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-10/nintendo-u...

Is anyone still arguing for the next model to come out in 2024 or later?

That's a very vague quote. Without knowing exactly what was asked and how it was answered I really wouldn't bother reading anything into it.

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TSR3

@gcunit I’m jumping the gun a bit, as the English translation of the Q&A isn’t released yet. But it looks like Nintendo came out with a ‘no comment’ rather than saying ‘no plans’

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FroZtedFlakerZz

I've already seen another Nvidia leak sighhhhhh the main thing that sounds super plausible to me, is the botw champion's ballad dlc getting adding to the n64 tier subscription, the rest is mostly stuff we've seen before except with streetpass, nintendo selects, and speakers in the joy-cons added.
I'm calling cap.

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Kermit1

I wonder if Nintendo would do a new street pass BUT you'd have to pay for switch online to use it.

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Grumblevolcano

@FroZtedFlakerZz NSO Expansion Pack will probably be a situation where all 1st party DLC from Happy Home Paradise onwards are available day 1 meanwhile 1st party DLC prior to that gradually gets added over time. So essentially a "DLC Game Pass" in a sense.

Grumblevolcano

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FroZtedFlakerZz

@Grumblevolcano Yeah that's what I'm expecting of it, I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually does get pretty stacked
@TSR3 I saw it while online, I can try and find it again but it was a big "grain of salt" list

Games I'm playing right now:
Zelda BotW - Switch
Zelda Skyward Sword (Motion Controls) - Switch
Kingdom Hearts 2 - PS4
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition - Switch
Mario Maker 2 - Switch

TSR3

@FullmetalAlchemist I wouldn't say "obviously". It could be for the next model of Nvidia's Shield set-top-box, or even more likely further down the line for Arm based laptops/desktops using a future CPU from Nvidia. It's probably a bit late in the day to hire a tools developer for a console likely to start production within a few months.

Edit the LinkIn ad does specify 'Game Consoles', so probably not Arm based laptops/desktops then!

Edited on by TSR3

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BruceCM

& not PS or XBox, @TSR3 .... So, it certainly seems to be linked to a Switch successor

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StarPoint

Definitely seems to be Switch-related. PS and Xbox both use AMD ARM CPUs, which pretty much just leaves Switch on the table, at least in terms of notable consoles.

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skywake

StarPoint wrote:

Definitely seems to be Switch-related. PS and Xbox both use AMD ARM CPUs, which pretty much just leaves Switch on the table, at least in terms of notable consoles.

Correction, they use AMD x86 APUs. Specifically AMD Ryzen Zen 2/RDNA 2 combo GPU/CPUs, same as the Steam Deck. While Nintendo uses ARM Cortex CPUs. Specifically Cortex A57/53 + Maxwell Tegra packages and will likely move on to Ampere or something above that when they do their next hardware refresh

But yeah, Nintendo are the only "console" who has Nvidia hardware and will likely remain so for a while. Microsoft and Sony are only really just starting this "hardware cycle". Valve is not going to have any interest in Nvidia given their reputation in regards to open source driver support. Apple if they take a spin would want to use their own silicon. Any other of the likely players? Would think they'd be going for "cloud" gaming not physical hardware (eg Amazon, Google)

With that said, I don't think this job ad means much of anything. This would be a full time position and you'd expect this person to be on the payroll for a while. Them hiring for this specifically? Sure, it means that currently they're doing low-level driver development for Nintendo hardware. Which tells us that the partnership is still ongoing. But it tells us nothing about next-Switch given this role will always exist as long as the partnership does

Development does not stop on release day

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StarPoint

@skywake Oops, you're right. I get them mixed up. But it does still apply.

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BruceCM

Well, it does at least suggest Nvidia plan to carry on doing Switch chips for awhile, @skywake .... & This might well be in time for starting to make whatever the successor will have, I suppose

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TSR3

While it may not be a "notable" console, Nividia's Shield had been an early source of leaks in the past, such as the first news about the Mariko SoC. But back to the job ad, I wonder if it's a hint that Nintendo maybe changing the graphics drivers model for the Switch, maybe to help with backwards compatibility?

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BruceCM

Or the current person is moving on, one way or another, @TSR3 ....? Or they just need another 1 due to the increased demand?

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Madao

I would be really surprised if this was not Nintendo related. I am not sure if NVidia would refer to Shield as a console. They have experimented in the past with all sorts of devices, so you can never be certain of course, but the timing of it is interesting.

We have:

  • NVidia making tools for a console (probably indicates that whatever it is, it is finalised)
  • Nintendo talking more about a new console than they did before
  • Zelda being delayed to next year while Nintendo mentions how they don't want another WiiU (so what better way to avoid that than repeating your successful Switch launch strategy?)
  • Switch showing its age every year more and more. Support of 3rd party games also being reduced due to the new gen.

Edited on by Madao

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skywake

To be clear I think the writing is on the wall, has been my view for almost a year now. I just don't think this job listing says much of anything. At most it's another item to add to an already long list

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"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

TSR3

@BruceCM Yeah, most likely explanations. Not the first ad of it's ilk in the recent past either I think

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