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Clyde_Radcliffe

jump wrote:

@Clyde_Radcliffe I'd hope it does more than just has folders, that would be the worst new console ever! ;p

Lol, I didn't mean only that, though that would be hilarious, if only to read the comments on here. ūüėč

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skywake

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Article also provides a sensible explanation for some of the tedious comments from the sceptics. Seen a few comments saying that anouncing before E3 will take away some of the shine from an E3 reveal. Which it would, but also.....

I understand this is to ensure third-parties working on games which support the upgraded Switch are free to announce these projects at E3, and before Nintendo's own digital showcase later in that week.

Which makes a LOT of sense when you think about it.

Also I don't think Nintendo really wants E3 to be entirely about the new hardware. Nintendo use hardware to sell software, not the other way around. This is far from the first time Nintendo has revealed the hardware first, let things settle a bit, then gone straight into games. Remember the Switch reveal? We got the hardware trailer in October 2016:

Showed a few games but basically, this is what the Switch is this is when it's coming out. Then a few months later they do the big show which went into more detail about the hardware sure but by this stage we had already digested the hardware reveal. So this second video was all about games being released or in development

So yeah, pretty much standard Nintendo strategy on display here

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SwitchForce

Here's more news this is coming whether the NintenDoomed fandom likes it or not.

Love how the NIN haters think they know but they clearly know Jack about anything Nintendo. And their comments on here clearly show so. Maybe have a good after life TROLLs.

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Grumblevolcano

@skywake A reveal prior to E3 would suggest Nintendo E3's is on the last day (June 15th) which would fit in with Nintendo's past E3 presentations.

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jump

Grumblevolcano wrote:

A reveal prior to E3 would suggest Nintendo E3's is on the last day (June 15th) which would fit in with Nintendo's past E3 presentations.

Nintendo normally do their directs on the first day at previous E3s though.

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Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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Grumblevolcano

For presentations, Tuesday was the last day of E3 and finished with Nintendo.

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skywake

jump wrote:

Grumblevolcano wrote:

A reveal prior to E3 would suggest Nintendo E3's is on the last day (June 15th) which would fit in with Nintendo's past E3 presentations.

Nintendo normally do their directs on the first day at previous E3s though.

The last E3, 2019, Nintendo's Direct was on June 11th which was the first day of E3. But it was the last of the conferences. EA on the 8th, Microsoft and Bethesda were on the 9th, Ubisoft, Square Enix and AMD were on the 10th. Actually going back from memory I think Nintendo has always been the last show before the floor opens (not that the floor will open this year but still)

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WoomyNNYes

I recall Nate the Hate saying it takes about 5 months to produce consoles, and new Switch production starts June-ish?. So, if a September release happens, it's likely the last days of that month. Guess we'll see how it pans out.

Side note: The more you know!!!<33 Until recently, I had no idea it takes about six months to produce microchip wafers. SIX MONTHS!!! The process is not quick. This was news to me when I saw CBS 60 Minutes a couple months ago reporting/explaining microchip shortages, the result of covid shutting down chip production for a few months. I'm assuming Nintendo has procured their chips to start console production.

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I think we got lots of deniers going on here. And those saying NIN didn't know what they are doing clearly don't know what they are talking about. If they were already Developing a replacement unit after the first Switch release you expect they already secure INventory/Hardware but people keep thinking they know more but clearly know even less. Why do people keep thinking if your developing you wouldn't secure Hardware in advance when completing a new unit considering the Switch was already refined they did more power refinements but that is lost to small mindsets whom never had known that in R&D you get funding and hardware ready when going into production. But never mind that they dismiss everything they can so they can live their fantasy story that the Switch never existed.

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WoomyNNYes

@SwitchForce I'm still hardcore skeptical the Nintendo NX was real. And the Dolphin.

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Grumblevolcano

The main thing about the hardware I'm skeptical of is the release month, it's reasonable to guess this launches with BotW 2 but why would Nintendo release BotW 2 that early?

Only things I can think of are:

  • Running away from GTAV (the gaming industry mostly avoids releasing games around Rockstar releases and GTAV releases for the 4th time in November 2021)
  • Some 3rd party multiplatform releases this fall and holiday are exclusive to the revision, releasing the revision is the only way to get these games release same day rather than the infamous several month delay games like Dark Souls Remastered and DOOM Eternal experienced

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WoomyNNYes wrote:

@SwitchForce I'm still hardcore skeptical the Nintendo NX was real. And the Dolphin.

Everyone is free to decide themselves but to deny something like a update Switch would happen is just dumb. Take for example Auto everyear a new one comes out if they followed the deniers we be driving MODEL T only-computers 6 months your current systems or sooner is past Modes. Like I always said if they can update the hardware the technology moves on and doesn't stop for those that says so. That's how innovations makes something new or improves upon the current Switch to make it better-there's always hiccups and restart but that's how we get something better. Drifting that will be something to see what happens to it.

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WoomyNNYes

Grumblevolcano wrote:

The main thing about the hardware I'm skeptical of is the release month, it's reasonable to guess this launches with BotW 2 but why would Nintendo release BotW 2 that early?

I'm thinking this fall release of revised switch hardware is more of a back-up plan. Before we realized how bad the pandemic would get, insider rumors(bloomberg story?) were expecting the new Switch hardware for late 2020, and BOTW 2 was seemed slated for late 2020 - early 2021. I guess we'll see what they go with.

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VoidofLight

@WoomyNNYes I mean, even in current year, if this is a backup plan, they're releasing it at a terrible time. Sony said the chip shortage could last into 2022.

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WoomyNNYes

@VoidofLight If Nintendo announces hardware revision release for fall, it takes about 5 months to produce a console(sourch: Nate the Hate on spawnwave) which means console production is starting/already-started.... Which sounds like nintendo may have already procured the chips for console production.

Supposedly, Nintendo originally wanted to launch the hardware revision by late 2020 (that was the insider rumor before covid shutdowns became a real problem). So, Nintendo has been planning for a while. It's possible they already procured the parts needed. Maybe they got the parts, but have been sitting on them, waiting for covid restrictions to lift for a chance to put the consoles together.

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VoidofLight

@WoomyNNYes But the chip shortage isn't going to be gone by Fall. Again, the shortage itself has no sign of wavering, and the companies producing said chips don't see this as a problem, as they're making more money than ever. Not to mention, even if they were sitting on the parts, they can only manufacture a limited number of the revision before they run out of said parts. It's not like they can keep buying them, as stockpiles are extremely limited supply.

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Buizel

@Grumblevolcano There's not really any pattern in launch months for hardware revisions. DSi was released in Japan in November and worldwide in May. New 3DS was October and February for Japan and Europe, respectively. And Switch Lite was May. The only time they really seem to avoid is summer.

And if it's completely replacing the base Switch, do they need to tie it to BotW2 or an exclusive to sell it?

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WoomyNNYes

@VoidofLight Ah, got ya. I have to admit, I had tunnel vision for Nintendo just making their first runoff of revised consoles. I hadn't thought beyond that.

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VoidofLight

@WoomyNNYes I get that. The prospect of a new console is exciting, but my worries just stem from people not being able to pick up a system due to the current market. I might be negative about the rumors for these consoles, but I don't really hate the idea of a more powerful switch. I just don't think that now is the right time to release one.

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SwitchForce

@VoidofLight What we think and what NIN thinks are two different unrelated matters. This is about $$$$ for them not use. They can release or produce when they feel and what's to stop them other then making sure they already have the supply/inventory for the release. If your in business and don't think about this your in the wrong job industry. This is their livelihood and Years of R&D investment paying off and to miss release because those of us would think we think for NIN is just dumb as well.

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