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Topic: Rumor: New Switch model coming in September or October with announcement soon, new Metroid on the way this year

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Bolt_Strike

@BruceCM The Switch Lite is handheld only so that's not really a true hybrid. The OG Switch is almost twice as wide as the 3DS and doesn't really fit in your pocket that well (technically it can, but only if you have nothing else in it and even then it usually sticks out a bit so it's not practical to fit it in your pocket). And having a carrying case doesn't really help much, to really work well as a portable it needs to be able to fit in your pocket. Carrying case or not, you'll most likely have to hold it in your hand to take it around with you which limits you from doing other things and makes it easier for someone to steal it. So neither model really fully satisfies the hybrid concept and a clamshell design is still needed.

Bolt_Strike

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JoyBoy

Slowdive wrote:

P.S. for those who are not familiar with this person; it's a very reliable NVIDIA leaker. The SoC should be based on Orin, with Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Ampere based GPU (which could mean RT?). NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace has been hinted at earlier as well.

I think this is going to be quite a spectacular refresh.

Thanks for the explanation but I still don't know what any of that means 😃

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JoyBoy

Slowdive wrote:

@skywake True. It can basically be very close to the PlayStation 4, something I didn't expect. As for the unusual move forward; during last year's investment meeting Nintendo basically announced a shift when it comes to approaching new technology:

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Okay so basically a PS4 handheld which sounds kinda insane... But awesome if true. Was that kingdom come game real, coming to switch? Because that sounds like something exclusive to Switch pro since it didn't even run that well on PS4...

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WoomyNNYes

Reminding myself, regarding Nintendo revealing new hardware revision before E3, that could mean tomorrow morning. If the revision is real & comming. I am not going to underestimate Nintendo's love for silence, and waiting until the last second. I think keeping sercrets turns Nintendo on.

Plus, I'm still dying to know if covid state of emergency is creating hurdles that could impact Nintendo being ready for E3. Nintendo's prefecture, Kyoto, is under state of emergency. Forgive me if you've seen me say it multiple times before. Every morning I watch NHK Newsline, and they show a map of all prefectures currently under covid state of emergency.

Ah, NHK World<333 Domo. Hai. Daijobou desuka? Sumimasen. Nandesuka? Bmx baiku (that's most of my japanese vocabulary)

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GrailUK

@Slowdive Whoa. According to that tweet, the Switch refresh is going to be magic!

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BruceCM

Hmm, it depends on the size of your pockets, @Bolt_Strike .... But I remember looking at 3DSs & even the base one wouldn't fit in most pockets easily, let alone the XL ones! It isn't me you need to convince, though; I'm well up for such a design myself

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Slowdive

@JoyBoy Calculating, it could be around twice as powerful in handheld, and four times more powerful when docked. This is without the use of features like DLSS. Keep in mind that we're dealing with a customized chipset, so there will be a variable somewhere.

To be even more specific I think we're going to see a customized Orin S set, the base of which is very efficient when it comes to drawing power (15W). Very close to the current Switch.

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JoyBoy

@Slowdive But Nintendo doesn't want to give us that much! It would set a precedent! 😜

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sixrings

SWITCH 1 tereflop
PS4 1.8 tereflop
SWITCH PRO 4 tereflop
Xbox Series S 4 tereflop
PS4 PRO 4.2 tereflop

Is this really realistic?

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HotGoomba

Well we only have a few hours left until we can say for sure that the Switch Pro isn't getting announced before E3.

Remember kids, as the god named Eggman said:

"I'M GONNA PISS ON THE MOON!"

HotGoomba

@Balta666 well Nintendo can surprise drop it at the last second, but yeah you're right.

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"I'M GONNA PISS ON THE MOON!"

Bolt_Strike

I just had a thought. They sometimes reveal things in the Treehouse that they didn't cover during the E3 Direct. Could it be that they don't talk about the Switch Pro during the Direct but reveal it at the beginning of Treehouse? That could really hype it up and surprise the fans.

Bolt_Strike

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VoidofLight

@Bolt_Strike Highly doubt it. The Treehouse will probably just cover games that got announced as they always do. They might reveal some games not put in the presentation as well. If they were really revealing the revision, you'd think they would make it clear beforehand, since most people don't even watch Treehouse live, as they feel it's insufferable.

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Moshugan

My prediction is that we're not going to see the Switch Pro during this E3 if they don't reveal it before the first E3 conference which is Ubisoft Forward at noon in Pacific Time and 3 PM in Eastern Time, and 9 PM in Central European Time. Third Party companies like Ubisoft would want to showcase their Switch games as the Pro versions if possible and Nintendo would have to reveal the console before that! This means that as of posting this, Nintendo still has 20 hours to announce the console before Ubisoft's show.

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HotGoomba

@Moshugan I mean it can definitely happen, but I'm not getting my hopes too high up. If anything, Ubisoft will announce games for the Switch, but announce later on that they'll be optimized for the Pro.

Remember kids, as the god named Eggman said:

"I'M GONNA PISS ON THE MOON!"

Moshugan

sixrings wrote:

SWITCH 1 tereflop
PS4 1.8 tereflop
SWITCH PRO 4 tereflop
Xbox Series S 4 tereflop
PS4 PRO 4.2 tereflop

Is this really realistic?

Not likely. And the term is teraflops, btw.

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Moshugan

@HotGoomba Yeah, I'm not trying to hype it. My point was the opposite, that if Ubisoft Forward rolls on without a Switch Pro announced preceding it, then we kinda know for sure that it's not appearing at this E3.

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