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Buy Switch now or when new version comes out?

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damatick wrote:
Jan 4th, 2019 3:53 pm


I'm sure there is a market for people who don't want a portable switch. If they can make a console version switch for less money, it would prob sell like hot cakes.
the rumour is going the EXACT opposite way: releasing a portable only 'Switch' for cheaper
that will mean their DS suppot will probably be dropped though
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twitchyzero wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 4:00 pm
the rumour is going the EXACT opposite way: releasing a portable only 'Switch' for cheaper
that will mean their DS suppot will probably be dropped though
I entirely play my Switch portable. Any time I'm at home I'd rather play Xbox One or PS4 games tbh
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damatick wrote:
Jan 4th, 2019 3:53 pm
I have a WiiU, and basically do this. I store the display game pad and just use pro controllers.

I'm sure there is a market for people who don't want a portable switch. If they can make a console version switch for less money, it would prob sell like hot cakes.
they're already selling like hot cakes. literally no need for nintendo to do this at all. a non-portable version would basically be the wii u, which nobody wanted or bought.
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stevelam wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 7:03 pm
a non-portable version would basically be the wii u, which nobody wanted or bought.
I don't think I agree with this:

Current Switch docking and playing are still quirky at best and pretty problem prone. While Switch is designed around being a portable device. Having a dedicated, more powerful, possibly quieter and more importantly, cheaper console for home use can be a big draw. Especially since the popularity of Switch is ensured, long as it retains compatibility I'm sure a lot of people will want one.

The problem with Wii U is due to the lack of 3rd party titles and portability technology was not mature. Now that they got two of the biggest problem fixed mostly. I think the dedicated console will still work and might even add a sector of gamer who doesn't want a portable device that seems gimped when playing at home. Bonus point if it is cheaper / more powerful.
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johanscott wrote:
Dec 27th, 2018 8:49 pm
I keep reading Switch is going to be releasing a new version in the 2nd half of the year. Anyone think it's worth to wait or should I just buy what's available now?
Everybody should know that there is NO WAY to keep up ... unless if you are loaded (which would mean you would buy everything that is a new release without even thinking).

There's always going to be upgrades of all electronics ... and that is a CONSTANT THING!

Just like ... you get a TV during this past Black Friday (2018) ... Black Friday (2019) has a new model coming out ... what are you going to do?

Buy and be satisfied.

Hypothetically ... you buy ... you don't like ... and you want the newer and better version ... then sell the old ... take a slight loss (there will be somebody out there that would want a used older model because they can't afford the newer model) ... then go buy the newer release. SIMPLE!

I do that with all our electronics ... all our appliances ... all our furniture ... all my tools ... all my fishing gear ...

When you want to upgrade something ... just sell the old and then buy the new.
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Jan 11th, 2019 1:31 pm
Current Switch docking and playing are still quirky at best and pretty problem prone
what quirks/problem?

would i like it if it can dock horizontally or is compact enough to fit in my home theatre shelf? sure...but just having the flexibility to grab it and go is nice even if it's docked for most of its life

in fact, i like that option so much i went out and bought a used Vita for remote playing PS4 titles

if they cut out the cheap LCD screen and dock mechanism, i doubt they'll pass on much savings to the consumer...$50? $100? even then your traditional TV-tethered Nintendo home console that sucks at online is still $300

before launch in 2017, i bitched and whined about them going with a dated Pascal chip and low-res screen. But honestly, these cost saving choices have not significantly degraded the experience for first party games. They run just fine, though some anti-aliasing would be welcomed, docked or undocked

my main gripe with the system is still the cost of controllers...$100 for joycons...are you insane?! people that buy and support these price points are even crazier
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Jan 12th, 2019 2:35 pm
There's always going to be upgrades of all electronics ... and that is a CONSTANT THING!

Just like ... you get a TV during this past Black Friday (2018) ... Black Friday (2019) has a new model coming out ... what are you going to do?

Buy and be satisfied.
black friday goods are usually last year's crap

meh, if you time electronics purchase right, even if you pay a bit more, they can easily be relevant for 5 years

if you buy when something's been out for year or two around when next-gen is just about to come out traditionally, no one to blame but yourself for not doing some research
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Cucumference wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:31 pm
I don't think I agree with this:

Current Switch docking and playing are still quirky at best and pretty problem prone. While Switch is designed around being a portable device. Having a dedicated, more powerful, possibly quieter and more importantly, cheaper console for home use can be a big draw. Especially since the popularity of Switch is ensured, long as it retains compatibility I'm sure a lot of people will want one.
The Switch has its share of issues, but the docking aspect of it works seamlessly.

Dedicated portable gaming is big in Japan, but not as much in North America and Europe. I could see Nintendo releasing a dockless Switch as a Japan-only offering.

Some of the most popular games on the Switch such as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Super Mario Party are meant to be played on a TV with multiple players.
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I'd be happy with a more power efficient version with a more durable (nicer?) screen, more internal memory and dedicated NAND for deep sleep. That is the feature I miss the most about my Vita. You could put that sucker to sleep, come back a month later and it would still have 80%+ charge due to the on-board memory for sleep state.

Edit: Oh, and updating the Joy Cons / Pro controller so the buttons aren't so damn loud.
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I feel there will be a Switch Pro, as well as a sleeker re-designed Switch at a lower price. I say hold off until it's announced. In the meantime, enjoy your games on whatever platform you're playing on now.

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