1. Crushed

    Crushed
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    Translated: Nintendo to launch a new switch in the second half of 2019


    No other details yet, not article on the Japanese WSJ's site except a breaking headline alert on the top of the page.

    EDIT for English article:


    More at the link.



     
  2. Oichi

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    Only source right now is here, from Wall Street Journal Japan. Will update later once more info comes out.
    https://twitter.com/WSJJapan/status/1047707384955768834

    Tweet content:
    【BREAKING NEWS】任天堂、新型スイッチを2019年下半期に投入へ

    Link to article:
    https://jp.wsj.com/articles/SB11872...10891549569238?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

    FULL ARTICLE - If someone could help translate it, that'd be great. I'm at work right now and don't have time to do a proper translation myself.
     
  3. Sub Boss

    Sub Boss
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    OhmyGod
     
  4. New Switch Model, yes.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy
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    As long as I can play my current digital and physical games on this, I am on board.
     
  6. MattB

    MattB
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    That's one way to announce it lol
     
  7. Muzy

    Muzy
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    Shouldn't this say wsj rumor? It's not announced by Nintendo is it?
     
  8. MELLO

    MELLO
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    Where is Metroid Prime 4 first
     
  9. RedHeat

    RedHeat
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    I hope it happens before Pokemon Gen 8.
     
  10. Anth0ny

    Anth0ny
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    SHIT SON

    SWITCH LITE BAYBAY
     
  11. arbok26

    arbok26
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    Yay glad i held off
     
  12. Heromanz

    Heromanz
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    Well there you go
     
  13. CM_Ace

    CM_Ace
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  14. massoluk

    massoluk
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    Long ass time away
     
  15. Green Yoshi

    Green Yoshi
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    More GPU power?
     
  16. Dark Cloud

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    Switch Pro? Nintendo is doing what it looks like I said. A Switch Pro for second half of 2019 and use Metroid Prime 4 to show off the power.
     
  17. JakeNoseIt

    JakeNoseIt
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    I like my Switch an awful lot, curious to see what they change
     
  18. kennyamr

    kennyamr
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    I just hope that future games keep supporting the 'old' version as well.
    (I mention this because of the 3DS/New 3DS situation)

    There is a chance for the PS5 to be released during the holidays of 2019.
    If both things happen, it would be a very interesting situation indeed.
     
  19. Defect

    Defect
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    Oh geez
     
  20. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx
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    I wonder if snes online will be exclusive to new switch
     
  21. Branduil

    Branduil
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    Probably a smaller one-piece Switch for kids.
     
  22. Bitanator

    Bitanator
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    Im not really surprised here, in line with previous Nintendo handheld consoles
     
  23. Time for Super Switch. Wonder if they'll go for new colors of the main unit.
     
  24. Ron Paul

    Ron Paul
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    Switch is a handheld first confirmed
     
  25. Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert
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    Finally
     
  26. Brock Reiher

    Brock Reiher
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    Wowww

    Hope you enjoy your special edition Smash Switches lol
     
  27. Wow, I was not expecting this at all...
     
  28. lemonade

    lemonade
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    Fuck. Why do I feel like it's gonna be a "new 3DS" situation..
     
  29. rubidium

    rubidium
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    Switch i
    New Switch
    Switch Advance
     
  30. Sagadego17

    Sagadego17
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    Switch Pro is my label. Only information in the article, citing sources, is that there will be a new Switch model in second half of 2019.
     
  31. SMD

    SMD
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    So 2 and a half years, is this a hint that they expect Sony and Microsoft to launch in 2019 as well?
     
  32. Volo

    Volo
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    Wonder if it will a different form factor or an updated version of the current Switch with battery improvements, etc.
     
  33. RuffMadman

    RuffMadman
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    If they're just making a Switch Lite/Mini or whatever, I'll likely just keep my current one.

    Edit: Nvm just realized it said Switch Pro which means I'm in
     
  34. //ARCANUM

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    Seems like SOP for Nintendo if they're building off the handheld line model (though they've consistently insisted this is a HOME CONSOLE, maybe this is them finally fully embracing it as the true hybrid it is, hopefully this means no 3DS successor).
     
  35. ShinobiBk

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    Interested to see how this will work cause I can't see them abandoning the joy con, so the form factor can't be too different
     
  36. Abicus

    Abicus
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    Ah. To be an early adopter.

    What is there to revise? Serious question. Increase in performance?
     
  37. antonz

    antonz
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    Article seems to suggest they are still nailing down the hardware but an option for a better screen for lower power consumption
     
  38. xxracerxx

    xxracerxx
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    Seriously.
     
  39. DOT_mjo

    DOT_mjo
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    What games require a pro version?
     
  40. Hamchan

    Hamchan
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    Happy to have a substantial upgrade to the Switch, though it’s hard for me to imagine what things they can improve when in the previous three generations of Nintendo handhelds it was easy to see what they could do.

    Either way, will convert my old Switch to a handheld homebrew machine.
     
  41. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud
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    I see that was added now.
     
  42. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke
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    Sounds about right - i expected a Switch Pro before PS5/XBox.

    Nah, they will have two Switches.
    The current one will get likely a Lite redesign and replace the 3DS - the new one will keep the current Switch price and be more powerful version of the base system - ala DSi/n3DS.
     
  43. Twentieth

    Twentieth
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    Nice, I'll almost definitely pick it up. Here's hope for better resolution and processing power.
     
  44. Okabe

    Okabe
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    [​IMG]

    Will be buying day one
     
  45. principal

    principal
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    Glad I waited. Can wait a few more months.

    Too bad I will miss out on the homebrew.
     
  46. Sandfox

    Sandfox
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    I wouldn't read too much into that if this is true.
     
  47. IrishNinja

    IrishNinja
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    aw yeah, finally a Switch Classic
     
  48. Mr Swine

    Mr Swine
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    Nice, guess it’s runs Switch games in docked mode performance in handheld mode if they waited this long
     
  49. B-Dubs

    B-Dubs
    Oh well, what the hell Administrator

    Adjusted the thread title a bit as it's unannounced as of now. When they announce it we can say it's coming for sure, and I can order mine if it's not a smaller version.
     
  50. Garou

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    This should be labeled a “rumor”, in the article it says “according to sources in the supplychain”.