Switch 4K pro type DLSS situation seems much more likely.We’ll see, I’m personally hoping a successor is out sooner than 2025 since Switch is showing its age.
I imagine that even if they release a successor they’ll continue producing the Switch, so one doesn’t exclude the other.
Thing is the Switch can't handle Gamecube emulation very well. In order to make the games run they have to either port the games or implement a Mario 3D-Allstars-like solution and that takes extra resources. It's sadly not as easy as opening a rom file with an emulator and doing a few adjustments.If Nintendo puts Gamecube games onto the Switch as well it's probably going to tie for my favorite console of all time. I've said this a dozen times and I'll say it again, the library of games available for Switch is impressive and it continues to grow. I'm glad that there are still several good years ahead. I've only played like fifteen to twenty actual Switch games, the rest has been me catching up with classics and other games I've missed from the past. There are so many good games available for Switch and if they're going to put forward $900 million towards more games then there's probably going to be another solid 30-45 AAA games to look forward to
They do give an update on the status of next gen and confirm it is currently in concept discussion, seemingly still early in development, and that they have not decided on a final product as well as a release timing. It looks like we won't hear about the device for several more years.
Wha? Nintendo is not going to split their supply chain with chip shortages by supporting different consoles.Saying Switch is halfway through its lifecycle doesn’t mean a Pro, Switch 2 or an entirely new platform isn’t around the corner (2023). Both can be true.
This basically confirms a 4K switch in the next year. They are not waiting another 4-5 years until a hardware release. And the 11 developers that got 4K dev kits didn’t get one for a next gen system that’s 4 years away. Developers get 1-2 years max on a dev kit ahead of a system release.
4k switch next year with breath of the wild 2. It’s a no brainer.
Both Nvidia and Nintendo mutually benefit from the 4k DLSS, though it looks like by Nintendo's patent, they want to use their own algorithms.We most definitely are getting a "New 3DS" Switch. I bet Nvidia can't wait to show off DLSS running on a console. Their tech will have officially gone mainstream.
Of course they will. Every console generation ever has had a few years of crossover with its successor. Just look at how far into the Switch's pproduction Nintendo stopped making 3DSs, or Wiis into the Wii U gen. Not to mention, the consoles will be on two different process nodes, and by 2023 or later the shortage should be ironed outWha? Nintendo is not going to split their supply chain with chip shortages by supporting different consoles.
Why would they launch Switch 2 when they can't even keep Switch 1 on the shelves? Wii was not long for this world when Wii U dropped. Just like Wii U died off quickly after (before) Switch.Of course they will. Every console generation ever has had a few years of crossover with its successor. Just look at how far into the Switch's pproduction Nintendo stopped making 3DSs, or Wiis into the Wii U gen. Not to mention, the consoles will be on two different process nodes, and by 2023 or later the shortage should be ironed out
What's crazy is expecting them to run the Switch for 8 years solid, then suddenly drop it and start up with its successor. That's not how it works.
They could wait until 2025 to start that process of course, especially if they do have a Pro Console lined up for 2023. The point is, just because they're planning to keep the Switch going another 4+ years doesn't mean they have to wait that long to launch a Switch 2.
Because, at some point, they will be able to keep the Switch on shelves. Point of fact, they have plenty of Switches on shelves now. The switch is selling great, no doubt, but in 2 years, who can say? The current question is, will the OLED drive demand up enough that they can stave off next gen another 3-4 years? Will a pro model? Price drops and bundles can only do so much to restart momentum (and when they do, you get lower margins per device sold anyway).Why would they launch Switch 2 when they can't even keep Switch 1 on the shelves? Wii was not long for this world when Wii U dropped. Just like Wii U died off quickly after (before) Switch.