New Switch on the way?

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http://nintendotoday.com/rumor-future-switch-hardware-refresh-might-have-8-gb-of-ram/

Rumor: future Switch hardware refresh might have 8 GB of RAM


According to reports, Nintendo is considering a hardware refresh for the Switch console. The first indication came from a reference to a new SoC (System on a Chip) that was revealed during the recent firmware update.

A Twitter user analyzed that data and concluded that this is likely a new hardware update Nintendo is working on and that the biggest change will be a RAM upgrade from the current 4 GB to 8 GB.

“5.0.0 included hw bringup for a new SoC called Mariko. nvidia calls it t214 (it’s a fork of tegra X1), it has a custom nintendo bootrom, new key material, new pmic (and new pcb!). however it will probably look identical from outside.”

Nintendo previously hasn’t ruled out hardware upgrades to the Switch to extend its life span.
 

karmakid

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Dang it, if it’s easy to transfer digital rights and such then my nieces will be getting a used switch upon its release :p
 

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I thought I saw a story last week or so that said it wouldn't happen this year. I may pick one up if/when they release the Super Switch.
 

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Forget a revision, if they find a way to add online/cloud storage for saves or allow you to save game saves to a memory card, I'm good.
 

The Living Tribunal

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Forget a revision, if they find a way to add online/cloud storage for saves or allow you to save game saves to a memory card, I'm good.
This. Needs to be fixed before any hardware revision otherwise people who own the original Switch will NEVER upgrade.
 

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Maybe in 2020 when the other consoles release. They'll have to keep up in power somehow. Meaning it will be almost as powerful as the Pro and X. Almosttt.
 

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If they come out with a real hardware boost (something akin to the Pro/X upgrades), I'd be interested. It's been a little disappointing, seeing how even the docked versions of games struggle to hit 1080p. It doesn't sound like it will be a significant upgrade, though; just an increase in RAM.
 

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I'm really thinking about getting a switch for a few 1st party games but I'm having a hard time with paying $300 for a console I'll never use in portable mode that can't even hit 1080p with the Zelda game. I still may pick one up but if they were to announce a more powerful version it'd make the decision much easier.
 

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System came out just over a year ago. Maybe in fall 2020 when the other players might be releasing PS5 and Scarlett.
 
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"TOKYO— Nintendo Co. NTDOY -2.42% is shifting some production of its Switch videogame console to Southeast Asia from China to limit the impact of possible U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made electronics, said people who work on Nintendo’s supply chain"

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ninten...shareToken=stf0fc9817798e40e08b725d3e0fb12bf9

The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Nintendo planned to update the Switch this year with two new models. One is set to look similar to the current model with beefed-up components, while the other is expected to be a less-expensive model with a new look.

People involved in the supply chain said production in Southeast Asia has started for the Switch, including the current type and the two new models, suggesting Nintendo is getting ready to introduce them soon. They didn’t give specific volume figures but said Nintendo wanted to have enough units to sell in the U.S., the largest market for videogame consoles, when the new products go on the market.
 

Dno69

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I'll buy the new one and give the OG Switch away to my nephews. They got it all cracked and s*** anyway from dropping it all the time. The casing, not the screen.