• Gabe
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    273 months ago

    I Hope they’re wrong, lanch a device with LCD in 2024 is f… silly.

    Ah, but what about the costs? oh yes, as if they were going to cut $50 off the final price… that excuse doesn’t work for me.

      • Gabe
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        -13 months ago

        I know the capitalism/profit/no charity stuff, but I refuse to believe in this.

        • @[email protected]
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          53 months ago

          Oh it’s anti-consumerism for sure and it’s disgusting. I just can’t think of another reason they wouldn’t launch as OLED in 2024 is all.

    • @[email protected]
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      123 months ago

      Nintendo devices have always been really popular and part of that is that they cost less than the competition. Sure, whether or not that LCD savings is lowering the price or raising the profit margin is impossible to really know but in reality it is likely doing a bit of both.

    • @[email protected]
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      53 months ago

      They will sell the OLED model in 2-5 years once everyone owns the old model for an extra $120

  • @[email protected]
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    123 months ago

    There’s going to be more speculation about the next switch than there will be actual news when the thing does come out.

    • @[email protected]
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      53 months ago

      The archive (dot) today/ph/is and whatever else links do not resolve properly for many DNS servers that enforce certain privacy measures and does not allow direct ip access. Below is the content:

      Nintendo’s Next Switch Coming This Year With LCD, Omdia Says

      By Takashi Mochizuki and Yuki Furukawa January 26, 2024 at 2:59 AM UTC Updated on January 26, 2024 at 4:09 AM UTC

      Nintendo Co. will launch a new game console this year with an 8-inch LCD screen, according to Omdia analyst Hiroshi Hayase. The new device from the Kyoto-based games maker will be responsible for a doubling in shipments of so-called amusement displays in 2024, Hayase said in Tokyo on Friday. His research focuses on small and medium displays and he bases annual forecasts on checks with companies in the supply chain. Nintendo’s seven-year-old Switch has sold over 132 million units and is approaching the end of its life cycle. The company has been tight-lipped about any potential successor, but expectations have narrowed to this year’s holiday period for the release of the next generation. Osaka-based Sharp Corp. last year said it was supplying LCD panels and working closely with the maker of an upcoming console that was then at the R&D stage. Sharp, which is owned by Foxconn Technology Group, has worked with Nintendo in the past and served as a Switch assembler during the pandemic. A Nintendo spokesman said the company had nothing to comment on. Competition in the console space has intensified with the growth of Sony Group Corp.’s PlayStation 5 — which was last year’s best-selling console in the US in both units and revenue, according to Circana — and expansion of Microsoft Corp.’s subscription-based Xbox Game Pass service. New editions of the Xbox consoles are likely to debut this year as well, a Microsoft planning document revealed last year. The introduction of a better hardware platform with improved graphics, storage and other capabilities would help reinvigorate Nintendo’s appeal and raise the ceiling on the quality of games it can produce. Last year’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was celebrated as a technical marvel by the company for squeezing every last drop of performance from an aged console, making a hardware upgrade essential to improve game quality. (Updates with Nintendo response in fifth paragraph)

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    kinda wish theyd have done this before they released totk. that game could have been a bit better

    theres always incoming dlc, i spose

    • @[email protected]
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      213 months ago

      Isn’t that what happens to the mainline Zelda games now? They’re either simultaneously released as one of the final games on the old system and one of the first games on the new system or remastered for the new system years later.

      I think the chances of Tears of the Kingdom being ported or remastered for the new hardware, and being one of the first titles available, is pretty high.

      • @[email protected]
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        63 months ago

        Ah yes. Did you just spend $$$ on a console and $$ on a game to find out that it performs like shit? Don’t worry. You can now spend $$$$ on a new console! (and possibly $$ to buy the game again knowing Nintendo)

      • atocci
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        23 months ago

        There was a 4chan “leak” a while back that claimed Pokemon S/V would also be receiving an upgrade for the next console. I can’t remember what other things were claimed though, so it might just be totally fake.

      • originalucifer
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        -23 months ago

        no idea, but youve given me hope!

        i’ll prolly pick this new thing up when they drop the first new content, ready for my first rerun.

    • @[email protected]
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      23 months ago

      I suspect that was the original plan before covid delayed everything and screwed up the supply chain.

  • @[email protected]
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    -33 months ago

    Can’t wait to laugh at the specs. Im ashamed I ever supported that company these days.