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When do you think Nintendo will release the true Switch successor?

gamer82

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I feel like the may keep this zelda as a switch game and and port it over as a pack on the new console and use their big launch title metorid prime and possible have it in 4k that title may show of new tech, engine better than the cartoony art style of breath of the wild. Who knows but i feel as metroid dread looks on a 4k tv they need to advance abit now. It looks great on handheld but as its a hybrid i would also like it to look great on big screen too.
 
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UnNamed

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A true successor, not before 2024.

Switch sales were huge in 2021 and it will be the same in 2022 with a Pro model. A drop in sales in 2023 with a shift for the base model as a substitute for the 3DS, a new console in 2024.

Usually, first rumors about a new consoles are spreading through developers and insiders (I mean, true insiders) 2 years before the release, and we are still with no information, except for a generic statement from Nintendo. We will see some credible rumor in 2022, in 2023 we'll have reliable specs from the devkit shipped to the developers, 2024 release.

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ZoolNL

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They are working their ass of to port botw to Switch 2. This year (2022) they will look at the sales of Switch. If those sales go down Switch 2 will be announced… probably somewhere in 2023..
 

lostinblue

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But before buying and investing too much into the system, I'd like to know what's the general consensus here when the Switch true successor will be released.
When stars align, basically.

Nintendo likes older process nodes, so they either need to:

1. Take an existing flagship chip design and ask for it to be backported into a obsolete node. This is problematic in regards to efficiency, which is what happened with Raspberry Pi 4 although this was an extreme example (moving a 16nm A72 into a 28nm node process).
2. Pick a chipset with a few years made on that obsolete node - actually what they did with the Tegra X1 (2 year old chip at launch).
3. Swallow the bullet and go for the new node.

It's unlikely that they go with the new node at all at this point, not only because of cost, but availability and competition. Chip shortages are happening on 7nm and under, not at 14-12nm's.


If there were no shortages, I think a "Switch +" could have happened already as last year rumours were credible to a fault.
(... ) and use their big launch title metorid prime and possible have it in 4k that title may show of new tech, engine better than the cartoony art style of breath of the wild. Who knows but i feel as metroid dread looks on a 4k tv they need to advance abit now. (...)
Don't count on native 4K. 4K upscale with or without reconstruction techniques and 4K HUD is the best you could hope for. Internally, docked games will run at 1080p or less.
 
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Jubenhimer

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2023 or 24, by then, the Switch will have been out for a good 7 years on the market, Next gen systems would be more established, and mobile technology would've progressed far enough to warrant a successor.
 
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