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Re: The OFFICIAL Big N rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #8500 on: February 18, 2024, 01:39:13 AM »
The internet went into meltdown because Switch 2 got "delayed" to 2025. Can it really be a delay when Switch 2 wasn't even officially announced? I'm being pedantic.

I'm not even disappointed. I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG. My backlog is LOL even without those games. I'm old; it'll be 2025 before I know it.

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« Reply #8501 on: February 18, 2024, 05:00:56 AM »
The internet went into meltdown because Switch 2 got "delayed" to 2025. Can it really be a delay when Switch 2 wasn't even officially announced? I'm being pedantic.

I'm not even disappointed. I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG. My backlog is LOL even without those games. I'm old; it'll be 2025 before I know it.

Same, also have a huge backlog here too; persona 3 reload, tekken 8, replaying xenoblade chronicles 2 and torna, sonic x shadow generations, sonic frontiers...

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« Reply #8502 on: February 19, 2024, 09:52:00 AM »
I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG.

I am surprised the coins were still available. I recently opened Fire Emblem Engage and the gold coins were already expired  :'(
I know it is an older game, but I am not that late to the party.

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« Reply #8503 on: February 19, 2024, 11:04:00 AM »
The internet went into meltdown because Switch 2 got "delayed" to 2025. Can it really be a delay when Switch 2 wasn't even officially announced? I'm being pedantic.

I'm not even disappointed. I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG. My backlog is LOL even without those games. I'm old; it'll be 2025 before I know it.

Not only do I have a huge backlog of games I own and need to play, I still have over 160 games on my eShop wishlist.  So my backlog, literally has a backlog of games that needed to be added to it.

I also find it funny how a lot of the comments about people being angry are acting like nothing else is coming to the Switch this year.  Which is the same thing they were doing last year when many of these same people thought Tears of the Kingdom would be the last game released in 2023 and then a new system was guaranteed to come out in the 2nd half of 2023.

I mean Prime 4 is probably still a regular Switch title and can still come out this year.  Grezzo hasn't done anything since the Links Awakening remake so a new 2D Zelda could come out.  The rumored Fire Emblem 4 remake that has been around for years now could finally come out.  There's also the rumored Donkey Kong platformer that EAD has been rumored to be working on for years now.  And who knows what other 3rd party collaborations Nintendo mights have for Switch titles as well.
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« Reply #8504 on: February 20, 2024, 01:46:08 AM »
The internet went into meltdown because Switch 2 got "delayed" to 2025. Can it really be a delay when Switch 2 wasn't even officially announced? I'm being pedantic.

I'm not even disappointed. I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG. My backlog is LOL even without those games. I'm old; it'll be 2025 before I know it.

I thought that was some people overreacting about nothing. Makes me curious what will be coming this year to supplement if that is the case. Final years of Nintendo consoles tend to get some of the must unique and fun stuff because they have fully mastered the hardware, and the "flagship" games are being mostly held over for new systems.
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« Reply #8505 on: February 20, 2024, 05:18:32 AM »
The internet went into meltdown because Switch 2 got "delayed" to 2025. Can it really be a delay when Switch 2 wasn't even officially announced? I'm being pedantic.

I'm not even disappointed. I only opened Tears of the Kingdom to claim the My Nintendo Gold Points, and I haven't bought Super Mario Bros. Wonder or Super Mario RPG. My backlog is LOL even without those games. I'm old; it'll be 2025 before I know it.

Not only do I have a huge backlog of games I own and need to play, I still have over 160 games on my eShop wishlist.  So my backlog, literally has a backlog of games that needed to be added to it.

I also find it funny how a lot of the comments about people being angry are acting like nothing else is coming to the Switch this year.  Which is the same thing they were doing last year when many of these same people thought Tears of the Kingdom would be the last game released in 2023 and then a new system was guaranteed to come out in the 2nd half of 2023.

I mean Prime 4 is probably still a regular Switch title and can still come out this year.  Grezzo hasn't done anything since the Links Awakening remake so a new 2D Zelda could come out.  The rumored Fire Emblem 4 remake that has been around for years now could finally come out.  There's also the rumored Donkey Kong platformer that EAD has been rumored to be working on for years now.  And who knows what other 3rd party collaborations Nintendo mights have for Switch titles as well.


Hope we get Prime 4 and FE4 this year!!  ;D

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« Reply #8506 on: February 21, 2024, 08:19:12 PM »
I predict Prime 4 will just be a Switch 2 title.

Likely, that's all Switch 2 will have going for it for the first year. Other than backwards compatibility, and upgraded version of games.

Now the question is will Nintendo name Switch 2 something sensible like Switch 2, or something stupid that confuses people? Did they learn their lesson with the Wii U, or has the success of the Switch made them forget how Wii was successful too before Wii U came out?

It's kind of funny to think that the Switch has been out so long, that there is a generation of kids who don't understand the concept of an upgraded generation.
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« Reply #8507 on: April 10, 2024, 04:43:28 AM »
I predict Prime 4 will just be a Switch 2 title.

Likely, that's all Switch 2 will have going for it for the first year. Other than backwards compatibility, and upgraded version of games.

Now the question is will Nintendo name Switch 2 something sensible like Switch 2, or something stupid that confuses people? Did they learn their lesson with the Wii U, or has the success of the Switch made them forget how Wii was successful too before Wii U came out?

It's kind of funny to think that the Switch has been out so long, that there is a generation of kids who don't understand the concept of an upgraded generation.

Imagine if we actually get the Switch Attach name.....

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« Reply #8508 on: April 27, 2024, 09:40:48 AM »
New rumors. New Switch 2 Details leaked

https://vandal.elespanol.com/noticia/1350770848/exclusiva-switch-2-conocemos-en-primicia-nuevos-detalles-de-la-proxima-consola-de-nintendo/

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Even though there hasn't been an official announcement from Nintendo themselves, we've been hearing rumors and leaks for a long time about Switch 2, the upcoming successor to the Nintendo Switch. Speculation grew at the end of last year, when Gamescom attendees claimed to have seen the new Nintendo console behind closed doors.

Today at Vandal we can share some exclusive details about the upcoming hardware from the Japanese company after hearing non-official information from manufactures that have had a first contact with Switch 2. Our colleague Rubén Mercado has been the one that has had access to these exclusive details during an accessory manufacturer fair, the same way it happened during the pre-launch period of Nintendo Switch OLED.
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Some manufacturers have been able to "touch" the new Nintendo console, without the possibility of actually seeing it to avoid leaks. There are no concrete dates for its release, but they all agree that it won't release this year, even though the console is ready. This is just a strategic decision to have a better lineup, and they expect this Christmas period to be the last one for Switch, and Switch 2 to release Early 2025.

The information we've managed to get says the console is a bit bigger than the current Switch models, but still smaller than a Steam Deck. Another change is on the joy-con side, which will trade their current attachment system using rails for a magnetic system.
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As of right now we don't have information on the specs of the console itself, but what we can confirm is that the current Pro Controller will be forwards compatible with Switch 2. However, it's possible that the current joycons won't be, whether for the change on how they attach to the console or if they have new functionalities.

Summary:
- Accessory manufacturers have been able to touch the console but not see it.
- Every manufacturer agrees the console won't release this year and will release Early 2025.
- A bit bigger than the current Switch models but nowhere close to the Steam Deck's size.
- Joy-cons will change their attachment system from rails to a magnetic system, and the current ones won't be forwards compatible.
- The current Pro Controller will work on Switch 2.

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But my take on this is that new joycons won't have the mechanical click anymore, as those probably have a high fail rate after repeated use. Instead you will likely slide the joycons on the track still, but it's held magnetically so it doesn't slide around. Also glad that my Pro will hopefully still be good, as I don't want to buy another to replace it, when I can buy a 2nd so I now have 2 that work instead :)

I'm also ok with the Switch taking on a larger/thicker form factor, because I honestly don't know who is trying to carry it in their pocket. Everyone got a bag/sling, backpack, or a carrying case of some sort to travel with, if they even happen to travel with it. Let's go with tech improvements over smallest possible form factor. push the envelope on the affordable portable form.

Rumor has it that Nintendo will be stock piling units, as they had originally planned for launching end of this year, but are now pushing for end of Q1 or sometime Q2 next year for launch instead, which will help them pad out the launch library a little more as well.
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« Reply #8509 on: April 27, 2024, 10:16:34 AM »
And more news.... Regarding chips and manufacturing

https://www.mk.co.kr/en/business/10999040

Basically, Samsung manufacturing the chips on a 7nm process, providing high speed high capacity memory chips and (OLED?) displays.
Tegra T239 is supposedly gonna be manufactured by Samsung on that 7nm production line.

Info on the Tegra T239
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czUipNJ_Qqs

Old link for this Samsung production line:
https://semiconductor.samsung.com/news-events/news/samsung-electronics-starts-production-of-euv-based-7nm-lpp-process/
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« Reply #8510 on: April 29, 2024, 04:58:07 AM »
even more rumors that are mostly backing up previous rumors

https://www.bilibili.com/opus/925030436838572049

Summary:
1. The Bluetooth chip of Switch 2 still supports existing Joy-Con and Pro controllers, and still features HD vibration (ALPS dual-axis linear motor).
2. Switch 2 has backwards compatibility with Switch 1 cartridges, but Switch 2 cartridges will be different and won't fit on a Switch 1.
3. The new joycons are larger and are magnetically attached to the console with an electromagnet. The SL and SR buttons are metallic now, and there's a new button on the back of each joycon just below the SL & SR buttons, and a new button below the home button on the front of the right joycon
4. The dock still has an USB-C port and will also support 4K image output.
5. The new kickstand also has a damping bracket on the back for improved angle adjustment.
6. The screen is bigger, up to 8 inches and the resolution is upgraded to 1080p.

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« Reply #8511 on: May 10, 2024, 04:02:18 AM »
More info getting out there.....
Switch 2 Hardware Leak from shipping information

https://famiboards.com/threads/future-nintendo-hardware-technology-speculation-discussion-st-read-the-staff-posts-before-commenting.55/post-1087627

It's looking like 12GB RAM and 256GB Storage built in

here is a summary for those that know what it means:
1536 CUDA Cores, 48 tensor cores, 12 RT cores
Ampere architecture with features backported from Ada
8x ARM A78C
File decompression engine
12 GB LPDDR5X RAM 7500 MT/s
256 UFS 3.1

lots of details in there though, if you want to read through it.

here is also a reddit link discussing the previous link with all the info:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/1cnfop9/famiboards_investigating_customs_and_shipment/
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