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    Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    Bloomberg says there will be a raft of updated game releases to help promote it too.
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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    I'm glad it's an upgrade and not a change in form factor since it works well as it is. Regardless of it competing with other consoles, a buttery smooth frame rate at 1080p would be great rather than how it currently chugs with some games. The current switch uses a 16nm Maxwell based soc so hopefully there'll be a nice uplift in performance/efficiency.

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    I really hope they don't push for 4k. Even the best of the best PCs cannot reliably do 4K at sensible framerates yet without making huge compromises, and the magic of the switch is that it's low powered and well optimised. Keeps it (relatively) affordable and very portable, which is the main reason I have one and use it way more than my other consoles.

    As above, I would much rather they focus on 1080p - reliable 1080p 60FPS is hugely better than 4k30......4k is still very much a marketing gimmick at the moment when it comes to gaming. Nintendo have a history of not falling for such wheezes, so fingers crossed the continue that pattern

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Nintendo have a history of not falling for such wheezes
    Right, just like 3D. Ignoring the 4k headline, boosts in performance are always welcome. However, my concern is still devs/studios not optimising their games (looking at you Pokemon) even when there is a hardware update. Higher frame rates like 60 FPS are definitely more welcome than 30 FPS.

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    Maybe I'm the only one, but I still don't see glasses free 3D as a marketing gimmick or an impractical thing - I still have my 3ds and still use the 3D mode. No headaches etc for me and i really enjoy playing that way.

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    They might fit a small 4k screen, but the games could still run at 1080p. Marketing is then happy and people will still buy. "Ooohh 4k!"

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    Are they planning to release yet another model with a a manufacturing defect?

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    I hope they put nvidia gpu in this time.

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    The current one only does 720p on the internal screen, so I doubt we'll be seeing a 4k screen shoehorned in. I wonder how modern the SoC they end up with will be?

    Quote Originally Posted by six_tymes View Post
    I hope they put nvidia gpu in this time.
    The switch is the only nvidia console on the market

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    Re: Nintendo is readying a 4K Switch console for 2021

    4K...LOL. So many people pushing something nobody is using (2.25% is NOBODY). Agree with OP, most important is FAST 1080p and FUN GAMING. FUN sells, while graphics just end up as benchmarks usually. Nintendo doesn't need 4k to make a mint. They have done it many times before while graphics are lacking, because they make games we WANT to play and appeal to wide audiences.

    Wake me in 5-10yrs when 4k means something. I'm not talking movies. 4k great there, but still don't have it...ROFL. Don't care. Nobody I know cares or seeks even 4k movie/tv content. It just doesn't change your life that much A 1080p bluray looks pretty darn good already on my 65in. Heck, a great 720 bluray rip looks the same too, not that 1click crap, I'm talking knowing how to use handbrake.

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