If Nintendo The Switch 2 would be a total commercial catastrophe if it were not for technical improvements. It would in my opinion have the potential for a hardware manufacturer to fail. It does not require to be a genius or a fortune-telling bullet to make such a prediction.
Nintendo consoles: a failure or a decline in sales?
If you examine Nintendo console hardware sales, you quickly realize that all devices that are more or less just one improvement on the predecessor's technology sold worse. The technically improved Super Nintendo only reached 49.1 million units from the NES, which had already sold 68 million copies. The Gamecube with only polished graphics sold much worse.
The Wii is a poor example of a giant leap in technology. Nintendo sold 101 million units, but almost shattered with the Wii U. The replacement offered with the Screen-Controller an inferior feature and superior high resolution graphics. The result was a catastrophic 13.5 million units sold.
The handhelds were identical. The GBA sold better than the Nintendo DS. If a Switch (buy now €325.00) 2 should only be limited to 4K on the TV and 1080p on the built-in screen, I personally (and perhaps most of the Nintendo audience) would do the same.
Nintendo's new console: What must a Switch 2 be capable of doing?
I want a Mario Kart 8 that can do 4 player couch co-op at 60 FPS. The worn out hardware of the switch should, nevertheless, groan properly. However, a successor console must offer much more than tiny drilling technology: real innovation!
Just wondering: How is the Switch 2 as a modulares System conceived? There is a core unit without a screen, which contains all of the technology and a module slot that Switch 1 supports, and this core unit might be connected to a dock to play on TVs and monitors.
PC game enthusiasts are also a fan.
One of the best games of the year will be presented as a part of a new presentation.
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If gamble mobile It is possible to secure this core unit together with your own mobile phone in a controller device in order to keep a handheld in your hands. Apart from the extent to which my solution (rather: spinning) would be technically feasible, it would also provide a significant advantage: Nintendo could Screen "save" on the Switch 2.
Without a significant increase in production costs, this might lead to more efficient mobile technology to install, which might either shine on the big screen at home or on the smartphone. However, Nintendo must come up with something unique that stands out from both the external and internal competition.