Will nintendo release Switch without the dock?

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  1. sza, Jun 23, 2017
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    sza macrumors 6502

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    The dock is sold for $89 and the switch will be $199 if nintendo decides to release the device only. Will that kill 3DS?
     
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  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    The dock costs them 2$ to make, so its certainly not going to reduce the console price by 100$ if they sell it without. In fact, it would also remove the whole point of the consoles name.

    Not going to happen.
     
  4. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I could see them make a mini version of the switch that's a pure portable in the future with no dock.
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    They could very well be for people like me - I don't really use the dock.

    They could just sell it with a charge cable as any USB charger will work (you need to use the higher amp ones for faster charging).

    Will not kill the 3DS - that's a totally different and well-established platform...
     
  6. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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    I don’t see them doing that. It negates the purpose of a ‘hybrid’ console. Plus it certainly doesn’t cost much to produce them.
     
  7. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Geeee, I'm waiting for the reverse. I want just the dock that can just play games and be no way portable.
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Never heard that rumor, but creating a console only Switch system would go against their new console philosophy...
     
  9. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    I think I saw a headline last week which said they ceased production of the 'new' 3DS. I suppose the 'new' 2DS takes its place.
     
  10. gkarris macrumors 604

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    They are ending the production of the new 3DS and going forward only with "XL" models...

    http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a833182/nintendo-ending-production-new-3ds/

    The smaller new 3DS was only available here in the US at special occasions and holidays as a special bundle (with a game pre-installed).
     
  11. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    You are totally correct and there is no such rumour. Just a wish of mine. And having a Switch without the dock would also go against the philosophy. But hey, stranger things have happened.
     
  12. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    I had my heart set on the smaller 'new 3DS' in white, and was so disappointed that they didnt bring that to N.America. Ended up with a 3DSXL, which I havent used in a very long time. Nice system, except I do not like the screen-door-screens.
     
  13. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Agreed

    Where I might buy the idea thats going around that Joycons cost Nintendo a lot to make, and at least starting off even sold for a loss potentially (before scale kicks in),

    But the dock, nah. Nearly all of that $90 for people buying a second one, is going straight into Nintendo’s pocket marked as exponential profit.
     
  14. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Great video on the future of Nintendo and nVidia.

    They speculate that a mere upgrade to the dock (since the main unit has USB-C) and the dock can support 4K or higher framerates/textures (like the PS4 Pro)...

    So separating the unit from the dock not only lowers the price, buyers can decide which dock to buy...

     

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