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Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Not the carts; the console. You can play an American SNES cart on a Super Famicom, but it can't physically fit in the cartridge slot. I just want to be able to pop the shell off and put on a nearly-identical shell with the modified slot. That link implies more than just the top faceplate would need modifying but I'll bet it's still doable.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Not the carts; the console. You can play an American SNES cart on a Super Famicom, but it can't physically fit in the cartridge slot. I just want to be able to pop the shell off and put on a nearly-identical shell with the modified slot. That link implies more than just the top faceplate would need modifying but I'll bet it's still doable.

Just take apart the shell, and saw off the inserts. That’s what I did on my SNES.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Again, I want a Super Famicom, for the aesthetics, but with the ability to take American SNES carts, not the other way around.
I don't believe those exist. Possibly copyright-related reasons? But maybe you could find something on Etsy or some such?
Honestly the best option might be to very carefully ruin file down an OEM unit.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
Well, I assume the goal is to use US SNES carts on the SFC, and not the opposite. Ninj'd!
Yep. Anyway, I couldn't bring myself to break out the tabs in my system, so I generally use a Game Genie for my SFC cart testing, and occasionally even pull it out of the cart shell if it's a special chip game.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Again, I want a Super Famicom, for the aesthetics, but with the ability to take American SNES carts, not the other way around.

Honestly the best option might be to very carefully ruin file down an OEM unit.

Wouldn't that make the dust cover no longer functional? Not the worst thing, I guess, if you keep a game in it all the time.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
That's where i'm at;

I kept dreading that whole video thinking "Man, there's going to be some big upgrade and I'm going to want to buy a new, expensive console, aren't I?"
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
I wonder how much more that'll cost than the regular Switch? I doubt I'll get one, though I like the white of both the dock and the joycons...
 

Lokii

It's always time for burgers
(He/Him)
Staff member
Moderator
lol months and months of Pro rumors and it was just a new hat
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Hopefully the lack of an upgraded chip means scalpers will be disinterested too for anyone who just needed to get a new unit for whatever reason.

Considering things like new 3DS never really took advantage of the new chipset fully, it would probably be best to wait for Switch 2 for that, and that seems still a ways away at this point.
 
Wow. I expected nothing and it's even less than I was thinking. I'm glad that the user base isn't split and there's no *NEW* Nintendo Switch thing.

My Switch is kind of getting old and has to be smushed back together sometimes to work with the dock, so I was thinking of a replacement, but now I'm thinking I'll just try to get Nintendo to fix it if it gets worse. Will save that money towards a TB SD card or something.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
OLED is a great difference, though. If you use your Switch mostly in handheld mode, a larger OLED screen is going to look so much nicer.

Nice enough to upgrade? Dunno, depends. Will we get a Metroid themed one?
 
I don't care much about the screen, but a stand that isn't a toothpick that makes me think I'll remove the SD card, and wired internet? Good stuff. Again, not enough to upgrade, but if we ever replace our launch model I'm pleased with those.
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
I'm laughing.

I am laughing.

"Here's your new Switch, it basically just has a shiny new screen and a different mold."

Beautiful.
 

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
I mostly play in handheld mode and a bigger OLED would be nice. But, I never complained about the Swich screen and I’d rather spend money on games. If I ever needed a replacement I’d go for the OLED.
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him)
The contrast between the person (clearly not) playing Metroid Dread in that trailer and the gameplay gootage itself is pretty funny ngl
 

Super Megaman X

dead eyes
(He/Him)
Seeing this, I have no plans to upgrade my switch, but it makes me happy if I were to ever have to. I definitely like the bigger screen and better speakers, as I play mine roughly 80% in handheld mode, and I love the new, much better kickstand. I've only used that feature like...twice on my switch, but some of blame lies in just how weak and half-assed the current stand is. I might actually be inspired to use "tent" mode more if there was a more reliable stand.
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
I got a Zelda carrying case with a built-in stand function I use when I wanna play undocked but not handheld.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
I think the bottom might be slightly more rounded? The slot for the dock certainly implies it is, which makes me assume the new dock is incompatible with the old Switch and vice-versa.

Anyway, nice upgrade, would love to have that extra 0.8" of screen real estate, plus the higher-quality screen in general, but I know my launch model will be much easier to hack when the time comes around so... no thanks.
 

4-So

Spicy
A nothingburger. I want to remain a Nintendo customer but they keep making decisions that are not really in-line with my own desires. Fuck portability. I don't give a shit about it whatsoever. What I do care about is getting the best display possible while docked since my Switch very rarely leaves the dock. It's becoming a sigh-worthy experience to go from the PS5 and Series X to the Switch, just as it was to go from a PS4 to the Switch. Great games hampered by tech that was already old in 2017.

That OLED is going to look mighty nice, and I know this because my 65-inch brand new TV is OLED as well. It's a shame Nintendo essentially built couch gaming and now they seem to just not really give a shit about it. Oh, they show in PR that they do. They say they do. But not really.

But the biggest oof here is the price. They should simply phase out the original hardware and put this out there (which I guess will happen over time.) I'm still holding out for a Switch Mark 2, and Nintendo is just playing their cards close, but I'm not holding my breath. And it certainly ain't coming this year.

I guess the wired ethernet port is nice

Anyway, where's the pre-order page? Those SNES Online games are going to look stunning.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Can you imagine the reaction from The Gamers if Nintendo did actually announce this during E3? It would've been A Disaster For Sure!!!
 
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