NP Podcast Ep. 007: Nintendo Switch’s Game Lineup & 3rd Party Ports

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Another late podcast, eh? With the holiday’s this week the episode has come a bit later than expected, but we will be back on track next week. This week’s episode is also hodgepodged together, but we’ll be back to our regular setup soon (with improved audio, oh my!). That being said, on this episode of the NP Podcast we talk about a rumored Switch lineup and how third party ports may be a thing.

Here’s our audio only stream:

  • the8thark

    To Nintendo Prime
    Great podcast. I few pointers I want to mention.

    Gamestop believes BotW will release before April.
    https://mynintendonews.com/2016/11/23/gamestop-believes-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-could-come-out-before-april/

    A new rumour from reddit.

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15203258_1345999302079270_576621491275009430_n.jpg?oh=f897095a634f136e6d641e232baec6b5&oe=58C19467

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15241864_1345999295412604_7197659756603065358_n.jpg?oh=4da6fa6c9a2afcb7f0bc03d67fa36a16&oe=58C51028

    Look at the attached images for the more detailed game line up for the Switch.

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    More hardware rumours from reddit. From a worker at Foxconn, who is manufacturing the consoles in Japan.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/5ea9uo/rumor_someone_who_producing_switch_at_foxconn_is/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSw…r_someone_who_producing_switch_at_foxconn_is/

    Dock

    There’s no advanced technology in the dock, it seems pretty cheap and light, feels really plastic, no extra power, it just a output; * 1x USB3.0, 1x hdmi, on the side 2xUSB2.0 on the dock; * There’s no fan on the dock, but hole on the back of the dock to allow air absorbing then out from the console’s top vent.

    Console

    Looking at the screen it looks like is 1080p multi-touch screen, according to the spec show up on the software test * Can see the 5×0.8cm heat sink from the vent on the 0.8cm width, 12cm L shape heat pipe, looks quite shabby but heat performance is really good, not too hot from the console, the software demo testing is millions of fish and running almost 8 days, there’s no single frames drops *The screen is not very bright, speculated can’t see clear from outdoor *Looking at the core, it’s a 10×10 core, from the test, CPU 1785mhz, GPU 921mhz, EMC 1600mhz *Speculated CPU is arm A73 pascal, much powerful than X1, when tested it only shows ARM_V8 structure hence the speculation *Confirmed it’s USB-C charging *Speculated the core is made by TSMC, but it doesn’t have its logo on it, looking really good *Running thousands of fish software demo to make sure the system is running fine *Saw orange and blue controller *Heating fan noise is not loud *Power adapter is external *There’s 4G console version, confirmed *Can be charged while playing *Battery 4310mA, 3.7 not changable *It’s been testing over 11750min, it’s all running stably and smoothly, not single frame drops using the software demo (fish) *Speculated 2x ram = 4GB *About 300g weight, thought it was 1000g or something and was pretty surprise it’s 300g console only (excluding joycon etc), used digital scale to weigh

    Joycon

    There’s 2 shoulder button on each joy-con, they are called SL, SR *It’s very complex inside, apart from the motherboard in the console, screen, Joy-con is the most valuable in the whole system *The battery inside Joy-con is about 5cm x 2cm x 0.5cm *Very light, about 50g * (22 Nov update) Battery 525mA

    Production

    *Produced 2100 units per day in one line, the whole factory can produce 20000per day *Very good quality control, don’t worry about the build quality *They shipped to Japan, and Australia recently

    Devkit Version

    A much powerful version, producing 2000x units for now *The core is 1x times bigger than the one above,200m㎡, looking it looks like 12×18 *2 extra ram, this version is 8GB *2x wifi, 1hdmi, 1x mini dp, 1x ethernet, 2x unidentified socket, 3x network led indicator, *Looks much more complex than the normal version, 6, 7 extra unidentified storage, different socket (22 Nov 2016 update) Confirmed it’s a devkit, and Nintendo was coming to exam the devkit today *No dock for this version for now *Can be plugged into TV without docking, power is inside *Speculated provided the core is only include GPU, it would be even more powerful than PS4 pro *Screen is the same size as the normal one *It’s much more powerful, but also much heavier, not feeling great in hand, speculated for 4K gaming *Haven’t seen such a huge core, and it’s 16nm + 100mm2 main core *There’s no battery inside this version

    [edit] When he says the demo is millions of fish. It’s just that, millions of fish on the screen done in unity to test performance benchmarks and other things. Here’s a video of it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHoRY0Mi3kA&feature=youtu.be&t=696

    Also be glad that the core CPU is being made/designed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

    Also the console is light as going by this rumour. Taking a leaf out of the Apple always lighter and thinner book.

    300g for the console (excluding Joycon).

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    Secret of Mana? That’s a good game, but you really need to play Terranigma for the SNES. I think you’ll love it. It’s my favourite SNES game of all time and one of my favourite games of all time (any console). If you haven’t played it, you owe it to yourself to play it.

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    Also the Nintendo keynote is January 13 as it’s a Japanese company.

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