Feralia.net blog. episode 118: my wish list for the next Nintendo Switch model

I love the Nintendo Switch! (As if that wasn’t obvious :p ) I’ve had a ton of fun with the many great games, both solo and with family, and am super excited for what’s to come. I’ve had a blast with most of Nintendo’s home consoles, but honestly this is the most fun I’ve had with one in years.

There’s been a lot of talk of Nintendo releasing a “Switch Pro,” and while I adore the Switch, there are a few things I’m hopeful that will be added with the next model. Some are pretty likely while others are probably a long shot, but here they are:

Faster and easier eShop browsing

One of the places where Nintendo lags behind other consoles is the eShop. Making it faster and easier to navigate would be a plus.

Improved battery life

The battery life on my original model Switch really isn’t good. My wife’s Switch Lite did seem to improve upon that, but it’s still not amazing. I’d like to see it at least rival the battery life of the PSVita, which has been much better for me.

The return of the Wii/3DS eShop library

I know, this is the biggest longshot, but the catalog of the previous eShop games were AMAZING. Not only for classic Nintendo consoles, but arcade, Neo-Geo and others! I totally get the online bonuses to encourage people to sign up, but it would be a nice option to purchase them as well.

DS and 3DS games on the eShop

Along with the previous one, this would be an amazing addition to add to the hybrid console, but again, this one’s a long shot, and maybe not even realistic, as I have no idea how they’d incorporate the dual screens.

Better games prices on “old” games

I love the fact that we’re getting so many games on the Switch that were only available on other consoles at first, but buying a game for $50 or $60 when other consoles have game of the year additions for $20. I totally get that porting them over takes time and money, but this is another thing on the wish list for me.

Bluetooth support

Music and sound are a big part of games for me, and going cordless without having to buy a third party device would be a big plus.

So these are my hopeful additions for the next Nintendo Switch model. What are yours? Hopefully we’ll find out more on Nintendo’s pre E3 presentation next week!

-Clint

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