• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Switch mini "leaked" image

iconmaster

Banned
Jul 18, 2013
7,466
14,091
1,060
I know 90% of the time, these leaks turn out to be fake. Heck, some people go so far as to 3D print fake devices for the sake of getting a rise out of the web.

But... I kind of believe this one.



It's exactly in line with what I was expecting (which is perhaps itself suspicious): integrated joy-cons -- yes, I think that part is fairly guaranteed -- and compatibility with existing accessories (and maybe the existing dock?).

I'm not sure where the image originated. Big grain of salt, obviously. But

 
S

SLoWMoTIoN

Unconfirmed Member
I just want a teal colored switch man
or white
grey/black is just so boring
 

DadEggs

Member
May 26, 2011
15,474
4,522
1,325
faaaake. I feel like the logo would have the type of switch it is... like itd say "switch mini" etc. plus no front pic too.


on the believable side.... no shitty kickstand! I'll buy it at a medium price
 

Shin

Banned
Feb 4, 2013
5,864
4,531
995
Looks like a fold-able Vita, are the new iteration/models going to be just as powerful as the current Switch or?
 

iconmaster

Banned
Jul 18, 2013
7,466
14,091
1,060
Using my lens of truth filter you can clearly see fakery artifacts in the original picture.

I did an Error-Level Analysis using FotoForensics.com. The contrast variation seems consistent with where the edges actually are.



"Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges."
 
Last edited:

Spukc

Member
Jan 24, 2015
18,941
22,588
970
I did an Error-Level Analysis using FotoForensics.com. The contrast variation seems consistent with where the edges actually are.



"Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges."
That program is not really good at detecting high level fakery
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: iconmaster

BusierDonkey

Member
Sep 21, 2018
3,786
10,199
665
Quick and easy way to tell it's fake without running an analysis:




MOD. HAC-001
INPUT / ENTREE / ENTRADA: 15V= 2.6A FCC ID: BKEHAC001 IC: 4360A-HAC001
IFT: RCPNIHA 16-2095

Two separate models wouldn't share that stamp with all those numbers matching. Even updated controllers have entirely different numbers. A prototype wouldn't have these stamps in the first place.
 

BusierDonkey

Member
Sep 21, 2018
3,786
10,199
665
its the same teal as the "forums" menu button on gaf - das fake

That's just how the blue used on the joycons appears in some pictures. I have the same color show up in a lot of my pictures in my living room/




Like others have said, isn't that just a case?

Post #15 shows it's pretty clearly a photoshop. Likely or a switch shell replacement kit ith the seams removed and some alterations made.
 

Ovek

7Member7
May 30, 2013
3,313
1,812
840
For everyone saying it’s a case, who says it isn’t a case for the alleged Switch Mini :messenger_grinning_squinting:
 

Saber

Member
Jan 30, 2019
4,670
4,396
660
Kinda hard to get much of impression or trully accept as a leak.

But gotta say, if true those rumors are becoming very precise.
 

Pejo

Member
Jul 1, 2009
14,218
8,903
1,455
Next leak the Switch Pro. Mini is for manlets and children. I need a MAN's Nintendo console.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gamernyc78

Jubenhimer

Member
Nov 11, 2018
1,714
2,279
560
24
I'll believe it when I see it. Anyone can 3D print a case like this and claim its a prototype. We've already been fooled with that trick twice.
 

DrNeroCF

Member
Jun 28, 2012
637
100
690
www.bornegames.com
I don't think there's even a point in arguing whether it's fake or not, this redesign seems almost inevitable.

I'm going to throw in a vote for an even cheaper set top box that comes with a Pro Controller, instead of an actual 'Pro' version of the dockable Switch.
 
Last edited:

GoldenEye98

posts news as their odd job
Jan 7, 2018
1,109
1,078
545
I don't think there's even a point in arguing whether it's fake or not, this redesign seems almost inevitable.

I'm going to throw in a vote for an even cheaper set top box that comes with a Pro Controller.

It'll probably happen...but isn't creating a dedicated handheld and a dedicated set top box completely undermine the entire concept of the Switch in the first place.... I mean it's called the Switch for a reason...
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: BusierDonkey

Omeggos

Member
Jan 12, 2018
6,951
7,427
645
I’m team fake. If not a hoax it’s just a cover. Why would Nintendo write NOM and NYCK as brand names on the back?
 

BusierDonkey

Member
Sep 21, 2018
3,786
10,199
665
That's the only part I'm sure of.

I don't think that will happen. A lot of switch games rely on motion controls. Removing that functionality will break some games, and selling a console that would require you to buy separate expensive joycons to use that previously built-in functionality again would probably not go over well.

I expect the Switch to be lighter, have less bezel, and lost some weight, but otherwise remain similar in overall dimension

I’m team fake. If not a hoax it’s just a cover. Why would Nintendo write NOM and NYCK as brand names on the back?

The current Switch has that stamped on the back as well because it is sold in Mexico. NOM and NYCE approval is required to sell electronics in Mexico.
 

Omeggos

Member
Jan 12, 2018
6,951
7,427
645
I don't think that will happen. A lot of switch games rely on motion controls. Removing that functionality will break some games, and selling a console that would require you to buy separate expensive joycons to use that previously built-in functionality again would probably not go over well.

I expect the Switch to be lighter, have less bezel, and lost some weight, but otherwise remain similar in overall dimension



The current Switch has that stamped on the back as well because it is sold in Mexico. NOM and NYCE approval is required to sell electronics in Mexico.
Hmm. Guess it is. I legitimately had to double check.

I modded my switch to have a clear purple shell so I guess it was just absent long enough for me to forget
 
Last edited:
Aug 24, 2016
8,169
7,267
1,125
It's already obvious it's fake.

The shoulder pads stretch out too far to fit in the dock, and wouldn't make much sense for a small portable only consoles either,
 

Diddy X

Member
Jan 7, 2018
1,478
1,724
440
Saying both a Switch Mini and a Switch TV are coming seems life a pretty safe bet to me, I even think they already did 'confirm' it?
 
Last edited:

BusierDonkey

Member
Sep 21, 2018
3,786
10,199
665
Hmm. Guess it is. I legitimately had to double check.

I modded my switch to have a clear purple shell so I guess it was just absent long enough for me to forget

Take a quick look at your joycons if you didn't re-skin them as well, the entire backside is covered in certification stamps.
 

Jigsaah

Gold Member
Jan 31, 2018
6,475
6,788
740
He had his penis out

Is that what Takashi 69/Trunks is looking at in your avatar. HAHA!

I don't know enough about switch to know whether this is fake or not...but...that second pic is of a current switch right?
 
Last edited:
  • LOL
Reactions: brap

Lupin3

Targeting terrorists with a D-Pad
May 9, 2006
2,624
3,628
1,950
It looks like a case. What are we even supposed to believe here?
 

Mista

Banned
Nov 21, 2014
20,414
35,345
1,420
A Switch case is now a Switch mini? No wonder there isn’t any front image. That “leaker” gotta find something better to do..
 
Last edited: