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Posted 10/20/16 , edited 10/20/16
Looks good. It has improved on the design of the Wii-U, with a solid docking station and true mobility instead of a 30ft or so range around the home console. I loved being able to play Wii-U games on a handheld device, but the fact that I still had to be sitting in my living room to do so meant I only did it if someone else in the house wanted to watch hockey. And the fact that it can play Skyrim, Legend of Zelda, etc.. means it's a huge step-up in terms of power and performance than the Nintendo 3DS.

Though I, for one, enjoyed the games on the Wii-U and accepted it as a more dedicated first party console, the fact that it's going to have triple-A games on it that can be played on the go will likely lead to good sales. I know a few people who will buy this just so they can play Skyrim on the train, and I can't blame them. Wonder if they'll have mod support?
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I'm really excited for this new concept, being a household and handheld device and, by look at the games they showed, it seems to be at least somewhat powerful for a hybrid, I'm hyped AF. Imagine playing the next Pokémon games, after Sun & Moon in that
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looks like what i was hoping the wii would be back when it was coming out
thanks nintendo

(im still gonna buy it though, cause im a sucker)
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gornotck wrote:

If it has Monster Hunter, it might be worth buying, otherwise I have other ways to play.


Same, i dont rly like playing monster hunter on the 3ds however if they get monster hunter on this new wii ill buy it, well as long as the price is reasonable
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anyone else hear about it being $399 for launch
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gsm642 wrote:

anyone else hear about it being $399 for launch

For a system that seems to be the successor to both the Wii-U and the Nintendo 3DS, that's not too bad. My only concern is that a lot of households own multiples of the handheld systems, and between the price and the fact that it needs to be hooked up to the TV, that seems like it will be much less feasible. Rumours that the next Pokemon game will be on it, especially, mean that either the Pokemon company will need to introduce save slots or the price will need to be $100-$150 cheaper.
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Posted 10/20/16
going to buy. hope theres a solid amount of battery life with the portability
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To Dragon Quest or not to Dragon Quest? Lets not forget Monster Hunter and Poke'mon, between those three Nintendo has my nuts in a propetual vice.
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This is also the direction your desktop PC is going, so Nintendo is really making the initial play to own some of the critical patents. Which is kind of brilliant.
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cdarklock wrote:

This is also the direction your desktop PC is going, so Nintendo is really making the initial play to own some of the critical patents. Which is kind of brilliant.


Yeah good point. While I haven't cared much for any Nintendo post original Wii due to lack of good third party licenses on their consoles lately, the irony is that they are likely the only console to survive another 15+ years. The PS4 and Xbox1 are nothing more than gaming computers manufactured and sold at a loss in hopes of making money back from game revenue. Steam is slowly making the latter two consoles completely obsolete and since they don't have many console exclusives anymore, I don't see them holding out for much longer, plus it is an obsolete business model now with digital downloads and such.
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Thats actually a pretty killer design...I think I'm in.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

Nintendo never tried to compete with them in the first place though. they focused more on 1st party games to sell their consoles.
until now that is.


My apologizes, I meant compete as in the whole "console wars" thing. Mircosoft and Sony have been at each others necks competing in terms of graphics and which games would be exclusively on their consoles. What Nintendo has been trying to do to stay relevant these past few consoles was primarily introduce new ways to game. They have mostly shun themselves to their own games in order to target groups of their choosing. Now that VR has entered the field, Nintendo needs to change their strategy again...
The PV for the Switch seems promising; as it gives Nintendo a viable console/handheld fusion (probably), introduces capability for some big AAA gaming producers, and hopefully they will develop some of the big flagship series they are known for.
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TheDimmLight wrote:

My apologizes, I meant compete as in the whole "console wars" thing. Mircosoft and Sony have been at each others necks competing in terms of graphics and which games would be exclusively on their consoles. What Nintendo has been trying to do to stay relevant these past few consoles was primarily introduce new ways to game. They have mostly shun themselves to their own games in order to target groups of their choosing. Now that VR has entered the field, Nintendo needs to change their strategy again...
The PV for the Switch seems promising; as it gives Nintendo a viable console/handheld fusion (probably), introduces capability for some big AAA gaming producers, and hopefully they will develop some of the big flagship series they are known for.

In the past Nintendo did try and keep pace with the graphical power of other consoles, it's only with the advent of the Wii that Nintendo gave up trying to make powerful hardware and instead began relying entirely on gimmicks. This is what has led to the Nintendo Switch, another attempt by Nintendo to reinvent the idea of their hardware by essentially combining their home and handheld R&D divisions. The problem being is that I don't think there's a place for the Switch in today's society. On one hand portable gaming is primarily smartphones; people are not going to carry around a bulky electronic device just to play a few Nintendo games. While back at home dedicated (read: stationary) consoles and PCs will offer a more powerful gaming experience then what the Switch could ever produce. So, once again limited by a weak hardware design, I think this console will be a failure for Nintendo.
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Another damn gimmick console. I wasn't going to buy whatever they announced anyway but still I doubt it'll do very well in the west and I wouldn't even dream of taking something that big outside in this shit hole of a country. Bound to get stolen, mugged, etc. :>
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I haven't wanted a Nintendo console since the Gamecube. This one hits a really nice niche and is what the WiiU should have been. If the rumored architecture is true I'm interested.

I have enough to pack with my workstation so a powerful handheld (that's how I'm going to view this) is really appealing to me. This along with the Wacom MobileStudio Pro has me hyped.
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