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TheDimmLight wrote:

I think it is too late for Nintendo to try to compete in terms of power with Mircosoft and Sony consoles. I think this is the best move they could have done. The PV suggests that this will have support from quite a few big name 3rd party producers, which has been the biggest hit to Nintendo in the past. As soon as the specs are revealed, this can get Nintendo back in the race or dissolve what is left.


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.


They'll probably still rely mostly on 1st party games.

It's just this will be the first console since the Gamecube that won't have wildly different controls.While the controls for the Wii and Wii U did offer a different experience they also made it too troublesome for most third parties to bother porting. Nintendo TRIED to get a bit more 3rd party support to help the Wii U sell but it didn't work out well.

But with the switch it's main selling point is it's unique portability and "transformation" aspect. But none of this affects it's controls which are just normal buttons. So porting to this will be much simpler so the Switch will likely see more third party support than in the past as well as more ports.


But at the end of the day their 1st party titles will probably remain their top sellers.
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I definitely like the idea. But the whole switch part has me kind of skeptical. How durable are the contacts and the controller parts? Are the bluetooth or do they run off the tablet's battery?

As others have said, we need to know how long the battery will last. Running Skyrim and other big title games would drain the battery pretty quick.

But still, if the price is reasonable I'm up for buying it, as a gaming tablet is a cool idea.
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I can appreciate the concept, but I just don't see it really applying to me personally. Taking the system with me just isn't something I'd be that into doing so I'd likely just end up with it connected to the dock with a Pro controller connected the vast majority of the time. Of course, there's nothing specifically wrong with that but it sort of sidesteps the main intended functionality and design of the device. It would just end up being a new Nintendo home console to me and I haven't purchased a Nintendo console since the GameCube which I barely played (I did own a Wii for a short time but didn't buy it myself and only played it a handful of times).

I'm also not really sold on the actual legitimate functionality of the device in a real world setting. As others have said, how long is the battery going to last especially with a need to connect to/power the controllers/wirelessly connect to other Switch units/etc.? How functional is the device really honestly going to be for more than one player on such a small screen? How comfortable is the controller/bridge unit going to be without a Pro controller (it looks pretty bad in the video)? How much power will the system have given that it's essentially a portable system? There's a lot of questions that a flashy promo video doesn't really touch on. To be fair, of course, I don't expect a reveal video to get into the nitty gritty but that doesn't mean the questions aren't hanging in the air.

At the end of the day, however, it really comes down to the games. I just don't find myself caring about Nintendo's first party offerings any more. I'm sick of Mario, Mario spinoffs, occasional Zelda retreads, etc. I want something that really feels new and interesting. I also want to see if the Switch is as was previously rumoured going to be region free. If it is, that alone will be a huge boon to me, especially given Nintendo's propensity to heavily edit the titles that make it out of Japan. Give me games and I'll consider a purchase. Be just another Nintendo console and I'm out.
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It looks interesting. I'll give it a try and see if it's for me.

I wonder how much it will cost and if it will come in different colors.
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Posted 10/20/16 , edited 10/20/16
The controller looks pretty umm interesting. But it looks amazing. Gonna get this and Zelda breath of the wild when it comes out!!!

I also hope they will release N64 games on it. The controller already has the arrows made up for it!
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Basically, it's the Nvidia Shield but w/ a few more gimmicks, 1st party Nintendo titles & portability. I don't know, I really think they should have just made another console like the GameCube, but those are just my thoughts. We'll see how much longevity this tablet of theirs has.
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ehh... Cinemassacre and AngryJoe. Basically the man children of the internet made a video about it. Maybe i shouldnt get it at all. And you wonder why games arent getting better or interesting anymore when people like this exist
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idk but the new zelda game is gorgeous
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Posted 10/20/16 , edited 10/20/16

octorockandroll wrote:


That's only speculation though.



octorockandroll wrote:

I wasn't talking about microsoft abandoning games.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/10/20/nintendo-confirms-amiibo-support-for-nintendo-switch-clarifies-additional-features

It seems like it's true. All the power lies in the tablet itself. My assumption is when you take the tablet off the docking station, the clock speed will lower just enough for a stable performance. Then when you plug it back into the dock, the clock speed will boost back up to it's default speed. That's probably as much as the dock will do relating to any sort of performance.

Personally, I'm worried.
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Posted 10/20/16
I haven't bought a Nintendo console in years, but this seriously looks fun!
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The Gamecube was good, and honestly one of the best game controllers nintendo has ever made. The library, though a little small, had some of the best first party games ever, like metroid prime, the last f zero, the legend of zelda collectors edition, ssbm, and tales of symphonia.

The Wii was also good. Titles wern't nearly as good, but the wii-mote was a wacky controller. THAT ACCUALLY WORKED:O. so well infact, that I was able to play wii sports golf with my grandparents, who before that, had never in their life even touched a video game! It was fluid, responsive, and made sony and microsoft make their own ripoff versions. I don't know how the playstation one funcioned, but the xbox kinect was garbage imo.

Wii u, truely was meh. From what I was able to gather, what titles it did have were usually of decent quality, but its libary was as shallow as ever.

The switch will probibly be ok, but just like the 3ds, the main gimmick is just that, a gimmick that no one cares about. at least they are putting more third party support and general advertisement.

but lets be honest, the last system i gave a care about was the wii, and that was around the time i started living on my own. Now i got a computer and a 3ds. and they are all i need.
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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/21/16

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.

Sort of.. I have a single desktop "server" in my home for gaming, and from there I can wirelessly stream any game (or just my OS itself) to my TVs or my tablet (because gaming in bed = even more luxurious than on the couch).

Just like a tablet, Switch's cpu/gpu power is heavily limited by the mobile form factor and battery-power limitations. Anyone who's owned a tablet can tell you that even a crappy laptop's performance is far better, let alone a desktop's (which is precisely why my tablet lets my desktop do everything for it, rather than run any software on the tablet itself).

Rather than making both PCs and cellphones (read: home consoles and handhelds), it looks like Nintendo is trying to keep the majority of their customers while manufacturing only tablets. It's a fairly smart move for them, on paper at least, as they were doing very poorly in the "PC" market. The WiiU's performance was so under-whelming that even while "switching" (har-dee-har) to a mobile form-factor the Switch is still an upgrade in performance.
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Posted 10/21/16

iriomote wrote:

Just like a tablet, Switch's cpu/gpu power is heavily limited by the mobile form factor and battery-power limitations.


That's why we're HEADING there and not THERE. A lot of technical problems need to be solved, and then a lot of consumer concerns need to be addressed. Currently the meaningful patent race is among Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and HTC. If Nintendo gets into the game, I'm betting they have a strong hand to play.
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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/21/16
There's a chance the performance won't be kneecapped that much by the form factor (relative to what we are used to with tablets). We are starting to see the "M" designated GPUs on their way out. There are some laptops with full speed or nearly full speed Pascal GPUs.

There's a reason Nintendo went Nvidia while the standard for consoles has been AMD for a while now. The performance per watt TDP is getting very efficient. The general trend is we are increasing GPU power while reducing the power draw. AMD has made strides to become more competitive and Nvidia is stepping up their game to match; it's healthy competition.


(I'm seeing a new rumor that this is Maxwell and not Pascal... that would be a catastrophic letdown)
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Posted 10/21/16
Too little too late. RIP Nintendo. This feels like a last ghasp effort to stay relevant.
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