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Offline The E

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Nintendo Switch is a thing
So Ninty has been at work on a new Console.


That is actually looking surprisingly good. Rumour says that it's going to be sold for 299 USD, which is probably the sweet spot for new consoles right now.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Nintendo Switch is a thing
It does look incredibly good! This is the correct answer to the Wii U debacle.

Nintendo always tries to go deeper, I love that about them.

 

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Oh wow. I'd buy it if it turns out as good as it looks in the ad.
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Re: Nintendo Switch is a thing
Splatoon Update/Sequal? New Mario? Porta-Console Pokemon RPG on my TV? Yeah, I'm in.

My concern is HDD space, though. I like to download all my games. I only have a few leftover Wii discs. I've bought everything on WiiU/3DS digitally. (All games always on my 3DS for maximum portability, and I'm just too damn lazy to change discs on Wii U when I want to switch games.) So yeah... that just may not be possible on the Switch which would make me sad. I don't want to carry around a bunch of cartridges.
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Re: Nintendo Switch is a thing
If it's indeed like what's shown in the ad, this is a definite buy for me. It looks like it's everything I'd ever wish for in a console-handheld combination. The Skyrim gameplay, does that mean that they're bringing the title to the platform or does it suggest PC streaming, like the Nvidia Shield?

The only way I could think of making it better if it has a fully vanilla Windows (7) OS behind it for all my modding needs, a full PC-Console-Handheld combination.
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It's Nintendo. There is absolutely no way that PC Streaming is a thing for this. Nintendo is in more of a closed ecosystem than Apple could ever dream to be.
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Wii U DU Over! Looks like they're getting it right so far. Something like this is probably the only thing that can tempt me to get a dedicated piece of gaming hardware at this point. Here's hoping it isn't hamstrung by horrible inexplicable obviously bad decisions!

 

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Heh, and I've still never managed to get around to picking up either a Wii U or 3DS.  Depending on how backwards compatibility is handled, I might be able to just skip the former at this point.

 

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This looks good...

My only major concern at this stage is the with the controllers/mobile units handling... While the option to de-couple the controller and use the screen seperately solves a good chuck of the useability problems with WiiU controller for off-TV-screen play, how resistant the mechanism is to wear or break will have to be determined.
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