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Just because Nintendo tweeted today that there will not be anymore information until the end of the year, doesn't mean that decision will stick.Nah, it's going to stick. Otherwise, why tweet it at all?
It is not Nintendo's style to reveal and talk about specs.Maybe that's why it should this time.
It is also not Nintendo's style to talk about games that won't be available to play until next year.Ehh, Nintendo does this all the time. For example, it announced Xenoblade Chronicles X in January 2013, nearly three years before finally releasing the game. Same goes for Breath of the Wild.
Oh boy, sounds like details may be scarce until the new year:Wait, there it is. There's Nintendo Nintendo-ing a great situation it Nintendo'd itself in. That was a close one. Nintendo almost did something completely right.QuoteNintendo: no more official announcement would come this year on 1) game titles 2) spec details, including region-lock status.
C'mon, this isn't like that Wii U E3 sizzle real.Well...
Skyrim is prominently featured in the friggin' switch reveal video and Bethesda is listed as one of the developers onboard. There's absolutely no way that isn't a real game. I have no idea why Nintendo wouldn't let them officially announce the game, but as was pointed out they haven't even officially announced anything besides Zelda, which was already announced. We also haven't seen any other companies come out and announce Switch titles. They appear to be holding back until the full launch showcase, for whatever reason. Hopefully it's soon.
Depends on what you mean by "good."I've been saying for years that Nintendo just needs a boring name. It's just what we call it so there's no need to get cheeky with it. Nintendo made a habit of having a weird, pretentious philosophy behind its product names. What especially works about "Switch" is that the philosophy is actually self-explanatory. The player is switching from home to mobile on a whim. For Nintendo, it is not only switching back to the basics after 12 years of dual screens and motion controls but also changing how it has done business for nearly 30 years. Once the 3DS well dries up (which should be within the next year), Nintendo will have one hardware product line for the first time since 1989.
The name itself is boring, but it also isn't confusing and doesn't really need to be explained, so it should be good for the mainstream market. And enthusiasts like us won't let a boring or lame name stop us from buying it.
I see that you're trying to make me sound like a moron by dismissing my opinion. I respect your decision.You're not a moron. I get what you're saying now. To clarify, claiming your Wii U games are defunct is inaccurate which is what caused the confusion. You plan on ditching Wii U so you wouldn't be able to play the games anymore since Switch doesn't have an optical drive. You ridding yourself of a perfectly functional console doesn't render the games you're keeping non-functional which is what defunct means.
I think one factor in selling to children / parents will be price. I imagine there must be some sort of handheld-only version they're going to sell, so that they can have a lower-price option for the parents who want one. The downside though is that it also means they need to sell the dock separately, so that means three different pieces of hardware on store shelves.Yeah, I can see a 2DS-like, stripped down Mini Switch down the line. That still doesn't address the higher cost of games though.
I guess at launch they could stick with just the combo, especially if the price is low enough, but there will probably be a handheld-only one eventually.
How the **** do you market this thing to kids?I think marketing to kids will happen organically. In the near future, Switch and smartphones will be the only things kids can get Mario on. Super Mario Run is marketing for Super Mario Switch. Every time a parent can't deal with her annoying kid and hands him/her their phone to play Nintendo's mobile games, Nintendo is marketing to kids. Additionally, it will market through Facebook, Twitter, Universal Studios and whatnot, and it'll naturally reach a younger audience easier. Soon, there will only be one place to get 95% of Nintendo's first party titles. The people Nintendo should be targeting are those who aren't already invested in Nintendo's ecosystem or no (longer) have an attachment to its IPs.
Also, isn't the name Switch a big middle finger from Nintendo to AMD?AMD didn't give Nintendo a mediocre graphics chip so much as Nintendo asked for one. I don't believe Switch is a slight against AMD at all. This is nothing more than AMD not having a mobile SOC let alone one as advanced as Nvidia's.
I always felt like Wii U was mostly marred by the fact that AMD gave them a mediocre graphics chip and gave Microsoft and Sony really good ones. The Wii U had a slow CPU too, but that could have been made up for if it had a graphics chip on the same level as the XboxOne. Now switching to nvidia might give Nintendo some advantages/priveleges. The N in Nvidia now stands for Nintendo. Hopefully, this will be a console of envy by the other console makers.
That reminds me. What the hell is RETRO making?Metroid: Federation Force HD.
Is anyone else as excited as I am for the return of cartridges?Probably more so. I've been thumping the cartridge card for over a decade. It's so nice to see them return.
Yeah, I was totally just agreeing with you, dude. Nice post though.I can see Switch doing 3DS numbers if Nintendo doesn't price it out of acceptability. I'd like to see it no more than $300 with the dock.That is what I just said. The SNES sold about 55 million, isn't the 3DS sitting around there too or has it climbed higher than that? I was saying that is the minimum, the bar has been set. It will easily do higher I think, maybe as high as 90 million if they keep the games coming quick enough.
DeNA will be involved with Nintendo's account system, not necessarily making games for Switch.I'm impressed that EA and Bethesda are on there. If Nintendo and Bethesda really want to make a splash, Skyrim (and I presume this is the Special Edition) should be no more than $30.
I didn't need clarification. I already read Nvidia news thing. I was merely commenting on how Nintendo is a contributor of the Khronos Group that created Vulkan so I expected Nintendo to use that API.QuoteNVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/
NVIDIA handling the API themselves is very reassuring.Hmm, I was under the impressed that Nintendo was going with Vulkan though I suppose it still can. Nvidia's handling this does go back to the Semi Accurate rumor from May which posited that Nvidia was giving Nintendo a ton of support just to get its business.
I think it will easily do closer to SNES levels in terms of sales. After all this effectively combines the handheld userbase and the console userbase which is easily sitting at 55 million give or take total.I can see Switch doing 3DS numbers if Nintendo doesn't price it out of acceptability. I'd like to see it no more than $300 with the dock.
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