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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:09:28 PM »
Thank you for taking the time to reply but these really are too wordy to read through let alone reply to, so I'm just going to assume that you've all made some very good points. Well done. Oh, except the delusional poster who tried to argue that the Switch had decent third party support. I mean, c'mon dude. No. But to the others, honestly, thanks for taking part. Do try not to take it all too seriously though.

I'll probably come back to this thread periodically as news regarding how well the Switch is doing starts to trickle through.

In the meantime, I now have a Switch of my own. The hardware has actually exceeded my expectations and the first hour of Breath of the Wild is, of course, superb. My only gripes thus far are: the placement of the plus/minus buttons and the fact that it is very bare-bones at the mo, although this will of course be fixed in time. Oh, also I love how easy it is the switch [click] between my European and Japanese accounts.

Please feel free to keep posting comments on this thread. It would be a shame for it to disappear. So until next time... Happy Switch Day!!!!!!

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:35:24 AM »

Oh, and that's not just a Zelda double-dip. Both of those bad boys are staying factory sealed. I've got it downloading on the Switch right now. That's right. It's a launch day triple dip.

Just to quickly add, firstly this thing is a lot smaller than I was expecting, and secondly, it is seriously awesome. I'm already in love with it.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:03:21 AM »
Waiting for that Amazon delivery van like:

Image result for biden window

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 03, 2017, 05:33:33 AM »
I don't like to gloat about negative predictions because those are usually situations where I want to be wrong.  In my life in general, not just Nintendo stuff which is pretty unimportant in the grand scheme of things, I'm frustratingly good at recognizing the first signs that everything is going to **** and then being right about my prediction.  But that's not something to brag about, that's like a curse.

Just to be perfectly clear (in case it wasn't obvious), my gloating is not so much based on me being right, and it certainly isn't at Nintendo doing poorly, it's at so many people in this thread giving me a hard time and then being about to be proven wrong. The gloating could have been entirely avoided if people in this thread had not been so antagonistic and then so silent when they started to see what I have seen for a good few months now.

I'm not punching the air with joy at Nintendo making bad decisions. I really want them to succeed, I can't stress that enough, but they have to start doing things right first.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:28:53 AM »

Dude, there have been a lot of other people who predicted Nintendo's failure all the way back in 1991. It took you 25 years to piece it together? That's nothing to gloat about. It's a sign that you need to learn to read signs faster.

Anyone who predicted Nintendo's failure in 1991 would have been quite wrong. In the the time between now and then, the company has enjoyed enormous success and has sold well in excess of 300 million portable and home consoles. I am talking specifically about the Nintendo Switch. There is a very big  difference, although I accept that this does somewhat diminish the point you are hoping to make.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:23:47 AM »
I predicted Ouya was going to fail. I still bought one. It was fun while it lasted.

This is how I feel about the Switch. I've got one on the way right now.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:20:35 AM »
Oh my god, just shut up already. I don't even care that you're pessimistic about the Switch, there are valid reasons to feel that way right now, but you could do it without being a complete asshole.

The (admittedly) bad attitude comes purely from me making a rational prediction based on clear evidence and then being roundly disparaged for it just because it didn't fit in with what people here wanted to happen. The gloating comes from the fact that a number of people here (yourself included) have shifted from calls of "you're wrong, you're wrong" to "OK, you might be right but shut up". If you had a bit of backbone or basic humility to hold your hands up and say "Hey, it looks like you might be right", I wouldn't feel the need to come here and point out the fact.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: March 02, 2017, 07:03:43 PM »
It's Switchmas Eve and we are about to start the journey of discovery. Before we do, I'd just like to take a moment to double down on my predication regarding the Switch's success. These past couple of months have only served to solidify my belief that... the Switch can not compete with mobile phones in the portable gaming market, it is too under powered to compete with MS/Sony in the home gaming market, there is precious little third party support, it (plus games/accessories) is way too expensive, Nintendo have massively failed to capitalise on their IP library and the final product is very poor value for money.

I had fairly low expectations for the Switch, yet somehow Nintendo has managed to sail completely under them.

There are changes that could be made to give the Switch a fighting chance, however the people running Nintendo continue to show that they are absolutely clueless when it comes to running a successful company so I hold out little hope for them turning it around.

I hope Nintendo has a strong E3.

I hope if the Switch performs as badly as I think it will, it will lead to drastic changes in who is running Nintendo and how the company is run. Fortunately Nintendo has enough capital that even if the Switch fails they can still continue making consoles and games.

The one variable that could throw my predication off is... Pokemon. If Nintendo restrict Pokemon to the Switch, it could significantly boost sales (from 15-m to 25+m), but they may also realise that there is more money to be made by shifting Pokemon to mobile devices.

It will be an interesting 24 months (we should know conclusively by then, if not sooner), and I for one will be playing the Switch throughout that time, I just don't expect many others to be doing so also.

Obligatory gloat: I called the Switch's demise in 2016. The signs were all there, I was the only here who was capable of reading them.


Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:59:16 AM »
Less than 24 hours until Switch day and Amazon still haven't taken my money...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Quick question regarding the Switch AC adaptor...
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:42:20 PM »
Thanks for the help guys. Still not sure why Nintendo are charging £25 for something I just paid £2 for on ebay.

Nintendo Gaming / Quick question regarding the Switch AC adaptor...
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:11:36 PM »
Yeah, yeah, I could probably google this, but I didn't. So here's what I want to know, does the Switch use a bespoke AC adaptor (a la DS/3DS/Wii U) when it's being used as a portable console or will any old thing with the right connector work? I only ask because an official adaptor retails for about £25 whereas I could probably get something similar on ebay for a quarter of the price.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:08:41 AM »
One week people! And I've found out I'm not in work until 17:00 on the 3rd so that's all good. I take it everyone's heard the news about there being no VC at launch? Not ideal, but hopefully it won't be too much of a long wait. It does mean that I'm paying well over £300 to play a game that I could've just as easily played on the Wii U for £40 though. But c'mon, the Wii U? What is this? 2012?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:59:46 AM »
The problem I have with keeping the Switch in my pocket is that I like to keep my consoles immaculate and I don't see that happening if I put it in my pocket. I've ordered a little case thing, so i'll just keep it in there.

I'm not a fan of gapcha mechanics.

I'm not familiar with that term but I think I know what you mean. I've never had any interest in playing a game like this and have often judged those who do. I only gave this game a fair go because it's a Nintendo game and now I've probably sunk more time into it than any other FE game.

I've done 4 summon sessions now and have yet to get a single 5 star hero. This game can go get fucked.

I've got two five star Seliphs. I'd give you one if I could. Also got a five star Ephraim, but I'd swap 'em all for a Roy or a Robin.

Seriously, is there no one here playing Fire Emblem Heroes? Worst. Nintendo board. Ever!

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Memes
« on: February 19, 2017, 10:42:17 AM »
Really? The PS4 is already in the 80-90 million unit range?


Oh no, wait. That's not even remotely true.
What are you talking about? You think the PS2 sold 80-90 million units after 38 months? Because that's not even remotely true. At this point in their lifetime, PS4 is slightly ahead of PS2 sales (actual sales, not shipments), but both were in the mid-50 million range. This doesn't mean that the PS4 *will* outsell the PS2 - just that it's on track to do so, given how well its done so far.

Yeah, I think someone might be messing with Evan_B's account. Either way, you are, of course, right. The PS 4 is selling crazy fast.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:41:57 AM »

13 days...

Keep an eye on sales for the 200 GB cards. Newegg had them for $50 at one point late last year, and I bought one then specifically for this purpose.

That is crazy cheap compared to what I'm looking at here in the UK at the mo. Just having a quick look on Amazon a 128gb card will set me back at least £35 (not too bad), then I'm looking at £75 for a 200gb and £110 if I wanted to go as high as 256gb.
Is there any sort of brand recommended over another? I would assume the difference in performance between cards would be minimal?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:44:51 AM »
Two weeks to go...

Current concern is with Micro SD cards. 64gb is dirt cheap but too small, 128gb is a little pricey but a decent size, 200gb is perhaps too expensive but will last a good couple of years at least. Hmmm, leaning towards the 128, I think...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:08:01 AM »
They mixed up the "accessories" and "console" signs. #mildlyinfuriating

Well that's something that can't be unseen.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: February 12, 2017, 07:06:20 PM »
Yes, but as more intelligent and better-informed individuals would argue, the DS and Wii only had shovelware, not actual support.

That's a pretty harsh assessment.  I would say it's they only got mostly shovelware.

It's a real shame that some people choose to focus on the mountains of shovelware both consoles got because there are some (and by some I mean quite a lot of) truly excellent third-party games on each system.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: February 12, 2017, 04:54:34 PM »
Around here, the Wii U launch was sold out until January. It's why I argue that the Wii U did have a successful launch, as it sold around 3 million units during those first six weeks or so.

Nintendo consoles will always have the added push at launch thanks to having a select die-hard following (us, I suppose.)

As far as third-party support goes... It's been over 20 years now. They're not coming back.

You could make a case for the DS and Wii having pretty strong third party support.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Not a hater but... (future prediction)
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:42:36 AM »

Now, more than ever, it's up to third-parties to seriously deliver the goods.

Third-party support is one of the bigger problems facing the Switch. It's one thing for the unbreakable Kimi Shima and co to point out that the Switch is compatible with Unity and Unreal but that doesn't count for much if developers aren't going to bring their bigger titles to the Switch. Final Fantasy XV, RE VII, Mass Effect Andromeda etc. Where are they? Even Ubi aren't supporting the Switch in the same way they did the Wii and Wii U. EA only offering the legacy edition of FIFA? They offered more support to the Wii U. Nintendo need to be aggressive with their courting of third-parties, just like Microsoft did over ten years ago with the 360.
You talk about how excited your Xbox-loving boyf is for the Switch and that is great, but what is he going to play after Breath of the Wild? Is he going to wait two months to play a three year old game like Mario Kart 8? And even if Nintendo had that third party support, the games would still run better on the Xbone (or PS 4), so why is he so excited for the Switch? So he can play on a system with a significantly smaller library that plays at a lower frame rate/resolution? Outside of first-party software, the Switch is all but redundant, just like the Wii U. Oh, and let's not forget that you have to pay a premium price for the Switch. How many of us here are wii U owners paying well in excess of $400 to play Zelda and then Mario Kart 8 a couple of months later?
The best Nintendo could do, would be if at E3 they had a huge third-party presentation featuring all the biggest publishers/developers and all the big games that are coming to Xbone/PS4 were also announced for Switch. That is the best they could hope for. To have the same as the competition with noticeably less performance. But they won't even achieve that.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 11, 2017, 04:52:58 AM »
No.... Sleep.... til Brooklyn!!!

Yeah boyeeee! I hope everyone read the title to that tune.

Nintendo Gaming / Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:42:23 AM »
There's no real point to this thread other than to try and release some of the pent up excitement I get this close to a new console launch. The preorders are all done, the money is all transferred into the right account, I'm fully good to go!

My biggest unanswered question at this point is... the Virtual Console. Will it be there at launch? Will there be any carry over? What legacy systems will it support? What will the library be like? What will the pricing be like?

My biggest concerns are... will I be working on 03/03? What time will Amazon deliver my order? How long will it take to download the 14gb of data that is Breath of the Wild?

It's getting sooooo close now!

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