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Old 01-13-17, 10:25 PM
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It's like the Xbox One announcement all over again. You have a few people on board but the vast majority seem to hate the bulk of the system and features. MS was smart to change course (as they were d.o.a. The first few months). They listened to their customers and changed for the better. Nintendo? No chance in hell they take feedback from outside their little bubble.

I think with the WiiU + range! gimmick, terrible lineup and horrendous pricing they're dead in the water. The first couple of months will be skewed though, due to scalpers, which many have already admitted to.
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People really need to stop buying these dumbass Nintendo systems so we can finally get Mario and Zelda on real systems
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I realize it's anecdotal but again, my son is very excited about this system. Maybe it's just not for older gamers?
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Did you ask him what game he's excited for?
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Snipperclips gameplay. Totally eShop-py, but it looks really fun.

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This was originally called FriendShapes when SFB showed it off a couple years ago.
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I'm very meh on this, but preordered this morning due to the strong upgrade deals at Gamestop. Traded my WiiU and 15 games for the Switch, Zelda, Resident Evil 4 (on PS4) and $70 in leftover credit. I doubt I'll play it much beyond a handful of first party games, but I hadn't played the WiiU in months and was essentially done with it other than the new Zelda.
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After reading this thread and reviewing everything, I'm out. Not getting the Switch. No backward compatibility bothers me.

I just preordered Zelda for the Wii U on Amazon. As a prime member, there is a $12 discount for preorder. $47 is not bad.
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This game looks.... okay I guess. It's coming both in Physical and Digital copies to the Switch and just in a physical copy to the PS4. Apparently some weird licensing agreement between Ubisoft and Namco.

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"The PlayStation 4 version will be available only in a physical format for $29.99, but the Nintendo Switch version will be available digitally for $29.99 and physically for $39.99, with a special launch edition that includes two Puyo Puyo- and Tetris-themed keychains while supplies last. The special launch edition of Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Nintendo Switch will only be available in quantities limited to pre-orders and first-run printings of the game in the Americas."
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is generally regarded as the best Tetris other than the original. The Giant Bomb guys raved about it when they imported a copy.
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Looks like a modern Tetris Attack. Minor win for Nintendo as I can't see many people wanting to swap discs just to play Tetris.
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Dragon Quest Heroes 1 + 2

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No release date yet. This is a Japanese trailer, but it's listed on Amazon and bestbuy.com, so it appears to be getting an American release, despite not being on NoA's lists. Weird to see an official trailer have such a choppy framerate.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Looks like a modern Tetris Attack. Minor win for Nintendo as I can't see many people wanting to swap discs just to play Tetris.
People have been surviving the 5 seconds it takes to swap a disc for the last 20 years of gaming so I think they'll manage.
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Originally Posted by The Questyen
People have been surviving the 5 seconds it takes to swap a disc for the last 20 years of gaming so I think they'll manage.
Doesn't mean people haven't grown accustomed to modern conveniences. I sure as hell prefer digital, especially for smaller games like that, and enough so that I'd prefer NOT to buy a game like that on disc.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Looks like a modern Tetris Attack. Minor win for Nintendo as I can't see many people wanting to swap discs just to play Tetris.
Swap what disc?

OH.. the PS4 version, in a Nintendo thread?
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^ it was a part of the article.

Originally Posted by The Questyen
People have been surviving the 5 seconds it takes to swap a disc for the last 20 years of gaming so I think they'll manage.
I'm one, but not for 'mini' games that will only get played sporadically.
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So why is there a $10 premium on the Nintendo version?
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247
So why is there a $10 premium on the Nintendo version?
Limited Edition yo! Plus it comes with both a Tetris and a Puyo Puyo Keychains.
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I'm pretty excited for the Switch. I'm down for portable Zelda for sure. I'm also interested in Arms, I am Setsuna, And Kart. I have mine pre-ordered.
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Who's going to buy games digitally on this thing when space (even with a memory card) is at a premium? I know that's why I rarely bought games digitally for the WiiU.
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I'll probably go physical for most. I'll just get digital for multiplayer (Smash, Kart, Spla2oon)
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Man, it's like the same three people in this thread hating on the Switch over and over. Point on the doll where the Nintendo Switch touched you, guys.

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Originally Posted by Decker
Limited Edition yo! Plus it comes with both a Tetris and a Puyo Puyo Keychains.
And once those run out? Sounds like a permanent price increase. More like Nintendough, amirite?
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
Man, it's like the same three people in this thread hating on the Switch over and over. Point on the doll where the Nintendo Switch touched you, guys.

Turn the doll over and I'll show you
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
Man, it's like the same three people in this thread hating on the Switch over and over.
I think a lot of us were underwhelmed with the reveal. Some were upset by the lackluster launch line up, some by the exceedingly high cost of peripherals, others like me felt that the system was at least $50 more expensive than we were expecting it to be. That's not "hating on the Switch those are legitimate criticisms of the system.

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
And once those run out? Sounds like a permanent price increase. More like Nintendough, amirite?
I took it to mean only the LE would be priced like that. I don't know for sure though.
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Seriously. There's a heck of a lot to take issue with on this thing.

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