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Rumblings of Virtual Console in tomorrow's Nintendo Direct... yeah, right.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Smash Bros. to come out this year, according to the Direct?
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Yes. This year.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Smash Bros. to come out this year, according to the Direct?
New Smash Bros or remastered WiiU game?

No wait, let me guess......
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No wait, let me guess......


Stranger things have happened, but...yeah...
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I thought the Direct was pretty good. Iíll pick up the Crash Trilogy and The Fractured But Whole. Also probably Mario Tennis Aces and the Captain Toad game. Oh and of course Smash. Iím not convinced itís a port either. I think if it was theyíd have just said it plus theyíd probably have had footage to show.

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What in the world is going on:

https://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-sw...amestop/159628
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Glad to see Octopath Traveller is coming soon. I'll probably be in for Mario Tennis too.
The Dark Souls Amiibo is funny.

Its funny that for every article complaining about the Switch being all ports of old games, you find another article about how the Switch makes old games better (cause portable now!) or has people playing games they never would have played before.

Nintendo seems to have struck a good balance between AAA first party, ports and indies. Now that its a bonafide success, I hope more publishers will start with original titles.
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Praise the sun buddy!
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Glad to see Octopath Traveller is coming soon. I'll probably be in for Mario Tennis too.
The Dark Souls Amiibo is funny.

Its funny that for every article complaining about the Switch being all ports of old games, you find another article about how the Switch makes old games better (cause portable now!) or has people playing games they never would have played before.

Nintendo seems to have struck a good balance between AAA first party, ports and indies. Now that its a bonafide success, I hope more publishers will start with original titles.
Nintendo canít win with a lot of people. They donít get third party support last generation and it killed the system they get third party support suddenly thereís this crowd complaining about the Switch only being good for ports. I guess I can see wanting new third party stuff but at least they are getting a good variety of games while continuing to put out a good amount of first party games.

One thing that slightly disappointed me is that theyíre remaking Luigiís Mansion but only on 3DS. I donít see why that couldnít be a Switch release too.
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I like my Switch, but I still have close to zero interest in in third party titles on it. I'd still rather play those on my PS4, because I don't ever game on the go.
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I like my Switch, but I still have close to zero interest in in third party titles on it. I'd still rather play those on my PS4, because I don't ever game on the go.
Same here. There is pretty much zero chance I will ever buy a non-exclusive on it.

Not a bad Direct although I'm disappointed that these 3DS titles aren't coming to Switch. I would have loved to play a Luigi's Mansion remake. Super stoked for Captain Toad (one of my favorite Wii U games).
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See Iím the opposite. I play a lot more now with the Switch then I do on my Xbox One (which is pretty much a glorified streaming player for me). I actually like getting these third party ports as the Switch is my preferred console to play on. Love that I donít have to be tied down to one spot to play it.
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I want to be tied down to one spot when I'm playing games.
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Sometimes I do but other times itís nice to bring it to my room or outside or whatever. Itís nice to have options with the Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I thought the Direct was pretty good. I’ll pick up the Crash Trilogy and The Fractured But Whole.
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See I’m the opposite. I play a lot more now with the Switch then I do on my Xbox One (which is pretty much a glorified streaming player for me). I actually like getting these third party ports as the Switch is my preferred console to play on. Love that I don’t have to be tied down to one spot to play it.
I don't deny that sometimes it is nice to have some mobility option when gaming on occasions, but seriously, why would you wait to spend $60 on a game to play on the Switch when you could get the exact same game today for $17.99 on a more powerful system that you already own?
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$60 for Little Nightmares and Captain Toad are absolutely ridiculous. I paid $20 or less for those on other platforms, brand new.
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I don't deny that sometimes it is nice to have some mobility option when gaming on occasions, but seriously, why would you wait to spend $60 on a game to play on the Switch when you could get the exact same game today for $17.99 on a more powerful system that you already own?
I get that price can be a factor but I like my Switch. Itís really become my go to for games. I guess the way I look at it as far as prices are concerned are these games wouldnít be priced less on other consoles originally so I donít see why different rules apply to Nintendo. In the case of The Fractured But Whole thatís still a relatively new game that just happens to be/has been on sale. Iím sure if you wait a while you can get a copy on Switch for a sale or used price too. Also I think itís important to support third party releases so they keep coming out with new stuff rather than abandoning the console like what happened with the Wii U.
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$60 for Little Nightmares and Captain Toad are absolutely ridiculous. I paid $20 or less for those on other platforms, brand new.
They haven't announced pricing for either game. Gamestop has placeholder prices in their system because they have to list a price so they can take preorders.
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Captain Toad is $40 at Amazon. That's a little better.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I know the Wii U didn't sell very well, but what about the people who had one? It seems like Nintendo is porting over all the popular games over to the Switch. I have already bought those games one time, I have no interest in buying them again.

Case in point. My eight year old wanted Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Christmas. Except for like four new characters, it basically the same game we played to death on the Wii U. I mean, they couldn't even be bothered to add new tracks to the game.

And of course there was no announcement of a new Animal Crossing game. I can only hope they are keeping that news under wraps until the Holiday season approaches.
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Itís simple donít buy the ports if you donít want to. The reality is the Wii U didnít sell great but had good games and it makes sense to port them to Switch which far more people own.
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I know the Wii U didn't sell very well, but what about the people who had one? It seems like Nintendo is porting over all the popular games over to the Switch. I have already bought those games one time, I have no interest in buying them again.
This has been the primary reason why the system has been a dud for me so far, but it's my own fault. I already have a Wii U and I didn't buy the Switch at launch. So I already have all the main Wii U games (Zelda BOTW, Captain Toad, Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, etc.). So I bought the system in anticipation of Mario Odyssey, which is a great game and all, but not worth buying a system for. I also picked up Mario + Rabbids and Snipperclips, but neither of those are worth owing the system for.

That being said, I can still see why so many people love the system. Especially for people that didn't pick up a Wii U. They are getting to experience a ton of great Wii U games for the first time. But other than Mario Odyssey, there hasn't really been any true exclusives that have been worth buying the system for. I guess I might check out that Mario Tennis game, I gotta play something else on this thing.

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