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Old 10-20-16, 09:21 AM
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Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm in on release day. I don't think I've ever bought a console or handheld on release day.


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A revolutionary concept! If we lived in a world where smartphones and tablets didn't exist.
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You can't transition from a console game to a handheld seamlessly. I predict this is going to be like the Wii. Gonna be called a gimmick and then sell through the roof.
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You can't transition from a console game to a handheld seamlessly.
Is that something people want to do?
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Woohoo! Looks like no motion/2nd screen controls forced down our throats. Normal controllers!
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It's something people want to do but they don't know they want to do it yet
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As I mentioned in the other thread, i'm not sure how much I care enough to use this thing on the go. I'll have to wait for more specs, pricing, and hardware details.
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As I mentioned in the other thread, i'm not sure how much I care enough to use this thing on the go. I'll have to wait for more specs, pricing, and hardware details.
I agree but Zelda...Even if I never take it on the go, I will probably buy one day 1.
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A revolutionary concept! If we lived in a world where smartphones and tablets didn't exist.
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I didn't find myself that excited after watching the trailer. I've always gotten their systems release day too. :-\
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I will eventually buy this for the first party stuff (Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing) but if they offered a cheaper version that was console only without the handheld stuff I'd buy that first.
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at a bunch of people gathered around a tiny screen playing multiplayer games
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You can't transition from a console game to a handheld seamlessly. .
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Is that something people want to do?
Are you not aware of all the mods people do to make consoles portable?

This is something gamers have been dreaming about since, well, forever. One system, for all games? This is the pinnacle of gaming design. I haven't bought a console at launch in ages, but this might be an exception.
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I was prepared to be disappointed but this blew away all my expectations. Looks amazing.
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Are you not aware of all the mods people do to make consoles portable?

This is something gamers have been dreaming about since, well, forever. One system, for all games? This is the pinnacle of gaming design. I haven't bought a console at launch in ages, but this might be an exception.
I don't think it's anywhere near as widely demanded a feature as you seem to infer here. For instance, I already have enough trouble deciding whether its worth bringing a 3DS around when I already have a cell phone.
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I wonder if the docking station can be purchased separately so that people can buy more than one and place them in different rooms in the house (without having to buy new system each time).

I may not purchase the system day one, but I will get it eventually… I always seem to.

… Basically it'll be for the Zelda game.
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If i can actually play a good running skyrim while sitting in the car on a road trip, i'm down
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I will eventually buy this for the first party stuff (Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing) but if they offered a cheaper version that was console only without the handheld stuff I'd buy that first.
Same here. But then I could care less about portable gaming, so this is not a design for someone like me anyway.
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I just realized that the Zelda game will also be on the Wii U so I can hold out on this for quite a while.
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Anyone that read any post of mine about the WiiU knows I wanted them to merge it with the 3DS line. It should have always been a controller option. Taking a "console" game on the road wasn't an option then due to the hardware differences, but it should have always supported portable VC - buy once, play anywhere. Seamless save states too.

This will accomplish this is a much more elegant way.

I already have a phone I take everywhere with me for a quick fix here and there. But if I'm going on a longer trip where I might want a deeper experience while I live in a hotel room or take a long flight or (as I'm cursed now) to chaperone a high school band on multiple 12-hour bus rides, I'm all in.

There's only so much enjoyment I can get out of F2P games on my phone.
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I think it looks promising. Not sure if I get the complaints about it existing in a world where tablets and smartphones exist. This is doing what's been rumored with giving us a home console and something to take on the go. I'm not sure if I'll get one at launch but I'm interested in buying one eventually.
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And, my god, not being restricted to the 3DS form factor is amazing. That kickstand and detachable controllers will make everything so much more comfortable.
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I will eventually buy this for the first party stuff (Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing) but if they offered a cheaper version that was console only without the handheld stuff I'd buy that first.
Pretty much sums it up for me. My only concern in terms of portability is playing with one of those side controllers, they seem awfully small.
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So, things we've seen:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Skyrim Remastered
NBA2KSomething
Some sort of 3D Mario
Mario Kart 8 (?)
Splatoon

Mario Kart Switch has two item slots a la Double Dash instead of one, and King Boo is playable. If it's a port, it's an enhanced port.

As far as support, basically everybody is onboard (including unexpected folks like From Software):

505 Games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
ATLUS CO., LTD.
Audiokinetic Inc.
Autodesk, Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Bethesda
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Codemasters®
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Electronic Arts
Epic Games Inc.
Firelight Technologies
FromSoftware, Inc.
Frozenbyte
GameTrust
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
HAMSTER Corporation
Havok
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Marvelous Inc.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Starbreeze Studios
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Telltale Games
THQ Nordic
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
TT Games
UBISOFT
Ubitus Inc.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp

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It seems safe to assume that the "pro controllers" will sync with the portable unit as well. Having those only work with a home dock would be monumentally stupid.
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