Nintendo to double Switch production for 2017 following strong demand

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  1. comput3rus3r

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    The wiiu is f'ing awesome. I don't know what crack you're smoking.
     
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    That's exactly right.
     
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    How to spot a non-gamer: they say that ET for the Atari 2600 was bad.

    It was actually pretty good, but the game was hugely backed up and had a pretty serious overstock issue. Atari 2600 owners weren't that much interested into the game.
     
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    As someone who actually has played it? It was bad. Even for an Atari 2600 game.. It was bug ridden and flat out irritating. Wonky controls, all of those damn holes... I mean.. just.. HOLES
     
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    double posted
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    :rofl2:

    ...

    That's a joke, right? Because if not... Em... Well...I don't want to sound condescending or disallow you your opinion, but... Let's just say that a large majority of gamers would very much disagree. Assuming they've heard of it in the first place.I'd say knowing about the game already puts you way above average when it comes to a definition of being a gamer. But if being a gamer means that you aren't allowed an opinion on a game, then it would be better not being one in the first place. :mellow:
     
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    Please, all the little kids think it's a bad game because AVGN said so. Play it if you don't believe me. Make sure to also play the other Atari 2600 games, because everything is as clunky with maybe 1-2 exceptions.
     
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    Long live the Nintendo Switch ^^
     
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    I played it back in the 80s.
    I also played many other Atari 2600 games, I remember Pitfall, Frogger... well, I actually don't remember many more, I was more of a C64 guy, my cousin had a 2600 and I played when I was at his home.

    The thing is the Atari 2600 had good and bad games, and TBH E.T. was among the bad games, I would take Pitfall any day rather than playing E.T., it was really... not good.
     
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    Pitfall was the killer app of the system. Of course it compared better lol.

    Try with Towering inferno or Combat. Great games, but not as great.

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    Wut? AVNG...that's angry video game nerd, right? It's very possible he said so, but I don't see how that somehow makes him wrong (or people with the same opinion magically non-gamers, for that matter). The opinion is pretty universal (in fact, we already have two gbatemp members who have played and disliked it as well).

    And sorry if you like the game, but I'm not going to play the entire atari 2600 library in the odd chance that every retro reviewer and gamer of that time was wrong...because my opinion was about the general conception that the game was bad which would still hold true even if it became my personal best game ever.
     
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    I'm just interested to see if it'll become a kick-ass homebrew system! I'd love playing some emulators on the go using that gorgeous screen.
     
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    i cant see sense in comparing sales to a failed system.

    when nintendo first claimed this, i found it funny when it failed when comparing sales of the WII U and 3DS during the same period in the UK.

    and yes this console is merging both home and portable consoles into one, so its sales should compare to both its last home and portable console.

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    one person has already managed to get Ocarina of Time Rom running on his switch.
     
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    Now I know you're a massive troll. Lmfao
     
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    Is he still on here that's why most got him blocked. He spends a lot of time talking about something he hates lol. He's either a bored troll or a 13 year old fanboy of some other system.

    Anyways, doubling production is great news it means nintendo is trying to meet demand instead of trying to create hype from switch being rare. It does have the potential to be an amazing homebrew/emulation machine especially since its portable.
     
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    It just had piss poor marketing, the 3DS being the main focus at every damn E3 didn't help. Nintendo refusing to do a little more focus only made it worse.
     
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    While I am not likely to sing the praises of Nintendo's marketing department, at least assuming I were capable of such a heinous act as believing in the merits of a marketing department, to pin even a majority portion of the wii u's failure on it would seem to be an oversight so large I am not sure I can quite understate it.

    So again
    Piss pore lineup
    Failure to secure third parties
    Suspect dev tools, and certainly lack of engines
    Poor online infrastructure
    archaic *and* complex hardware design
    Failure of a large portion of lifetime of the previous device (and the device before that and the device before that, said devices having lifetimes of some half a decade)

    All of those need to be looked at almost before marketing comes into play, and I doubt even if they had Edward Bernays resurrected to his prime they could have marketed it well enough to overcome several of those. While quality may not always shine though there is surely enough that were it to be an unsung beacon of light then word of mouth alone would have got it somewhere*. Or if you prefer see all those indy games that make it big despite having a marketing budget consisting of review codes and the ability to get it on a store front somewhere, to at best a worldwide one being about that of Nintendo Australia's canteen budget for the year.

    *spin it another way. Back in the GBA era then everyone here had one, wanted one or was content to use emulation to approximate one for them. Would you even float a notion like that for the wii u?
     
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    A system not being popular and not selling well doesn't make it not awesome. It's awesome because of the games i have on it . Not to mention cfw and emulators etc..
     

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