The 'hype' around third party Switch accessories

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Saiyan Lusitano, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    It's cool to see the accessories that third party companies will be releasing but why does it matter so much, exactly? Honestly, the only Switch-thing I'm currently interested is anything that Nintendo says because I couldn't care about the rest.

    I'm very curious how the game cases, covers and if the Switch will have a LAN port on it.

    P.S. As a gamer/collector who prefers the original covers over Selects, it's definitely a wise idea to get the games before the Selects' flood the market. Plus, by being ahead of it you won't have trouble finding sealed copies of this and that, if you're into that (I'm having trouble finding sealed copies of 3DS UKV games).
     
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    Literally anything switch related is a godsend for many Nintendo fans rn. I don't know what accessories WILL be released but I guess there's a reason to be hyped.
    2 more days. We can /do\ this
     
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    That will for sure be awesome to watch.

    Luckily I'll be going to a Nintendo Switch special event hands-on premiere which I'm very excited.
     
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    I might put some kind of case on it.
     
  6. Jayro

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    I'll buy whatever gamepad cover hori makes.
     
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    It seems the Switch will not have a RJ45 conector, just like the Wii and the WiiU... and the USB-LAN adapter seems to be fully compatible with the oldies
     
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    I don't want games to need accessories, especially for a mobile platform.
     
  9. BORTZ

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    Are we talking about 3rd party accessories or like extra kinds of controllers like the wii/wiiu had? Don't get me started on how mad it made me needing 8 different kinds of controllers for different games.
     
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    There were games on the Wii U that required 3rd party/extra controllers? (Excluding Mario Party because it's an outlier that shouldn't be counted)
     
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    I didn't see any headsets so yaaaay online play is still dead! Was worried about that for a second there..
     
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    Swear to god if there's no Bluetooth I'm not gonna buy it
    ^ THIS
     
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    How... how would the controllers connect if there wasn't?...
     
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    Bluetooth connection to headphones
     
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    That makes more sense lol. I kind of hope there will be, but does any other modern game console do that? I thought that they just hooked into the controllers
     
  16. Pleng

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    Proprietary wireless communication protocol..?
     
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    I'd agree except Nintendo has used Bluetooth for controllers in every console since the Wii, and used WiFi for the Wii U gamepad, so I don't think they're too interested in developing their own wireless communication system