Nintendo Answers further Switch Questions; No Backwards Compatibility with Games and Controllers

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    Nintendo is clarifying (and not) questions regarding its upcoming home console-handheld hybrid.

    Kotaku reached out to the House of Mario with a set of questions which recently replied. Those that stand out the most are:
    • No backwards compatibility with games and controllers for other systems. However, support for certain controllers may be considered for a future update.
    • No games being bundled with Nintendo Switch
    • 32GB of internal NAND memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. The system’s internal memory can be easily expanded as needed using microSDXC cards (up to 2TB, when available on the market)
    • Capture button to take screenshots, which can be viewed and edited before sharing on social media. No video capture at launch but planning to add the ability to record video in the future.
    • Mii Maker app on the Switch
    • No video streaming at launch but is being considered for a future update
    • Region-free

    You can read the full response below:

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  1. Boogieboo6

    Boogieboo6 @realDonaldTrump

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    I bet it's not backwards compatible purely because of all the exploits found in 3ds games, and how they didn't (or couldn't) fix Wii games on Wii U's vWii. Meaning they couldn't fix something like Cubic Ninja from breaking the 3ds portion of the Switch.
     
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  2. WiiUBricker

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    Ok, the next time someone asks me a question I don't want to answer: I have nothing to announce at this time.

    Thanks bign.
     
  3. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    WTF, I was certain I'd be able to plug this puppy in!!! :/

    Very discouraging Nintendo! You need to get your act together!

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  4. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Still no news about freely change shops from region to region :/
     
  5. Veho

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    This means jack shit. Don't believe it until the feature is actually there.

    Not even a tech demo like the Wii Play was? Nothing? Absolutely nothing?
     
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  6. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

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    the eshop region is tied to the region of your mynintendo account. if you want to access the japanese eshop, create a japanese mynintendo account
     
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  7. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Moon Dweller ~

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    Albategnius, Moon
    We will hack it anyway xD
     
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  8. SomecallmeBerto

    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

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    Wait if 1 2 Switch is NOT coming bundled with it then who will buy it? I mean WTF Nintendo that game was supposed to be the Wii Sports of that console.

    @Veho - Agreed any company whos says that is full of shit.
     
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    I was kinda expecting a Switch Sports at launch.
     
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  10. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    But as far i know Wii U possibility to handle only one MyNintendo account am I right?
     
  11. pikpol

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    So if I understand the answer correctly. We will be able to access different region eShops, by creating multiple profiles for eachr region you want to access?
    Like 1 profile for Europe, 1 for the US and one for Japan?
     
  12. lostboysteve

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    They just can't get their shit together can they? Meanwhile the Wii U is still fetching 299 i stores and on eBay.


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  13. Bladexdsl

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    at $70 (our price) NO ONE straight to bargain bin release!
     
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  14. xile6

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    I read this last night.
    Its nothing new, It does look like nintendo is moving the right way tho.
     
  15. SomecallmeBerto

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    How do you figure? This reads like nothing but bad news to me.
     
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  16. naddel81

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    wow, they already killed that thing before launch! man, they know how to do bad marketing.
    hopefully the hardware gets hacked soon. will buy one then (maybe).
     
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  17. F4LK

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    > +300 bucks console
    > no games included
    > have to buy zelda for 50 more bucks because everything else at launch is garbage or ports of games we already completed years ago and it will stay like that until another few months

    noice.
     
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  18. Ne2buntu

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    So, no game bundle, no third part applications, no browser, nothing to say about Virtual Console or already purchased content, etc...

    + an expensive price...

    WTF, this launch is the worst i've ever seen... and the launch date is in 45 days now.
     
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  19. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    Not really surprised. Can't really say I blame Nintendo either. I guess they're trying to distance themselves from gimmicks, though at the cost of backwards compatibility.
     
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