Nintendo Switch Reveal

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Chary, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. DanTheMan827

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    It'd be nice if they stated if it had backwards compatibility with Wii U games purchased on the eShop...

    Or will it be like the Wii games on the virtual console...

    Or their non-universal 3DS / Wii U games...
     
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    They hit all the points that people complained about with the Wii U
    -the name is descriptive and unique
    -no more long dry patches of games. mobile+home divisions are going to (hopefully) produce a more consistent stream of games for it
    -If skyrim works, then the rumour it's very little work to port has a bit more merit...and it's going to get all those ps4 and one games
    -power? ehh...who knows. we'll see.

    A few concerns:
    -zelda game on mobile looked a bit choppier than I'd like. the Wii u ports (mario kart, splatoon) seemed to run smoothly though...if those are even ports and not new games
    -What are the file size limits/speeds of the card, and how are the ps4/one developers who rely on 50-100GB downloads going to function?
    -I saw no motion control.

    And that wasn't super mario 3d world in the video?
     
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    If they use a shitty low-res TN panel I'll quit Nintendo.
     
  5. Harsky

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    I have a feeling that the first day of the Switch's launch title will consist of Wii U games with the DLC already on it (the GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION) so Mario Kart 8, Splatoon and... maybe even Super Smash Bros 4 on day one? The low sale of the Wii U means that there will be a large number of people who hasn't played those games and will give those titles a shot.

    But really, in three minutes they got the message out. It's a device that combines home console AND handheld all in one.
     
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    Double Dash 2 confirmed?
     
  7. dronesplitter

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    Shit, it's exactly like the mockups...this sucks. Looks useless as a handheld and inevitably outclassed as a home console.
     
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  8. mashers

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    I also think the design of this is quite amazing. I didn't like the idea of the console/handheld hybrid, but I think the way they've pulled it off it actually looks great. Games on carts is an amazing bonus as I was fearful they were going digital-only. Hopefully there will be a way of transferring WiiU titles, either by eShop download or by transferring from disc to SD card or something. I'd even settle for a USB optical drive for Wii U compatibility when using it in console mode.
     
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    All this needs is VR, and I'm set for life. Or at least until next year. Also, I love the list of initial developers - Sounds like it could be a great lineup, and maybe an end to the death toll of the Wii U!
     
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    All I can say is
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    That's my guess why they made the leap and made pokemon completely in 3d.
     
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    I'm not sure if this will be able to run Wii U titles :/ Look at the framerate for BOTW, I don't think this will be powerful enough
     
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    GUYS KING BOO IS NOT IN MARIO KART 8 AND THE SPLATOON TRAILER HAS DIFF HAIR STYLES. SPLA2OON AND MARIO KART 9 CONFIRMED AAAAAAAAAA
     
  15. T-hug

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    I'm not sold as much as I thought I would be. Hate the tiny side controllers, would probably never use it outside because it's huge. Who even games outside anyway? If you go out nowadays it's because you have to, for some chore or task or job. Were not in Japan, we don't meet up in the park to play Monster Hunter, we play shitty phone games at the doctors.
    That said though I like the design in theory, but need to see a lot more before I get invested.
     
  16. New_Newbie

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    The frame rate on that portable Zelda o.o Just what I expected, and inferior tablet/portable mode. And that was the Wii U version of Splatoon and Mario Kart 8, don't get your knickers in a twist just yet! :rofl2: I hope they don't dumb down games just to run on the portable mode...
     
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  17. DanTheMan827

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    That doesn't really matter...

    Just because a system handles 3D doesn't mean it can't do 2D...

    That was just them deciding to show off with the latest hardware... just like every system generation...
     
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    Don't forget SUPER MARIO 3D GALAXY!!!!!!!
     
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  19. mechagouki

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    Life expectancy of pop-out rear stand: 37 seconds.

    All joking aside, i think the whole thing, concept and execution is actually pretty cool. I don't own or intend to own a Wii U, but I might get this, it reminds me of Nintendo products of the past.

    GC/Wii/Wii U portable B/C would actually sell a ton of these things.
     
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    if it was double dash there would be two characters per kart :hateit:
     
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