Nintendo will reveal the Switch's price ($$$) and Release Date (on January 12th)

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  1. osirisjem
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    Why so fucking long?
     
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    i mean, the pleasure of waiting for more info about switch's games and specs...
     
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    I'm personally hoping that there's some specialness that they're hoping to keep hidden from other microsoft and sony. I mean, speculation about the Switch has turned more to specs and potential, as there seems to be a consensus that the only hook is the mobile/home thing. I'm personally still hoping for some haptic feedback.
     
  5. osirisjem
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    They are delaying the price.
    not sure what could be special about that ... other than it's free.
     
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    What needs to be revealed?

    1. A decent starting price point. Don't make the same mistake twice, Nintendo. A higher price point for something lacking in power will leave a sour taste with consumers.

    2. For the love of god, promise us AT LEAST a 7-10 hour battery lift off the dock. If not, the portability will seem a lot less pleasing.

    3. An amazing launch bundle. You're competing (again) with consoles already ahead of you. Your quality needs to shine through here.

    I honestly feel like this is Nintendo's last chance at making a positive, long lasting impression on their consumer base.
     
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    Unless you talking about small games and apps, otherwise that just isn't going happen. Like period. Even the 3ds doesn't have that much battery power.

    I would be really surprise, if you could play Skyrim on the go while still having 7 to 10 hours of battery life.
     
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    Mileage may vary. Should have said 6. Anything less is just pathetic.
     
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    As if my Alienware laptop can exceed barely 4 hours, let alone 6 on a full charge playing Minesweeper.

    Frankly, I'd rather compare Switch with a gaming laptop running 720p30FPS playing an AAA title to keep my expectations low for "minimally lowest acceptable tolerance". If the Switch exceeds the laptop I chose to compare, then anything else at that point is acceptable in my standards.

    I said 30FPS, because I rarely see AAA console games running at 60FPS, on any 720p or above resolutions.
     
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    What if the reason they are holding off on such information is because they are gauging what social media and the internet in general is saying about the Switch?
     
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    That would be presumably the best way to gauging the expectations for the price. Hardware specs are not given because the resources for the hardware is not ready yet. Go check the Nintendo Dev Portal, Wii U, if you're wondering why.
     
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    Who the hell is going to play a portable for more than three hours anyway? Might as well plug that shit in.
     
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    I hope it's free so you'll just have to buy expensive games. haha
     
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    7-10h is ridiculous.

    I'd be happy with 4h, 3h would still be OK, since I can charge it using a powerbank.

    And, seriously, how long are you away from a power source? For longer travels you can use a battery pack, as I said.

    //Sent from my glorious OnePlus X
     
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    Exactly!

    I hope it'll have 4h or more, but 3h would be ok.

    //Sent from my glorious OnePlus X
     
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    how long does a ipod last when gaming ? 2 hours ?
     
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    Your point being?
    Completely different hardware in play here, dude.
     
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    I was just referencing the battery life of the competition to the Switch.

    7 hours of battery life for the Switch is just fantasy.
    3 hours would be a win.
     
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    Think they will get to 4-5 hours, but it would be at the lowest settings.