Should i even bother with this console

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Dominator211, Jan 21, 2017.

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Is Nintendo setting the Switch up to be a failure

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  3. At the moment yes but the console hasnt been realesed yet so we will see

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  4. Im not buying the console im staying with Xbox/ps4/3ds/PC

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  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    I'm looking at the switch for my next handheld I have bought every Nintendo handheld since the GBA. I'm not really digging the Nintendo switch because of the lack of launch titles I don't play Zelda games and I'm not really interested in anything else besides Mario odyssey and Minecraft. For one I know Minecraft on console is a messy world. I personally think that since there is not backwards compatibility digitally with the Wii u or even virtual console, Nintendo is setting this up to be a HUGE failure. The only thing I appreciate is that they aren't ditching their 3ds yet. This could be the only thing keeping the company alive at this point. What makes a console is not the hardware inside but the games it has. Look I get the Wii u was a massive failure but who says they can't make it better I doubt they will but personally I think the Wii u had good first party support. I mean what is preventing me from going out and buying a vita or an Xbox one S. These are much better and this is coming from a long time Nintendo customer
     
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    The switch is promising; but the amount of launch titles is concerning. The power of the console is pretty good, comparing to the Wii U. It's near to the Xbone and PS4, but not quite. I'd say hold the pitch-forks for now, and wait for people to get their hands on them. Not people demo'ing them; but, consumers.
     
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    I have had a Tegra chip in my android tablet for 5 years and that chip doesn't age well and how is the power of the switch close to the xbone and ps4

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    yea i get what you are saying
    but i really is upsetting that they wont even let you have digital copys of your games

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    from the wii u
     
  4. WiiUBricker

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    If you are not dead set of getting a Switch on launch, then you should not buy it and wait until there are enough games released that justify a purchase.
     
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    if and when that is
     
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    I don't know, it's your choice.
     
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    Of course. You have freedom. If no games come out that interest you, then just don't buy it.
     
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    Let me quote this article:

    Nintendo Switch Specs (as confirmed by Digital Foundry)

    CPU: Four ARM Cortex A57 cores (theoretical max 2GHz)
    GPU: 256 CUDA cores (theoretical max 1GHz)
    Architecture: Nvidia second-generation Maxwell
    Texture: 16 pixels/cycle
    Fill: 14.4 pixels/cycle
    Memory: 4GB
    Memory Bandwidth: 25.6GB/s
    VRAM: Shared
    Storage: 32GB, max transfer rate 400MB/s
    USB: USB 2.0/3.0
    Video Output: 1080p60
    Display: 6.2-inch IPS LCD, 1280x720 pixels, 10-point multi-touch support


    And the Xbox One:

    Operating system

    Xbox One system software
    CPU Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Jaguar modules)[7][8]
    Memory 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games)
    Storage
    Storage media[show]
    Display 4K (S Model), 1080p and 720p
    Graphics 853 MHz (Xbox One), 914 MHz (Xbox One S) AMD Radeon GCN architecture (inside of APU)
    Sound 7.1 surround sound
    Input HDMI
    Controller input Xbox One controller, Kinect for Xbox One, Xbox app, Xbox One Media Remote
    Camera 1080p camera (Kinect)
    Connectivity Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n, Ethernet, 3× USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 in/out, S/PDIF out, IR-out, Kinect port

    And the PS4:

    Specs here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4_technical_specifications
     
  9. Dominator211
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    i guess so
     
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    Every console gets some games eventually.
     
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    While this is all well and dandy and im not saying this is weak but the switch can evn push out 1080p on Zelda ...... A ZELDA GAME what about when the next smash comes out and that game is know for pushing consoles
     
  12. xile6

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    Its a new system and with new systems the launch games dont always fit everyone.
    So if you cant find a launch game you like then simply wait till one comes out.
    Also the word is its sold out everywhere so unless you have a preorder or going to fight your way to the store on launch day your have to wait anyways.

    But the switch does have alot going for it. And onces more games start to pour in it will be a great system.
     
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    Your point? The game looks stunning and extremely huge.
     
  14. Dominator211
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    we will see
     
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    Well, Nintendo has never been about Hardware in terms of powerful; yet, they're stepping their game up little by little. They're a company about good games and content. Not poor games, that are shoved down your throat, or services. *Cough* Xbox Live, PSN, and otherwise. *Cough* ..... So, give Nintendo a break. They're basically the grandfather to the Xbox and PS series. Even to SEGA.
     
  16. Dominator211
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    well alright i should wait and see

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    im not saying im hating on the big N either i love them they gave me joy and still to this day