SPECULATION: The Switch will NOT have a touch screen.

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Jacklack3, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Jacklack3
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    "Sure but Nintendo didn't say it didn't have a touch screen so you are wr-" No, the Switch will not have a touch screen and here is why. Let's take a look at the Wii U, the gimmick was you would have a gamepad that would have a touch screen in the middle of the device. This was part of the console. Now let's take a look at the Switch, the switch has a gamepad of a sort but is only there because you can play on the go with it. No tell me, do you have a TV with a touch screen and do ALL your friends, family and even strangers you know have one? No. If the Switch had a touch screen it would be a gimmick because you would need to switch to the handheld gamestyle just to do a certain task. Now what Nintendo could do would make a accessory that is like a drawing tablet so games that do need a touch screen can do that. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.
     


  2. Tigran

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    Stop saying it won't or it will.

    Quiet frankly we don't have a damn clue. You have no more evidence one way or another.
     
  3. Jacklack3
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    Have you even read my post? It seems like you didn't. But you are right I don't have concrete evidence it won't but it would be a stupid business idea if it did have one not as a accessory.
     
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    That would kind of kill the hype surrounding DSi and 3DSware from the eShop.
     
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    The vita has two touch screens, and they mean jack shit except in maybe two games. Doesn't mean they don't want to have touch screen options for on the go use.

    I'm just saying, we have no clue one way or another, so don't go saying it will or won't.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by that.
     
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    Err, what? First of all, thanks for luring me in with your clickbait title OP; literally, thanks to the "PSA:" bit I thought it was going to be official. But no... it's just more fruitless speculation once again...

    Let Nintendo unveil it bit by bit themselves.
     
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    This is just a random assertion, not a PSA.
     
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    Yeah but if you're putting the Switch in home console mode you can't even see the tablet screen let alone getting up from your seat and touch it.
     
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    Well, since Emily Rogers leaks were real, and she said it will have multi-touch screen... I think you should re-write your post
     
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    But then how will I get my disturbing Miiverse fan art?
     
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    But that doesn't mean it won't have some advantage in tablet mode, even if it's just as something as choosing an app or hitting play on netflix.
     
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    Sorry, i'll change the title asap.
     
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    Have you ever seen any tablet without a touch screen? It will have one simply because it can even if not a single game uses it. It just wouldn't make any sense to not include one.
     
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    But this would defeat Switchs nice non-gimmick record persay, you would have to make it handheld which might have a small battery time and would be smaller than a big tv just to touch the screen. Like i said they could make a accessory for a alternative.
     
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    bet this dude's father works at nintendo and he was told it dont have a touch screen so shit i guess it's concrete now huh
     
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    While what you say about not being able to use the hypothetical touchscreen of the Nintwitch while docked (I'm going to ignore your exaggeration about having a touch capable tv) I have to disagree with you.

    The Nintwitch could perfectly posses a touchscreen BUT not use it as a direct way to interact with the games, it could be used as virtual controls if you run out of battery of one or both joycons or if you simply don't want to use them/lug them around while you are outside.
     
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    I'm sure it has a touch screen. They will just make it optional for most games. Having a portable tablet like device not be touch screen would kill it faster then anything. Plus why would they put time and resources towards mobile development for phones, and most likely tablets, if it wont be touch screen? And I'm sure there will be a way to connect to the dock from a distance so you can use the system as a controller with a touch screen. How else would you play wiiU games that I'm positive they are going to port over?
     
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    i bet the OP $5 paypal that it DOES have a touch screen.
    the OP can pm me within 48 hours to accept.
     
  20. Jacklack3
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    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

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    That is what i was just thinking, and it does make since. Like if you had a youtube app you would use that to search or press buttons, but i don't think it would be a mechanic.

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    Jokes on you, i don't have a paypal!

    But i don't have 5$ i can throw away either.