SPECULATION: The Switch will NOT have a touch screen.

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

  1. TehCupcakes

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    I didn't really understand your reasoning, but I also doubt it will have a touchscreen. Not only because they did not show it all in the video, but because the tablet is docked during home use. The Wii U was able to have a touchscreen because it was designed for you to always have the gamepad in hand. Because the Switch is intended to be docked, it would not make sense to require a touchscreen at any point, because this would force the user into taking the system out of the dock and losing their feed to the TV. That doesn't make any sense for a home console.

    If there is any sort of touchscreen, it absolutely can never be a requirement in any game. That would make the game incompatible for docked use. And given that... There really is no reason to add a touchscreen at all if it's not intended to be utilized. They already tried that with the Wii U, which was designed to be played with two screens, and those features were grossly underutilized.
     
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    This is exactly what i said. It would just make a gimmick and would ruin the the whole "There's only one gimmick and it doesn't suck." part.
     
  3. LiveLatios

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    Inb4 the controller acts as a wiimote to replace touchscreen functionality
     
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  4. Lilith Valentine

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    Eh, it seems like less and less games are using the touch screen nowadays. It was a cool feature, but once the novelty wore off, it just stopped being that interesting.
     
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  5. LiveLatios

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    tell that to the android/iphone market
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

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    Expect even those people are often looking for some physical controls to use. Just look at how many controllers are made for smartphones.
     
  7. LiveLatios

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    A lot of the apps don't support external controls, and need an external mapping app like joy to touch or that nvidis one the shield uses
     
  8. baselhamad

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    guys, just wait till it release, i believe that it WILL have a touch screen, and another version of the product not protype
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    The fact that there is a market for external controllers for smartphones is proof enough that there is a big enough demand for it.
    Regardless, this argument doesn't relate to my previous statement. Games on Nintendo products have slowly started to move away from motion controls and touchscreen support. Most games on the 3DS and Wii U really only use the second screen for things like maps or basic inventory control. They've slowly stopped using it as a major game mechanic.
    Plus this is speculation and the system hasn't even been completely revealed.
     
  10. specht

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    That still doesn't mean there couldn't be small mobile-like games that just wouldn't make sense to play in console mode. Or that they couldn't also be controlled with a controller. It's just not essential which is why I personally believe they didn't showcase it in the reveal. They focused on the dedicated game console aspect of the device rather than relating it to traditional mobile devices. When they said they were holding back on info so competitors wouldn't steal their ideas I don't believe they were talking about Sony or Microsoft, but more on the lines of Apple and Samsung.

    But of course that's my opinion and we'll all learn the truth in the coming months.
     
  11. Tigran

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    People.. If skylanders Superchargers can be played with touch screen controls, pretty damn sure most can in case either joycon gives out, or people just didn't want to pack it.

    Also, may I point out that DeNA is one of the developers, so games like Mario Run may be playable without need of a controller.
     
  12. Condarkness

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    I agree with the part about not being a requirement in any game. But if they did have a touchscreen couldn't they make so that when the NS is docked it would disable the screen and then only communicate via joy con or controller or something?
     
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