1. Hells Malice

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    BOTW blows all of the WiiU titles out of the water. By itself.
    Combined with the fact the Wii U is a giant piece of shit.
    Switch has already won the war.

    If you think the Switch is only a handheld, you're delusional. It's a lot better on a screen for as simple a fact as the controls feeling way better with the joycons in the controller holder or a pro controller.
    But with that said it does both amazingly, and the transition is great.
     
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  2. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat
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    Okay, but Switch is more powerful than Wii U even in portable mode. So where does that leave us? With a portable home console.
     
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    Only complaint is you cant make game icons smaller to fit more into the screen.
     
  4. aljpn91

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    i don't even consider it a handheld, it's a tablet with video output capabilities at best.
    don't forget that the wii u also has BOTW and a shitton of great games.
    and how can you say that it has won the war if it has only been out for 2 days
    i can't see the switch replicating the wii success and i doubt it will even surpass wii u hardware sales
     
  5. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat
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    I can't see how it possibly couldn't. Even discounting the fact that Switch marketing has been far better than Wii U marketing, Wii U's hook wasn't that appealing to a lot of people. The concept of Switch is intriguing, simple to understand, and it works.
     
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    let's just hope that it's as appealing to casuals as it is to core gamers.
    but as a wii u owner i don't feel the need to own one at all
     
  8. Xzi

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    It's going to have plenty of ports and follow-ups to Wii U games, so eventually it'll appeal to that crowd. A number of people have been willing to trade in their Wii Us to help pay for Switch already.
     
  9. beard00

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    I think Switch is a disappointment. I can't understand how they didn't design their new console so that it plays the launch games (BOTW) without framerate issues. Super Mario Odyssey also looks lame and everything else worth playing that's announced so far is also available on Wii U.

    I hope Nintendo will release a powerful (desktop-pc class) home console next with BOTW 4K or something like that. That I will buy.
     
  10. nando

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    nintendo could had easily made a better UI for wii u, but i think they have a stick with it mentality. the os for switch is a world of difference
     
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    They also use hard drives :-)

    Cartridges are still more expensive, last I looked.
    * Vita physical games are typically expensive.
    * 3DS physical games are typically expensive.
    * Switch physical games will probably remain expensive.

    How much of that is manufacturing cost & how much is good ol' price-gouging pricing policies? Who knows. But you can bet someone is paying for those cartridges. And you can bet they can't be discounted as much as discs. And you can probably bet that some games will have cut-down content 'cause it's cheaper to offer less...
     
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  12. Xzi

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    Lol not even PS4 Pro or Scorpio do 4K. That's upscaled garbage. You buy a PC for that kind of high-end power and nothing else. I shouldn't have to even point out to you how impossible it would be to fit that kind of power into Switch's form factor, or that it would kill the battery in 30 minutes tops.
     
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  13. thorasgar

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    I certainly have unloaded most of my Wii U physical discs, not giving up the hardware at all.

    Console mode is my preference but my kids seem to prefer curling up with it in handheld. As of right now sticking to my plan of getting a second one in the next few months.
     
  14. Online

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    Don't be so quick to throw the weeU under the bus ppl!!!! The wiiU was a raelly good console especially for entertianment and watching anime and movies, it had many great games too and awesome third party games like bayonetta 2, wonderful and xenoblade chronicles X. The Wiiu was also backwards compatabile with wii, it has friggin MIIVERSE PPL and the gamepad was also a very comfortable thing to hold and the pro controller is good. The only real bad thing was the lack of support, that was it. It was a good home console so stop trying to launch it under the bus so fast seriously!!!! you are making me mad right now
     
  15. emigre

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    He didn't throw the Wii U under the bus. Nintendo threw the Wii U under the bus.
     
  16. Xzi

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    Well, Wii U's sales threw Wii U under the bus. Even if people knew and understood what it was, dual-screen gaming is hardly a must-buy feature.
     
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    My bad, let me rephrase it. PS4 doesn't allow you to transfer saves in a way that matters.
     
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    I could do without portability if the console had power. It's just sad that a brand new console struggles to run a game that was designed for the previous generation.
     
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    I can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic.
     
  20. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat
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    It's precisely because BotW is a Wii U port that it struggles to run at anything other than 720p. If it was developed for Switch first it would be 1080p60. Fast RMX runs 1080p60. Even in 4-player splitscreen.
     
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