Who also wants a release of a home version of switch?

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  1. Moritz
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    I wish nintendo releases a cheaper version of switch.
    How? It´s simple, just release it without screen, without battery, without joy-cons but with one pro controller.
    80% of the reveal trailer is showing switch being a portable system, but I really want just a home system.

    Nintendo may release it in the future like they did with the 2DS version of 3DS.
     


  2. Tigran

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    No, No, No, Mother hugging god no... Doesn't need to have confusing skews.
     
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  3. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    no thx
     
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    I could see it happening in a couple years. Nintendo themselves didn't rule out multiple form factors.
     
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    - That defeats the whole purpose of a HYBRID console, no dude. That would just be another Nintendo Console with nothing but games just like xbox and ps4.. They need a hook, they may have gotten one..
     
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  6. brigcaster

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    The main feature of the 3DS is glass-free 3D. 2DS exists. If they manage to establish a healthy gaming ecosystem with Switch, it's not unreasonable to expect hardware variations down the line.
     
  7. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    Guess what.
    For your purchase of a Nintendo Switch you get a home version of it for free!!!!!!
    JUST LEAVE THE GOD DAMN THING IN THE CRADLE AND NEVER MOVE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. KingVamp

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    I doubt it, but not impossible. I understand where you are coming from, but that defeats the purpose of the name and console. Just leave it in the dock, if you don't want to use it as a portable and who knows? Maybe you want to at least play it in bed sometimes. Not to mention, start confusing people all over again. I don't see the price going that much down, by removing the portable part. If they do, by that time the original Switch would be cheaper, anyway.

    While 2ds is a good point, it didn't go as far as make it a non portable device.

    Any different form factors or variations, I still think would be able to work as a portable or console.
     
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  9. zac122

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    it would have to have a new name not related to "switch" in any way though which may confuse people later. the point of the system was to have a bridge between handhelds and home consoles. making a variation that is just a home console, or just a handheld would be a step backwards.
     
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  10. Moritz
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    I wish it would be real free, I need to pay for an expensive ultra bright HD screen, pay for an expensive ultra high-capacity built in battery, pay for 2 ridiculous small controllers when I don't plan to use any of them?

    http://nintendoeverything.com/rumor...a-handheld-only-package-for-switch-at-launch/

    Funny that the rumors talk about the oposity, nintendo, I wish a home console only!
     
  11. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    Of course you'll need a TV, no console ever has come with a TV (the NES TV and others like it are exceptions), if you plan on using the Switch as a home console only why would you need a high capacity battery?? and last but no less, you'll have the Joycon L and R, no need to buy a controller separately.
     
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    I really doubt they are going do anything near launch. Maybe they will announce console and handheld only switch at e3. Honestly, I think the handheld only one is kind of redundant tho.
     
  13. BORTZ

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    Just make it super confusing like the 3DS/2DS/new3DS. Call it something like...the Nintendo Switchless.
     
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    Or they can call it the ol' Nintendo Switcheroo.
     
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    I can see it happening like it did with the Wii Mini. Cut off most of the features and sell it to parents looking for a cheapo home box for the kids.
     
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    Didn't even consider the wii mini. Doesn't seem horribly unlikely tbh
     
  18. DrkBeam

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    I would prefer a exclusive handheld console, since I use more often the 3ds than my Xbox 360 even though both consoles have a big library, anyway the switch output probably will look better on a tv
     
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    I suppose it's possible down the line, but shouldn't come anywhere close to launch. Would cause too much confusion.

    Also, if a game requires both setups at different points (say, a Zelda puzzle or something) you'd be pretty screwed.
     
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    lmfao that made my day