Nintendo Switch
  • No big surprises in the presentation. 299 seems a bit high. Zelda is the launch title, March third. Waiting for many other things. Splatoon 2 was a surprise in that it is a sequel, not a port. They keep putting Mario Kart in the sizzle reel and not saying anything about it.

    Rumor has two million units at launch. I predict six hundred. Either way, you and I won't see one until Xmas.
  • Zelda also launches on Wii U the same day, so.
  • $299USD is like $399AUD which I am totally ok with but know that I'll get dicked sideways with the price magically becoming $499 because reasons.

    After the Wii U, I'm going to wait until enough games are on the thing but its a definite buy eventually given how much joy I've had with all my Nintendo consoles. Weirdly enough, Sunshine remains my most fondly remembered Mario game so this weird city Mario doesn't put me off.

    A Pokemon, Smash Bros, Mario, and Mario Kart machine - $499. Throw in Animal Crossing and I'm ready to bend over.
  • The launch list is pretty paltry. I dunno. The portable aspect barely interests me. I only ever use my 3DS on the road if I am not driving. Other than that I mostly play it in bed. This is bulkier and has worse battery life.

    Maybe down the road when Monster Hunter and Pokemon hit but those are far off and honestly I'm not even probably all that interested then.

    I think it says a lot that Skyrim is the most interesting game it has announced for it and that game is so old and played out.
  • I want to get the Switch, but like you said I dont think I'll be able to get my hands on one anytime soon. :p

    short of standing outside at stupid 0 clock the morning of March 3 and I'm not doing that this year.
  • How does Nintendo get so close, and then just kinda fuck it up? If the NES mini had a blue tooth controller and existed in actual consumer reality, I would want one. If the Switch had a better launch line up, and were actually available for preorder, like a product you could buy, I would want one. It is weird that I want a Switch less now than I did before the conference.
  • All I've ever wanted from Nintendo is a good VC market! With a huge collection of digital games and save states. The VC from the original Wii days was so good, and they really dropped the ball with the selection of games (lack of) with the WiiU VC, although I love the save states the WiiU VC brought.

    Now if only the Switch can have both of those things, though I am almost certain I'll be disappointed.
  • It's not the best comparison. but it's good enough I guess.
  • Wow, its been months since anybody on NooBTooB talked about the Nintendo Switch.

    Has anybody bought one?
    I've still go the same sentiment as before; once more games come out then yeah, I'll probably pick one up.

    Zelda, Mario Kart, Smash, Pokemon and maybe Animal Crossing and I'm good.
  • I picked one up and really like it, yeah there is only really Zelda available right now. Breath of the Wild is an incredible game though and looks beautiful on the little screen.

    I also bought 1-2 Switch, Snipperclips and Snakepass from the store just so I had something else to play. All are pretty decent games. 1-2 Switch should have definitely been a pack in and is in no way worth £40, me and my girlfriend are having a hell of a lot of fun with Snipperclips, so much so I'd say playing that with her is the most fun I have had on the switch. 

    The Switch is a nice little console and I really hope it catches on and we maybe see some third party support I know @AshGooner would probably agree that it'd be awesome to play Fifa while on a trip.
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  • Speaking of sports game, I was very keen on one of those chibi baseball games on the Vita but they're only in Japanese. I hope they bring it to the Switch because I think those games are perfect for portable. I think sports games will be huge on the Switch because you can play it on the dunny.

    Was 1-2 Switch worth it? It seems like a $10 digital sale game.
  • 1-2 switch is by no means worth the price tag. It's cute and it does a great job of showing off what the switch can do but for the price I wouldn't recommend it.

    The premium Indie titles on the marketplace seem to go for about £17. At £17 that game works. At 40. Nope.
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  • I don't know about you guys, but I am having a ball watching people lose their shit over Nintendo's decision to stop making the NES minis.
  • It's like Nintendo wants to encourage piracy.
  • I would love a SNES mini with wireless controllers. Yoshi's Island, Super Bombliss + Tetris, Tetris Attack, Sonic Wings...
  • @sloth I want that too.

    But man, I still can't justify throwing down $400 CAD just to play Zelda. The Switch has nothing going for it personally right now, and the amount of issues I've been hearing people having with the hardware is ugh.
  • They have announced the classic SNES for this Xmas. If they were smart, it would have Mario 1 and 3 on there to compliment World. It would also have a Bluetooth controller and be produced in large numbers.

    I predict it will have great games, a four foot cord, and the same false scarcity Bulls hit that Nintendo cannot get over. In conclusion, it will not be real competition for emulators. Why did the iPod destroy Napster? Convenience. If you make a legal alternative that is simple and priced to its market, you actually reduce piracy. If you don't make enough of a thing, nobody can get it, and they resort to the means you hate.
  • Yeah it's mind boggling. Everyone knows pirating isn't always the most convenient, but when you make the official product take Powerball odds in tracking one down, price gouge it, and make it cumbersome to use, well...

    No other video game company has the nostalgia/old school market wrapped up like Nintendo. It's not even close. But they refuse to do cool digital sales like Steam does on their store, refuse to make them easy to buy, it's just like... come on guys. There are MILLIONS who would gladly shell out for a simple, convenient way to relive their childhood Mario, Zelda, Metroid games. 

  • How have Nintendo not capitalised on this by making the Switch a beastly portable Nintendo emulator?! I suspect it will fall into this category eventually, but it should totally have been a priority at launch. Nintendo still seem to fundamentally not (or stubbornly refuse to) understand the reality of piracy, convenience and pricing when it comes to their back-catalogue. Wake up. 

    @GoodEnoughForMe Like you say they need to adopt the steam model of pricing on their e-stores, baffling they haven't already. It is worrying how many people will defend the pricing as it is Nintendo too.
  • The Switch will get all the old games. It will get them very very slowly, for no reason, these are ROMs that are ready to go. They could have had them all at launch. The pricing will be from Mars. Super Mario World is one of the greatest games ever made. It is now at a market value of five dollars. Balloon Fight is a one dollar game. Nintendo is run by old men who remember a different time. They are never gonna put a hundred old games on a twenty dollar a month subscription. Xbox already has a subscription model that is better than that, but does not have the nostalgia factor.
  • Reading these comments, if anybody really wants a NES, I'm sure I could pick one up and post it to you. They're not scarce down under.

    With Mario Kart out, I am one game closer to wanting to buy a Switch. I just want something to replace my bed time DS Lite. Not even the 3DS or Vita was able to do so. Persona was often too heavy and the completionist in me mandated it so. Pokemon was always perfect but I've recently really gotten into Final Fantasy Tactics A2.

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