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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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