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Gaming Smack My Switch Up: The Nintendo Switch Discussion Thread (was: NX)

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Mar 18, 2015.

  1. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi Future Films/NSF star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The March launch surprises me. But it will be interesting to see if they show it off at E3 or not. I'm going to assume they will since the New Zelda game seems to be their hopes to have better sells then they did with the Wii-U when it released. Very similar thinking when the Wii launched with Twilight Princess.
     
  2. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    They've confirmed they won't be showing it off at E3. I'm guessing they'll save it for a Direct event in late August or for Tokyo Game Show in Sept.
     
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  3. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Kimishima: "neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS." "It's a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U [...] But I don't feel it's a pure replacement for the Wii U."

    I honestly think they're messing up the messaging on this one as they're clearly signaling to the hardcore markets (including their big fans) that everything until the NX reveal is a holding pattern and that's kind of the bulk of their potential market at the moment due to myriad factors revolving around third party support. It's weird in that my gut instinct is "Well this will clearly hurt system sales" but on the flip side... man, what system sales? They've already told people who were considering picking up a Wii U for Zelda that they don't need to bother.
     
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  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Depends on what the NX is. A lot of people went for Twilight Princess on GCN instead of Wii because they either didn't like the new controls or figured it was a better deal to buy a price-cut GCN and TP for GCN.

    Similarly, a lot of people may opt for a reduced price U & Zelda U instead of the NX.

    Still, we know U games are being ported to the NX, so they can't be that radically different.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  6. Life

    Life Jedi Master star 3

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    MH = Mobile Handheld perhaps?
     
  7. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, that'd be my guess- or some variation like Mobile Hardware.
     
  8. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    The Nintendo Life link hasn't updated their article to show that it has been debunked so far. A bit more at Vooks.

    So much for the MH = Monster Hunter theory :p
     
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  9. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Good, that causes less confusion. Splitting the platforms would have been a bad idea.
     
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  10. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Agreed, especially when they have talked about developing a framework that allows their titles to be scaleable between platforms.
     
  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Yeah, it's a really nice piece of work - too bad it's only been used on the Bayonetta games.
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Huh? You can use it for almost any game when the GamePad isn't required. I use it for Mario 3D World, Mario Kart, Smash (when I can't use/bring GCN controller/adaptor), Assassin's Creed and a couple others.
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    I don't have those others Quest! :)

    My post is reflective of the fact I have very few Wii U games!
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, that's not the controller's fault! :)
     
  15. Darthmaul208

    Darthmaul208 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Are there any images of the console yet?
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    That's what you took away from my post!?

    I was agreeing with you, ya muppet.
     
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  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Nope, there were some fakes floating around a while back but by all accounts no one has seen anything.
     
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  18. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  19. Penguinator

    Penguinator Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If it's anything like their E3 presence, the NX reveal will feature various talking heads discussing how the menus look. :p
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The NX Preview Trailer will debut tomorrow morning (30th) at 10am EST! It will run 3 minutes.
     
  21. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  22. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Wonder if this is a prelude to a massive direct kinda like what they did with the Wii U by doing a small one to get one element out of the way and focus on more in the major one. I know we got something Animal Crossing related coming soon.
     
  23. Rew

    Rew Force Ghost star 5

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    Does anyone have a link to where the reveal will be aired?
    EDIT: Apparently it's going to be here: http://www.nintendo.com/

    (And is it seriously only going to be 3 minutes?)

    EDIT again: And of course the website is down during the reveal. :(
     
  24. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    A little bummed that they undid the analog stick symmetry of the Pro Controller and reverted to XB/PS style but still, looks like a pretty cool idea- like what the Wii U was being used for in airport terminals.

    And, thank the Triforce, "Switch" is so much better than either "Wii U" or "Wii" as a system name. Although there's a clear similarity between the Switch and U icon logos (it's like the U mixed with a ting-yang), so they're seemingly keeping the branding compatible in their line.