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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by The Cuttcracker Suite » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:57 pm

It'd be pretty cool if you could use this as an Nvidia Shield. I mean, I know there's no chance of that happening but we can dream.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Wedgie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:58 pm

I got the feeling it's going to be 300 quid at least, HSH.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Floex » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:59 pm

The Wii-U was £280 and that was considered expensive.

Nintendo won't that mistake again.

£250 or under. I do hope they don't charge a fortune for the games though.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by The Cuttcracker Suite » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:01 pm

HSH28 wrote:If they want to be really aggressive with the price point and they are getting a good deal from Nvidia...depending on the internals, a £199 price point might not be out of the question for a base pack.

The Wii was what, £180 on launch using generation old technology? I don't think we'll see anything sub £200 again.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by jawafour » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:01 pm

I like the idea of Game Cards... but what about download storage? I'd assume that maybe "blank" cards will be available; although this approach would suggest that space could be quite limited? Or perhaps Nintendo will sell them relatively cheaply, recognising that money is to be made through downloading?

So many thoughts and questions!

Oh! And *surely* a new Animal Crossing will appear on Switch... playable at home and on the go :toot: .

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Fade » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:01 pm

Qikz wrote:
Fade wrote:
degoose wrote:
Fade wrote:It looks cool. But why buy this over a high end tablet?

are you being silly now?

Answer the question.


... It's not a tablet technically. It's a games console.

I know, but I could plug my android tablet into my TV and play emulators and games using a pad.

If it were anyone but Nintendo bringing this out people would be all 'meh'

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Eat it Harvey » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:02 pm

I doubt that the base unit has any additional processing power.

However, that's not to say it couldn't contain additional storage capacity. It would allow them to sell bigger capacity docks, without needing to replace the entire unit.
It would also mean you could store most of, if not all of, your digital library on that, transferring things you want to take with you onto whatever internal storage the handheld unit has.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Ario » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:04 pm

Perhaps the switch dock could have a bigger storage capacity (around 1tb but expandable) and it could hold around 128gb internally so you could have 3/4 downloaded games on the go and any extra on gamecards.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by jawafour » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Fade wrote:...why buy this over a high end tablet?

Fade wrote:If it were anyone but Nintendo bringing this out people would be all 'meh'


I do believe you've answered your own question, Fade. Nintendo has a wealth of popular franchises and characters that people want to see in games.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Garth of Christmas Future » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 pm

£249.99 is my guess.

Was there any special reason why this was announced today in particular? I feel like we've known about it for ages, seems a bit low-key.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Fade » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Wedgie wrote:
Fade wrote:
degoose wrote:
Fade wrote:It looks cool. But why buy this over a high end tablet?

are you being silly now?

Answer the question.


Well I would if I can play Zelda or Mario on my high end tablet... Oh wait.

You literally can though :lol:

And goose, you're the only person on the forum that thinks destiny PvP is good.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by As Fat as Santa » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Fade wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Fade wrote:
degoose wrote:
Fade wrote:It looks cool. But why buy this over a high end tablet?

are you being silly now?

Answer the question.


... It's not a tablet technically. It's a games console.

I know, but I could plug my android tablet into my TV and play emulators and games using a pad.

If it were anyone but Nintendo bringing this out people would be all 'meh'


How many tablets are able to play the latest Nintendo offerings?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by OrangeReindeer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:06 pm

Fade wrote:If it were anyone but Nintendo bringing this out people would be all 'meh'


You say as if it being made by Nintendo is not something that adds value. The fact it is being made by Nintendo of course adds massively to the announcement because of the promise of Nintendo games.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by AndyXL » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:07 pm

Lagamorph wrote:So doesn't look like this is replacing their handheld portable offerings. Wonder if we'll get a follow up to the 3DS in 2-3 years.


Eh? Of course it is. They're not going to release this, and then release a separate handheld.

This is it. This is Nintendo's new handheld and home console.

It's great that all Nintendo teams can focus all efforts on one system only.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by The Watching Artist » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:08 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I doubt that the base unit has any additional processing power.

However, that's not to say it couldn't contain additional storage capacity. It would allow them to sell bigger capacity docks, without needing to replace the entire unit.
It would also mean you could store most of, if not all of, your digital library on that, transferring things you want to take with you onto whatever internal storage the handheld unit has.

Yeah. All sounds sensible. Plus SD cards for the tablet bit perhaps.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Pancake » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:08 pm

Looks like a lovely bit of kit, I hope they emphasise the local multiplayer possibilities. In the end it's all about the games though!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Wedgie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:09 pm

AXL wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:So doesn't look like this is replacing their handheld portable offerings. Wonder if we'll get a follow up to the 3DS in 2-3 years.


Eh? Of course it is. They're not going to release this, and then release a separate handheld.

This is it. This is Nintendo's new handheld and home console.

It's great that all Nintendo teams can focus all efforts on one system only.


But Nintendo are still focusing on the 3DS as well?!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:10 pm

HSH28 wrote:If they want to be really aggressive with the price point and they are getting a good deal from Nvidia...depending on the internals, a £199 price point might not be out of the question for a base pack.


There were reports that Nvidia offered Nintendo a really good deal as Nvidia weren't in the console market to any real degree. It'll be interesting to see just how much the console will be, it certainly looks high-end.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by Floex » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:10 pm

Fade.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch - The new console from Nintendo
by The Cuttcracker Suite » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:11 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:I doubt that the base unit has any additional processing power.

However, that's not to say it couldn't contain additional storage capacity. It would allow them to sell bigger capacity docks, without needing to replace the entire unit.
It would also mean you could store most of, if not all of, your digital library on that, transferring things you want to take with you onto whatever internal storage the handheld unit has.

Yeah. All sounds sensible. Plus SD cards for the tablet bit perhaps.

If there's anything I'll remain sceptical about until launch day it's how Nintendo will handle storage with this.


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