Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Ad7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm

How do you do fellow switch owners

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Abacus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:24 pm

Deeply unhappy Ad7, since I have just been to Wetherspoons for lunch and never seem to learn why that's a bad idea. Thanks for asking, though. How are you?

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm

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gamerforever wrote:The people in the advert look like kids for sure...


Have you ever noticed how in adverts for kid's toys, the kids in the advert are almost always older than the target market?

Although I don't think that's quite what is happening here in fairness, the announcement video for new hardware is deliberately generic, and they're staying on-brand.


No. Most Kids toys ads tend to have young children, and I don't think any have 50-year-old dudes on skateboards.


Last time I was watching cartoons (very recently! :P ) the ads were full of 15 year old teenagers playing with fad toys for primary school kids. My point mainly though is that an advert not featuring 8 year old children doesn't necessarily mean the product isn't aimed at 8 year old children, so it's not a particularly incisive retort.

As I say though this specific Switch Lite announcement video is more generic and in-keeping with the overall Switch brand. Actual kid-targeting ads will follow I'm sure.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Rax » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:05 pm

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Rax wrote:Ad7 hits the nail on the head at the top of the page and the misunderstanding continues so Ill try to be clear. This is for kids. It is designed to be used by children. The joy con are not part of the unit to reduce the chance of breakages. Kids do not care about HD rumble or hooking up to a TV so that functionality was also removed. This is not aimed at you, it is aimed at children. If it does not appeal to you then that is just fine, its not meant to.


£200 for a kid's toy so that they can drop it without breaking it, or not stick the joycon on the wrong way?

Yes.

If it's designed to be used by children, how will you play Labo on it? Or play simple 2 player with your friends without buying an extra controller? You know, like Mario Kart, Smash or...pretty much any first party co-op or competitive game. Perhaps it is for friendless children with no siblings or interested parents.

Or just for kids to share by passing it around as kids have done for decades now with handhelds.

Who says kids don't care about game enhancing things like rumble, or hooking it up to e.g. their bedroom TV? Or are you mainly talking about a Switch for toddlers?

I do. I have never once heard a kid mention missing rumble or wishing they could hook a DS or a phone up to a TV.

Also, suggesting that if you add these features back that it goes back to its original price suggests they haven't been able to cut costs in the 2 years since they made the original, which can't be true at all

Maybe they havent, maybe its a cash grab by Nintendo, I have no idea. Last I heard about any of that was the screen was still expensive cos its a weird size and resolution so its the only device using it, maybe the joycon functionality is expensive to add back in, new joycon certainly cost enough to suggest it might.

In fact, surely they'd be far better to just have a price cut on the original switch and sticking a picture of Bob the Builder on it.

Not gonna happen, they never cut the price off the Wii U and they couldnt barely give that away, not a chance will they cut the price of the console thats flying off shelves.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Prototype » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Is it okay if I, a 32 year old male, buys a Switch lite because it's more affordable than the full console?

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:25 pm

Surely a lack of a price cut for the Wii U was more about stubbornness by Nintendo rather than a technical inability to cut the price by making hardware revisions?

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 pm

Prototype wrote:Is it okay if I, a 32 year old male, buys a Switch lite because it's more affordable than the full console?


Nobody is saying you can't it's just that some people have reservations and it seems that criticism of Nintendo is always responded to with claims that we don't understand them or just hate Nintendo.
If you buy the Lite and love it then fantastic :D .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Mafro » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 pm

itt: grown adults getting themselves in a tizzy over hardware not aimed at them.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Mafro wrote:itt: grown adults getting themselves in a tizzy over hardware not aimed at them.


I feel that's a rather weak argument as the machine isn't just aimed at children.
It's aimed at everyone and simply having a negative opinion is not the same as getting in a tizzy.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by gamerforever » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:09 pm

As i’ve already said its £50 cheaper than a standard switch. Really is silly buying this - even the size isn’t that small enough to be called a handheld. Its not a kids toy - £200 is too much for that. I don’t know who it is meant for, but it just doesn’t seem like a good deal at all.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Captain Kinopio » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Rax wrote:Ad7 hits the nail on the head at the top of the page and the misunderstanding continues so Ill try to be clear. This is for kids. It is designed to be used by children. The joy con are not part of the unit to reduce the chance of breakages. Kids do not care about HD rumble or hooking up to a TV so that functionality was also removed. This is not aimed at you, it is aimed at children. If it does not appeal to you then that is just fine, its not meant to.



Nintendo make lots of mistakes, there is a lot of gooseberry fool they do really badly, updating their hardware to be more kid friendly is not one of them. To reiterate one more time, this device is not aimed at you, it is for children to play and parents to have piece of mind.


Correction: No one cares about HD Rumble.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Pedz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:09 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:
Rax wrote:Ad7 hits the nail on the head at the top of the page and the misunderstanding continues so Ill try to be clear. This is for kids. It is designed to be used by children. The joy con are not part of the unit to reduce the chance of breakages. Kids do not care about HD rumble or hooking up to a TV so that functionality was also removed. This is not aimed at you, it is aimed at children. If it does not appeal to you then that is just fine, its not meant to.



Nintendo make lots of mistakes, there is a lot of gooseberry fool they do really badly, updating their hardware to be more kid friendly is not one of them. To reiterate one more time, this device is not aimed at you, it is for children to play and parents to have piece of mind.


Correction: No one cares about HD Rumble.


Except people have been praising it in this thread.

I actually came in here to ask something and then realised I was in the wrong thread :lol:

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Balladeer » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:00 pm

HD Rumble is one of those things like the Wii U dual-screen setup or Motion+ that seems really cool in practice but has had limited uses outside that marbles minigame in 1-2-Switch. Very occasionally I've used and gone, 'Huh, that's cool,' but it's a nice-to-have rather than a game-changer.

I wouldn't be so keen on gaming with no sort of vibration feedback though.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Frank » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:17 pm

HD rumble is pretty useful for the Labo kits (and they're literally the only thing that uses the IR camera, aren't they?), so I guess as the joycons aren't removable they've got rid of it for this as well. It does still have *some* rumble, right? :shifty:

EDIT: Just looking into the whole "using one account across two consoles" thing - Unlike the PS4 and Xbox, am I right in thinking the Switch doesn't need to be connected to the internet to play games on the secondary console? So you'd make one Switch the primary console so any user on that console can play, and the second Switch you can still play everything as long as you're using your own account?

Would make a digital-only Switch future a no brainer if you could essentially buy the game once and play it on two separate consoles with two accounts. If that's how it works I'm tempted to pick up a Switch Lite for my girlfriend at some point...

EDIT 2: Wait I might have misread. Disappointing

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Pedz » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:47 pm

I think it's the same on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Frank » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Which is weird considering the Switch by it's very nature is going to spend a considerable amount of time without an internet connection. Never mind. Could've been a big selling point, but t'wasn't to be.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Peter Crisp » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm

Balladeer wrote:HD Rumble is one of those things like the Wii U dual-screen setup or Motion+ that seems really cool in practice but has had limited uses outside that marbles minigame in 1-2-Switch. Very occasionally I've used and gone, 'Huh, that's cool,' but it's a nice-to-have rather than a game-changer.

I wouldn't be so keen on gaming with no sort of vibration feedback though.


It's like the speaker in the PS4 pad which is a stupidly simply idea but works fantastically well when done with a bit of thought. It's not expensive to put a speaker in a pad and I honestly feel every pad should have that feature.
It's little things like that and HD rumble that get overlooked but just add that little bit of extra magic to the whole experience :wub: .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Godzilla » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:24 pm

Game now have the special edition Pokémon Switch Lite for pre order.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Carlos » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:28 am

Prototype wrote:Is it okay if I, a 32 year old male, buys a Switch lite because it's more affordable than the full console?

Absolutely!

I would wait a few months after release though so we can see hardware impressions on the Analag sticks.

I used to think of the Switch as the best console I'd ever played on until 3 of my 4 Joycons knackered in the space of a year and I massively fell out with Nintendo.

Im currently waiting for them to offer free repairs in the UK. I could do it myself without much difficulty but it's the principle. I shouldn't have to.

I'm now wishing I bought a PS4 and a cheap Vita instead.

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