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12cloudenvy34

Has anyone mentioned possible 3G/4G compatibility?
I guess that could be following the Psv a little bit but I missed all that so I can't comment on how it would go.

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DefHalan

@12cloudenvy34 I brought that up when it was still the NX. Most people thought it was a terrible idea at the time. Part of the argument was they would partner up with AT&T which doesn't have great service and can be expensive.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Farmboy74

Can't see 4G / 3G compatibility, would push the price up, and imagine you could tether your mobile phone as a hot spot for 4G if needed

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12cloudenvy34

@DefHalan But AT&T would only be for the American side of things. However, reflecting upon the suggestion, unless we were lucky enough for contracts that were based around unlimited data, you wouldn't want to be out and about with data on.

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MisterPi

Ideally it'd be great to pay a base price for unlimited 4G. I mean that's very unrealistic, but it'd be great. Imagine also having pokemon go as compatible. But yeah, phone hot spot is enough for on the go WiFi gaming

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DefHalan

@12cloudenvy34 T-mobile has unlimited data, which is why I use them, even though their coverage isn't as good as Verizon.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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12cloudenvy34

@DefHalan In england, I'm pretty sure most providers have unlimited.
I think I'm going to have to.leave all this speculation though before I start taking it seriously.
Perhaps it will come with 4G compatibility but is completely optional. (Speculation I know)

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WebHead

i hope switch gets external hdd support eventually. i get that it interferes with the main idea but not everyone will play on the go and it is a basic feature. it should be our, the custumers, decisions to make.

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skywake

There's a rumour going around saying that the "standard" game card will be 16GB. The front page of this site and others have reported it as "games rumoured to be limited to 16GB". But here's the thing. The most common DS game card was 64MB but cards could be 8-512MB. The most common 3DS game card is 2GB but games can be 128MB-8GB.

So if 16GB is the standard in the same sense as that? We could still have game cards being in something like a range of 1-64GB. Which would make a lot more sense. The wording here matters, cartridge capacity limits don't work like optical media capacity limits do.

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I love how some people assumed "standard" = "max possible space". I guess I should go back to playing that standard sized Nintendo game, Xenoblade Chronicles X!

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DefHalan

If max size of the Micro SD card is 128GB and games are running 64GB (even a select few) then I guess digital won't be pushed as much

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I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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skywake

@DefHalan
If 64GB cards are a thing they'll likely come further down the track and be for a couple of games. For example 8GB exists on the 3DS but I'm not sure that any games ever used or needed it. All the games shown in the trailer would be closer to 16GB. Especially if you're not pushing the textures as high as you are on PS4/XBOne/PC versions for games like Skyrim. I'd wager that all the games at launch are on 16GB cards or smaller.

For micro-SD card expansion? I don't know where that 128GB limit came about. I think again it's some kind of lost in translation sort of thing. Because in theory if a card reader supports more than 32GB it supports upto 2TB. But the first 256GB cards came out this year and 512GB capacities don't exist yet. I think the reason some internal documentation might say "upto 128GB" is because when it was written those were the biggest cards. And Nintendo wouldn't want developers to think people could have storage bigger than what might exist at launch.

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IceClimbers

@DefHalan @skywake
I'm pretty sure the "supports up to 128 GB" is just what it officially supports, like how the 3DS "officially" supports up to 32 GB. You can use higher capacity cards.

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DefHalan

@IceClimbers Yeah but I am having issues with my 64 GB card on my 3DS. Not sure if I want to deal with these issues again

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People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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skywake

@IceClimbers
The difference is there is a hard limit on SDHC officially because of the file system that spec uses. There's also a hard limit on SDXC but it's not 128GB. So it's not really the same thing.

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erv

I'm hoping to be able to expand to at least 512 at some point. Would be a shame to lose a card somewhere.

And if I buy physical? I'm doomed to have the kids misplace games. Digital all the way

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Grumblevolcano

@DefHalan Surely this could be fixed just by Switch having a proper account system?

Something could go wrong with my XB1 or external hard drive and I would lose absolutely nothing. Redownloading everything would be a nuisance but the actual save data, DLC and games would be ready to download as soon as the console either got repaired or replaced.

Sure there's the portable nature of the Switch but if you have it that save data is uploaded to cloud servers whenever the Switch is connected to the internet then the issues are minimized.

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DefHalan

@Grumblevolcano i am not worried about losing save data, so Nintendo's current account system works perfectly fine for me. They could improve it if they want, it doesn't really bother me either way. I just don't like the idea of such limited amount of space on my portable system, especially if they are trying to get games that will take up most of the space.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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ZachTech

I don't know if this has been already asked or not but I'm interested in what people think: will the Switch save data to the game cards like on the 3DS or will it require internal storage like the Wii U?

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iKhan wrote:

but if the switch is Wii U powered, how can Nintendo make the system sound like a worthwhile purchase to anyone not interested in the mobile aspect?

Well, the mobile aspect is a huge draw, but I think the fact that the system plays games on TV, even if it's not technically as powerful as the other two home consoles, can still be a huge draw for people as long as the games look good enough, and pretty much anything beyond 7th graphics starts dabbling in that diminishing returns area, where unless the game showcases realism there's really no distinct advantage at all.

When it comes to people not interested in the mobile aspect, third-party multiplats won't really be a draw, even if Switch was just as powerful as other consoles, because people could just buy those games on the console they already own, so there's really no advantage to buying them on Switch (again, for people not interested in portability). But there's still the exclusives, and since you can't play those games anywhere else that's going to be a huge draw. And there's no law of physics that makes those exclusive games suddenly unenjoyable just because another console exists that's more powerful.

So, obviously the system is going to appeal more to people who are interested in the portability. But what people need to realize is that the portability can appeal to more than just people who like handhelds. Sure, a person may not be interested in gaming on the go, but that doesn't mean the person isnt interested in the flexibility it brings to the table in terms of playing around the house. Downstairs, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in the living room, on the porch, etc. and there were already tens of millions of people who enjoy handhelds- just think of how many more in addition to those people will be interested in the flexibility of playing anywhere in the house. And then finally you have people who aren't interested in either of those things, but they're still interested in playing the exclusive games on the TV (probably people who own other consoles) and people who are interested in playing all the games on the TV ( probably people who don't on other consoles).

No console is going to appeal to every single person in the world, but I think Switch will appeal to more people than a straight laced console alone would, or a straight laced handheld alone would.

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