Forums

Topic: The Nintendo Switch Thread

Posts 3,681 to 3,700 of 46,293

MarcelRguez

@IceClimbers As to what games those are, I have no clue
That's what makes me think nothing will happen. I see the list of titles publishers are bringing to TGS and I don't see many titles that could end up landing on the NX. I'm probably just projecting my own bias onto the software because of the Wii U, though.

I guess they could always announce brand new titles for it but, considering we don't even know what it is yet, NDAs will probably keep their lips shut tight.

MarcelRguez

3DS Friend Code: 3308-4605-6296 | Nintendo Network ID: Marce2240 | Twitter:

FragRed

I worry Nintendo are gonna leave the reveal to the last possible moment out of fear of someone copying their ideas and in hopes that they'll find that "perfect moment" in which to make the reveal which will never happen because Nintendo continue being too scared to reveal the NX and continue holding out for better circumstances. And then they'll mess it up.

ENGAGE VG: www.engagevg.com

Grumblevolcano

18 days until this thread is 1 year old.

Grumblevolcano

Switch Friend Code: SW-2595-6790-2897 | 3DS Friend Code: 3926-6300-7087 | Nintendo Network ID: GrumbleVolcano

FragRed

@Grumblevolcano That's scary and sad at the same time. Scary that it's been so long already since the NX was announced and sad that we still know nothing official other than a month of release.

ENGAGE VG: www.engagevg.com

DjLewe78

Does anyone else think the NX may be described as not just a games console but an all round entertainment box that does it all? Think apple TV with apps and Nintendo software.
I started thinking that if Nintendo bring out another dedicated gaming console like XBOX or PS it will bomb again as it won't be an attractive sell. No one wants 2 consoles (apart from die hards).
Im beginning to think that NX will be big on apps you can you use on the go and at home.

1 up !

SLIGEACH_EIRE

I'm quietly optimistic and looking forward to next week as I think we'll finally see the NX.

SLIGEACH_EIRE

Nintendo Network ID: SLIGEACH_EIRE

FragRed

@DjLewe78 The Xbox One was supposed to be that kinda system - an all round entertainment system and look how much hate it got because of it.

But no I don't think for a moment the NX will be that. Iwata stated it was a dedicated gaming platform.

ENGAGE VG: www.engagevg.com

Grumblevolcano

@FragRed Well the NX was announced even further back, in 6 days it will have been 18 months (17th March 2015) since the Nintendo/DeNA meeting. I think this thread came about because of the Direct drought.

Grumblevolcano

Switch Friend Code: SW-2595-6790-2897 | 3DS Friend Code: 3926-6300-7087 | Nintendo Network ID: GrumbleVolcano

FragRed

@SLIGEACH_EIRE I wake up each day preying that Nintendo Life will have an article revealing an official announcement about the NX reveal. Then check every hour while at work. Alas I fear it won't be happening.

ENGAGE VG: www.engagevg.com

FragRed

@SLIGEACH_EIRE You see what Nintendo is doing to me!! I know nothing anymore!

ENGAGE VG: www.engagevg.com

IceClimbers

Does Sony have some sort of exclusivity contract on Ni No Kuni 2? If not, then I could see that game possibly making its way to NX.

The big elephant in the room is of course KH3. No, that won't come to NX - the system will be replaced by the time it comes out

3DS Friend Code: 2363-5630-0794

gcunit

FragRed wrote:

I wake up each day preying that Nintendo Life will have an article revealing an official announcement about the NX reveal.

You wake up? That must mean you're getting some sleep. Which means you don't care enough - lie awake all night with NX in your head or it doesn't count.

What better way to celebrate than firing something out of the pipe?

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

Don

I hate to complain but Nintendo seems to not care about its fans. First it refuses to make its virtual console games reasonably priced and most importantly account based instead of system based and now it announced a release date but nothing further on the NX for months after that. I honestly don't think any of the big three game companies cares about its loyal customers. Sony and Microsoft are pretty bad too but in different ways (Microsoft is by far the lesser of the 2 evils compared to Sony based on my personal experience). I still can't boycott these companies since I am addicted to their games but I just wish they treat the gamers with more respect.

Don

MarcelRguez

@Don That's a cool rant and all, but it's tangentially related to the topic, at best.

And the virtual console games are fairly priced. The only problems VC has is the lack of cross-buy and shakey emulation in some minor areas. Beats tracking down the price you'd pay for a physical cartridge/disc of most of its titles.

MarcelRguez

3DS Friend Code: 3308-4605-6296 | Nintendo Network ID: Marce2240 | Twitter:

skywake

Grumblevolcano wrote:

Well the NX was announced even further back, in 6 days it will have been 18 months (17th March 2015) since the Nintendo/DeNA meeting. I think this thread came about because of the Direct drought.

Yes. And there were quite a few threads that were being created that were fairly similar. Some were being locked, others were disappearing from the front page. For example there's one very early thread asking whether the NX would be a portable or a home console. It's a one page thread with most people saying it's too early to say. Then me chiming in with this:

skywake wrote:

What is it? A portable
When will it launch? November 2016
What new technology? A single, flexible display that bends across the hinge (wild speculation!)
How powerful? Just under what the 360 was capable of
The controller? A second set of triggers and a second circle pad

Before the thread was locked and people were directed to the NX thread

I think the only reason this thread remained and others didn't was because this one had a few fairly lengthy arguments. It came at a point where people were starting to become convinced the NX was there to replace the Wii U. As some sort of PS4 clone. So when some people chimed in saying "we don't know, it could be a portable"? Long discussion followed

Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, TFS
"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

PikPi

I'm still in the camp that it's a Wii U replacement first and foremost.

PikPi

skywake

Operative wrote:

I'm still in the camp that it's a Wii U replacement first and foremost.

From what we've heard thus far I'd argue that:

  • In terms of what it is it's more of a 3DS successor
  • In terms of how it'll be handled it's more of a Wii U successor
  • In terms of what it'll do it's a successor to both

Basically, it's a portable system first from what has been leaked/rumoured. There's no getting away from that. It has it's own screen, battery and it's using cartridges rather than disks. And so you can only really say it's following on from the 3DS based on the hardware itself.

But with that said, the 3DS is still getting some software support. The one big game we know the NX is getting was originally a Wii U game. It's only fair to assume that Wii U support is migrating to the NX before 3DS support is. So while it might eventually replace the 3DS it's the Wii U that's being impacted the most early on.

In the long run though it's probably going to be a bit of both. We'll get the big home console experiences and a portable package. We'll be able to play it on the road and in our living rooms. It kinda seems like it's going to exist in both spaces. Is that a hybrid device? I'm not sure. I'm not sure whether it'll exist as both entirely, a bit more of one than the other or parts of one and the other. I guess time will tell.

Edited on by skywake

Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, TFS
"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

DefHalan

@DjLewe78 like a Micro-Console?

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

3DS Friend Code: 2621-2786-9784 | Nintendo Network ID: DefHalan

Therad

skywake wrote:

Operative wrote:

I'm still in the camp that it's a Wii U replacement first and foremost.

From what we've heard thus far I'd argue that:

  • In terms of what it is it's more of a 3DS successor
  • In terms of how it'll be handled it's more of a Wii U successor
  • In terms of what it'll do it's a successor to both

Basically, it's a portable system first from what has been leaked/rumoured. There's no getting away from that. It has it's own screen, battery and it's using cartridges rather than disks. And so you can only really say it's following on from the 3DS based on the hardware itself.

But with that said, the 3DS is still getting some software support. The one big game we know the NX is getting was originally a Wii U game. It's only fair to assume that Wii U support is migrating to the NX before 3DS support is. So while it might eventually replace the 3DS it's the Wii U that's being impacted the most early on.

In the long run though it's probably going to be a bit of both. We'll get the big home console experiences and a portable package. We'll be able to play it on the road and in our living rooms. It kinda seems like it's going to exist in both spaces. Is that a hybrid device? I'm not sure. I'm not sure whether it'll exist as both entirely, a bit more of one than the other or parts of one and the other. I guess time will tell.

My biggest concern is if the detachable WiiMotes are correct. That might mean that the user base gets split into two camps because of the different controller options, even though they are technically the same. I.e the same mismatch Win 8 managed to introduce.

And I want a home console variant of NX. Otherwise I am not sure I will buy it. I do not want another portable machine, smartphones have plugged that niche for me.

Edited on by Therad

Therad

Top

Please login or sign up to reply to this topic