We all know local multiplayer is one of Nintendo Switch's most attractive features - especially while we wait until September for the Online Service to finally go live - so imagine our surprise/excitement when we got wind a firm in Japan is manufacturing a cabinet that houses two Switches and their Joy-Cons and creates the ultimate arcade multiplayer experience at home!
Due out in Japan in May, this 'Face-to-face type Arcade Stand' would fit perfectly on a table or on the floor if you're willing to crouch down for your couchplay fun. It's got plenty of ventilation so your two Switch units don't overheat and will have a suggested retail price of 8,300 yen (tax-excluded price) 8,964 yen (tax included price) - so that's somewhere between £55.62 and £60.
Let us know what you make of this 'fighting base' from Japan and whether you think it's a cool idea or a little pointless. Imagine the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on this thing. Drop up us a comment or two...
That's pretty neat! Gonna get major cramps on that though.
Nice idea. Can’t help but think Nintendo should have gotten on the ball with this one as seems like the sort of unique first party perepheral they could market themselves.
Maybe they’ll let people construct one out of cardboard as part of a Labo set!
It's a cute idea and all (I even blurted out "Oh my God" at first glance) , but it's ridiculous in practice. At least in its default configuration, each player can enjoy the game in whichever manner they choose (tabletop, handheld or even TV mode) rather than being tethered to this little setup. I'd much rather set them up in tabletop mode on opposite ends of a table and play with two detached Joy-Con (which is such a comfortable way to play). Or even side-by-side which effectively simulates split screen without the obvious compromise in resolution and performance.
That would be awful in reality to play. It looks alright but is a bit pointless. Plus the shoulder buttons are out of commission.
Don't get me wrong this is very cool but what the Hell/Hades/Tartus/Essex is going on with the Joy-Con? What game had you playing like that or is this meant for four players?
Bringing back the red tent! This would be great to play VS. Super Mario Bros. Real blast from the past.
Nice throwback "Red Tent" Nintendo Vs. System cabinet, but not something you'd want to use with your Joy-Con like that. Now if it was bigger, came with 2 docks, 2 smallish screens (like 19"), and actual arcade controls, then that would be more like it!
An interesting concept, but I wonder how anyone is meant to accurately use the Joycon’s analogue sticks. Arcade sticks are big with the ball top to allow easy movement with the hand taking into account you can’t hold the “controller” in your hand. These analogue sticks were designed for use with thumbs.
Only way I can see is using your index finger or awkwardly holding the entire bit of the cabinet jutting out (only applies to left Joycon on each side).
That's so stupid, you can't lie down and play games with another person?
Looks brilliant, no point me getting it though, as I would have to make some rela life friends :s
Looks like a brilliant combination of cool and almost completely unusable.
Ill make this with some Labo cardboard.
I was going to say "oh, if only it was made out of cardboard" but it seems like several other people beat me to the same basic joke. Dang. FINE THEN I'LL MAKE MINE OUt of solid gold thaT'LL SHOW YOU!!!!
Forget multiplayer, I want this for just myself!!
@FX102A to me it looks like the joy con are meant to be removed to play. it doesn't look like they're slotted in there securely, but I could be wrong...
@davidmk4 Was going to say this exactly. No way 4 people play while the Joy-Cons are mounted, it's surely designed to have them removed while you play. Interesting, but pointless, product in my opinion.
No tate mode, and whether the joy cons are just displayed on the case and picked up to use, its an absolute must to have arcade sticks, especially when its being touted as an arcade stand, so done right (switch arcade) would have 2 Hori arcade sticks, and an ability to put the 2 switches in either or either (lol) standard or tate modes, also a button on both sides for pinball would be a decent extra.
This looks so awesome! I don't know how much use I would get out of it though. And the limited funds I have don't help either!
If only Hampster would now release VS Tennis, one could use this to replicate a full 4-player game on a this mini Red Tent cab!!
And seriously, where is Punch-Out!! already?!
I mean, do any games support that sort of controller layout?
So... Battleship for Switch confirmed?
Also this looks like a Labo opportunity you could make yourself.
Seeing as this is a copy of the Nintendo mini V.S cabinet this is going to sell out fast. I want it.
So does this mean we are fineally getting more Nintendo VS Systrem titles soon? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uzGFIyqvmkA/VZtF3eGlbzI/AAAAAAAAEUA/ZfqApsXsceA/s1600/Vs._System.jpg
Oh no this just gave me a great idea to make a full size with an internal dock and full size arcade sticks out of wood. ...welp...to the lumber yard!
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