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Behold- "Nintendo Switch"




REALLY trying to shatter the line between home console and handheld. Interesting idea.

Also good to see they're back to cartridges. And it's apparently region-free, too.

Need to see some price details...

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Cautiously, very cautiously, optimistic.

First, the good:

1. LOVE the concept. Loved it when NEC tried it with the PC Engine/PC Engine GT (Turbografx-16/Turbo Express in the US), loved Sega's attempt with the NOMAD Genesis, but in both cases technology of the era held the idea back.

The fun factor of playing the same game anywhere, and not being tired to a single form-factor is nice. I can play a game on the road, then hook it up at the hotel TV? Wonderful.

Hell, portable Skyrim all but ensures I'll never accomplish anything ever again. :lol

Which brings me to good point #2

2: Holy !@#$ !@#$, a Triple A Third Party Title on a Nintendo Platform?!? That's been a big thing holding the big N back for years.

3: New Mario! The brief glimpse looked awful SM64 like. Yes please?

But now for the potential cons:

1. Said third party title is 5 years old. Two of the other big games are Breath of the Wind, and Splatoon. All three of these games are last generation hardware games (The Wii U is last gen techwise). That makes me very leery about the system's hardware capabilities. I fear it will be just as underpowered as their other consoles of the last decade.

Coupled with the tiny console itself and the fact it's crippled by the small storage capacity of reasonably priced, probably flashable ROMs makes me worry about the limitations of the system from a hardware standpoint. BUT mobile processors have come a long way, so fingers crossed that the games stand up well on a big screen. Portable will look amazing, I'm sure, but scaled up to a 50" HD.. eeh.

2: Lots of focus, as usual for Nintendo, on local multiplayer. Awesome, great. Have you gotten to the 2006 yet and does the thing have a competent online component? They NEED this if they want to seriously compete again.

3: No Metroid. <_< Be a perfect game for the system's dynamic.

4: Really? That's.. that's it? For all the holding it under-wraps for the last minute, all we got was confirmation it was exactly what the !@#$ rumors painted it as like 6 months ago? For all the claims of revolutionary-ness, I'm a bit underwhelmed. It looks cool and all, but "worst kept secret in the industry" wasn't the surprise I was expecting.

But yeah, not pre ordering the thing, but definitely interested.
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The specs are the big question mark (block) right now to be sure. It is powered by an Nvidia Tegra SOC, various models of which have powered phones and tablets including the Surface and Surface 2, and of course Nvidia's Shield console. The problem is it's a custom chip for Nintendo, so we have no idea where it falls in the spectrum of Tegra models. Is it a new chip that exceeds current commonly available models? Or is it a relative of an older chip Nintendo is using as a compromise to heat and battery life at the expense of capability? Who knows. Nintendo has always valued battery performance in portables, which is why the Game Boy famously kicked the !@#$ out of the much more powerful competitors.

It depends how you frame it too. Is this a console you can take with you, or a portable you can plug into the TV? Does it really matter as long as you can get your Mario and Pokemon on it? Speaking of which, Pokemon on the big screen. Haven't been able to do that since Gen 3 with the GameBoy Player on the Cube.

Back compatibility is up in the air too. Obviously it won't run a Wii U disc, but is there maybe a 3DS compatibility mode where you turn the thing vertical? Does it even have a touch screen?

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I've said before that if I get 2 of my big three (Zelda, Metroid and Fire Emblem), I consider it a successful Nintendo system.

Well, now there's a Fire Emblem, so looks like GS is getting a Switch. :lol

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I'll pretty much buy any Nintendo system sight unseen because I know there will be at least enough first party games to justify it.

I'm excited about the Switch. It really plays to Nintendo's strengths in portables and local multiplayer. It is creeping more into the territory of luggable than portable, but that was pretty much true of the 3DS XL. I already can't fit that in my pocket, and if I have to carry a bag to have my 3DS anyway, what difference does it make if the Switch is a bit bigger?

But yeah, !@#$ it. Bring on Zelda and Mario. I'll play that Squeenix RPG too. Don't know if Switch will get the major cross platform AAA games, but if it can lure over the type of third party support the 3DS had, that's plenty.

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