Nintendo Switch

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  1. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

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    I would prefer a bigger version with more power.
     
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    As the Switch isnt a Everyday Carry Handheld for me, because i have now this EBOOK Reader and the Pandora /Pyra in Twoo Months (TM) , i dotnt realy care about the Size of my Switch, but if this Switch Mini got some Advances like a better Batterie, a bit more Power etc, i think i would get me a new one..
     
  3. Jumpman

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    Yeah, that's exactly what I'm looking for, no removable controls, a proper D-Pad, and true portability. At sub $200, I might be there day one, so long as my funds are right when the time comes. I'm expecting an announcement for this soon, as I'm thinking this will release in September with Link's Awakening, or if not, it should be offered then(or with Pokemon at the latest). You want to get it on shelves leading up to the holiday, and you want kids/consumers to have an interest before then. They could offer it closer to December, but that would be silly unless they expect demand to out pace production, but that's unlikely for a revision.

    I expect many standard NS owners to double dip, just to get the newer smaller option, as I've heard many say they would rather have a smaller more compact unit, and the D-Pad is on everyones want list. LOL

    Chris
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 19, 2019, Original Post Date: Jun 19, 2019 ---
    The rumors have a more powerful unit on the coming soon list, but they need a smaller cheaper unit NOW, to fill the void left by the 2DS/3DS no longer being offered. Of course there are still tons at retail, but since there are no new 3DS games announced, that's "N" kiss of death. A more powerful NS at this point will be for no other reason than to keep the NS relevant once the PS5/TWO come to market in 2020. So don't expect that unit until then, or maybe even after if they want to offer the most bang for your buck.

    If they offered a more powerful system now, what would be the point? It wouldn't even reach the level of the current gen systems, and would probably cost more, so I don't see that doing well. Especially when the NS multiplat titles are lesser already, why pay more now, when your still going to have lesser games to current gen offerings.Now of course, this is going to be the same problem next gen, but at least given enough time, they may get closer to making the next gen not look so far apart. You also need 1st party games to take advantage, to show the reason to buy, like they did with the "New" 3DS's, so until Metroid 4 or Bayonetta 3 are coming soon, I don't expect a more powerful NS to be announced. But based on all rumors, it is happening, and I think it will for the reasons stated, they need to stay as close as possible to Sony/MS, so they can continue to get 3rd party support.

    Chris
     
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  4. Nintendo

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    It will mainly be up to nVidia to keep up with PS5 and TWO. Nintendo is merely the vessel with nVidia steering the ship.
     
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    I don't like the Switch hardware very much. Was never convinced of the concept in the first place, and only bought one a couple of months ago when Mario Maker was announced (also because of the back catalog of course). I found my doubts about the hardware confirmed. IMO the hybrid concept makes it poor both as a portable as well as stationary console.

    As a portable, it is too heavy, awkward to hold, and the screen is basically unusable during daytime (glossy and too dark, even at full brightness).

    Docked, the tiny fan often kicks into high gear to cope with the increased load due to the higher resolution. The twitchy fan control makes this more annoying (e.g. it spins down immediately when you change to a map screen in Mario or Zelda, and then right back up when you return to the game). With a bigger stationary console, they could have implemented better cooling.

    The Joycons are just awkward to use, both attached and detached. Mostly because of the rectangular shape and the fact that the buttons are aligned directly under the sticks. Switching between the stick and buttons with your thumb is awkward, you basically have to move your hand. When separated as two controllers, they are a complete joke. Battery life is not great either (about three hours). On top of that, they are really expensive for some reason (€80 SRP), even more expensive than the pro controller.

    Speaking of which, the pro controller is not great either. The d-pad is very imprecise, very often registering up when you hit left or right. The (-) button (which you need all the time) is hard to reach with your left thumb, while the screenshot button (wtf is there even a dedicated button?) is easy to reach. I have already taken dozens of screenshorts accidentally. The left stick also started making metallic spring noises after some weeks.

    The games are great though and make up for the hardware shortcomings, but not a day goes by where I'm not annoyed by them.
     
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    I'd actually prefer a non portable version of the switch.

    Edit: though I'd qualify my statement - I'd prefer a cheaper version with no screen and just a standard controller, and ideally with enough passive cooling to not require a fan. Perhaps there are options for modding one with a broken screen...
     
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    With the exception of what I've quoted below, I totally disagree with everything you have just said.
    Plus, I personally have never had all the negative experiences that you have encountered (especially your supposed 'accidental pressing of the screenshot button', which imo, is flat enough to NOT get in the way when pressing the down button) and IMHO, Nintendo Switch is the closest to perfection that any hardware manufacturer has ever gotten to making a console, even if the Nintendo Switch is actually more of a handheld console than a hybrid-home console.
    TBH, I shouldn't have wasted my time reading your post and should have just said...tl;dr :)


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    Nintendo Switch is the best! :D


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  8. Djoga'Ro

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    I've gotta agree about the Joycons ergonomics. They're a smelly compromise. I understand the formfactor, but they're not supposed to be used with human hands.
     
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    FaeMinx Rainbow Liberation Instigation

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    How about stacking them in such a way that when you take a photo, the titles are readable...

    Right now all I can tell is you have a sh*t ton of Switch games.... But which ones?

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    I'm in the process of updating my games list again and putting them in 'my' alphabetical order...but here's a semi old list :)

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Carnival Games
    Dead Cells
    Just Dance 2017
    Just Dance 2018
    Just Dance 2019
    Stern Pinball Arcade
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Syberia 1
    Syberia 2
    Doom
    3D Mini Golf
    Vegas Party
    Disgea 1
    Big Bash Boom
    Attack on Titan 2
    L.A. Noir
    Rocket League
    Sonic Mania Plus
    Sonic Forces
    Penny Punching Princess
    MotoGP 18
    RiME
    LEGO Harry Potter Collection
    LEGO Worlds
    LEGO Ninjago
    LEGO City Undercover
    NBA 2K19
    Ben 10
    Gear.Club
    The Coma Recut
    Marvel Super Heroes 2
    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    Snipperclips
    Darkest Dungeon
    Chicken Range
    Touhou Kobuto Burst Battle
    Lumo
    Poi Explorer
    Portal Knights
    Wolfenstein II
    FIFA 18
    Battle Crashers
    Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
    Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch edition
    Monster Jam
    Scribblenauts Showdown
    Cars 3: Driven
    Aqua Moto Racing Utopia
    Flashback
    The Flame in The Flood
    Mario Tennis Aces
    MXGP3
    Lost Sphear
    Winning Post 8 ~ 2018
    Dark Souls REMASTERED
    NBA 2K18
    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
    Victor Vran
    88 Heroes: 99 Heroes edition
    The Binding of Isaac
    SNK Heroines
    Rayman Legends
    Sports Party
    Shaq FU
    Max: The Curse of The Brotherhood
    Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap
    Legendary Fishing
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Urban Trial Playground
    Monopoly
    Slain: Back from Hell
    Sine Mora EX
    Has Been Heroes
    Candle
    Sushi Striker: The Way of The Sushido
    Unbox Newbies
    Fortnite
    Runbow
    WWE 2K18
    The Count Lucanor
    Brawlout
    Fallen Legion: Rise of Glory
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
    Owlboy
    Big Buck Hunter
    Starling: Battle for Atlas
    Trials Rising
     
  12. FaeMinx

    FaeMinx Rainbow Liberation Instigation

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    Are those all physical copies?

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    Nope~

    Big Bash Boom
    Fortnite

    These 2 have a digital download code inside their game cases :(
     
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  15. Djoga'Ro

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    @Nintendo Gotta-get-em-all-syndrome? :)

    Got myself the pro controller today. Based on its weight, I'd say it's got a car battery inside. Now I wanna see, how it does - in ... Wasteland 2. :D
     
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    Gotta catch 'em all...

     
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  17. Jumpman

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    Yeah, if you look back to the start of this thread, I voiced my concerns about the issues you have had, as I just saw the NS as a jack of all trades, and a master of none(Wii U 2.0)! Having used my son's system on a pretty regular basis, I can say I agree with all you have stated currently as well. To this day, I'm still amazed it sold as well as it has, but I guess it was the right idea, at the right time but many people like me are waiting on a proper redesign that will hopefully address said issues. Which if they do offer a "mini", many of the issues should be fixed by default, as once things become mostly handheld, the issues of trying to be a dual device will be gone(or at least lean strongly to one side now). LOL

    Chris
     
  18. ZXDunny

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    I have to say, the first 20-odd pages of this thread make for very entertaining reading.

    I love the switch as it is. The games are fantastic and the hardware is excellent. I took mine on holiday last year to Scotland and it served me very well indeed for those evenings where it was absolutely p*ssing down.
     
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    I also don't fully understand some of the criticisms of the Switch. If anything the only thing Nintendo can be blamed for is trying to innovate in a world of otherwise stagnant (mid-range gaming PC) consoles.
     
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  20. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Oh man, there was an article on Nintendo Life about Doug Bowser commenting that it would be a disservice to fans to release Animal Crossing in a rushed state, and 80% of the comments on the article were about Game Freak, the developers of Pokemon, for some reason. It's strange how fans only found tons of other problems with Pokemon Sword and Shield after it was announced that not every previous Pokemon would be in the game.

    I'm with the one or two odd commenters who think the only reason Animal Crossing was delayed was to help fill out Nintendo's 2020 lineup.
     
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