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Old 10-19-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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I can't be the only Nintendo fan here. Curious what it will be like.

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-will-debu...ing-1787999786

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Old 10-19-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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Big Nintendo fan. Just saw this, been waiting awhile! Hope it is sweet and gets more software support.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:55 PM   #3
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Please avoid the usual gimmicks. I just want a solid system to play Nintendo exclusives
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:03 PM   #4
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I am a Nintendo supporter but have lost being able to call myself a fan. Just too many bad decisions and disappointments -- I would be thrilled to see that change tomorrow and will be tuning in, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:13 PM   #5
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I have enjoyed my Wii U...but please just release a normal console with half decent hardware

I have my doubts
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:10 AM   #6
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Prepare to be disappointed then. Literally nothing in Nintendo's history suggests they will be satisfied to become nothing more than a clone of PS4/XB1. What interests me though is the thoughts of it being a hybrid console/handheld.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:15 AM   #7
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It's been reported they have bought Nvidia chips, so I'd be surprised if it wasn't something similar to the Shield given the talk of a hybrid like system. Publishers are pretty positive about it, so that's a good sign. Also announced that the new Zelda will be WiiU/NX.

Hopefully they give it a decent name, at least. Maybe they will just go with the Nintendo. Or stick with their naming scheme and call it the I.
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6 minutes to go!
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:54 AM   #9
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My body is ready.
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Coming March 2017, the Nintendo Switch


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That looks pretty sweet. Controllers maybe a little cramped though?
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I'm digging this. I'm sure gadget lust will take over and I'll have it at launch (March 2017)
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:07 AM   #13
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Oh, thanks for posting the Youtube video. Nintendo's site, is, err, not doing well.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:08 AM   #14
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Guess on price? I think they need to aim for $299. So I'm guessing $349 CAD.
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Yeah, I'm down with that. Not even going to pretend that I won't be buying it day 1.
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Interesting -- I'd like to know more. If Nintendo is truly bringing heir handheld and home ecosystems together an it's a must have.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:14 AM   #17
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From the looks of it, the Switch will basically be a portable Wii U without the touchscreen. I'm ok with that. I have thoroughly enjoyed gaming on the Wii U but the lack of third party software hurt. As others said above, hopefully it hits the right price point.

On a related note, I remember someone mentioned that Amazon Prime gave a discount off of pre-order games. Any idea if it applies to consoles as well?
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So it's got a game cart slot that looks very similar in size to DS/3DS. I wonder if it will be compatible? I'm guessing it will have some internal memory, and the base station may have more storage, or the ability to use USB storage. Hopefully it has some ability to take movies on the go, the screen size looks great for planes and travel.

Battery life will be important, hopefully they can get up to 10 hours. They didn't show any touch screen, but you have to assume capacitive. Please.

Controller looks to be a fairly standard layout, 2 sets of shoulder buttons. Though with them being detachable, it opens up options for customization.
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I'm sold.

Wasn't convinced from the leaks originally but that looks really good in execution.

Probably will be pre-ordering.
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Less gimmicky than I was expecting. Interesting.
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