The flood gates have opened with information about Nintendo´s upcoming Switch console. We’ve had the conference. People have had a chance to take a look at Nintendo’s device in the USA, and I’ve sat in my pants ingesting all kinds of information gagging in horror that this can’t be true. Nintendo’s brand-new console is once again another gimmick built with gimmicks with little to shout about. Admittedly, my expectations weren’t exactly high either after the Wii U one would hope their new flagship console would be an improvement but golly gosh not a chance, I can’t say I’m impressed or pretend I’m excited; there’s not much to convince me to make a ‘switch’ at all.

Aside Zelda and Mario Odyssey there is little to shout about when it comes to the Switch, to be honest I don’t even know where to start? Whether it’s the price of the console, accessories, battery life being anything from two to six hours, there’s a paid online subscription fee, the so-called ‘free’ game you get monthly is free for just a month, a mobile app is required to invite friends and party chat, the launch line-up (Arms seriously?). It’s just crazy the only positive is that you can look forward to this a bit sooner as it’s releasing March 3rd, you know before all the other good games are even ready (Wait…that’s not a positive, damn!).

nintendo switch price

Well, it´s a fair price point, but the games and accessories are very steep I have to say. Nevertheless, the Switch console is ready for a release on the 3rd of March this year.

I guess price is always a good way to start. However, the Switch will set you back £270 with no game bundled in. Accessories range from £60 to £80 and the games also have an RRP of £60! And considering the fact that you can now buy a Xbox one S or PS4 Slim for around £250 with a game, it’s hard to see how Nintendo’s new console is going to thrive when the competition is leaps and bounds ahead, it’s a tough position for anyone to be in, but if you’re releasing a new console in-between two very successful consoles that are stepping into the world of 4K you need to do something special.

The Switch has a modified Tegra processor, boasts a 720p screen and up to 1080p when docked, it certainly packs a punch but is it going to be enough to stay relevant? Well, it seems Nintendo just can’t let go of the past as they spent a good 20 minutes talking about Joy Cons, Joy, motion controls and what a controller actually does. You can just hear the ice cubes rattling in my empty glass as I pour another whisky to get me through this cringe fest.

nintendo switch red and blue joycons

Nintendo Switch is sporting red and blue Joycons.

Staying relevant doesn’t look to be at the top of Nintendo’s list either, only they could make playing online a bloody farce. Paid subscription will come into place by the end of the year. However, details are limited (probably because they don’t know what they’re doing). Online play is something Nintendo’s not exactly renowned for other than Splatoon on the Wii U I can’t think of any standout games, but they’re going in full steam ahead packed full of caveats that will leave you flabbergasted. Starting off is the way you will communicate and play with friends, while conventional consoles let you simply press a button, plug a headset in and play. Nintendo wants you to download an app on your phone that lets you do just that and the way the information is being relayed doesn’t mention the app being on the console.

It does infuriate me as to why Nintendo can’t they just do what everyone else is doing and keep it simple rather than adding more gimmicks? Either way you’re going to have to pause your game while you flail around looking for mobile to invite your buddy to play “ARMS”. Furthermore, subscriptions like PS Plus and Gold offers benefits like discounts and more importantly “free games”…A notion that seems lost on Nintendo being the tight buggers they are as the so-called “free” SNES game (yes a SNES game) you get each month is only available to you for that month, and after 30 days you will lose access and have to pay for the game (honestly, how tight are you if you can’t give away 20-year-old games?) how is this enticing? With such a vast library of digital content surely a service to PlayStation Now would make sense? There’s also no word whether previously purchased games from the virtual console will be available to Switch players.

2017 nintendo switch launch window

This is the 2017 launch window for the Nintendo Switch.

The launch line-up is completely abysmal on the 3rd of March you’ll be able to buy FIVE GAMES yes there’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild which looks fantastic but the rest, One Two Switch, Skylanders Imaginators, Super Bomberman R, Just Dance 2017 and that is it. So, yes, there will only be five Switch games available at launch. Surely Nintendo should have pushed the launch back rather than bringing it forward. It makes no sense launching with just five games, where’s the rest? Where is Mario?

nintendo switch partners publishers and game developers

Nintendo has managed to nail down quite a few publishers, partners and developers for their Switch console.

Well, Mario is slated for fall 2017 as for the rest of the year, there’s dribs and drabs consisting of Mario Kart, Splatoon 2 (both Wii U re-releases) One can’t deny the major lack of third-party support, there’s no Titanfall, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Overwatch, Diablo, Resident Evil or Call of Duty, such games would be great on the go and considering they intend to implement a paid online subscription you’d think they’d have some decent online games to play other than Splatoon and Mario Kart. However, don´t worry guys and girls, because there is going to be an FIFA game at some point. It’s Déjà vu all over again; if Nintendo can’t secure decent 3rd party games then we will see the exact same issue that plagued the Wii U which was lack of games! Even during the conference there was little to no support, it was all eventualities we would see this year or after.

nintendo switch switch 2

Jack Daniels helped me get through The Switch Conference.

Nintendo never ceases to amaze for all the wrong reasons. As they appear to be out of touch with competition. I mean, the conference was evident of that, the pacing was awful. The announcements were very few, and the delivery were just toe curling at times. They appear to have split their focus on whether their new hardware is a primarily home console or a handheld, there was so little talk on what games you can expect to see in the future and what the device is exactly capable of running. Nintendo announced that there are currently 80 games in development but what of the dozens of games that released last year? Where is the effort to get them to support the launch?

Such games would be great when out the house, during travel and lunch breaks, but they’re completely absent. Despite boasting third-party support it’s still not enough to take them seriously. People may joke about playing Mario on PlayStation or Xbox, but if Nintendo carry on like this..Then yeah in a few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if that turns out to be the case. So unless Nintendo makes some big changes by making an online subscription more enticing, announcing stronger third-party support and just simplifying things, cutting the fat like motion controls and other gimmicky nonsense. Then we might have something here but with the console just two months away, perhaps it’s too little too late.

super mario odyssey nintendo switch

“Super Mario Odyssey” won’t be available on the launch day of the Switch console, and the game is currently is slated for a holiday 2017 release.

Other than that, I’ve recently noticed whenever you talk about Switch’s launch line-up some people try and compare it to PS4 and Xbox One (pretty sure there was more than five bloody games day one but whatever) while Ryse and Knack didn’t set the world on fire they were still supported by great 3rd party titles which are the core content of modern games consoles, but then of course we’re reminded the N64 only had two games when it launched, but this isn’t 1996. It’s 2017 times have actually changed, and the current gaming climate is very different now. When the words “Wait till E3” are uttered, I can’t help but sigh. Maybe Nintendo should have waited until after E3 rather than releasing a console with an undercooked line-up of games? Even Skyrim is disappointing when you find out a 6-year-old game will cost you £ 59.99. As the game isn´t even the remaster edition. You would think Nintendo needs to sell this console and make sure it succeeds, not just throw it off a cliff to see how it gets on.

nintendo switch console

Will Nintendo´s Switch console become a huge success or failure? Only time will tell.

Sure, while I don’t have a crystal ball which has all the answers, a little foresight shows that it’s not looking great, and trust me when I say this. I really, really hope I’m wrong that the Switch could potentially fail. As I grew up playing Nintendo, I’ve owned the consoles and played the countless classics. Nevertheless, Nintendo is making it so hard to be on board with the Switch. Even diehard fans are slowly becoming tired of defending them. Nintendo really needs to do something truly remarkable to turn the sceptics into believers, but taking them at face value after the conference, I can’t see that happening. I obviously expect diehard fans will be throwing their money at the Switch to play Zelda after years of waiting, but this is bigger than that, what is Nintendo’s long-term plan for this console? As the Switch is literally on our doorsteps, and Nintendo´s strategy doesn’t seem to be any different from what we have already seen in the past with the Wii U.

splatoon 2 nintendo switch

In my opinion, “Splatoon 2” should have been a launch title. Because the Switch console is going to need every single awesome title that it could get.

What should I expect from Nintendo? Well, I wanted to see a solid line-up consisting of strong third-party games, a system which can run alongside current consoles with a few exceptions in power, a competitive price, taking big AAA games with me anywhere I go, an online environment that can at least stand shoulder to shoulder with Xbox live and PSN offering decent deals and offerings for fans who have supported the brand for the last few decades, I wanted to see new ideas yes, but I don’t need to be spoon fed on how a controller works.

arms nintendo switch

“ARMS” is yet another Switch title that I believe should have been available for the Switch in March, but it´s not…(“ARMS” won´t be released before Spring this year).

However, Nintendo doesn’t need to do anything at all. As they have their own direction, and they believe that it’s the best direction to take. So whether that’s ballsy or simply plain stupid is anyone’s guess. Nevertheless, Nintendo believe in their product and the tech behind it, and while I or anyone could call them ignorant. They have their own goals and direction, and I acknowledge that. I may be somewhat jaded by the decisions they make, but I don’t need to throw my money at them. Right now, all I can do is just wait and see what happens, they might just blow us away with some incredible announcements in the next few months, or they might repeat the same-old mistakes, but after reading everything, after watching the conference and listening to reactions of many other gamers, If I’m completely honest, and it scares me saying this…But I believe this may just be Nintendo’s last console, and I really hope I’m wrong, because that would be very sad.

Credit:
Robin Ek – Editor and co-writer

Source:
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
Nintendo Treehouse Live with Nintendo Switch

***Disclaimer***
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground ´s) opinions.

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  • Mel

    People can sure be negative about $hit. My grandmother you to say if you can’t say anything positive don’t say anything at all. Millions won’t care about this opinion or mines for that matter. People may or may not buy the [email protected] thing anyway. At lease we can do is let the [email protected] thing hit the street before we judge it with harsh comments. Would it get everyone blessing if it was another ps4, xb1 or steam like pc console. Nintendo trying to keep it fresh and interesting. And game review sites or editors wants to nail them for it. From what I’ve seen these people with negative comments wind up buying the thing and more. My opinion is play the thing for yourself and see if you like it. If you do buy it end of story.

    • Sharn Daniels

      They try and keep it fresh and interesting but can’t seem to move on from gimmicks and motion controls. You can’t just put your head in the sand and have positive articles and non negative, I wouldn’t be criticising if they had a great launch line-up and actually had some amazing announcements that we didn’t know about, but Fifa, I guess that’s cool. What Nintendo are doing would have been great a few years ago but they are always a step back, never ahead.

    • John Smith.

      People bitched about the PS4 and Xb1 before they launched too.

  • totenglocke

    Honestly, I just skimmed this. You seem to be in the camp of “Nintendo can do no right” and you just like to bitch. Complaining that their games are priced the same as the competition is just absurd (especially since they have different prices for different games on the Switch, so some will be cheaper). You complain that at launch their new system costs 25% less than a PS4 cost at launch and think 25% less is somehow “too expensive”. Fuck, they just released the world’s most powerful handheld by far and you’re bitching that it’s not even MORE powerful…which if it were, you’d be bitching about the price being higher. I think I’m done reading thegg.net after this shitty whining.

    • “Honestly, I just skimmed this. You seem to be in the camp of “Nintendo can do no right” and you just like to bitch. Complaining that their games are priced the same as the competition is just absurd (especially since they have different prices for different games on the Switch, so some will be cheaper). You complain that at launch their new system costs 25% less than a PS4 cost at launch and think 25% less is somehow “too expensive”. Fuck, they just released the world’s most powerful handheld by far and you’re bitching that it’s not even MORE powerful…which if it were, you’d be bitching about the price being higher.”

      – Shitty whining? I would call it “critic” and “concerns”. In the matter of fact, most of the stuff that Sharn brought up has been talked about for days now. I have also noticed that it´s pretty much impossible to bring up stuff like this without getting a lot of heat for it.

      ” I think I’m done reading thegg.net after this shitty whining.”

      – If you´re going to leave us based on one post out of +2,900 posts, then I can only say that I´m sorry to hear that your leaving us. I would recommend that you at least read David´s OP post about the Switch before you do so (I will publish his post later today).

      • totenglocke

        See my lengthy comment above. This article was trash and you know it. What’s worse is trying to defend a fanboy edgelord who can’t write anything but “Nintendo sucks, because they’re not Sony or Microsoft!”.

        • Nope, people enjoyed it quite a bit, and a lot of people share the concerns that Sharn brought up. Ehrm…Sharn is a multi-format Gamer just like me?

          • totenglocke

            Sham didn’t bring up any “concerns”, he just went on an anti-Nintendo rant about how everything Nintendo does sucks purely because it’s Nintendo. Again, read my response to him above. The only rational thing he brought up was using a mobile app for voice chat.

          • “Incoming triggered Nintendo fanboys who are just completely blinded by Nintendo’s poor decisions.”:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LenzNAyRnWU

            The guy pretty much stated the same EXACT things that Sharn did.

    • Sharn Daniels

      Perhaps try reading rather than skimming, but I will address your comment. Game prices, so you’re more than happy to pay £60 for a 6 year old game that’s the same as the base PS3 version? Skyrim Remastered didn’t even cost that! Okay. Judging by your comment you clearly haven’t read what I said, I’m not even sure what you’re try to say, yes can buy a PS4/XOneS console with a game cheaper than the Switch, on release the switch currently has no launch bundle. I state they must have a premium price if they want people to think it’s a premium product but, it’s a tough market to be in especially when you’re launching in a dominated market with only 5 launch games and no 3rd party support at launch this doesn’t bode well.

      They want you to pay for online but do not have enough games to even warrant that service. None of the big games from 2016 other than Just Dance are launching on Switch, Reggie himself said the Switch is focused as a home console 1st, handheld 2nd not the other way round. It’s not whining when it’s facts, you need a mobile app to chat and invite friends, the games are few and far between, the accessories are over priced, the gimmicks are back and it’s just pure deja Vu of the Wii U. it’s never nice being told stuff you don’t want to hear, but if I was to say anything else it would be dishonest.

      As for most powerful handheld, the way the mobile market moves, it’ll age quicker than both PS4 and Xbox One.

      • Bengie Rodriguez

        Smach Z and the GPD Win are already one step ahead of the Switch.

      • totenglocke

        Nintendo has already announced that game prices are set on a per game basis. That’s why 1,2 Switch is $50 because they realize it’s not enough content for a $60 price tag. Skyrim is ONE GAME and isn’t even made by Nintendo. If you have an issue with the price, complain to Bethesda – they are the ones who are deciding what to sell it for. The majority of new games will be $60, just like Microsoft and Sony, so no, their games are not overpriced.

        Now, system price! You’re trying to compare the price of a new launch system to the price of “slim” models halfway through the system life. That’s beyond unfair and your bias is showing. When those systems were new, they cost $400 (hell, Xbone originally bundled Kinect and cost $500). The Switch is launching at a much lower price than either of them, yet I don’t hear you complaining that they were overpriced. As for mid-life price drops, a Nintendo employee said that due to the cost of making the Wii U hardware (especially the gamepad), they couldn’t lower the price without losing money. With the Switch, they will be able to lower the price after a few years and they have the option of releasing models without the dock, grip, and HDMI cable for even less money. Also, when adjusting prices for inflation, the Switch has the fourth cheapest console launch price of all time.

        Next up, third party games! Nintendo has already announced several third party games, so it’s a flat out lie to claim they have no third party support. Since the Switch will be replacing both their console and handheld (assuming the Switch doesn’t flop, then they’ll fall back and release a new dedicated handheld), there is every reason to expect the 3DS’ massive third party support to carry over to the Switch.

        Online play: There is no reason to be upset with Nintendo for adopting the console industry standard of charging a tax to play online. When Sony and Microsoft demanded a tax to use your internet connection, you dropped to your knees and started sucking. Its plain hatred of Nintendo that is causing you to be mad that they are adopting the same practice. As for voice chat via a mobile app? That is the ONE legitimate criticism in your shitpost. Personally, I find it amusing that people are mad about using a phone to talk to people instead of just texting. If I were to pay the tax to play online (highly doubtful, unless they offered something very compelling and low priced…and no, I don’t pay Sony or Microsoft that tax either), I would find it a feature to not have voice chat included. I have never experienced an instance of voice chat on console being beneficial. It’s either little kids screaming insults or mouth breathers sounding like they’re about to eat the microphone and have a heart attack. The only time I’ve found voice chat beneficial has been on PC where I can limit the game members to only friends and not having random people in the chat.
        As for the “free” games? Nintendo has not made an official announcement yet and the rumored “you only have access for a month” could simply be a bad translation when they mean that you have that month to add them to your library (same as Microsoft and Sony).

        Accessory prices: The dock has some amount of proprietary hardware in it, so no one can say what it costs to make. As for controllers, the pro controller costs a whopping $10 more than a PS4 or Xbox controller while having more technology inside, which is justified to charge more. The joy-con pair costs $20 more than a PS4 or Xbox controller, yet has even more tech crammed in than the pro controller, but also has two batteries and is two controllers for most local co-op games. For some reason, you Nintendo haters think that only Microsoft and Sony should be allowed to make a profit and Nintendo must give away new technology for free.

        Now your last statement… “the way the mobile market moves, it’ll age quicker than both PS4 and Xbox One.” That is just idiotic. Nintendo has no competition in the handheld market (see how fast Sony gave up trying to compete against them?), so the technology only “moves” when Nintendo releases a new handheld. Shitty cellphone games will never provide competition to the Switch and its laughable that you would even try to claim that they do, which just further proves your bias against Nintendo.

        As for me? I primarily play on PC, but I currently own an Xbox One, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PS TV, Gamecube, Wii U, and New 3DS XL. I’m just being objective instead of just saying “Anything Nintendo does sucks” like a childish fanboy.

        • Bengie Rodriguez

          “Online play: There is no reason to be upset with Nintendo for adopting the console industry standard of charging a tax to play online. When Sony and Microsoft demanded a tax to use your internet connection, you dropped to your knees and started sucking. Its plain hatred of Nintendo that is causing you to be mad that they are adopting the same practice.”

          This whole quote screams “I’m a nintendo fan boy”.

          Complaining about Nintendo charging for Online is a valid criticism specially when Nintendo is known to have the worst online netcode. Now imagine how will it feel to pay to play online games and still lag because of the crappy online Nintendo always had.

          “As for me? I primarily play on PC, but I currently own an Xbox One, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PS TV, Gamecube, Wii U, and New 3DS XL.”

          Every fan boys no matter what console likes saying similar quote to prevent being called a fan boy.
          P.S.
          I had been gaming since 1989 and owned all of the consoles except current gen consoles because they weren’t worth buying.

          • totenglocke

            So saying that it’s bullshit to criticize Nintendo for doing the exact same thing as Sony and Microsoft makes me a “fanboy”? Again, you’re just showing your irrational hatred for all things Nintendo. Having to pay a tax to play online is bullshit, but it’s also bullshit to only criticize Nintendo for doing it while giving Sony and Microsoft a free pass.

          • Bengie Rodriguez

            Nobody has given them a free pass other than fan boys. Most people have spoken against this practice for years now. Every time a gen console is announced, people criticize them for keeping the monthly fee. When PS4 announced they were going to do the monthly fee, everyone got mad at them. When the Xbox 360 announced having a monthly fee a lot of people got mad at them.

            Where you bee during the last 11 years?

          • totenglocke

            If the majority are against paying to play online, then they wouldn’t be doing it. They only keep charging because idiots keep paying. So the facts contradict your opinion. Hell, the majority of console gamers and press actively defend charging to pay to play online (as long as the company isn’t named Nintendo!) and foolishly claim that you get FREE games for paying for the service.

            Remember, just like with politician, actions speak far louder than words. If console gamers truly didn’t want to pay to play online, they’d simply refuse to pay. That’s what I do, because it’s a bullshit practice. Unfortunately, the majority just bend over and spread their cheeks.

          • Sharn Daniels

            For £35-£40 a year you get discounts and free games on Xbox to keep and games to keep on PS Plus as long as you maintain subscription. The online services are leaps and bounds ahead of what Nintendo has offered ever. If Nintendo want to charge then they need to provide a service as good as or better. There’s a bar to be met and with their current offerings it does not meet that bar, This is fact. Of course there is time for change to the subscription, but this is something they needed to nail down not to leave it in flux for a year!

          • Bengie Rodriguez

            You aren’t even trying anymore.

            “If the majority are against paying to play online, then they wouldn’t be doing it. They only keep charging because idiots keep paying.”
            Do they even got a choice if they want to play online? The only choice they had was Nintendo but these Xbox and PS4 gamers can’t play their favorite games on the Wii U. The other option is the PC but a lot of console gamers don’t want to move onto PC gaming because of the rumors and lies people make up about “how expensive PC gaming is”.

            So what does Nintendo does? Instead of doing the smart thing which is increase the amount of 3rd party games that can be played on a Nintendo console and give those Xbox and PS4 who doesn’t want to pay a monthly subscription a choice to move to their console and enjoy a free online platform, they decided to join the paid subscription market and try to compete against the 2 consoles they can’t even compete against when it comes down to games.

            Do you see now how Nintendo waste a perfect opportunity to increase their market shares and make a comeback to compete with current gen consoles?

          • alex9234

            “nstead of doing the smart thing which is increase the amount of 3rd party games that can be played on a Nintendo console” – That isn’t Nintendo’s problem and that’s not how that works. 3rd parties are responsible for putting 3rd party GAMES on the Switch, not Nintendo.

          • Sharn Daniels

            Paying for an online service is fine when you know what you’re getting, Microsoft and Sony have perks to their subscriptions, Nintendo’s offerings are poor and dated. The stuff you’re coming out with is just blind nonsense, the tech in the joy cons, because yeah hearing ice cubes in a controller is just so cool.

            You must have a short memory about Xbox too, it was heavily criticised to the point Microsoft had to make significant changes, same with Sony and PS3, but oh no you can’t critique little old Nintendo that’s just mean! Again, I KNOW THERE’S THIRD PARTY SUPPORT it’s written in the bloody article but the offerings are no way near as good as what’s on other systems especially for a console launch. As for voice chat, you’re an extreme minority here and your reasoning is just pure twoddle and Nintendo have already made an announcement about the free snes game Jesus Christ take your head out of the sand!

            You say you’re being objective but you really aren’t. Have a lay down or something.

          • totenglocke

            Wow. Your very first statement proves my point perfectly. Nintendo is also doing the “free” games each month, multiplayer, and voice chat for a fee…yet you insist it’s bad for Nintendo to do it purely because it’s Nintendo.

            Jesus, I can’t believe someone would actually pay someone so biased to write about the industry. I’m definitely done with this site now. Have fun circle-jerking with other Microsoft and Sony fanboy about how horrible it is that Nintendo is allowed to exist.

          • Sharn Daniels

            it’s not free to keep! How many times do I need to write this? You get one Snes game, have 30 days access then it’s gone, it’s no longer yours, you have to pay! There is no hard information about the actual service, other than to use social features you need to use a mobile app. Mii verse also won’t be coming back.

            You know what, keep your head in the sand, if you don’t like hard truths stick to sites that tell you what you want to hear, read reviews that only give nintendo games 10s and you’ll do just fine.

          • alex9234

            “but the offerings are no way near as good as what’s on other systems especially for a console launch.” – The Wii U launched with 33 games. Why didn’t it take off? No, no, no, put that goalpost back. Good boy.

            “You must have a short memory about Xbox too, it was heavily criticised to the point Microsoft had to make significant changes, same with Sony and PS3” – Sure, it was criticized, but people still went and paid anyway. And online was free on the PS3.

            “but oh no you can’t critique little old Nintendo that’s just mean!” – You pretty much wrote yourself into a corner with what you said here because that’s EXACTLY how people want us to treat Sony and Microsoft. They’re gaming GODS for giving people what they want and they can do no wrong.

            “RRoD on the 360 and YLoD on the PS3 and you had to buy 3 or 4 new systems? Lord Microsoft and Lord Sony are simply testing your faith! Sony telling people that they should get a second job so they can afford a PS3? Oh yes, Lord Sony! Tell us what else we should do to appease you! You want us to pay you for you online services? Of course, great lords Sony and Microsoft! An absurd number of developers go out of business last generation in pursuit of the HD dream? The weak must be purged, oh great and mighty lords Sony and Microsoft! The PS4 and Xbone are flooded with last gen ports? Oh great lords, Sony and Microsoft, we prostrate and flagellate ourselves before you to be worthy for your eternally awaiting greatness!” *snicker*

            Meanwhile, Nintendo fans need to “take their heads out of the sand” because they want to play new, different, and interesting games on a new, different and interesting system while resisting a vocal minority that can’t accept that the entire world doesn’t revolve around them.

            I don’t think that statement means what you think it means. And don’t even play the “Nintendo is greedy” card. Sony and Microsoft make them look like Mother Teresa by comparison.

          • alex9234

            “Complaining about Nintendo charging for Online is a valid criticism” – No, it’s a double standard. If you’re going to complain about Nintendo charging for online then hold Sony and Microsoft to the same standard.

            “specially when Nintendo is known to have the worst online netcode.” – Citation needed

            “This whole quote screams “I’m a nintendo fan boy”.”
            -A “fan” is someone who realizes that these are just games and game consoles. They’re an entertainment medium that doesn’t need to exist wouldn’t exist outside of the fact that modern conveniences give us more time to pursue activities except, you know, trying not to die.

            -A “fanboy” is someone is someone who takes something that isn’t important and blows it out of proportion in order to inflate their own ego and push an agenda. They often often act as if a game company owes them just because they take an interest in something while at the same time, they try to stomp that same something into the ground when they realize that it’s not about them.

            Let’s see if you can figure out which one you are. Don’t throw words around that you don’t understand the meaning of.

          • Sharn Daniels

            “checks comment History” you’re not worth the time. I’m sure you’ll love the Switch, as you spend a lot of time blindly defending it

          • Nope, so take a beer and enjoy something else instead 😉

          • alex9234

            Nothing to say, huh? I see how it is. Ok dude, I get it, you hate Nintendo.

          • alex9234

            Nothing to say, huh? Okay, I see how it is.

          • alex9234
          • Wow, a Nintendo fanboy that has writen a fluff peice about why everyone else is wrong *slow clap*. To quote Bengie Rodriguez “Smach Z and the GPD Win are already one step ahead of the Switch”.

          • alex9234

            Nothing to say? Okay, I see how it is. I get it dude, you hate Nintendo. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9e84d517fdc8e1f3c7f9bd7c6cec159e2134985cbe2f509da0c1f2089e4ad97.png

  • heavenshitman1

    Im on a work break, so couldn’t properly read this, but quick response.

    I spent $1000AU on Vive (DISCOUNT!!)
    Needed to spend plenty more on PC to make my set up practical.
    My phone retails at near $1000AU. Its hopeless, slow n glitchy and I’d never bother gaming on it.

    Switch day 1 here

    • Sharn Daniels

      I have a wife, $1000000000000000000000000000 lol

      • heavenshitman1

        Damn, ur woman’s economical!!
        Still makes Switch seem even better value for money.

        Maybe the ‘1, 2, Switch’ game will include child birthing

        • Sharn Daniels

          I’m sure there’s an ‘Arms’ joke there too.

  • John Smith.

    If they had made it more dedicated to “on the go” playing with less gimmicky gimmicks built into it with a far less need for add ons, they would have had my positive attention. But as it stands, this console, is simply too expensive in the short and long run for my taste.

    The console itself costs $299, but on top of that price I added in the pro controller, one game plus the cheapest SD card and power bank I could find bumped the price up to $485 for me. Adding insult to injury I sneake da peak at a 500GB SD card which made the price climb up to over $700 in total. And you will be needing that expensive SD card if you intend to purchase digital as the new Zelda game is slated to consume over 13 GB of space on a 32BG harddrive.

    Add to this that there have been barely anything spoken about the mobile aspect of the game, will you able to play online while travelling, or is the WiFi just for a local link up. How will the global service coverage be like? Will it be like the current mobile coverage for phones where you’re fucked if you are outside city limits or there is a hill between you and the mobile towers or will you have good coverage.

    I won’t be getting a Switch, not now. Nintendo failed me with the Wii U and I expected them to fail with this one as well.

    But thumps up to whoever do buy one, I hope you get a better treatment from Nintendo for the Switch than you got with the Wii U.

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