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Nintendo Switch Officially Announced

Nintendo has finally revealed their next home console – the Nintendo Switch.

Featured above, you can view a reveal trailer for the home console – handheld hybrid, which is set for a worldwide release in March 2017.

While the console is able to switch between a home console and a handheld, it also features a separate controller for users looking to play separately from its screen.

A variety of games were shown off in the console’s reveal trailer, including:The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Mario Kart game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Splatoon, and a new Mario game. All of the aforementioned games will get more details prior to the consoles launch.

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Here’s a rundown on the new console, via Nintendo:


At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:

• 505 Games • LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc. • Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd. • Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD. • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc. • Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc. • PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• Bethesda • RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD. • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Codemasters® • Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd. • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts • Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc. • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies • Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc. • THQ Nordic
• Frozenbyte • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• GameTrust • TT Games

• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

• UBISOFT
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc. • Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation • Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Havok • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD. • Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Nintendo will be showing off real-time demonstrations, as well as sharing more details for pricing, technical specifications, and more for The Switch before its March 2017 release.


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509 comments
  1. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    ITS PERFECT

    >will have some of the games that are on the Wii U
    >cartridge based
    >is a handheld more powerful than the Vita
    >is also a console when you want it to be
    >HD
    >uses normal controllers

  2. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:07 am

    In before the screen is plastic instead of glass.

  3. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I saw a some wiiu games on there. Splatoon, mario kart 8, I think a new mario game ? something new from or old from bethesda. or was that skyrim or something ?

  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I guess the euro gamer reports were true then, to an extent anyway.

    Also third party support confirmed.

  5. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Whoa HD in the year 2016 truly we live in amazing times Nintendo is back!

  6. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    October 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    So the gimmick is that the console can become a screen? Is that all? No touchscreen or motion control stuff?

    I guess that’s okay. A press release revealing more info might change that, though.

  7. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    October 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    the problem with the video is it only showcased games we know about where was the WOW look at those graphics game to push the machine?

    Also lol at the splatoon esports push that was super cheesy. Honestly though im buying this, it looks like an awesome handheld even if its quite bulky

  8. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    The 3DS is 240p

    This is a big jump for Ninty

  9. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Yes it’s a game that predates the Wii U lol.

  10. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    October 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

    COPYRIGHT BETHESDA

  11. KissDisqus
    KissDisqus
    October 20, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I’m loving the idea but the games’ framerate looked a little choppy on the tv screen and not just the portable screen.

  12. bdp
    bdp
    October 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

    well at least the name isn’t as dumb as wii u, though it’s still worse than the code name.

  13. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    So a glorified tablet?

    Time to switch it off already

  14. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Heh, they just had to feature third party support first.

    Good job, Nintendo, you’re finally learning.

  15. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Man this…this looks fucking terrible tbh. It seems they are just sticking with gimmicks and have learned nothing from the WiiU.

  16. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I wouldn’t know I don’t like the elder scrolls series.

  17. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

    LCD over OLED

    Vita what

  18. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Would be more happy if it was Fallout 4, not that played any of that series or will touch 3 or 4 before the old ones but Skyrim is on everything and even has select patches on consoles.

  19. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

    NBA 2k title, too. At least they’re drumming up 3rd Party support.

  20. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Well that was awful
    Lets never do that again
    What are the specs so I can be even more jaded and laugh like a maniac?

    Also thank you Godd Howard for bringing the greatest RPG ever, Skyrim to the best platform.

  21. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Splatoon is going to be a little more clunky without a touch screen to instantly pick where you aim on the map but alas.

  22. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Go back and watch the Wii U unveiling at E3 they spent a giant chunk jerking off abouut 3rd party support with devs blowing wads over how great Wii U was then never made anything for it.

  23. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    No modding. :^)

  24. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    History repeats itself ^^

  25. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    At least it does it’s job better than the Wii U, I suppose.

  26. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Tablets are primarily touch screen. This appears to emphasize usage of the controller parts. Its more like a Vita that is also a PSTV

  27. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Can’t wait for them to burn million on more terrible exclusive Sonic games.

  28. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Never forget that Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 and other games were confirmed for the Wii U early on.

    NG3RE turned out well but you can only call it good support when it is consistent after the console releases not when a 2011 game comes to infect more hardware.

  29. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    The Wii U GamePad wasn’t a portable but the screen was at least a little better than 240p.

  30. Robot Maid
    Robot Maid
    October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    There are a plethora of potential issues.

    The bulk means it would be inconvenient to lug around.

    The “power of a home console on a handheld” doesn’t mean much if the battery life on the thing doesn’t help. After all, who wants to be able to only play for a few hours on a full charge, right?

    The detachable controllers can prove an problem if the mechanisms to lock them in place is damaged in some form or fashion.

    Of course this is all speculation on my part, and cynicism helping things along. We’ll see how the Switch handles when it’s released.

    The most appealing thing (to me) was third party support (though they only showed Skyrim and one of the many Basketball games).

  31. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    it’s probably fair to assume in handheld mode, games will run like trash. Dock it for 1080p60fps or something.

    It’s an interesting idea but the games they showed didn’t sell me on it. Again they are also trying to push for 3rd party support as well, smh.

  32. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Man, I really just wanted to believe in Nintendo but holy fuck if they don’t make a true successor to the 3ds they are gonna really feel it this time.

  33. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    There’s only one thing I care about, is the damn thing region locked? If so I won’t buy, otherwise not too bad looking I suppose.

  34. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Reminded me of the ouya running skyrim lol.

  35. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    October 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    That didn’t look like Fallout 4.
    Judging by the lack of any UI, it could be a new elder scrolls game, a proof of concept, or a port of skyrim, which would suck.

  36. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    It will be, this is Nintendo after all.

  37. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Trying to remember, was it because Wii U was disc-based but not DVD/Bluray, or the devs had a specific dispute against Nintendo?

  38. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    The Wonderful 101 or I’ll riot.

    The dual screen thing isn’t super integral but was great for some parts and allows for higher level play since drawing on the touch screen isn’t capped in speed like an analog stick or digital button.

  39. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I wouldnt mind 3rd party support if it wasnt last gen games with awful framerate.

  40. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

    the ds wasn’t region locked lol

  41. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    inb4

    >it uses proprietary memory cards
    >it needs Amiboos more than ever
    >the separate parts are sold separately
    >fucking using HD res in a tablet, and not just a simple sharp screen (with high pixel density)
    >it still has barely any games in the long run just like the WiiU

  42. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Yeah, my point is that I’m 99.9% certain that it is a lazy port of Skyrim.

    A new Elder Scrolls confirmed for NX first? I wish.

  43. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Don’t forget:
    >region locked

  44. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Those were the days when Nintendo wasn’t being anal.

  45. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Its obviously the Skyrim HD re-release

  46. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    So they’ll have become more efficient in fucking up? Instead of region locking both a handheld and a console, they’ll make the console both, and THEN region lock it. Brilliant! Coming in 2017 the Nintendo Switch. . .to pc gaming and save the pain.

  47. Narmy
    Narmy
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    It looks like a literal toaster.

    Also yay for more shitty gimmicks.

  48. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    That’s what happens you give 3rd party devs a powerpc machine vs PC and 2 x86 consoles. I dont know the specs of this thing but it”ll be as if Nintendo didn’t learn anything if they choose some shitty IBM processor again.

  49. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    The wiiu disc is bluray kinda, its nintendos own modified bluray disc iirc.

  50. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    the tiny controllers look cheap AF and will prob break easy

  51. alterku
    alterku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:25 am

    The only important thing is are the games good, can they be played somewhere else, and what is the best platform on which to play them? WiiU didn’t sell me despite a few ok releases since smash, zelda, mario and censored games are not my jam.

  52. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Region free, transferring digital purchases from 3DS/Wii U, playing 3DS physical titles, making the VC good from the start.

    Still need answers though it did have my curiosity.

  53. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Granted, it does say “copyright 2016” so it’s the remastered port, at least.
    It’s better than nothing?

  54. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    >playing 3ds physical titles

    I like the way you think.

  55. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    how about an account system akin to steam/psn/live?

    btw you are asking these things rather than confirming it right?

  56. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    October 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Wait, is it region free? I must have missed this. I may give it a try in the future if so.

  57. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Well, that’s the problem. Instead of going with industry standard, they used their own shit.

  58. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Bethesda is a big partner which implies there is a lot more to come but even the Wii U had a shoody basketball game.

  59. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    October 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Skyrim AND a tablet?!

    Truly the pinnacle of gaming.

  60. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 10:31 am

    It does look like a new 3D Mario in the vein of 64, Sunshine and the Galaxies rather than the 2D or 3D Co-Op titles we have had for a while.

    No idea what the new gimmick is though.

  61. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    October 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    That is one ugly console.You’ll have to play games with a bag over it and one over it’s controller.

  62. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    October 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Ugh, how did DeNa get on the dev list?
    NO. YOU DON’T BELONG THERE. GET OFF.

  63. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Disputes going back got the N64 days, awful online support infrastructure, hardware was not the 360/PS3+ they billed it as and made for some god awful ports, weak install base that would barely even nibble at 3rd party exclusives, Wii U proved to some of them since it was as revealed that the original Wii was a fluke and Nintendo was instead more interested in continuing the ways of GameCube rather than Wii.

  64. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Ok Nintendo, you’ve got my attention. I saw a new Mario game in the style of Mario 64, and that had to have been Splatoon 2 they showed off. Those two games alone pretty much guarantee I’ll be buying this at some point.

  65. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    October 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Not to mention that King Boo wasn’t playable in MK8

  66. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

    That’s not an issue at all.
    The problem was that the Wii U sold badly so why develop for it?

  67. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Your right, I knew something else was off.

  68. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

    If there’s new characters, maybe new tracks are a possibility too. At least some real battle mode arenas.

  69. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I like it. Could be really fun to continue a game on the go.
    You contrarians screaming >muh gimmick need to ease up.

  70. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Cause everyone wants to buy a new console to play a neutered version of a 5 year old PC game every other peasant already played.

  71. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I do expect it to do better in the homebrew/piracy department even though it’s literally a Nvidia Tegra tablet with the logo Nintendo slapped on it

  72. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 20, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Senran Kagura 3 NX exclusive confirmed.

  73. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    October 20, 2016 at 10:41 am

    -I see 3rd party support drying up after a year or 2 as the already outdated hardware becomes harder to work with
    -Storage will become a major issue, both on the cartridge and internal storage
    -Casuals won’t give a single fuck about playing on the go, and that audience is fairly limited among more serious gamers as it stands

    Just don’t see who this is targeted to. It can’t really compete with PS4/XB1/PC on a technical level yet it doesn’t seem to do much that casuals would really care about. Wii U 2.0 is pretty much how I look at it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e84aab1d8eb1b08e1b5cc5b4e88fc402eec3f90b14b6167b30cce6894a72a625.jpg

  74. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Nintendo’s already let mobile developers get handsy under their skirt. Now that they’ve tasted that sweet IAP money, they’re looking to get to the next base.

  75. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    October 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Give it a couple years, it’ll dry up faster than the fucking Sahara.

  76. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    October 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Remember the list of 3rd party developers for the Wii U?

  77. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 20, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Yeah this might catch on in Japan but DOA elsewhere.

    All things considered it’s not like Nintendo could do better, a dedicated home console that can beat the PS4 is out of their range and the handheld market is declining. As Sun Tzu said: wars are won or lost before the first battle. Nintendo lost when the iPhone was revealed.

  78. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    October 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I think it was Yoshi’s Circuit in Double Dash. The double items was something you could do (grab an item, switch drivers, then you can have a second).

    My bet is that this is Mario Kart 8.5- or has enough time passed tp warrant a sequel?

  79. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    It uses accessories and hardware (Nvidia Tegra) belonging to tablets

  80. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I really doubt it,if Marvelous wants to shoot itself in the foot then they should go ahead.

  81. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Yeah but I’m not seeing a way of playing this using the wiiu game, so its probably going to be a “next gen” re-release that you will have to buy separately, not just inserting the disc that you already own. Thanks nintendo.

  82. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    October 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

    The one thing I will say is Nintendo’s casings have been tested well (at least during Iwata’s era). Designing hand-helds to survive dropping from table height onto a hard floor.

    No idea how this will be. What happens if you lose the porta-screen or controller? How easily can the screen scratch?

  83. Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    October 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

    nope. IT running off a custom Nvidia chip base of one of the most powerful one by 500 man team and performance is superb

  84. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    October 20, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Jury’s out about whether this’ll suck or not. That analogue placement looks kinda uncomfortable.

    TBH, I kinda like NX name more than Switch.

  85. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    October 20, 2016 at 10:54 am

    So many lost their faith on Nintendo that they only see shit.

  86. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Not just Nintendo, but the vidya industry as a whole

  87. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    October 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Yeah, it’s seen better days but at least there’s still PC if consoles go under.

  88. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Rumours are that they helped develop the online infastructure, idk.

  89. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Holy shit, it actually runs on a Tegra, what the fuck.

  90. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    True, though if you want to get anal, Skyrim is probably the new remaster. We’ll have to see how it turns out for a true assessment of it’s support.

  91. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    For a second I swore it was the same image they had for the Wii U 3rd parties.

  92. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I thought NeoFAG was Sony Central?

  93. Dr.Weird
    Dr.Weird
    October 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

    First look at Nintendo’s next mistake.

  94. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    October 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

    The Xbone and the PS4 also use tablet processors, so?

  95. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Remember NeoGaf’s boss and mods hate the Vita

  96. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I’m going to riot if SMTV gets on this thing.

  97. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    It’s over.

    Nintendo has won.

  98. Dr.Weird
    Dr.Weird
    October 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Won what, the shittiest new console award? Grats on your new Wii U though.

  99. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    It is, but small vestiges of masochistic owners of others platforms still remain. Of course, the mods still step in once the narrative on one of those becomes too positive…

  100. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    “Bethesda as a partner”
    Gee, a couple of articles back, there was a certain someone who seem to have a raging hateboner of said partner, I wonder how he’ll change his tune now.

  101. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    October 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Well the Vita uses a Tablet/Smartphone processor, the XB1 and PS4 use X86 PC processors. All no longer make their own I guess though, which is actually for the best.

  102. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Saying that, when the PS4 Pro exists?

    Haha.

    Nintendo haters are the most delusional group of people on the planet, I swear.

  103. xmrsunshine
    xmrsunshine
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    You know you’re in the shit when you need to pad out your 3rd party list with literal middeware.

  104. Niche's Commenting Regulars
    Niche's Commenting Regulars
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Go kill yourself, as always.

  105. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Yoshi’s Circuit was a retro circuit in MK8, so either this is indeed an updated version of that game, or development on the game is still in such an early phase that they have to rely on the last game’s assets this much.

  106. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I was really impressed with what I saw from the trailer. It takes the idea of using the Wii U gamepad and improves on it. Taking your console games anywhere is going to be huge for them.

    Seeing people pretend as if this is just another ‘shitty’ gimmick is laughable. I’ve said this before, but I strongly feel as if people who lurk on message boards and follow gaming news don’t actually like video games. It seems as if they’re much more interested in complaining about things online than actually enjoying themselves.

  107. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    they are stupid central

  108. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    It’s as if this whole industry has set off lower and lower standards as years go by.

    Fanboyism make you delusional, regardless of which business company’s cock you suck

  109. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    October 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Jaguar/

    “Jaguar” Accelerated Processing Units are ultra-low power chips aimed at tablets, netbooks and ultra-thin notebooks. Released in May 2013 as successors to Bobcat-based APUs, Jaguar processors offer increased CPU and GPU performance, and/or lower power consumption.

    If anything, it’s a custom design from a mobile chip.

  110. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    The company Nintendo’s working with for their own mobile offerings? Yeah, how could they possibly have gotten on there?

  111. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    3rdStrike_Ebi
    October 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I’m looking forward to the following companies making games here:

    – Marvelous
    – INTI Creates
    – Koei Tecmo
    – THQ Nordic
    – Sega
    – Arc System Works

    To name a few.

  112. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    In all fairness, the Sonyggers seem more than willing to shell out for an inferior neutered version of the game once again.

  113. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

    So they’re not even entry-level desktop procs?

    lol

  114. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

    its a tablet man.

  115. Robot Maid
    Robot Maid
    October 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

    That’s true, I forgot that Nintendo made pretty durable casings. I’m not sure about the locking mechanism for the controller gimmick thing though.

    The original DS was pretty tough except for the hinges, which could break from a waist high drop.

  116. Dr.Weird
    Dr.Weird
    October 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m part of the PC master race, i have no stake in your console garbage, other than to harvest your salt.

  117. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Like Nintendo N fans never learn.

  118. Robot Maid
    Robot Maid
    October 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Does registering at NeoGAF make you retarded or is there a secret “you must be retarded” test you need to pass to successfully register?

  119. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

    It’s true the battlefield is nothing like it was 2006, what made the Wii a successes and disruptive can’t be replicated in 2016 because the mobile market’s enormous disruptive effect on it, they think that the Switch’s tablet will make the mobile market latch on instead of being uninterested because they just can’t use their iPad for this instead no matter if it’s unfeasible, even worse for them if the mainstream meme is that the tablet part shown actually is just a iPad or any tablet similar to how the meme was that Wii U was just a controller for the Wii.

  120. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I think this is actually a bigger one than they had for either Wii U and 3DS, and in all fairness it doesn’t seem like an impossible task to retain the support of these parties this time around either:

    -Remnants of Jap industry, will go either NX/PS4(/PC) or mobile/NX
    -Smaller Western publishers + indies, will want their games on as many devices as possible
    -Bigger Western publishers, shouldn’t cost them much to bring over their biggest titles (Overwatch, CoD, maybe Diablo?)

  121. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    October 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Meh. Bunch of useless features I’ll literally never use, just like the Wii U.
    I’ll see what games they announce though, list list of devs they have. If Platinum puts out some nice exclusives I might take interest.

  122. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Day one, GET HYPE. My body is fucking ready!

  123. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I am liking it so far.
    1. the design doesn’t look like a toy (like the wiids)
    2. its not default white and looks professional (kinda redundant to 1)
    3. it shows adults playing, not kids

    hopefully it would crash and burn though, so that nintendo can finally die just so that their cancerous fanbase dies with them.

    btw did nvidia just designed the whole thing? it looks very non-nintendo and very nvidia-ey

  124. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    October 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Yeah, the “cheap NVidia Sheild” award. So proud.

  125. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    The Nin-toaster

  126. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    The test takes place after registering: if you’re not retarded enough, you’ll get banned in no time.

  127. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    This could work if the 3rd party support doesn’t evaporate a year in like with the Wii U.

  128. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    its the embracing community of superior man hating ideology I bet

  129. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    October 20, 2016 at 11:28 am

    No region freedom, no buy. Simple as that.

  130. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:29 am

    those companies make games for every platforms so no doubt they will make some for the nx

  131. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This is like that weird episode of the Twilight Zone where society killed kids who didn’t prove intelligent. Only in reverse for Neofags.

  132. Sapph
    Sapph
    October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I have to agree. I’m often times am little upset that I cannot bring some of my games on the go with me and have to settle for whatever my handhelds can run. So this console does seem like a reasonable step forward.

    However, the huge downside is that I’ve already said my good byes to Nintendo, and I’ve heard a lot of other people do the same. After the mess of having little to no big titles for weeks on end, burning their fanbase with underwhelming games in star franchises, and the whole localization mess with all their Japanese games post-Bayonetta 2 (Which we now find out has been going on for years), I don’t see this being the glorious comeback many see it as (And, what Nintendo hopes it to be).

  133. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    What gimmick? Its just a Vita and a PSTV combined into one

  134. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    ps4 pro is just an upgrades ps4, they play all the same games, use the same controller, use the same discs, use the same os.

    it doesn’t count as a new console at all

  135. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Looks like one of those cheap chinese android consoles.

  136. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

    wait fuck i just noticed that. why would they do that

    thats the shittiest dpad ive seen in a while

  137. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    it doesn’t look like cheap chinese android console, but it does indeed look like some decent android console.

  138. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    As each little piece of the controller can be separated (they’re officially called Joy-Cons), holding it sideways gives you four buttons to work with along with an analog stick.

    That seems to be the philosophy behind doing it, anyway.

  139. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    What’s the gimmick here? It just looks like a Vita and a PSTV combined into one to me

  140. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    There’s potential here, but given the cost of realizing it chances are we’ll be disappointed if we hope for too much.

    Ideally:
    -It’s as powerful as the base Ps4/Xb1 consoles
    -Has separate GPUs, one in the tablet and one in the dock so that home gaming runs as 1080p/60FPS and mobile can be scaled down to 720p/30 (or 60)FPS
    -Has some kind of backwards compatibility with Wii U titles and 3DS games in order to replace all existing Nintendo hardware
    -Battery life isn’t complete shit (extra batteries either included or available separately)

    -ACTUAL THIRD PARTY SUPPORT

    As far as construction goes, I’m actually not too concerned since I don’t treat my console hardware like crap but making sure the locking mechanisms last over time will be the biggest thing to look out for.

  141. Sapph
    Sapph
    October 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    In one of the clips, it looked like they also showed a bit of The Witcher 3.

  142. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    October 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Thing is, do you need to buy a new console for those partners’ games or will they work fine on your current hardware?

    I feel that some people are just looking for a reason to be excited for and purchase a new console.

  143. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

    No one noticed dem FPS drop with portable Zelda?

  144. Narmy
    Narmy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I heard you can’t use a free email like gmail to register, so actually paying for an email account is like a retard test.

  145. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    This looks just as amazing as I thought.

    Even has Skyrim for all the normies.

  146. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    i did but it’s still in development.
    now that skyrim, i doubt that one even runs on the nx

  147. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    This looks like shit. Here is hoping it has good games and they fucking run well.

  148. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    “Has some kind of backwards compatibility with Wii U titles and 3DS games in order to replace all existing Nintendo hardware”

    People keep saying this but I don’t see how. It is a cartridge based system. No cds.

  149. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    October 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Commercials never show actual screens. They add it in an overlay during post production.

  150. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    It doesn’t matter that’s still embarrassing, marketing not giving a shit about asking the devs for footage with rock solid performance is worth raising an big eyebrow over.

  151. Narmy
    Narmy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    The gimmick is it comes with a fucking tablet again instead of just being a regular console. That is something I would never use, so it’s just a waste of money.

  152. Sapph
    Sapph
    October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Also, in the article, they mentioned that when the tablet leaves the dock, the game immediately switches views, so no separate screen for either to use.

  153. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse, though?

    It’s more likely the Wii U sold badly because aside from its first party titles, no one wanted to program for it because of its hardware limitations/Nintendo bullshit.

  154. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    “No big titles for weeks on end”

    Wrong.

    “Burning their fanbase with underwhelming games.’

    Wrong.

    “Localization mess”

    Dead wrong.

  155. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Keep in mind this is just my ideal list of features. My reasoning being that Nintendo’s biggest issue with the Wii U was branding, the idea here would be to unify their existing hardware into one console so that people have the incentive to jump ship.

    From what we can see currently, any Wii U compatibility would have to be digitally and the cartridge slot looks narrower than a 3DS one. I’m still being hopeful, but I’m sure you’re probably right.

  156. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Well there is digital but that doesn’t matter because they’d rather you rebuy them for eternity but released at a snail’s pace to avoid drawing away from their native games.

  157. Narmy
    Narmy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Says the king of complaining online.

  158. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    you have 10 seconds to go to nintendo website for wiiu release schedule.
    literally blank

    come back to reply after that.

  159. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Its a tablet with detachable controllers rather than a powerhouse console. NVIDIA Tegra processor. I don’t even. This is probably the first Nintendo console I don’t get.

  160. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Nintendo must ship out with a plethora of third-party titles along with the Switch, or everyone will think they’re bullshitting again.

    Then again, Borderlands 2 on the Vita exists. Oh god, this won’t end well.

  161. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Don’t bother with him,you can bring whatever facts you want he will still say you’re wrong.

  162. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    3DS backwards compatability should be doable in handheld mode, but don’t expect any such thing for the Wii U. The logical assumption would be that the bigger Wii U titles get ported over to NX instead.

  163. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    October 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I don’t think it has the “power of a home console” when in handheld mode, since Skyrim seemed to have a lower framerate and worse graphics on the plane than on the TV.
    Perhaps the games will need to have both levels of quality in order to switch between both modes.

  164. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I guess they now see framerate as being as important as battery life. Depending on how Switch deals with performance in handheld vs console mode this could get ugly fast,

  165. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 20, 2016 at 11:45 am

    When people say FPS drop are they talking about it stalling right before he hits a creature because that is intentional and has been in most of the 3D Zeldas.

  166. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I would be extremely stoked if even just the 3DS titles were compatible. If the portable version can even come close to the 3DS battery life while almost doubling its power that would be a huge boon.

  167. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    gimme a G
    gimme an I
    gimme an M
    gimme an M
    gimme an I
    gimme a C
    gimme a K

    G-I-M-M-I-C-K

    kek

  168. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    “Burning their fanbase with underwhelming games.”
    Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival
    Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer
    Metroid Faux Farce
    among others

    “Localization mess”
    Triforce Heroes, Such Meme Wow localization
    Also censoring tiddy shots coz some Western manchild can’t handle them

  169. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    It definitely blew my mind… It’s pretty clever, if this was released instead of the WiiU, I imagine Nintendo’s image would be very different today.

  170. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 11:47 am

    They don’t count digital releases for whatever reason.

  171. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 11:48 am

    It makes perfect sense to me. Its a handheld you can connect to your TV and play as if its a console if you want to. The non-tablet part functions as a charging dock. It appears to play the same games as the Wii U, so I can’t imagine its much less or more powerful than one.

  172. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:49 am

    make that the original Wii.

    wii was the one that destroyed nintendo’s image, not the wiiu

  173. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Check out right as they first show it being played in handheld mode it’s very obviously not smooth and not related to the hit pause that has plagued those games.

  174. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    That was a good reveal.

    The name is not horrible. They showcased third party support. They showed that you can play with a normal controller (I do hope they are smart enough to include it in the actual console).

    The gimmick this time around somewhat makes sense with the console-handheld switch. I do something similar with cross save titles on PS4/Vita.

    So far, so good. The devil is in the details – let’s see what the actual games look like and whether the handheld part will hinder third party developers. Also region lock.

  175. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    lol I don’t think anyone said that about the Wii U. They fucked up the presentation so bad at the Wii U even the most hard core fans were sweating.

    I know you are just trying to get his goat, but this was honestly a much better showing. Probably won’t pay off for them, but they are coming at a much better position than with the Wii U.

  176. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    its as powerful as the base ps4 if nvidia aren’t lying or close to it

  177. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 20, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Ah, well of course it is going to have a reduction in handheld mode. We aren’t that much into the future. As long as it plays and looks good in handheld mode, I really could give a shit about FPS drops.

  178. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    You sure about that? What do you think their image would be today if they released a Gamecube 2 in 2006? A Gamecube 2 would have been nuked from orbit by the 360.

  179. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    im more concerned about the type of the display and the resolution though
    hope it goes for at least 720p and not use the same yellow tinted zero contrast screen like what they usually uses

  180. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    So, does this one feature region lock too?

  181. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Miitomo was done by those guys. This probably interacts with Miitomo in some way.

  182. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 11:54 am

    the wii solidifies nintendo image as a kiddy casual garbage company. not the gamecube.

    the wiiu is miles better than the wii.

  183. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    October 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    When Nintendo stop of censored games, ok, but before that… nothing for me here.

  184. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    It’s not the first thing you want to immediately showcase in the trailer you want the mainstream to see it signals weakness it’s telling us they don’t give a shit about that.
    I remember the false narrative about the Wii U having a bunch of 1080p 60fps games, are the same sorts that parroted that bullshit going to act like it never mattered now?

  185. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    While we don’t know for sure yet, I’m unconvinced Nintendo will ever go back to having region-free consoles after this long.

  186. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    i do believe they this one will be region free considering that they are co-developing it with nvidia.

    in fact i believe that the whole console is designed by nvidia with minimum nintendo input. just look at the design. nintendo probably designed the buttons though.

  187. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    lol I bet, region locked sd card here we come !

  188. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I think anyone expecting the handheld mode games to look as good on a TV lives in a delusional world. There is no way I expected them to look as good as they did.

    Listen, I understand most everyone here has to be cynical as hell, but at least be realistic with your cynicism. There is no way the handheld version can look as good. They would be lying to consumers if they tried to present anything counter to that.

  189. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    They will probably add some kind of weird function that it detects the region where the SD cards are trough GPS or something just to cock block you

  190. randomdude
    randomdude
    October 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    except it’s the retards they want. Who in their right mind would pay for email?

  191. lucben999
    lucben999
    October 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Unless the Switch has some kind of secret tech to render better life and hometown I doubt Takaki will be interested.

  192. sanic
    sanic
    October 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    The name is bad again.

  193. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    They can say whatever they want and such but nothing is clear ’till the console releases, for all that I know they can say tomorrow that it will be region free but then say the opposite 1 week before it releases, I wouldn’t be suprised if that happened just to lure in pre orders

  194. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    They were listing features we want, but don’t know if it has yet.

  195. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    NintenGo

  196. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    It actually means something at least.

  197. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    it might be just me, but it looks like something sony would have designed

  198. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Apparently region free is confirmed for the system, not that it saves us from dodgy English releases existing.

  199. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’m talking about framerate here looking good in both modes isn’t worth it if it starts chugging as a result in handheld mode.

  200. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    the name “wii” is not only nonsensical, it also sounds very childish.

  201. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    October 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    source ?

  202. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I suppose the normies are biting onto the rereleases for current gen but I wonder how much there is to gain in releasing a game which predates the Wii U and won’t even be the definitive version (unlike Bayonetta 1).

  203. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    October 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Dude. That’s amazing.

  204. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    October 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    DAY… I don’t know, I really don’t.
    Well I see Platinum on the list of supporters, so I will probably buy NS (oh great the short for the console is the same as National Socialism) when their game comes out, if it’s exclusive.

  205. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    For the name “Switch” meaning something? It is an obvious English word (common in other languages) which nods to the switching functionality.

    The NES/Famicom and their Super successors were very honest about what they were. The Nintendo 64 pushed the 64 bit marketing enough for it to work.

    (Edit: Forgot GameCube. I guess the name nods to the shape… That’s a plus?)

    Wii was apparently nodding to multiple players through the “i”s and also sounding like “We”. Wii U is more confusing and was mistaken for an peripheral methinks.

  206. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    It’s merging the console and handheld into one system. Pretty smart since Nintendo usually fails with consoles but dominates handhelds.

  207. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I doubt that’s the case. Switch in this would imply switching in parts, like in the commercial. That and Switching from home play to portable play.
    Considering Ninty’s track record, I doubt region switching applies here.

  208. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I was mostly bagging on the Wii U. Being a silly name isn’t a problem if the system is marketed right and the Wii is the best example of that.

  209. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’m pretty sure that geolocked software exists on all platforms. Netflix, Hulu and the like. Nintendo don’t seem likely to cross that line further with traditional games.

  210. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    October 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    It doesn’t look like that dock does anything except charge the system and let it connect to your TV, but its hard to say with so little information.

  211. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    those things can be circumvented by using VPN (if ur router supports it), region locks on games can’t.

  212. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Yeah I’m one of those people where a Freamerate drop doesn’t bother me. Unless it is just going slow as molasses. I can understand people who get hung up on it, as I’m sure there are other little details in games that break immersion for me, but to me I just don’t really see the issue.

  213. FrostSalamander
    FrostSalamander
    October 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Not a bad list of third party devs. I’m still not very optimistic though. Nintendo’s been been making mistake after mistake after mistake.

    This comes off as being a less-shitty WiiU. Which means it’s still probably shitty. They’ll have to have damned-good 3rd-Party Exclusives up their sleeves (and a lot of them) to sell any thing after how poorly the WiiU did.

  214. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    sorry but this looks stupid

    there is no way I am falling for another stupid contraption like that again, make a damn normal console…a box and a controller…is it that hard?

  215. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    October 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    So far I don’t see anything to suggest that the dock adds any additional power to the system. As far as I’m concerned, the tablet IS the console.

  216. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    it was my assumption based off how poor breasts of the wild was running in handheld mode (as seen in the video), unless it always run like that then WELP!

  217. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    true, i dont think they cant afford have a high speed port that can be used to connect internal component (gpu) to external component(cpu)

  218. Malascus
    Malascus
    October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Marvelous inc.

    Do I dare dream for some form of rune factory?

  219. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    it’s dead, jim.

  220. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    That looks gimmicky as fuck, incredibly uncomfortable at pretty much every level , a ginormous battery drainer, and desperate as hell.

    The only thing I really wanted was it to have a cool design like the gamecube to distinguish itself from the rest, but nope!, its a fucking featureless rectangle, again, like every single fucking piece of technology from these past ten years.

    What a waste of hype.

  221. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Region Lock is fairly easy, all you have to do is wait for a jailbreak or homebrew while using VPN on a console or route to play is a real pain in the ass, I tried to do that to play PSO2 and forget it, it’s not something you want to do unless you really know what you are doing

  222. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Huh… There’s a new pro controller with an actual D-pad at least.

  223. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    October 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    A box with a handle is considered cool design?

  224. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    The 64-ish Mario game was probably the best part.

  225. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    it doesnt show adults, it shows trendy hipsters that are oh so cool

    It looks like a black rectangle, I wouldnt even call that design

  226. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    yea. gamecube looks way worse than this thing.

    this thing is probably the first professional looking console nintendo has ever made.

  227. sanic
    sanic
    October 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    BETTER ✔

  228. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    hipsters are young adults no matter you like it or not.
    the usual nintendo would be using actual 9 years old kids.

  229. sanic
    sanic
    October 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Sounds to much like its an accessory

    Headline “Nintendo Switch sold without cord to connect to wiiU”

  230. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    There isn’t even any space to put a disc in it. I’m pretty sure Nintendo wants to forget the Wii U’s existence anyway.

  231. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    More like a fun design I mean, something that was interesting to look at at least.
    This looks like those chinese android tablets

  232. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Holy shit you’re a genius,sounds way better then switch.Nintendo should hire you.

  233. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Proffesional means nothing when its nintendo.

    They make toys, I just wanted them to make cool toys

  234. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    It’s more than likely going to be the new remastered version.

    I doubt they would release the old Skyrim. Wouldn’t make sense.

  235. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Are his initials TT?

  236. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    October 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Its not going to be that powerful then. Even though this idea sounds good on its face there are a lot of concerns for me. The Wii, WiiU and 3DS barely ever used their gimmick factor, the only good games on these systems would have been good on a more powerful system. Now that its a one screen gaming tablet which won’t have a new interface(touch, wands, pointers) to spice gameplay up it will have to fall back on core games on dated hardware. Not much different to WiiU.

    If its Nintendo’s intention to replace the 3DS and merge these markets I think are miscalculating immensely. The DS experience is propped up by its unique software library which in turn was created by its unique market space, low cost of development on modest hardware with relatively expensive titles sold at a great margin, as opposed to mobile which is shovelware time ransoming gambling bullshit 99% of the time released for no upfront cost. If developers are forced to make big screen version of their titles then that whole section of the market has no where to go. Sony has tried twice with the whole console experience on a portable and people generally weren’t that excited by it.

    Does anyone here actually think they’ll take this thing with them very often? None of these devices really fit in your pocket anymore and its cumbersome, what makes tablets practical is wallets/protectors. You can throw them into bags and not worry about ruining the screen, a big advantage of the DS clamshell design. Without that I wouldn’t take either device anywhere.

    Apart from that if I want console quality games I sit down to play them, I’m not so obsessed I need yet another screen to stare at in public nor do I think they are suited for playing while distracted. It was really awkward looking at these actors trying to use this thing in half believable situations, no one acts like this.

  237. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Fighting games are gonna be a pain in the ass on that thing.
    inb4 they will offer a attachment with a normal d-pad for the low price of 50 bucks.

  238. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    But will they iterate on hardware just like 8th Gen and the DS?

  239. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    using VPN is not hard at all. if your router supports it that is.
    its not the same as using VPN on windows.

  240. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Yeah, as much as I enjoyed Bayonetta 2, TW101, Tropical Freeze and Splatoon the Wii U was kind of a waste. I’m glad I got it as a gift.

  241. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    “Its not going to be that powerful then.”

    considering it’s basically a tablet with a dock, no it’s not going to be powerful at all

  242. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll bet money that the core system is the dock, Switch with attached controllers, and that weird “mount” to use the side controllers as a normal controller. The Switch Pro controller (name is from Nintendo’s statement) will certainly be separate.

  243. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    i dont want toys though, as do most other people that games. that’s probably why they went with the professional look instead of toy-look.

  244. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Bye-bye motion controls.

  245. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    There were patents about a “supplemental computing device” so it may in some form.

  246. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    The average age of gamers is 35 so this not looking like a toy is actually a smart Nintendo decision for once.

  247. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    October 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    So, two joysticks, eight or more buttons, it used those smart card cartridges and it’s mobile as well, but it doesn’t look like much of a step up graphics wise from the Wii U(doesn’t surprise me, Nintendo still don’t care about graphics or specs).

    Hmm, I picked three random partners from Nintendo’s list on a whim and the first one is an audio equipment producer for racing games, the second is a mobile ecommerce provide and the third one was an online game retailer. Just looking at the list doesn’t give me a lot of confidence, I don’t recognize all of them, but the vast majority of those I do recognize are RPG producers.

    I’m sure this will be a great hit with its target audience of millennials and Gen Xer’s. Yeah, I didn’t really see any kids in your trailer Nintendo, have you given up on being the family friendly company?

    As for me, I’m giving Nintendon’t the finger, I don’t want this kind of console which will without a doubt for most of its game feature the forced mandatory gimmick of having to disconnect your NS and walk around with it to pass certain game sections.

  248. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    i highly doubt there are any worthwhile components in the dock. since connecting for an external processing unit requires a high speed connection. unless they’re using thunderbolt port, because that thing can handle external GPU.

  249. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    October 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    It’s better then Nothing.

  250. Donwel
    Donwel
    October 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve mentioned this before. It’s surprisingly common among PS4 owners to hate the Vita.
    Probably because the Vita has games and the PS4 keeps getting its castoffs as an afterthought.

  251. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    October 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I give it one day for before the first “Nintendo S***” meme pops up.

  252. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    October 20, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Well, it looks like it can handle Skyrim. Now we need the magic words “no more region lock”, “no more censorship on Nintendo western releases”

  253. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    >no more censorship.
    heh.

  254. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Pretty sure it’s Wee Wee.

  255. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Its obvious their main target is the Japanese market who have been shunning homeconsoles in favor of the 3DS/Vita.
    And even the western front their portables have been doing better than their homeconsoles and since Sony has all but abandoned the Vita in the West so their only competition are smartphones that are not exactly known for their quality games. (yes I know there are some good smartphone games out there but its like looking for gems in an ocean of shit and touchscreen controls will never beat a proper controller.)

    So marketing wise it makes allot of sense to take some aspects of the Vita (Big screen, ARM SOC, twin sticks.) that was praised for its hardware and go from there. Even though i’m not really sold on the modular design because it looks kinda flimsy.
    Personally I wished Sony would have released this docking idea for the Vita instead of that piece of shit called the PSTV.

  256. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    theres even censorship on steam so good luck

  257. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    No more censorship on Nintendo western releases;impossible,NOA would be out of work then.

  258. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    October 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Yeah i know

  259. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    they cant really compete within that realm, though.

    “serious” gaming and nintendo are like water and oil

    I cant wait for the witcher amiibos

  260. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    instead they got hip, socially savvy attractive twenty somethings with tons of friends

    considering nintendo’s usual fanbase, that’s waaaaay off the mark.

  261. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Better than goddamn potty humor bait, I say.

  262. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    they probably arent trying to compete with xbone/ps4. thats why it’s primarily advertised as a handheld.

    i hope they ditch amiibo bullshit alltogether. i dont want low grade figures.

  263. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Any half decent ISP lets you make additional email aliases at no extra charge.

    Mine lets me have 20 at once that can be deleted and replaced at any time and it takes about 5 seconds to do so.

  264. Nisani
    Nisani
    October 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    How powerful is this thing. Since it just looks like a smartphone and using an old Nvidia processor, is this the power of an iPhone 4 or something?

  265. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    October 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I was always under the impression that only retards and social justice crybabies register there. It’s like a magnet for the deranged.

  266. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    what do you consider as nintendo’s usual fanbase? arent they college kids and actual kids?

    my image is that 6-12,20-25 nintendo, 13-19 psbox, 26+ psboxpc

  267. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Waaaaaaait a moment, does this mean no more 3ds aka no more Etrian Lolissey?

  268. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    October 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    They could flip the portable pad like in some DS games, but I doubt there’s gonna be a new EO after 5.

  269. OSad
    OSad
    October 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    For 399, seems like a Tegra 2, which is just about as powerful as a normal PS4 and Xbone.

  270. Extrange
    Extrange
    October 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    As usual, commenting on Neogaf implies you’ve lost half your brain on a terrifying car accident or while sucking spiked metal dildo strap-ons. Usually both at the same time.

  271. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    You run the risk of getting banned from other services though. Believe me, I’ve gone through this before.

  272. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    That’s why I don’t want to invest money in Nintendo. They are all over the place, desperately launching console after console, while abandoning platforms that are barely a few years old. They have 0 loyalty to their customers.

  273. Nisani
    Nisani
    October 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    That tablet is as powerful as a PS4? I kinda have my doubts.

  274. OSad
    OSad
    October 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Why do you value “powerhouse” consoles so much? Buy a PC with two Titan XP’s on it, there you go, that’s all the horsepower you’ll ever need in your life.

  275. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I question the actual portability of this thing. Like most tablets, it’s going to be clunky carrying it around and you can’t exactly stuff it in your sack without the risk cracking the bezel at best. Current Ninty hardware has shown that they’re made of glass porcelain.

  276. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    If I had to go on a limb, I’d assume the dock only puts it on net electricity and serves as an HDMI-out, the former of which “unlocks” the device into running at a higher clock + activates active cooling.

  277. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    obsessive collectors, nostalgia stricken older guys, children, parents with their children, casual gamers

    I must concede you are actuallly right, it doesnt look bad.

    its just my general saltiness that design of videogame consoles is kind of a lost art, and the fact that they sell us these products as magical social experiences that most people never have instead of just giving us the specs for the thing and showing some games

  278. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    they sadly wont, people bought tons of that stuff, if they ditch them this gen, they’ re gonna be pissed

  279. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Sort of. You see ultrabook CPU’s used more and more in small formfactor desktops like Intel’s NUC or Gigabyte’s Brix line up so its not that strange they choose that option given the overheating issues with the fat PS3 and 360.
    If AMD’s Jaguar can outperform Intel’s ultrabook CPU series up is another matter though.

  280. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I don’t think there’s any specs yet, but this looks like a 7 inch device to me, without the controller attachments, not something you can fit in your pocket.

    And then you need to carry the controllers around too.

    Actually, I have no idea how this is going to work.

  281. Krimhelm
    Krimhelm
    October 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Supporting the Switch means he’s supporting the mobile industry, and the mobile industry scares him.

  282. OSad
    OSad
    October 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Yeah, looks big enough that you’d need a backpack or similar to carry it around if you really want to bring it out.

    And uh… maybe the 3DS has spoiled me but, seeing that uncovered glass with what looks like a pretty decent screen going around uncovered everywhere is pretty problematic.

  283. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    IT’S A FUCKING IPAD WITH CONTROLLER ACCESSORIES!

    HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  284. Krimhelm
    Krimhelm
    October 20, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Ya’ll don’t like tablets, so here’s a tablet.

  285. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    No reason to expect proprietary memory cards when the 3DS has used SD / microSD cards.

  286. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I’d assume they used Gorilla Glass, like cell phones use. As long as you aren’t retarded and don’t stick it in your pocket with your keys, you shouldn’t need to worry about scratches.

  287. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    The 3DS will be six years old when the Switch comes out. Hardly “abandoning a platform only a few years old” when that’s slightly longer than the usual console life cycle.

  288. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    even the controller is a carbon copy of the xbone controller so I don’t really wanna use the controller on pc…

  289. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    can’t wait for the games made from those companies to get ported to pc aswell.

  290. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    oh I’m really fucking suprised the biggest nintendo fanboy on the site was impressed with a new nintendo product. wowie!

  291. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Because they didn’t want to pay royalties to Sony. Same reason why Microsoft skipped Blu-ray on the 360.

  292. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    From developer leaks, the Switch is supposedly really easy to develop for / port to.

  293. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    fucking imbecile.

  294. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    October 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Besides that the actual controller has a D Pad too. I’m willing to try that button D-Pad out for now. See if it sucks or not. I know the Steam controller was planning to go with something similar. Now to see how that might have felt.

  295. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Rumor from Nintendo insiders is that a new Mario game in the vein of Sunshine will be a launch title.

  296. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    if they dont i wont buy this nintendo switch bullshit
    it’s the most anti consumer currently implemented in any consoles

  297. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    can you give me some examples?

  298. braneman
    braneman
    October 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    TBH this wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. The gimmick here seems much easier to grasp for third parties and is practically a no brainer for some games. It’s not like its “MOTION CONTROLS 2.0” this looks far easier to implement.
    so things that I can see wrong: Battery life, controller attachments wearing out, What does the dock do? will there be games you can only play while docked?, how heavy is it?
    But the question I think is most important of all: HOW MUCH STORAGE DOES IT HAVE? because if I can’t put a microsd/SD card into this thing for digital games that’s it, its a dead system walking.

  299. braneman
    braneman
    October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Look at the bottom of the list, they listed “KONAMI” why the heck would they list a Pachinko manufacturer there?

  300. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    as a sit-at-desk-or-sofa gamer i dont care about portability, but you’re right that its too big and clunky. it’ll probably be used in vocational destinations (eg hotel rooms)

  301. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been replaying Mario 64 this past week and I really appreciate the level of freedom it gave you. As much as I adore the Mario Galaxy games, I love the more open ended stage design of 64 and Sunshine. So this, to me, is long overdue.

  302. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    on the bright side, we’re released from the curse of 240p yellow tinted zero contrast screen with shit buttons/stick

  303. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Did I talk shit about Bethesda? I can’t remember.

    They still suck, though.

  304. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    October 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    If I ever see a group of people playing VG basketball at a basketball court I might have to smack them upside the head.

  305. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    October 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Looks pretty decent for a portable you can also hook up to your TV plus no retarded 3D that almost no one uses Wish it had some sort of clamshell design though not a tablet means the screen is not as protected I can live with that though in a portable just gotta get a really good case

  306. Extrange
    Extrange
    October 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Specs. Gimme fucking SPECS.

    And let’s not mention battery life, internal memory, ergonomics, weight, how solid it is….etc-

  307. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    October 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    yeah it is a gimmick that does not really impact game play and if the 3DS is any indication it will probably take some manner of SD card I thing the real questions though are battery life and weight.

  308. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    So its a souped up Vita?

  309. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I remember the Wii U actually sold out at launch and people were calling it the winner. But it lost all momentum after that.

    All joking aside, the Switch does look impressive.

  310. Pico
    Pico
    October 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    But the PS4 is shit, So by definition this is also shit

  311. Pico
    Pico
    October 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Autodesk, lol

  312. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I remember one time my grandma made me choose my own switch for doing something wrong so this sounds kinda perfect for Western audiences.

    http://i.imgur.com/2NXbvrA.gifv

  313. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    How the fuck do you hold that thing?!!

  314. Pico
    Pico
    October 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    To big for a handheld

  315. Riosine
    Riosine
    October 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    So once the buttons wear down you would have to purchase the game+controller again.

  316. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Car accident numbers are gonna explode with this.

  317. Pico
    Pico
    October 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Only way that the name could be worse is if it was something like Wii Go

  318. Guin
    Guin
    October 20, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Got banned from PSN for using proxies. Even 4chan blocked my isp since they were under the assumption I was ban evading which couldn’t be further from the truth because that’s how I access content on JP Netflix and Niconico Douga.

  319. Cael
    Cael
    October 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Oh look. Another gimmick that drives up the price that I’ll never ever use.

  320. Migi
    Migi
    October 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    It’s probably called Switch cause it has a safespace button for all those retarded SJW at Nintendo Treehouse.

  321. randr01d
    randr01d
    October 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Agreed. Vita had potential through the roof. All of it wasted. It could have been the all-in-one Gaming, phone, hdmi to TV device, but for some reason or another they completely fragmented functionality.

    Accepts Sim Cards -> Can’t make calls/Text message

    Has additional display Port -> No cable released to use it

    Creates bullshit Second Device to play Games on TV -> Not all games are compatible and no Netflix

    Sony created the Vita to die.

  322. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    October 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Oh Nintendo would do this. But they’d charge the amount of a game for the attachments and make them available for 2-3 games per attachment.

  323. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    open proxies are often banned from services because that’s where spams and DDoS attacks originates.

  324. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    introducing : nintendo trigger addon for nintendo switch

  325. TylorW
    TylorW
    October 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    All they need to do to make this sell like hotcakes is announce a new Pokemon game exclusive to it (something like Colosseum or Gale of Darkness).

  326. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    -Said everyone ever when a Nintendo console is announced.

  327. TylorW
    TylorW
    October 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Well…..A MAN CAN DREAM, RIGHT?!

  328. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    October 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    It might be a switch but it’s audience are permanent subs.

  329. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Well to be fair the vita is not doing well.

  330. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Most uncomfortable looking controller ever.

  331. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    October 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Just what we need a double whammy of physical carts and bundled addons driving up the price of games surely this bring them back the Wii land of milk and honey.

  332. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    October 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    It suggests nothing and depends on the scalability of the engine but fuck what am I saying people will take this to mean it’s has 100% of the PS4’s power but in the palm of your hands! Still this won’t beat the people who honestly brought the bullshit that claimed the 3DS would be equal to the 360.

  333. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    October 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Two Vita’s ducttaped together.

  334. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    October 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Only if it’s about the Dreamcast!

  335. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    “anyone who doesn’t outright hate it is a shill!”

    got any more of these fresh memes?

  336. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    October 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Well no big surprises with this announcement, if you’ve been following the rumor-mill that is, a lot of us expected a hybrid console for awhile now.

    What I want to know, is what killer apps they got for it, because after all, the reason to buy a console is for *gasp* playing games. Doesn’t look like the Zelda here will be any better than the Wii U version, give and take a frame or two possibly, and I couldn’t care less for anything else they shown.

    If they got any massive JRPG’s coming up I may get interested, Xenoblade Chronicles X was a big selling point for me getting a Wii U. Also make it region free already.

  337. Bashtarle
    Bashtarle
    October 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    As a PC gamer who pretty much only bothers with Nintendo consoles and tends to lean towards handhelds…. I find the image somewhat perplexing.

    That said battery life is a definite concern with something like this.

  338. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    A leak has already revealed that it will get core Pokemon games on it.

  339. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    that’s not the reason of their complaint tho

  340. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    October 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    If they do end up going back to the SM64 formula, I hope they take a page from Banjo-Kazooie and not kick you out of the stage when you get a star.

  341. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    As you can see in the teaser video, the detachable controllers mean it’s tailored exactly to those normies who will play it with their friends.

    >inb4 tiny controllers
    True, but millions of casuals also play games on touchscreens. Bad controls don’t stop them.

  342. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Can’t see this catching on.
    Nobody wants to carry around 10 different attachments.

    Amiibos are different because you can just put them on your shelf to collect dust.

  343. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    The biggest issue is making it cheap enough so enough people buy it, while still ensuring high build quality so the thing doesn’t fall apart after three months.

    The Wii U’s gamepad already was very expensive, now you have basically the same thing but with an actual dedicated gaming device inside.

    I can’t imagine the profit margin on this thing to be very high, if they don’t outright sell it at a loss.

  344. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Looks like a compromise so both detachable controllers are identical dimension-wise.

  345. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    October 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    It must have taken them a lot of restraint not to put in a 3D screen, the 3DS and the WIi U gamepad were telegraphing that they had this in mind, since 3DTV failed their alternative probably was a Wii U 2 with it’s gamepad having a similar 3D screen. The modular controller and portable design makes it very very likely they’ll try VR though, they could achieve it without having to have a bunch of wires leading to your console like PSVR.

  346. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Who doesn’t use a case for their 3DS? You’re just asking for it to break.

    Not being a clamshell isn’t exactly a revolutionary concept that the world is unprepared for.

  347. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Depends entirely on the build quality.. Don’t believe the Applel cucks about >muh cheap plastic.
    If you use quality materials, plastic can be very resistant.

    It could scratch on first use or hardly show any traces after years

  348. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t and the thing shrugged off being dropped while climbing stairs.

  349. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    The original Gameboy was a goddamn brick and a 3DS XL is the size of a netbook. It’s perfectly portable.

  350. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    EOV is probably coming out next year in NA/EU and one of the last games for the 3DS.
    I imagine they’ll switch to Switch (heh) then, since the series is fairly sucessful.

  351. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    niceme.me

    does your phone have hardware buttons?

  352. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    You seem to ignore who is Travis Touchdown/Cody

  353. le master trole
    le master trole
    October 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Hilarious how nobody seems to know this.

  354. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    October 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Did you forget about the New 3DS?

  355. Smug
    Smug
    October 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Nobody expected the 3DS back then to be region locked when the previous handhelds didnt have that shit

  356. Sapph
    Sapph
    October 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t think it’s good for a company’s image to prop up their fourth system, that sold 2 mil. less than Microsoft’s first outing, as their golden boy.

    Also, the Wii introduced a new demographic of people to games and made it a major form of entertainment, so I think the industry is all the better for it.

  357. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    October 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I noticed a massive frame rate drop when it was in handheld mode. I guess it steps down the performance in order to extend battery life when unplugged much like a laptop.

  358. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    October 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Haha, it looks quite a bit like the Ouya controller.

  359. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    what happened after the wii? sjw in games and AAA garbage. all because the wii invited them to gaming.

  360. Sapph
    Sapph
    October 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    If I may ask, do you know that happens with everything once people learn that they can use it to control others. The bigger problem is, why did we let them?

    The past is past, it’s dead, it’s gone, it’s history. Nothing we can do to change it. Though, what we can do is change what’s happening right here and now. So stop bitching about what Nintendo should have done, and focus on what they’re actually doing.

  361. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I was just thinking, they better really hope this thing isn’t as underpowered and hackable as previous nintendo consoles because if it it is, we will get an emulator for it. nintendo consoles (except the 64) have been notoriously easy for devs to make emulators of. same thing happened with the gamecube and wii with dolphin, same thing for the wiiu with cemu and decaf, samething with the ds with desmume, same thing with the 3ds with citra.

    I am awaiting to play the best version of the new zelda, mario kart 8 and splatoon on the new switch emulator.

    although I’ll get the console used if it’s good. which I’m doubting.

  362. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    October 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Hopefully we get an attachment that undoes any “localization” tree house gives us.

  363. orbo
    orbo
    October 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Many ready to immediately defecate on it, but I’ll hold off on most of it until there’s more to go on.
    Most, because I want my goddamn d-pad. (now that that’s out of the way…)

    Doubling as both a home console and a portable, I agree with this being the way to go.
    Many people aren’t watching tv anymore and that’s why most people get a tv, this appeases both mobile and home tv users.
    Pro controller compatible.
    The controls it comes with are simple and doesn’t rely on weird gimmicks for once.
    The tablet screen is mostly for portability instead of adding controller gimmicks, otherwise it sits in the base while you use the paddles or a pro controller. Also good for devs since they hate making games around weird controller gimmicks.
    The paddles allow local two player games from the start unlike the wiiu which only allows itself and any other players if they bring their own wii remotes.
    Cartridges. Nuff’ said.
    Sports games. Maybe you don’t care for them (I don’t) but many people do and a bigger audience means more games.

  364. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    October 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    For those who didn’t notice it, they also showed what some are thinking is a new mario game

  365. AbsurdityRedefined
    AbsurdityRedefined
    October 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    The hatred they have for the dpad is unmatched in this industry, Sony and Microsoft keep trying to improve on theirs while Nintendo consistently makes them worse.

  366. TylorW
    TylorW
    October 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    WHERE?!

  367. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    October 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Well I’ll give them some credit, this seems like a decent idea that wasn’t nearly as horribly implemented as a lot of the early leaks made it look.

  368. patyos
    patyos
    October 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Yeah seems people didn’t pay attention theres also an actual game controller Pro that has a D pad the Joy cons are for easy portable use when on the go.

  369. patyos
    patyos
    October 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Now that the console has been revealed time to wait for Game announcements

  370. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    October 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    and what about the shoulder buttons?

  371. Kaijuu
    Kaijuu
    October 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    From what I could tell, since we don’t have full pictures of the Joy-Cons yet, the shoulder buttons compress when the controller is attacked to the tablet/grip and once removed will pop up slightly.

  372. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    October 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    No it does. It has the crappy Xbox 360 pad. The best D-Pads are the Sony console stuff and Nintendo on everything pre-Shift.

  373. 2501
    2501
    October 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    This seems like the most logical step from the Wii-U. I’ve always liked the concept of seamlessly switching from tv to handheld when it comes to console gaming, The components don’t look attractive but it’s interesting nonetheless. considering the amount of studio support Nintendo has, i’m looking forward to what the N Switch might bring.

  374. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    October 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    yeah but, due to the button layout, if you divide the controller in 2, each player will have 1 shoulder button, and each will be located in opposite positions, seems unintuitive

  375. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    The normalfag people I know already said it all: “lol who plays games when going outside?”.

  376. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    October 20, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    As owner of the Vita, I can tell you it is more for going places you have to sit at for a couple hours or when your power goes out.

  377. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    October 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Seems like it is a new Splatoon. Note the shorts on one of the squids.

  378. Josh
    Josh
    October 20, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Bleh. I like the classic style Mario games better. Didn’t like the playstyle of Mario 64.

  379. Josh
    Josh
    October 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    They have different hairstyles.

  380. UnboundRequiem
    UnboundRequiem
    October 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Gonna be the negative nancy here.

    I’m seeing a lot of “way better than the Wii U” as the reaction to this thing. The Wii U was an unmitigated disaster.

    To
    me, it looks like we’re getting yet another underpowered console with a
    gimmick & features I’ll never use, but I’m sure as hell being asked
    to pay for it.

    The games could still turn me
    around. If there’s a proper Metroid (not a goddamn remake) on the way,
    I’ll get it, but right now, with what we currently know, I’m not at all
    enthused.

    Also, as others pointed out, there’s no d-pad on the standard controller.

    “That’ll be $50 for a new pro controller!”

    Ick.

  381. Josh
    Josh
    October 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Seems that they’re first and foremost announcing updated ports. The Mario Kart game looks like 8 but it has King Boo and stackable items. The Splatoon game also has different hairstyles and outfits.

    I mainly just want a sequel to Mario 3D World.

  382. UnboundRequiem
    UnboundRequiem
    October 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Could’ve been way worse. At least they’re dropping the damn “Wii”

    branding.

  383. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I asked the same thing when I first saw a N64 controller and I ask the same now, it appears Nintendo has a thing for weird controllers

  384. CDan
    CDan
    October 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    All that 3rd party support, localized by dear NoA.NISA + Nintendo of America, I csn only imagine.

  385. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Nintendo has become beyond boring.

    Oh my god, a new mariooo and zelda game…oh for crying out loud, shut your doors already.

  386. CRES
    CRES
    October 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    It seems they’ve replaced the D-pad with four D-buttons. This was likely done for the “two player/ one controller” feature they showcased in the demo reel. On one hand, I can see WHY they did this, most modern games regard the D-pad as four buttons anyway for hot-keys, but on the other it sill make playing 2D games (especially fighting games) much MUCH harder.

  387. sue_for_grace
    sue_for_grace
    October 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better myself, rokketplazma. You nailed it on every count

  388. CRES
    CRES
    October 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Question: Is it backwards compatible with the Wii U?

    Because that is a very good question that doesn’t seem to have an answer. I don’t see a Disc drive on the system, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t. With the “Switch” screen on the controllers it definitely resembles the Wii U’s gamepad, but the description says that as soon as the “Switch” leaves the dock it shuts off the feed to the TV. Or is there a Wii U mode that simulates the Wii U set up.

    Seriously Nintendo, backward compatibility has been one of your strongest assets at the outset of a new console. If the “Switch doesn’t have this feature it will be much MUCH harder to get people on board. Especially if it seems like we have to buy new versions of games we already own (which is what is seems like from your demo reel).

  389. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    People already do that with their phones.

  390. orbo
    orbo
    October 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    All the more ironic and maddening since nintendo has a patent on their dpad design that they refuse to use.
    If competitors could just toss the n64 dpad on to their controllers it would prevent a lot of headaches, both for controller designers and players that have had to put up with so many shitty dpads.

  391. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    October 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    So where the fuck do you actually insert the game itself? No signs of a CD drive or a card slot of any sort. If it’s a digital-only console, this fucker is dead on arrival. Even Microsoft had to back away from it’s digital-only plans for XB1 after the outrage, and after the Wii U, there isn’t really the vote of confidence in consumers.

  392. Ainai
    Ainai
    October 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I’d rather see launch games instead of specs. Build quality and battery life is important, but game consoles live and die by their library.

    Specs only matter when dealing with 3rd party multi-platform games. People hope the best version comes to the system they own.

    Under-powered systems have found success with a solid library and exclusives (e.g. PS2 and DS/3DS).

  393. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    October 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    b-but you can’t play Mario or Zelda on PS4 or XBOne

  394. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    October 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    There’s a concealed slot on the top. Watch the video,

  395. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    October 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Nothing succeeds without good games. Until we actually see something of substance I’ll reserve judgement.

  396. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    October 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Yep and people who have handhelds do as well. Handhelds are just gaming specific with better controls. The obvious function of phones aside, my phone is for the quick games that can waste 10-20 minutes and music. It is just like the camera function. The phone works if you don’t have a camera with you, but you would go for an actual camera for a better photo. Then from the regular $30-100 camera you buy a higher end model of camera, $100-400 for even better photos than that. This would be the equivalent of the PS3/PS4. It is different grades of power, graphic quality and accessories. Phones advance technologically every year true but they are still the jack of all trades. Edit: Though technically they own the one true function of phones still.

  397. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    October 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Oh I see it now, slipped past me on the first viewing. It straight up uses things that looks like PSVita cards. I was concerned for a moment it was digital-only, but now I can’t unsee how its just a big Vita

  398. psycho_bandaid
    psycho_bandaid
    October 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    “Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.”

    So… do you need multiple systems for multiplayer, or can you sync multiple controllers to one console?

  399. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    October 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    The problem here is that this was supposed to be a console- it’s not. It’s a gaming tablet that can function as a light console. It cannot have the power of an actual console in that form factor. Also those controllers look uncomfortable as hell.

    And the thing about tablets is that anybody with any sense buys an otterbox first thing because of how easy they are to damage- an otterbox for this won’t be viable, since you’d have to keep putting it on or taking it off any time you slot it into its bay.

  400. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    not like anybody who owns one want to

  401. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    October 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    You mean like the general shape that smart phones have been pretty much since their inception? Even Blackberries were like this before actual smartphones happened. It fits in your hand.

    I was referring to the Gamecube’s design looking cool or not, not whether it was ergonomically sound.

  402. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Well, I don’t mind the look of the new console, but they really burned or busted up those bridges they had with the Wii U, so they’ve pretty much gotta start working their way up again.

  403. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    October 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I dunno. I never hated the Wii U, because I remember all the times as a kid where I’d have to give up the tv to whoever wanted to watch something that wasn’t video games. Would’ve been great for me then.

    But it didn’t take too long to realize that Nintendo was trying to force some kind of innovation for the sake of innovation, and it was causing itself to lose out on games because not everyone wanted to make games that would cater to the gimmick.

    I don’t think this one is too different to the Wii U, but at the same time, it doesn’t seem to function as gimmicky as it’s predecessor, since it all does is turn into a handheld(s). Hopefully they’ve learned a couple lessons at least.

  404. patyos
    patyos
    October 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    On the other hand could always use the Pro Controller

  405. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    October 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    That design is god awful. They even lost in the aesthetics.

  406. Mir Teiwaz
    Mir Teiwaz
    October 20, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    So what exactly does this have to do with my comment about the Gamecube not looking “cool?” The tangent into phone companies copying each other has nothing to do with it.

  407. DavidGX
    DavidGX
    October 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I like it. Now we won’t have two sets of games, handheld and console. Everyone who owns a Switch will gain access to ALL games and with improved graphics, in the case of the handheld games. Imagine a Pokemon game on this system…

  408. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 20, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    You wont con me this time, Nintendo. If the console survives 4 years, actually has games and is still supported, maybe I will consider buying it.

  409. rokketplazma
    rokketplazma
    October 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    aesthetics are a thing of the past, my friend
    featureless rectangles and boxes, forever.

  410. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    October 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Lol that is why they patented it. To avoid getting sued for stolen ideas.

  411. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    October 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    That’s handheld, not normal console.

    Besides, the reason why they keep the 3DS going is because it is their only resource left since Nintendo Wii U messed up big time.

  412. CRES
    CRES
    October 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Nintendo: Trying to reinvent the wheel, only to offer the old wheel as optional accessory.

  413. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    October 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Probably because there aren’t any to count.

  414. sanic
    sanic
    October 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I dunno if it was called the super wii or wii 64 people would at least know it’s better than a wii or Wii U

  415. Clay
    Clay
    October 21, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Nintendo always knows how to cater to the controller fetish crowd.

  416. Guin
    Guin
    October 21, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Also, what’s up with these normalfags playing video games when they’d rather fuck each other and get high? Put in neckbeards and “ironic meme kiddies, Nintendo. This is what’s left of your fanbase now.

  417. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 21, 2016 at 12:52 am

    i think the design is way better than anything nintendo has ever produced.

  418. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    October 21, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Well see my first console was an NES, shortly there after the original gameboy. I would have to disagree with you there. Just about everything concerning the Switch’s seems to be lazy or uninspired. The logo, the departure from any sense of styled console, even the controller is a carbon copy of what Ouya pumped out. It looks cheap, in other words they want a bigger profit margin… I don’t think it was a smart move tbh.

  419. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    October 21, 2016 at 1:44 am

    I cannot help but see the same signs as the Wii U, in that the NX is playing catch-up with the PS4/Xbox One like how its predecessor did with the Xbox 360 and PS3. IMHO, I think it would’ve been more productive to invest in a console that could run The Witcher 3 on Ultra @ 2160p30. At the very least, it would be able to play PS5 games at 720p

  420. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 21, 2016 at 1:47 am

    i actually think they went in the right direction this time by not even trying to compete with psbox. ditch the consoles alltogether and give us some actually good handheld for once.

  421. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    October 21, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Well, the issue with Nintendo’s consoles as of late is that the third party support sucked. Way I see it, third party support will be a similar situation to the Wii U, in that it will have none a year after the system’s release.

  422. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 21, 2016 at 1:56 am

    there were several multiplat with the wiiu. none of them sold at all.
    so i dont think the “they’d still be able to get multiplats with reduced graphical fidelity” will ever happen regardless of circumstances

  423. David Curry
    David Curry
    October 21, 2016 at 2:18 am

    This console handheld has aging, overworked, never-at-home Japanese population written all over it. Sort of depressing actually.

  424. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 21, 2016 at 2:29 am

    You grab its cock and the leg with the right buttons to press.

  425. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    3rdStrike_Ebi
    October 21, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Holy shit, people actually thought that? Wow.

  426. Aken Bosch
    Aken Bosch
    October 21, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I am a bit confused.
    Why engineers keep putting in USB 2.0? Isn’t 3.0 simply better?

  427. 2501
    2501
    October 21, 2016 at 5:02 am

    If you want to play The Witcher 3 on ultra, get a PC. Nintendo has done the right move to stay in a different direction from what Microsoft and Sony are doing – trying to compete with PC, their consoles are biting the dust because of it.

  428. Evja
    Evja
    October 21, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Damn it why is console gaming becoming such a sociable thing? Console gaming should be done late at night alone in the dark!

  429. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    October 21, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Good one XD, the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw the NX (or NS) controller was a 2DS with horns, all in all this is probably the ugliest controller I’ve ever seen

  430. Smug
    Smug
    October 21, 2016 at 6:18 am

    blame “geek/nerd culture”

  431. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 21, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Imagine playing god of war and uncharted for decades,same old rinse and repeat.

  432. VOCALOID2
    VOCALOID2
    October 21, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Exclusives?

  433. David Curry
    David Curry
    October 21, 2016 at 7:46 am

    It’s weird to admit this but I think separate buttons work well for 2D games, especially fighters and shmups.

  434. Bashtarle
    Bashtarle
    October 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Assuming they don’t need the transfer speed of 3.0 not much reason for the added expense of implementing it.

  435. Guin
    Guin
    October 21, 2016 at 9:43 am

    It’s because it’s chic and cool to be a wannabe nerd.

  436. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

    normies.

  437. ActivistZero
    ActivistZero
    October 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Nothing official, so take this with a grain of salt, but alot of people are reporting on twitter that it is region free

  438. Evja
    Evja
    October 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

    >>>/reddit/

  439. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    reddit sux

  440. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I doubt the system comes with a pro controller, which means, more money to spend to even have a decent controller.

  441. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Very disappointed right now.
    Everything about this is bad, the design, the gimmicks, the name.
    I never thought Nintendo could screw things this badly.
    Also deciding to copy the xbox analog position is lame.

  442. SinkingSage
    SinkingSage
    October 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Nah, the best D-Pads were always Sega’s, case in point, the Sega Saturn controller, I’ve used so many controllers throughout the years, and no D-Pad can compare.

  443. SinkingSage
    SinkingSage
    October 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Not really, how are you going to pull off a hadouken with separate buttons? Way harder than it needs to be. Fighters are so bad with my PS3 controller, give me a connected, webbed D-Pad any day.

  444. David Curry
    David Curry
    October 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Have you ever heard of the Hitbox arcade controller? That opened my eyes to how precise buttons are for 2d games.

  445. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    then you must use the proper term “normalfag”,
    “normie” is a reddit term and disliked everywhere else.

  446. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    But but Nintendo always gets copied…
    The Switch is an exact rip off of this,Nintendo should be happy if they don’t get sued,what frauds.

  447. Note5
    Note5
    October 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    LOL!

  448. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 22, 2016 at 2:49 am

    It looks like it just lays in your palm with no real way to grasp it if you don’t have the hands of a female. There’s also the thing about how the buttons are laid out making it look like it might feel awkward to use.

  449. catazxy
    catazxy
    October 22, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Oh, I can’t wait to go to a 720p screen with fps drops instead of a decent laptop

  450. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    October 22, 2016 at 7:25 am

    So add another $60 to the price of the Switch…

  451. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Most people are unwilling to pay what would be another phone just to play a few games. That’s why mobile gaming is making portables go the way of the dodo.

  452. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    October 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Biting the dust yet somehow Xbone and PS4 kicked the Wii U’s ass in terms of game library and sales.

  453. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    October 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Then you have shit taste.

  454. 2501
    2501
    October 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Wrong, Nintendo’s software sales are selling DOUBLE of what Sony’s entire PS4 library has and not a single one has made past double digits, i mean for fucks sake an original IP like Splatoon outsold Uncharted 4 by an extra 2 million of sales. Sony may of sold more hardware units but without good software… all you got is an empty plate (No Man’s Sky, The Order 1886, Knack etc.)

  455. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    October 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    both terms are retarded

  456. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    October 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Throw away the fucking key as well

  457. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    October 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I feel like i’m the only one pessimistic about the system.

    I’m PRETTY sure we’ve heard Nintendo boast about having a lot of third party support when the Wii U came out. Additionally, since the system itself appears to be playing catch-up with the PS4 and Xbox One, developers will end up scratching their heads wondering what the Switch can do that the other consoles can’t. And let’s not forget about next gen: it’s going to be overwhelmed in the same manner as the Wii U did.

    Speaking of next gen, I can’t help but think that in hindsight, the more prudent move would’ve been a traditional console that can run The Witcher 3 on Ultra @ 2160p30. A system as powerful as I described would have no problems running PS4 games at 1080p60, and in the case of 1080p30 PS5 games, i’m sure we’d see em in 720p.

  458. nerolak
    nerolak
    October 23, 2016 at 2:37 am

    you can use a university email as well. @blah.edu works.

    no need to pay. a business or .edu will work

  459. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Considering that it is based on Nvidia Shield technology you might not be wrong.

  460. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:41 am

    It used to be a mecca for professional developers, journalists, and leakers. Now most of them post on /v/ or somewhere else.

  461. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:42 am

    If you get one through a business or hosting service when you are already have it then no issues.

  462. nerolak
    nerolak
    October 23, 2016 at 2:42 am

    xbox was the coolest design

  463. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Great in Japan..no where else. Great for importing games.

  464. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Far as I’m aware it is completely compatible and was designed to be so.

  465. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 23, 2016 at 2:46 am

    It’s not impossible, it’s just not cheap. You can have a PS4 in the palm of your hands, if you are willing to shell out a lot of money.

  466. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 23, 2016 at 6:14 am

    It was nowhere as big smh.

  467. Pico
    Pico
    October 24, 2016 at 8:37 am

    You must have a really small netbook

  468. randomdude
    randomdude
    October 24, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Most company provided emails have rule about that. Registering on forums will bury your business emails.

  469. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 25, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Fair enough, though you can always create filters and folders to take care of non-business work.

  470. RomadE
    RomadE
    November 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Sega does what Nintendon’t