Nintendo Switch January 12th Event
Linky last edited by
I can't even be bothered with predictions. With all the rumors and "leaks" I just want some solid information already.
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Just want a better online ecosystem more than anything to be honest. It needs to be a lower price than a PS4slim to break out too. Zelda and a Mario will be enough for launch titles but its really the question of third party which is the only thing up in the air. They have a load of "Partners" but so did the WiiU. Excited but cautious.
Third party games will depend on people like you, if the system sells it will be supported, if it doesn't sell it won't be. This is literally the only factor that matters for third parties. It could have the spec of an Atari and sell and Capcom would probably find a way to port Resident Evil on it. Nintendo did their part by showing a list of devs who are willing to work on the system but if the system doesn't sell at retail those publishers may change their mind and there is nothing Nintendo can do it at that point, they can't babysit or force people to work on their system (if they could they would). Only gamers can help by actually buying the system. People didn't want the Wii U because of a lack of third party games so nobody bought the system and because nobody bought the Wii U nobody made third party games for it. Funny how that works, gamers actually helped create one of the reason they didn't get the system in the first place. Anyway that is what the list of publishers that Nintendo showed was for "Hey we showed our system to these guys and they think it's pretty cool and they are totally on board and willing to work something out"
Stormcrownn last edited by
Nintendo has three major parts that will make or break the Switch's success. Performance/battery, the online ecosystem, and Third Party Interest/3DS Market Success.
I'm not going to talk much about games specifically, because it kinda goes without saying. They need to have good launch titles, and capitalize on the mobility of the device with ported/upgraded 3DS titles.
3rd Party & Handheld/3Ds Market Success;
The big draw the Switch to third parties is the ability to access the market that the 3DS/DS currently dominates. These companies already have access to Xbox/PS4 markets, so a home-console demographic really isn't a valid reason to make a game for the Nintendo crowd. A business executive for a publisher would look at the 3DS as one of the few remaining demographics they aren't selling their products to. Not to mention the cost of developing a game for the new console.
The Switch is likely to be the most accessible Nintendo console to develop for. Developers already have experience with their game engines running on an Nvidia Tegra chip, which means lower costs overall. 3DS games also use less resource-intensive assets and art styles. This is relevant mainly as a marker for what is acceptable to a current 3ds-gamer in the graphics department.
TL;DR: Switch is appealing because game companies can make cheaper games and sell them to the handheld market that they currently have limited access to. Historically not true for Nintendo platforms.
As @Vin mentioned, the online ecosystem could really make or break Nintendo as a whole right now. I have some high hopes due to the core of what the Switch is, an Nvidia-supported tablet. That's the most universal a Nintendo platform has ever been, so there's countless android apps and various examples that they can pull from. You could realistically port entire interfaces/apps from existing platforms. I struggle to see how they could find this difficult to pull off, but Nintendo does consistently surprise us.
We really need to see the full interface of the Switch, and how non-Nintendo apps/programs will run.
Hardly needs explaining, but consumers will need to be at least content with the battery life. USB Type-C means that it will likely be easily chargeable with battery packs, and "Battery Cases" could be common place. I mention performance because higher performance=more battery consumption. If the battery life is amazing, but the performance suffers, it causes a potential deal breaker for people due to the same root cause. If the Switch runs at that Docked performance level when charging, or its in the settings menu, this is less of an issue.
As far as the presentation, I'm interested in what points Nintendo will focus on with Battery. Will they ignore it? Focus on charging speed? Will they even mention the battery life?
One last addition, Tekken 7 and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite are getting Switch ports, and both will have exclusive Switch Content (Come on Captain Falcon as a playable character for Tekken)
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Come on Captain Falcon as a playable character for Tekken
This. Now that you said it, I need it. Please deliver Nintendo.
what if mother 4 gets announced
I think a combination of joy, excitement, sadness and rage would overcome most people
I get a feeling the "major" franchise from EA is either Plants vs Zombies 2, or Battlefront (Because the mouse demands it)
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I think they are going to unveil an upgraded version of amiibo with new functionality.
DMCMaster last edited by DMCMaster
NO MORE HEROES 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zelda March 3rd.......F5ing Amazon like a madman
new smt i called it
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@FF7Cloud excited about that and No More Heroes, sadly it seems like I really will have to get a Wii U now
Ill admit, seriously wasn't expecting that
i was pretty close on my prediction anyone got a list of the games
Supposedly Preordrs on amazon go live at 1am, don't know if its EST or PST
i am setsuna is a launch game i guess
That or a sequel?
TokyoSlim last edited by TokyoSlim
- 1, 2 Switch
- The Legend of Zelda: BotW
- Just Dance 2017
- Has Been Heroes
- Super Bomberman R
- Disgaea 5 Complete
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Rayman Legends
- Skylanders: Imaginators
- I Am Setsuna
So that actually was Bomberman I saw.......is.....is Konami trying to do good?