Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype



  • Decided a while back I was gonna wait on the switch, maybe till there's a bundle that comes with a game or something. After today with all the positive impressions of Zelda (which really isnt a surprise) I'm on the fence again. If the Switch is available on the floor without having to pre order or wait in long lines the temptation might be too much.



  • @matt the Joy Cons have a 20 hour battery hour life. are you actually going to play the thing 24 hours straight or something?

    just put them on the dock to charge when you go to bed each day. what's the bloody problem?



  • I personally unplug everything that is not in use, even when turned off every device uses small amounts of electricity. With every system I load while playing. Nintendo does some backwards shit again here.



  • @Musou-Tensei thats just being paranoid



  • @Yoshi I have the opposite problem actually. I have a lot of games and systems. a common problem I have are drained batteries because it hasn't been used. I have an Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii, and Wii U at my main TV (and most major retro consoles at the CRT). Usually three are hooked up to the TV and are ready to play.

    It sucks to fire up the Wii U after it's been on hiatus and have both pro controller and gamepad depleted. But at least I can charge them at the couch while I use them.



  • @matt if you're that concerned about it then just buy a charging grip for the Joy Con.

    yeah that's money you have to spend on an accessory but it's not like that accessory is in anyway essential or anything.



  • @matt said):

    I just realized I can't even charge the joycons while playing off the TV.

    Plug USB cable into the Grip that comes with your Switch and plug the Joycons into the same Grip. Both are now charging at once while playing off the TV. This is a way to charge off the dock.

    It's shitty that Nintendo chose to charge extra and have two separate joycon holders (charging and non charging).

    The charging and non charging Grip thing was a misreport. Neither of them charge the joycons without USB cable plugged in. It's exactly like the phone you're describing.



  • @Mbun The grip that comes with the switch has no charging capability it's a blank plastic grip. You have to buy the one that you can charge the joycons from.



  • @TokyoSlim Blood said they were the same awhile back after coming back from the Nintendo events.



  • @Mbun I had to clarify that with him on youtube. He was incorrect. They only showed the charging grip at events so that they could keep stuff charged.

    The grip that comes in box is just a plastic shell, it does not have a USB-C port.

    http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/16/14285520/nintendo-switch-joy-con-charging-grip



  • @TokyoSlim Oh, well good thing they have 20 hour battery lives, and if that's not enough for you they do sell the one that you can use to charge separately.



  • Assuming that the bluetooth firmware fix (if there is one) increases the signal strength of the bluetooth radios, that 20 hours is going to come down. Maybe not by much, but it won't hit 20 hours.

    But yes, it's only going to be an issue for people used to charging and playing at the same time. Which is most console users. :) Handheld users don't see it as a big deal, that's one of the compromises of the console, I guess.



  • @matt said:

    a common problem I have are drained batteries because it hasn't been used. I have an Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii, and Wii U at my main TV (and most major retro consoles at the CRT). Usually three are hooked up to the TV and are ready to play.
    It sucks to fire up the Wii U after it's been on hiatus and have both pro controller and gamepad depleted. But at least I can charge them at the couch while I use them.

    I also don't buy that you just can't leave your Joycons hooked up to your Switch until you're ready to play, just as you should leave your Wii U on it's charging dock until you're ready to play. I've had problems before with Wiimote batteries being dead when I am ready to play, because they tilted over and leaned on a button that depleted their batteries over the course of days, but Wii U and Switch both come with devices that allow you to simply hook these controllers up to them and charge passively and stay charged until you're ready to play.

    If you can't walk a couple steps over to put your Wii U Gamepad back on it's charger or dock your Joycons back with your Switch after you're done playing that's on you.



  • @Mbun said in Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype:

    If you can't walk a couple steps over to put your Wii U Gamepad back on it's charger or dock your Joycons back with your Switch after you're done playing that's on you.

    lol you say that, but there's a whole generation of gamers that are willing to pay extra and lose half their rights as consumers to digital media so they won't have to physically get up and change game disks when they want to play something else. :p



  • @TokyoSlim I mean there's more to the physical/digital debate than just that, but here isn't the place to get into all that.



  • It is a major factor



  • Never been the reason I chose to buy any game digitally over physically unless you count a single game on my 3DS, because I knew I'd want to play it daily, and I didn't want to have to buy a case for my 3DS to carry extra games around to switch them on the go.



  • Well, if I was specifically talking about you, I wouldn't have spoken in such general terms. :)



  • @Musou-Tensei its a neglegable amount of money you save, not worth the hassle



  • @TokyoSlim said in Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype:

    @Mbun The grip that comes with the switch has no charging capability it's a blank plastic grip. You have to buy the one that you can charge the joycons from.

    it mainly used for if you have a 2nd pair of joycons

    throwing them on after a game session will practically be second nature i feel. not all that inconvenient.