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Old 09-08-2016, 15:21   #41
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I'm cautiously optimistic about this, but they do need to get it right this time. The Wii U is/was a bomb, but they can recover from that, just look at the Wii following the GameCube. However, get the NX wrong and I think it really spells the beginning of the end for them as a home console company.

The Wii U had some cracking first party titles... and that's it. But even Nintendo's own first party support was lacking once Mario 3D World/Mario Kart/Smash Bros. came out. The slate just dried up. That's the real crime. The whole time it came across as if Nintendo themselves couldn't be bothered supporting the console, so why should anyone else buy one?

Provide decent first party support and that'll start to bring people in. I know a few people that didn't bother with the Wii U in the end because there was nothing on the release schedule that remotely interested them.

They also need to sort out the online side of things, particularly the digital versions of the games. Buy a virtual console game and you should be able to play it cross platform. I know that's stopped me from bothering with a lot of VC games - I would happily pay for a digital copy of some of the SNES classics to play on the Wii U, so why should I have to pay the same again to download it on the 3DS? I just won't bother at all.
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Old 09-08-2016, 15:56   #42
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I really don't understand why Nintendo continue to release hardware. If they released their 1st party titles on Xbox and PlayStation they would clean up. Look at the success of Pokemon go.
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Old 09-08-2016, 15:56   #43
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I really don't understand why Nintendo continue to release hardware. If they released their 1st party titles on Xbox and PlayStation they would clean up. Look at the success of Pokemon go.
Totally agree.
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Old 09-08-2016, 16:47   #44
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With Pokemon, you just need a smartphone and the game is "free" (also its some people's 1st go on AR game)

While nintendo might do well from 3rd party software. apart from the wii-u iirc, Nintendo make a profit from their hardware.
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Old 09-08-2016, 17:01   #45
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I read Pokemon Go was earning over $1 million/day just in USA and took $200 million in it's 1st month.

I had every Nintendo console up to the Wii but I'll not buy another. Even the latest Zelda didn't interest me
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Old 20-10-2016, 08:56   #46
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The NX is being revealed tomorrow, apparently
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Old 20-10-2016, 09:18   #47
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Today according to business insider...
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Old 20-10-2016, 09:22   #48
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Looks like it. Kotaku said tomorrow at 2am this morning, so I guess it's a timezone thing.

3pm today
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Old 20-10-2016, 14:08   #49
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Nintendo.co.uk Fail!

EDIT: Nintendo Switch... Don't like the design in Handheld mode, gonna cause a lot of cramp.

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Old 20-10-2016, 14:13   #50
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Hmmm.... interesting.

So is that box they slide the screen into a charger or does it have any kind processing power?


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first thoughts - just like the Wii U the off-screen/handheld concept stuff looks and sounds cool but I don't need it so I really hope it's either cheap or they release a "boring old gits" version for half the price

I think that was a new 3D mario game they showed briefly.
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It looked like you only use the screen when you're away from the TV. It didn't really look integral like it is on the Wii U.
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It's a great launch trailer, and has my interest. We just need software support in depth now!
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Please just make games for other consoles, Nintendo..

Zelda is looking lovely as usual, but I just don't want or care about all that hardware nonsense.
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Weird to see how much love it's getting. We need to see games!
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Nvidia Tegra and 720P touchscreen...
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It looked like you only use the screen when you're away from the TV. It didn't really look integral like it is on the Wii U.
You still need the tablet part though. I'm one of the few that doesn't mind - actually I really like - the Wii U controller but it accounts for half of the manufacturing costs of the damn thing which stings a little when I've literally never used it as anything but a controller. With the NX it appears to be the guts of the machine, but you're still looking at increasing costs because of it.
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It's what the wii U should have been. Not sure why the ad was full of 20 somethings Nintendo should be aiming at the kids market. They are woefully ignored by Sony and especially Microsoft and there's a lot of them wanting game consoles.

Now if Nintendo can actually manage to make more than two games a year i'm in.

(Bonus points for using a white Denim tune on the ad.)
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Seems like the big three major publishers and others are onboard... This machine will live or die on it's game support.
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Finally HD gaming whilst sat on the loo. They should put that on the ad rather Hipsters playing basketball.
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