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#61 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3947 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:25 PM

Good to see something different vs the power graphics of consoles.

#62 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:51 PM

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#63 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:55 PM

I think I've seen your designs on Kotaku too. I'd but the shit out of that Pokémon NS.

#64 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2518 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:28 AM

No backward compatibility is a bummer and something we haven't seen missing on a Nintendo console since the GameCube (and never been omitted from a portable console from them) but it's understandable given the dramatic shift we're talking about here.

Personally, I'll just be happy if they bring over virtual console purchases of classic systems.

Not a surprise.  It's clear from that video that they were going OUT of their way to make sure Switch didn't remind anyone of the Wii U or the 3DS - i.e. 2-screen gaming.  The fact that the hub covers up the screen speaks volumes about how much Nintendo wants to make sure consumers do not associate the Wii U and 3DS with it.

 

This is the same reason why there is no way the Switch will play 3DS games.  That would just make it look like the Wii U, and that's not a risk Nintendo can take.

 

I've said I'm excited but I do realize this is a HUGE risk for Nintendo. Either this thing is a wild success or it's a burning turd.  Sadly, I don't think there's much room for a middle-ground.  
 

I know people keep saying Nintendo won't take a loss on the price, but I think we're going to be pleasantly surprised on that front.  I think Nintendo well knows it has an uphill climb to sell enough of these to ensure third party support doesn't drop off completely 6-8 months in.  

 

It would be awfully weird if Nintendo calls this the Switch and then sells the handheld on its own.  That sort of defeats the entire name of the product.  I can see two bundles, but one that includes the new Pro Controller and an EXTRA game packed in as a bundle.  I think Nintendo bundles Mario the main system (this means handheld AND home hub) at $249.  There is another bundle that also comes with the Pro controller and Zelda or Skyrim Remastered for $300.

 

Yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but if Nintendo is serious about making sure the Switch comes swinging out of the gate, it needs to rethink how it gets them in people's hands.  That means taking a loss like Sony and Microsoft.  With the PS Pro, the Scorpio, and probably PS5 not too far away, Nintendo has a small window here to make its case, and you only get one shot at the hype that comes with a console launch.



#65 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:17 PM

I like that the "Nintendo Switch Pro Controller" has offset stick.  It's about time.  They were clearly proud of it since they showed it about 5 times.  I agree with the others in this thread that complained that the attached controllers are too small.

 

If this console is really supposed to replace the 3DS then they need to have a $199 handheld version with the TV dock for another $99 sold separately because people with multiple kids don't need or want multiple docks.  If they insist on selling the entire thing as a bundle then it's doomed to failure.

 

If my kids both want to replace their 3DS's with Nintendo Switches for Christmas next year then I don't want to pay for 2 separate docks.  Hell, I might want one for myself so I can play it as a console.  In that situation I could potentially be forced to buy 3 docks which would be a massive waste of money (not to mention I'd have to start yet another stack of unused Nintendo accessories).

 

Overall I think it has potential but I doubt it has the durability required for kids to take on the go.  The screen also seems like a strange size.  Too small to be something I would want to play on yet too big to be easy to take on the go.  They're going to sell some absurd $50+ bag for this because it's not going to take up a lot of space in a bag and it will not have much battery life so you'll need to bring the cord with you.  Honestly, how long could a console running Skyrim possibly last when it's 1 inch thick?  Also, how heavy will this be?  Presumably the 2 mini-controllers on the side will also have their own battery packs since they're removable and usable.

 

I predict this will sell about what the Wii U did.  It might reach 20 million during it's lifetime.



#66 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:50 PM

People buy their children a $500+ phone every year or so, so why not a $300 portable?



#67 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

People buy their children a $500+ phone every year or so, so why not a $300 portable?

Good point.  With that flawless logic, Nintendo should charge $500 for the Nintendo Switch and they'll sell 100 million a year.  :dunce:



#68 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:00 PM

Good point.  With that flawless logic, Nintendo should charge $500 for the Nintendo Switch and they'll sell 100 million a year.  :dunce:

 

Add a phone and some bad software and you might have a plan!



#69 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:45 AM

Just saw no 3DS BC that's a huge bummer. Really comes down to price now, hoping for $250 or less but I doubt it.



#70 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:46 PM

I will be buying the Switdh day one just because I can play console level games when I am not at home. Usually on weekends I am visiting my GF and it will be awesome to be able to play Zelda or whatever over there.

 

With that said, I am excited for the system but I am excited for that reason. There have not been enough other games announced that has me champing at the bit to get one. Mario looks like it could be another Fuck ing Mario 3D World dear god please stop and release a true 3D Mario edition. Although Nintendo always pulls through with great first party games so I am not worried at all.

 

Nintendo needs a few things with the switch. First is achievements. It's weird because I am not an achievement guy by any stretch of the means but it's nice to have a record of here is what I did in my games. Second they need a total online system that works. They also need exclusives. What the 3DS does well is niche Japanese game exclusives and the Switch needs them. I just don't want the switch to be a portable Xbox One, I want it to be something with unique different games to it.



#71 Brad Bishop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   339 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Brad Bishop

Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:52 PM

Ditto. Like you, I've stock-piled most of the must-have titles for the system, but have only played it lightly. (on account of owning so many freaking games) I've actually done very well on collecting for the Wii U. Pretty much all of the critically-acclaimed titles are on my shelf. And every time that I do fire the system up, I really enjoy myself. It's just a matter of drowning in content, with the sheer size of my personal collection.

 

That's how I am with my Wii U. I bought it for Super Mario 3D World. I had a Wii before and, outside of a few good games, it mostly collected dust. The Wii U reminds me of the GameCube in that there are a lot of just fun games for it but it's kind of under appreciated.

 

I had a PS3, PS2, and PS1 and, when I go back and think of the games I went back and played on each of those console, there were only a handful. I really enjoyed the Crash Bandicoot series, God of War series, retro-games (Namco collections), and a few titles like Twisted Metal. Overall, though, my PS3 gathered dust just like my Wii. I think I played my PS2 a little more but it, too gathered dust.

 

I've generally enjoyed, and will go back and play games on, the old Nintendo systems. I'll still play Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, etc. from time to time. So, when the Wii U came out and I saw Super Mario World 3D my main thought was, "I'll probably go back and play these, plus, I can do the whole VC thing for the older games which I had already done on the Wii so I could upgrade for $1-2 each and have a much nicer menu for playing them (folders and all that).

 

I didn't upgrade to a PS4 or XBox one this time. I just think they'd be dust collectors for me (not knocking those who love those systems, of course).

 

My thoughts on the Switch:

 

- I like the name. NX worked, too, but Switch is definitely a better name than the Wii U which confused everyone. I think it was a year or so in before I even realize the Wii U was a separate console. Granted, part of that was that my Wii was gathering dust and I wasn't paying too close attention to it but, still, it was a common problem.

 

- I don't see people actually using this as advertised. Most people I know really don't take their 3DS along with them. Granted, I don't have 100s of friends with 3DSes, but it's more like a "play at home in a chair, in bed, or on the toilet"-kind of device. Nothing wrong with that. It's great for when you're traveling and looking for something to do in a hotel but it's not something you're likely taking to the park or over to a friends house. I think, mostly, the Switch will be left at the TV, used in a chair ("The game is on!!"-situation), bed, or on the toilet. I think, for those who have it, they'll initially get together at someone's house once or twice to play the multiplayer games as shown but as a normal use, it's not going to happen (maybe some really hard-core Switch gamers will regularly do it but that's about it).

 

- It's the size of a tablet, which is cool, but people already have tablets and those tablets already have games. There's a point where people don't want to haul around a specific game device when they're already hauling their phone, tablet, laptop, etc. 

 

- I really like the look of the device. I think it looks nice/modern/slick.

 

- I know people will do this but I don't think you really need to be overly concerned with the specs on it. The question should be, "Is it fun to play?," not, "Is the CPU faster than a PS4?"

 

- Contradicting the previous statement, just a bit, the specs should be enough to please people. There shouldn't be frame rate issues (not saying there are), there should be some kind of upgradable storage, etc. I think I heard it has an SD card slot which is great but if you like to get your games via download then you might start running into a space situation because larger SD cards are more expensive (1TB was recently revealed but it was something like $800 when I saw it) but, like everything, they'll come down in price so it's still a "win".  

 

- Looks like they have 3rd party support this time. Win!

 

- I think the sliding on/off controllers is probably going to be more cumbersome than they show. You're going to get dirt/grime in that sliding track and it'll end up being something that you probably won't do. It's very minor but I think that the extra effort of dealing with it sort of gets in the way of the enjoyment of the machine/games. Sort of like when you get into a car that has bluetooth but, for whatever reason, your phone doesn't auto-connect to it so you have to go into the settings, find the bluetooth panel, connect it, and then go back out and open your music/podcast/streaming app. That's a very minor thing to have to deal with (1st world problem) but it's annoying enough to where you may lean more toward, "Screw it - I'll just listen to the radio.."

 

- The cartridges make more sense than optical media at this point but, I sort of think back to how we're all heading towards downloaded content which leads me back to the possibility of storage issues.

 

- People seem to generally think it'll come in around the $300 mark. From what I'm seeing, I bet it's $399. It may even go as high $450. 

 

All that being said, I really hope this is a huge success for Nintendo.

 

For me, I'm going to do a wait-and-see sort of thing with this. If everyone I know ends up with one and seems to use it, I'll probably jump on board because that could be a lot of fun. I don't know how ready I am for another console, in general, though.



#72 Brad Bishop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   339 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Brad Bishop

Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:03 PM

Not nearly enough people bought it because......

Most people didn't know what it was. Heard more than one parent in stores asking if it was just a Wii, did it add on the wii, was it just a tablet, and so on.

It had hardly any 3rd party support for games.

The battery life sucked in the tablet.

All of the first party games were just the same old franchises for the 56th time.

They confused people by selling tons of junk plastic toys for it like a football to put the controller in, a tennis racket to put the controller in, toy ammiibos that worked with it, stands for the ammiibos, wii controllers that worked with the wiiu, something that looked like a tablet but wasn't.

Pitiful online presence.

Took way to long for prices to drop.

Graphicaly inferior to even the ps4 or 360 that were older.

Personally this doesn't really interest me. It's the kind of thing I'll pick in a year or so when a bundle comes out and I'll get some first party titles but that's about it for me. I don't care about dragging a screen around with me, don't care about detachable controllers or any other gimmicks it has. I just want to play games and none of its features are anything I see as being a way to enhance my gaming experince.

 

I think that these are all great points.

 

I like the first party games and, yeah, you get a new Mario with each system but, at the same time, like you said, it feels like a lot of re-hashing of the same IPs - because that's exactly what it is.

 

I think that there's an industry-wide problem with the re-hashing of the same-old ideas. There's also a problem with junk games (Barbie (anything), Horsez, Pancake Maker (I don't know if that's an actual one but you get the idea)). There was about a decade, I'd say from roughly 2002-2012, where people were trying new, innovative ideas. Things like World of Goo, there was this game where you played as a shadow (recently saw a video on it, don't remember it's name), and Pikmin come to mind. Too often they look at, "What made us money last time?," and the next thing is, "Do another one of those!"

 

I don't think that the graphics mattered as much as you think. You may have in the back of your head, "Well, the PS4 can do X and the Wii U can't do that!," but that misses the point of just having fun playing games.



#73 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:22 PM

 

- It's the size of a tablet, which is cool, but people already have tablets and those tablets already have games. There's a point where people don't want to haul around a specific game device when they're already hauling their phone, tablet, laptop, etc. 

 

 

That will be the Switch 2, where you can use your phone of tablet instead. There was already a huge amount of rumors that would even be the case this time. I think Nintendo knows that is coming and getting there in time.



#74 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:42 AM

https://imgur.com/a/B5BSO#EuRvvjQ

 

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#75 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2271 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:08 PM

Happy this thread exists! 

 

Can't wait to snag a Switch, despite being burned by the Wii U. Some OK games on that ... 

 

But this looks so cool. 

 

FYI: Get alerted when it goes on sale for Best Buy here: http://www.bestbuy.c...switch&CMP=ocss

 

 

HOPES: 

 

- A proper Metroid game, based on Prime. 

- A Fire Emblem game with better graphics, more depth

- Third party support

- No VR support 

- Xenoblade

 

EDIT: 

 

Needs more Fire Emblem. Dig the Xenoblade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://imgur.com/a/B5BSO#EuRvvjQ

 

Made some theme designs by request, including Xenoblade, Star Fox, F-Zero, Pikachu N64....and Sanic

 



#76 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2271 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:12 PM

Also, here is an awesome FAQ completely ripped off from reddit: 

 

FAQ

  1. Q: What is the Nintendo Switch?

    A: The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's latest home console. The console itself is a tablet shaped device with detachable controllers on the left and right side of the screen. (Picture) The console can be placed into a dock which will then output the game video and audio to a television. (Picture 1) (Picture 2) The detachable side controllers officially known as Joy-Con can be removed and attached to a special grip controller to make it similar to a regular controller. (Picture)

  2. Q: Can I take the detachable screen and play my games anywhere?

    A: Yes. The screen is the console itself and is not tethered to any other device or Internet connection. You can play the Nintendo switch on the train, on a bus or even while on an airplane.

  3. Q: What is the controller like?

    A: There are 3-4 different ways to play the Nintendo switch controller wise. The Joy-Con are two small rectangular controllers that can be slid into the Joy-Con grip to play with traditional controller feel (Picture), held separately in both hands similar to the Wii Remote and Nunchuck (Picture) (motion controls have yet to be confirmed or denied.), or slid into the side of the screen to play games similar to the Wii U gamepad. (Picture) Both Joy-Con controllers can be turned sideways and split between two people to be used similar to traditional SNES controllers, but with joysticks instead of D-Pads. (Picture) In addition you can also play using The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. (Picture) Whether the Pro controller will ship with the console or will need to be purchased separately is currently unknown.

  4. Q: Can the Pro controller be used when the Switch is undocked?

    A: Yes, it looks like we can. This can be seen at 2:45 in the trailer.

  5. Q: When will the Nintendo Switch be released?

    A: March 2017 is the official announcement made at the March 2016 Investors meeting, at E3 2016, and in the official reveal trailer. a specific date at this time is unknown.

  6. Q: How much will the console cost?

    A: There has been no official announcement on the cost of the console or any part of it.

  7. Q: What games are coming out for the Nintendo Switch?

    A: For a full list of game's that are announced, please visit the Wiki.

  8. Q: Why isn't Skyrim confirmed? I saw it in the trailer!

    A: Bethesda has officially stated that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is at this point in time, not officially announced for the Nintendo Switch. (Source Look at update 2)

  9. Q: What about other first or third party titles?

    A: Once again any of the games not listed in question 7 are as of this point in time unconfirmed.

  10. Q: Isn't there a bunch of third party support for the Switch?

    A: Yes. This does not however mean that any of them have actually announced any games for the system as of yet. For a list of all third party supporters, look here.

  11. Q: Will the console have any form of backwards compatibility with the Wii U or 3DS?

    A: Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will not have any backwards compatibility with the physical media of the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. (Source) Whether or not digital media will have any way of being transferred to the Nintendo Switch and played has yet to be seen.

  12. Q: Will you be able to download games through the Nintendo eShop like on previous consoles?

    A: It is currently unknown whether or not The Nintendo Switch will have any downloadable games through the eshop or any other online store.

  13. Q: Will the Switch have Amiibo support?

    A: Yes. "Absolutely. If a Nintendo Switch game supports Amiibo, then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well." (Source)

  14. Q: How powerful is the Nintendo Switch compared to other game consoles?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: At this time the only thing that is known for certain is that it will be using a custom Tegra processor made by NVIDIA, as well as an NVIDIA Graphical processing unit. (SourceWe can however infer that it will be at least be slightly more powerful than the Wii U in terms of processing power as it is able to run the Unreal Engine 4, something the Wii U could not do. (Source)Apparently I got this wrong and the Unreal engine only requires support from the engine itself, not power.

    With that being said, there are some outward physical features that we can make educated guesses about. Both controllers will feature a Left and Right analog stick1, a set of ABXY buttons on the right above the right analogue stick2, two shoulder buttons3 and two trigger buttons4, a plus and minus button5, a home button6, and a mysterious square button with a circle indentation inside of it7. We currently do not know what this mysterious square button does. The Pro controller will feature a D-Pad beneath the left analogue stick8, however the Joy-Con controller has replaced this with four arrow buttons reminiscent of the C buttons on the Nintendo 64 controller9. This was done so that when the Joy-Con controllers are split between two people both players have the same button layout. In addition both Joy-Con controllers feature an extra set of shoulder buttons when held sideways for two player games10.

    The system itself is a tablet shaped device11 that can slide into a dock12 to charge it and play on the big screen. The device itself has at the top a slot and cover for game cartridges13, called game cards, a 3.5mm audio port14; and what appears to be a vent for heat15. On the back of the device a stand folds outwards to allow the console to stand up when set on a table for ease of play16. On the back of each Joy-Con controller this is a small release button used to release each controller from the console or grip unit17. On the side of the dock there appears to be two unknown ports18, though these look like they might be USB ports. On the back is an horizontal indentation19 that may be for cords such as power and video/audio output; or the indentation may be to allow for proper ventilation into the console itself.. On the bottom of the console itself, though very hard to see in any of the images or shots, there appears to be two more ports with at least one thought to be for charging the console itself20.

    Anything else with regards to internal specs or external function at the time of writing this is unconfirmed.

  15. Q: Does this console support 4k? What resolution will the gamepad be at?

    A: As stated in the question above we simply do not know any of the specs of the console. That includes what resolutions the console will be able to output.

  16. Q: Will there be support for component/RCA output like the Wii and Wii U?

    A: We do not know at present. However, if the Nintendo Switch does only support HDMI it is possible to purchase an adapter to convert it to component/RCA.

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    EDIT: After watching the trailer a few more times I have noted that there appear to be only two cords coming from the dock in several different scenes, possibly being power and HDMI. While this does not necessarily confirm or deny anything I feel it is worth pointing out.

  17. Q: Does the Switch stream games like the NVIDIA Shield?

    A: No, at least as far as we know. The closest thing The Nintendo Switch does to streaming is send video and audio output to a television or monitor when docked.

  18. Q: How long is the battery life of the Nintendo Switch?

    A: Nintendo has not stated any details regarding the battery life of the Nintendo Switch. When asked they responded, "We will announce more hardware details later, but we are developing Nintendo Switch so that consumers can comfortably enjoy games away from home." (Source)

  19. Q: Will the console feature a touch screen?

    A: Nintendo has opted not to say anything either way regarding a touch screen. "We have nothing to announce on this topic. We will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product." (Source)

  20. Q: Can the Switch do dual screen displays like the Wii U?

    A: No. (Source)

  21. Q: What about glassesless 3D like the 3DS?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: We do not know at this point. However due to the lack of a 3D slider and the extra battery drain this feature would cause most people assume that it will not.

  22. Q: Will the Switch replace the Wii U or 3DS?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: Nintendo initially claimed the Nintendo Switch will not be replacing either the Wii U or 3DS back when it was still codenamed the NX (Source). Whether or not it will actually replace the 3DS or Wii U remains to be seen, but several people have noted that it is unlikely to replace the 3DS for the time being.

  23. Q: Will I have to repurchase my VC titles like on the Wii U?

    A: Nintendo has not said anything about VC or downloadable games at this time. Simply put, we do not know.

  24. Q: Will the Switch have a system transfer feature like the Wii to the Wii U?

    A: We do not know. Nintendo has not said anything on the matter at present.

  25. Q: Will the Switch be region locked?

    A: We do not know whether or not it will be region locked at this point in time.

  26. Q: Will the switch support VR?

    A: It is unknown at this point if the Nintendo Switch will support any form of VR.

  27. Q: Will the games have framerate issues? it looked like some of them did in the trailer.

    A: While we don't know for sure, there is evidence to suggest the screen images were simulated and are not an accurate representation of the final product. Even if they are not simulated The Nintendo Switch is 5 months away from release. The trailer released on October 20th 2016 is not necessarily representative of how well the final product will work.

    EDIT: I have found confirmation from one of the actors in the commercial that the game footage was indeed superimposed during post. (Source) The video has been removed unfortunately.

    EDIT: /u/NameBrandSnacks Made a point in the comments that I also feel is worth mentioning on this matter.

    The trailer should not be used to gauge whether or not the final product will be able to push out a stable framerate. You're shooting a 24FPS video capturing something going 30/60FPS. That doesn't divide well, so you're gonna get be losing frames to simulate a smooth moving object.

  28. Q: How does the Switch upscale or improve its graphics while connected to the TV? Does the dock have an extra processor to help it render a better resolution?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: As far as we know right now the Nintendo Switch Dock's main function is to charge the Nintendo Switch, and allow for output on a television. "The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch, The main unit of Nintendo Switch is the unit that has the LCD screen, which the two Joy-Con controllers can be attached to and detached from. The main function of the Nintendo Switch Dock is to provide an output to the TV, as well as charging and providing power to the system." (Source)

    It is worth noting that many people think the wording of this quote may suggest that the dock gives added processing power to The Nintendo Switch. There is evidence to suggest this, as Nintendo has filed a patent with the concept (Source). We also do not know if Nintendo might release an additional unit to hook up to the dock, or an alternate dock that could have extra processing power in it.

    As for how else the console might upscale or improve the graphical output, some people have suggested that it may be similar to most gaming laptops; The Nintendo Switch would under-clock its processing power when it is not in the dock, and bring up to its normal or maximum clocking potential when it is docked. This would allow The Nintendo Switch to natively output at a higher resolution rather than simply making it upscale the graphical output, which can cause it to look stretched and blurry.

    Once again please keep in mind that both of these possibilities are just theories, and are in no way confirmed.

  29. Q: Will the switch have any online features?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: According to the trailer the Nintendo Switch will have local wireless features allowing you to connect two or more devices to play multiplayer games with other Nintendo Switch owners. (Picture) Internet has not been confirmed as of yet but it is assumed that it will have some form of access to the internet for online play.

  30. Q: Will there be any bluetooth support?

    A: Nintendo has not stated anything on specifications, and there is nothing suggesting the system will have any bluetooth functionality. At this point in time we simply do not know. If it turns out it does not support bluetooth natively it is possible to purchase a bluetooth transmitter for 3.5mm audio jacks online or at an electronic store.

  31. Q: What happens if I lose one or both of my Joy-Con controllers?

    A: We don't know yet, but most people assume that Nintendo will provide a way of purchasing a replacement set, similar to if someone lost or damaged a Wii U gamepad.

  32. Q: How much internal storage will the Switch have? Will it also support external storage?

    A: We do not know what the internal storage capacity of the Switch will be, or any other internal specs. Whether or not it supports external storage has yet to be seen.

  33. Q: Will there be any form of screen protector or case for the Switch? Will it still fit in the dock?

    A: We do not know if it will have any screen protectors or cases at launch, or whether or not The Nintendo Switch will still fit in the dock with said protection on. Third party screen protectors and/or cases have not been announced yet either.

  34. Q: What kind of operating system with the Switch have? What will the main menu look like?

    A: Nintendo has not shown anything with regards to the operating system or system menu. Previous Nintendo consoles have all had operating systems specifically for that console. The Nintendo Switch will most likely follow this pattern and have a specialized operating system specific for this console.

  35. Q: I heard we won't be hearing any more news until January of next year. Is this true? If not when will we hear more news?

    Updated

    A: Yes. Nintendo has announced it will be streaming a live presentation of The Nintendo Switch on January 12th, 2017. (Official tweet) (Website)

  36. Q: Do you have to keep the stand upright? Can you lay it down sideways like you could with the Wii and Wii U?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: We're not sure yet, but based on pictures of the console and dock, it looks like this may be possible.

  37. Q: Mr. So and so said that feature X was confirmed by a reliable source. Why haven't you fixed your FAQ to reflect this?

    This answer may contain some speculation or rumors. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt.

    A: Probably because it's still unconfirmed. A lot of these leaks that most people talk about tend to come from one ore a few centralized sources of information which is why you might hear it a lot. I do my best to avoid anything unconfirmed or not at least glaringly obvious based on the trailer. There are still several sources out there that can be considered reliable with the leaked information they deliver, however until proper evidence can be shared with everyone, or it is confirmed by Nintendo or a 3rd party developer, it is still technically a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt.

    If you wish to take a look at some of the evidence regarding these leaks though, please take a look at this article written by Laura Kate Dale with regards to her posting some of that leaked information on Twitter prior to the reveal of The Nintendo Switch.

This became a lot longer than I expected. Please feel free to post any more questions, I'll update this post when I can.

EDIT: Added notes about speculation and rumors to some of my answers. Please remember to take all speculations and rumors with a grain of salt folks.

EDIT: An official FAQ is currently under construction. Please understand.



#77 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:44 PM

New Switch wackiness: it might have a touchscreen (actually, a multitouch screen and IR pointer in one of the Joy-Cons) after all

#78 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:57 PM

The Switch needs a touchscreen. Not for games, but for when I am on the go and I want simple system/menu navigation. It would be kinda stupid in this day and age to not have a touchscreen.



#79 UndyingForce   The Host with the Most CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

UndyingForce

Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:19 AM

Just give me Metroid and F-Zero. Please and thank you.



#80 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:00 AM

Just give me Metroid and F-Zero. Please and thank you.

 

When was the last time they made a damn F-Zero game? I love the Gamecube one.



#81 RedvsBlue  

RedvsBlue

Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:11 PM

When was the last time they made a damn F-Zero game? I love the Gamecube one.

GameCube was the last one.

#82 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:06 AM

GameCube was the last one.

 

I thought there would have been an 'ehh' DS one. At least they ended on a high note.



#83 RedvsBlue  

RedvsBlue

Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

I thought there would have been an 'ehh' DS one. At least they ended on a high note.

Nope, there were 2 GBA entries but that's it.

#84 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Nope, there were 2 GBA entries but that's it.

 

Yeah I have those too. I just skipped the hoe consoles since the GC and never had a DS. That's really annoying. It's one of Nintendo's best franchises and besides Mario Kart it's their only racing game.



#85 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22543 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:35 AM

Rumors, but EG has been on the ball with a lot of Nintendo NX things. If this is true, it's not suprising. 

http://www.eurogamer...ction-this-week



#86 SavageGordon  

SavageGordon

Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:21 PM

This seriously can't come soon enough. I need some more Mario in my life.



#87 jedi0077   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1005 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:40 PM

My worries about the Switch's power are being cemented by Toys R Us in canada. They listed a price for the Switch. 329 canadian. Roughly 249.99USD. Nintendo's claims to be selling for a profit tell me this thing is going to be strapped technologically. I hope this is wrong.



#88 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2271 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

Have Metroid, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Zelda all ready at launch and the Switch will literally print money. 

 

 

EDIT: Also add extremely limited CE and LE that include cheap plastic stuff and mark those up to the max. 



#89 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4428 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:52 PM

I'm not too concerned about how powerful the console is.  I played through Mario Galaxy 2 a month ago and it still looked amazing.  I hope the rumors are true about Pokemon Sun/Moon and Mario Galaxy 3 because that would be pretty cool.   



#90 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9332 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:41 AM

Have Metroid, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Zelda all ready at launch and the Switch will literally print money. 

 

 

EDIT: Also add extremely limited CE and LE that include cheap plastic stuff and mark those up to the max. 

 

Zelda has been delayed, which, if true, Nintendo should just delay the whole launch of the system for 3-4 months until the game is ready. Or just release a half finished game and then in 3-4 months make a massive patch for it, that's what everyone else does these days.