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#13602133 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 09:28 PM

It's also trolling just defending your system believing it has no flaws, and that those people who are against the system are being dismissed as trolling. Give me a break. The game has a weak launch year and the system is overpriced. Having you best game already available on the WIi U doesn't help either, and I'm assuming that's why Nintendo stopped putting out Wii U systems for that very reason.

Trolling is going to a forum with the intent of trying to piss people off. Being excited about the NS in an NS discussion is not trolling. Going into it saying it sucks and continuing to do so as the individual I was responding to has done is an example of trolling. It's not like it matters, the PlayStation 4 is the clear "winner" of the 8th Generation.

I also never stated that the handheld is perfect or that it has the greatest launch. Buying a console at launch is always a risky proposition since they always kind of suck. The NS line-up is not the greatest, but it's certainly not the worst.

It's pretty typical for spring launches to have a few games with more trickling out by the end of the year. Nintendo has also gotten into a habit of not showing all of the games down the pipe-line.

Right now there is only one more Nintendo developed game announced for the Wii U and one more for the 3DS. So presumably the rest of their teams are working on the NS. That's a pretty exciting proposition to me.

I'm also not an investor in Nintendo. I have no stock, to me it's just a hobby. You might see the Wii U as a failure, but to me it had some of the greatest exclusives of the 8th Generation. It's kind of like with my Dreamcast. It may not have been a commercial success, but it had some really good games. If the NS has the same caliber of Nintendo games on the NS as the Wii U, then he'll yeah I want an NS.

Maybe we just have different incomes, but to me $300 isn't a lot of money, especially for a gaming tablet that comes with a dock and a controller. Hardware wise that seems about right to me. Being able to play Nintendo games when I'm traveling is quite valuable to me and much more preferable to playing games on my laptop.

If I wanted the most powerful hardware I'd just stick to my PC, if I cared only about popularity I'd stick with my PS4 Pro, but to play Zelda and the latest Nintendo games I'll need the NS.

#13602015 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 08:15 PM

Apparently, distant history of a powerful console failing is proof that Nintendo shouldn't make one but the more recent history of an underpowered gimmick console like the WiiU failing doesn't mean Nintendo shouldn't do it again. Nintendo is desperately trying to make lightning strike twice and repeat the success of the Wii but that was an anomaly. No 85 year olds are buying the Switch.

Nintendo has never been successful with the most powerful hardware. Their strength is their games. I'm buying it because I want to play new Nintendo games. I already have a PS4 Pro and gaming PC.

#13601883 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 06:48 PM

Let me just be the first to say that the people defending Nintendo are being more outrageous than the ones criticizing the value proposition. It's fair to critique things. People in here have been reasonable with their observations. Criticism isn't inherently negative either. People have legitimate concerns and are trying to put things into perspective.

At a certain point it just becomes trolling. If you don't want to pre-order the NS that's fine, but that's no reason to derail the thread.

I have mine pre-ordered at GameStop with $250 down and I'm pretty excited about getting it and the new Zelda.

#13601443 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 05:39 AM

Why are some of those listed as NP/NP? Does that mean they weren't ever taking preorders in-store for the colored joy-cons (red/red, red/blue, and blue/blue)? If so, why even put them on the sheet?

GameStop probably doesn't have their allotment from Nintendo. Most stores didn't even know they were getting any Neon Switches until the day they started taking pre-orders.

#13601436 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 05:33 AM

The Wii U had a killer line up of games and it's really sad that it didn't sell. If you collect and if there's anything on the Wii U that you want then you better get it as soon as possible because the good titles (especially the early ones) are already getting hard to come by. 

#13601328 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 04:14 AM

All the people complaining about Nintendo not throwing in a game, besides Wii and Wii U what other consoles at launch came with a game? I can't think of any. And I'm not talking about midlife console refresh launches. 

The Atari Jaguar came with Cybermorph. 

#13601321 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on Yesterday, 04:05 AM

Here's an important question: what size are the game cases?  




it looks like a PSP game case size.  Why wouldn't they use the DS and 3DS case size?  Seems like a waste of space and it won't fit next to my other games.


It certainly looks like PSP size. 


#13595417 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on 13 January 2017 - 06:07 AM



NISA appears to have leaked the box design. Hopefully Nintendo of America is a little clearer about the launch titles and stuff. With that said, I pre-ordered the Neon NS at Best Buy.

#13569043 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on 17 December 2016 - 05:44 PM

For an 8-bit plug in play console, that seems like a lot of systems to me. Especially when that's only for the US and doesn't include any other region.

#13559159 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on 09 December 2016 - 01:50 AM

Would be interesting to see GC games on Switch, though I wonder how pricing will work... not to mention controls. Something about playing GC games using a GC controller just feels so... right. 


Speak of controls, I'm not fully set on the Switch controller (the big one or the little Joycons). I never really cared for any of the controllers for the Wii or Wii U. Obviously, I haven't held it myself so I won't know for sure, but the button/stick placement don't look all that comfortable. 


I think that the NS Pro Controller looks fine. It's basically an Xbox Controller. I just hope that there are more colorful options since I'm not a huge fan of monochrome. 



#13518211 NES Classic on Amazon at 2pm PST 11/11

Posted by KillerRamen on 11 November 2016 - 08:19 PM

i gotta say, i know this is just a nostalgia thing, but when you play these games again, you will be sorely disappointed. i broke out my old NES and played quite a few of these games and immediately packed them back up and put them away. the games just dont hold up for more than 5 minutes and truly belong on a phone.

I have a few hundred games for my NES / Famicom and I play them quite often. To each their own.

#13517966 NES Classic on Amazon at 2pm PST 11/11

Posted by KillerRamen on 11 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

It has Nintendo on it so it was bound to be a hot item. Like I said I'm sure majority are in resellers hands anyway.

No one bought the Wii U. The Virtual Boy was an absolute disaster. The GameCube didn't do nearly as well as they had hoped. The 3DS didn't start out so well and needed a big price drop.

Just putting Nintendo on something doesn't necessarily mean it will sell. I thought it would do well, but I didn't think a plug in play console with 30 year old games would crash GameStop's servers.

#13517662 NES Classic on Amazon at 2pm PST 11/11

Posted by KillerRamen on 11 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

My order from Best Buy just shipped! I should get it by Tuesday! :whee:

#13496365 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by KillerRamen on 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.

#13454441 PS4 Pro Preorders up

Posted by KillerRamen on 08 September 2016 - 10:48 PM

In 2015 physical media was down 12% and digital was up 16%.

"In fact, digital sales also surpassed physical-media purchases last year, clocking in at $8.9 billion compared with $8 billion. And let's not forget about streaming subscriptions, which jumped 20 percent to reach $5.7 billion. "


It's only going to get worse for the physical market, eventually disappearing all together, digital is the future boys, time to get on board!

Well, ISPs better get on it. In the country streaming is still not an option