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Jumpin said:
Azelover said:

Okay. So, the Switch is just a bit more powerful than the Wii U.

Do you consider the Switch a revised Wii U? Seriously?

By that metric, I guess the GBA would be a revised SNES, and so on.. right?

Only if somehow your Switch plays Wii U disks and your GBA plays SNES cartridges. Mine certainly don't.

My Gamecube doesn't play Wii discs, nor connect to Wii remotes, nor connect to Wii's online services. Wii's revisions don't support Gamecube discs/controllers either.



Nintendo DS Lite for me.

I had the original DS and it was just a little too bulky for my tastes. The DS lite kept all the features in a smaller form factor and had even brighter screens.



The GBA SP and the DS Lite. The SP gave us rechargeable batteries and a screenlight, and the DS Lite was a much needed redesign in comparison to the bulky original.

Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 01 September 2019

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

The Advance SP, the shape, the backlight, much better than the original Advance.

Never really had a problem with the original DS.



curl-6 said:
Jumpin said:

Only if somehow your Switch plays Wii U disks and your GBA plays SNES cartridges. Mine certainly don't.

My Gamecube doesn't play Wii discs, nor connect to Wii remotes, nor connect to Wii's online services. Wii's revisions don't support Gamecube discs/controllers either.

All true. But Wii does play Gamecube disks, had a lot of the same internal architecture, and was called "two GameCube taped together" quite frequently; Switch does not play Wii U games, GBA does not play SNES cartridges. 



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Jumpin said:
curl-6 said:

My Gamecube doesn't play Wii discs, nor connect to Wii remotes, nor connect to Wii's online services. Wii's revisions don't support Gamecube discs/controllers either.

All true. But Wii does play Gamecube disks, had a lot of the same internal architecture, and was called "two GameCube taped together" quite frequently; Switch does not play Wii U games, GBA does not play SNES cartridges. 

None of them are revisions, obviously. They're all clearly new systems that just happen to share some games and technology with prior systems.



curl-6 said:
Jumpin said:

All true. But Wii does play Gamecube disks, had a lot of the same internal architecture, and was called "two GameCube taped together" quite frequently; Switch does not play Wii U games, GBA does not play SNES cartridges. 

None of them are revisions, obviously. They're all clearly new systems that just happen to share some games and technology with prior systems.

While it is a new system with a new OS and interface, from a hardware perspective, the Wii can be justified as a revision of the Gamecube. That is why people were saying it. The prototype Wii was literally a GameCube and a Wii remote.

This is why I said, if anyone wishes to consider the Wii as a revision of the Gamecube, that would be IMO objectively the best revision of Nintendo hardware in company history. Otherwise, GBA SP. My personal favourite is the DS Lite, as I skipped the SP and actually played most of my GBA games on DS and DS Lite.



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The only one I'd probably go for is one of the 3ds revisions. XL, New XL or New 2DS XL.

Every other Nintendo Console the original model is perfectly fine and revisions aren't much of an improvement in my opinion.



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Jumpin said:
curl-6 said:

None of them are revisions, obviously. They're all clearly new systems that just happen to share some games and technology with prior systems.

While it is a new system with a new OS and interface, from a hardware perspective, the Wii can be justified as a revision of the Gamecube. That is why people were saying it. The prototype Wii was literally a GameCube and a Wii remote.

This is why I said, if anyone wishes to consider the Wii as a revision of the Gamecube, that would be IMO objectively the best revision of Nintendo hardware in company history. Otherwise, GBA SP. My personal favourite is the DS Lite, as I skipped the SP and actually played most of my GBA games on DS and DS Lite.

To consider Wii a revision is simply incorrect given the different branding, disc media, controller, OS, etc.

But I don't have the energy for much debating these days so I'm just gonna leave it at that.