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bdbdbd said:
potato_hamster said:

This is 2017, and the online portion of a console is launching over six months after the console? Completely unacceptable.

Even then it still doesn't justify that these details haven't been laid clear. Nintendo has to know the answers to all of these questions already. There is absolutely no reason to be vague about this. No reason to give details at this time? Tell me, if you buy a Switch thinking that the online feature can't be more than $50 a year, and it turns out it's actually $250 a year, and that app that's required for voice chat? Ohh that costs $60 for the full version, and is only free for plain text chat. Would you feel decieved or mislead? Would you wish to know this BEFORE you bought a the Switch, perhaps? This type of shit absolutely kills interest in a product.

And again, what the hell is with many Nintendo fans acting like because they don't use a feature, that feature is totally useless and unnecessary. Great. You don't plan on using your Switch to watch netflix or youtube. Get your head out of your own little world, and consider the wants and needs of other people. As a father of a young child, my PS4 and PS3 get almost as much use playing pokemon, other cartoons, and youtube as they used for playing video games at the present. I would never buy a console without those features, as it's absolutely ridiculous for me not to have them.

What's unacceptable with it? I really don't get it. You could've said the same thing in 1997. I don't know why it's taking them so long, as you might expect Nintendo would be interested in charging for online since day one. You might expect everything isn't ready yet. The price is better to announce after you know what you get for your money.

Ok. You may have a little different situation than I have. I have roughly 20 devices in my house that I can watch youtube with, having only two might be a little different. Watching youtube on your TV is handy, I admit and i have done it every now and then.

Just buy the device after everything you need to know is announced. Can't be that hard. If you get the console before you know what online is going to cost you, the price can't be that important.

What's acceptable with it? Again, it's 2017! It isn't 1997. It's not even 2007. Online play has become a fundamental part of console gaming in the past 15 years. Can you imagine Sony or Microsoft announcing their next consoles and telling people they won't have any online services for the first six months? Fuck, Microsoft tried to launch a console three years ago that required an online connection, but here we are with people trying to pass off the fact that this is missing at launch as even moderately acceptable. If this type of shit isn't ready at launch, delay your console and spare yourselves the embarassment! It has to be obvious to you at this point that the launch of the Switch has been rushed. This console isn't ready. This platform definitely isn't ready. But fuck it. Rushing things out the door in the video game industry has never worked out poorly, has it?

So you're solution is to just wait. Maybe if you watched the video in question, you'd be able to list off a bunch of reason why waiting for this information could be catastrophic for the Switch.