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RolStoppable said:
superchunk said:

What do you mean?

I am not saying that it won't replace the 3DS. I was only parroting Nintendo's actual statements on the Switch and the reason why I think Nintendo didn't just come out and say Switch is replacing both lines and will be their only path forward.

Gaming journalism played up quotes to mean something different than they really meant. For example, when Nintendo was asked by mainstream media if the 3DS would be discontinued now that the Switch is launching, Nintendo answered "No, the 3DS still has life left in it." - At least one gaming website picked up on this, removed the question from their excerpt and interpreted the quote as meaning that Switch and 3DS will live side by side, therefore Switch is not the successor of the 3DS.

That Nintendo calls Switch a home gaming system that you can take anywhere has more to do with software prices than anything else. By fueling such a perception, people will have no problem with $60 games. It works, because not even Nintendo haters have picked up on this; they like to call Switch a handheld, but fail to draw the conclusion that software prices have increased and would therefore be an easy target to post more negativity.

Interesting viewpoint and definitely has merit. I also did not consider the game prices specifically because I consider Switch a WiiU successor.

Though I still think Nintendo was purposefully careful to not allow Switch to be seen as a 3DS successor so that:

1. 3DS hardware sales and thus profitability was secured.
2. 3DS could remain as a revenue safegaurd should Switch not do well.

I don't think what you say and what I am saying contradict eachother. More than likely it is all part of the overall plan that looks for max potential benefit regardless of the outcome of Switch's launch.



Mystro-Sama said:
I wonder if it will play differently than a handheld pokemon.

No dual screen, and no touch screen during TV mode. Not sure how different would that be. 

 

And I wonder if its going to be priced the same as the 3DS games or it will be more expensive. And if they going to continue the double version releases. 



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Jranation said:
Mystro-Sama said:
I wonder if it will play differently than a handheld pokemon.

No dual screen, and no touch screen during TV mode. Not sure how different would that be. 

 

And I wonder if its going to be priced the same as the 3DS games or it will be more expensive. And if they going to continue the double version releases. 

I'm pretty sure its a Switch exclusive and the lack of dual screen and touch screen aren't necessarily a problem since pokemon games have used one ordinary screen for years. I guess they will just have to put everything on one screen.



superchunk said:

Interesting viewpoint and definitely has merit. I also did not consider the game prices specifically because I consider Switch a WiiU successor.

Though I still think Nintendo was purposefully careful to not allow Switch to be seen as a 3DS successor so that:

1. 3DS hardware sales and thus profitability was secured.
2. 3DS could remain as a revenue safegaurd should Switch not do well.

I don't think what you say and what I am saying contradict eachother. More than likely it is all part of the overall plan that looks for max potential benefit regardless of the outcome of Switch's launch.

I can't agree with that. I think it was Koizumi who said in an interview before launch that Nintendo hopes the market will embrace Switch as a system that can be played at home on the TV and on the go. I don't remember the exact quote, but it carried the implication that Switch is indeed the successor to both the Wii U and 3DS.

What Nintendo has been careful about is to make it clear that the 3DS will not be like Wii U and dead immediately once Switch launches. This is how your point 1 and 2 make perfect sense, but your premise isn't correct. The Switch being seen as a 3DS successor (on top of being the Wii U successor) is something positive, because the 3DS side of this equation brings a wealth of third party content with it.



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RolStoppable said:
superchunk said:

Interesting viewpoint and definitely has merit. I also did not consider the game prices specifically because I consider Switch a WiiU successor.

Though I still think Nintendo was purposefully careful to not allow Switch to be seen as a 3DS successor so that:

1. 3DS hardware sales and thus profitability was secured.
2. 3DS could remain as a revenue safegaurd should Switch not do well.

I don't think what you say and what I am saying contradict eachother. More than likely it is all part of the overall plan that looks for max potential benefit regardless of the outcome of Switch's launch.

I can't agree with that. I think it was Koizumi who said in an interview before launch that Nintendo hopes the market will embrace Switch as a system that can be played at home on the TV and on the go. I don't remember the exact quote, but it carried the implication that Switch is indeed the successor to both the Wii U and 3DS.

What Nintendo has been careful about is to make it clear that the 3DS will not be like Wii U and dead immediately once Switch launches. This is how your point 1 and 2 make perfect sense, but your premise isn't correct. The Switch being seen as a 3DS successor (on top of being the Wii U successor) is something positive, because the 3DS side of this equation brings a wealth of third party content with it.

I am certain the launch of Switch included several direct quotes from Nintendo leadership that this was a new "home" console, yes they also touched on portability but directly calling it a home console. Afterall, those quotes drove endless rantings on this site. I really don't intend on scouring the webz for such quotes as I'm replying during a meeting at work, but eitherway I fully agree that Switch being the only hardware/pipeline for Nintendo is a greatly positivie result. I'm looking forward to seeing the wealth of first party solidly on a single plaform. I actually anticipated a bigger announcement of that at this E3. Kinda surprised not to see a confirmation of a main Pokemon or other historically portable title announced. 



The first mainline Pokémon to be played at home and it's presented in this way... what a waste of a great announcement.

Green098 said:
spemanig said:
They didn't need to waste time on this.
                               

I'm just glad they did it to shut everyone up

...although now we've got 3DS players complaining it's Switching platforms...

Yeah, I've already seen some people complaining about this on Pokémon fan sites. They find the Switch too expensive (and some of them don't seem to play any games except for Pokémon).

"They should keep the games for 3ds too  i dnt wnna have to buy switch just to play pokemon, should give pple the option of playing on the 3ds or switch."

"That is unfortunate, idk why they dont want to keep making games for the 3ds, especially when releasing old pokemon games for it. the only vid games i play are pokemon and dnt want to spend 300 dollars just to have the ability to buy a 50 dollar game to play it."

"The Nintendo switch was the first Nintendo console I wasn't eager to purchase. I have my own complaints about the console but to keep it short, I feel the DS system is way more compatible for a tactical turn based RPG like Pokemon than the cumbersome and outdated Switch. (I mean come on! It's a wii without miis and a pretty interface that feels like a second rate console compared to the Ps4 and Xbox 1 which came out in 2014.)
I am mostly dissapointed because I am not paying 400 dollars to purchase a novelty console that comes with Pokemon. RIP Pokemon Gen 8"



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I get that the announcement was supposed to be some kind of reassurance to fans due to Nintendo's stance on the Switch not being a successor to 3DS or Wii U, but they did it in the lamest way possible. Wish there was some kind of substance to it. Given how rushed and bare the announcement was, I have a feeling we'll be waiting for a long time before we actually see footage.