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TruckOSaurus said:

Q16 Measures to increase Switch usage?
A16 Tetris 99, new NES games for Switch Online, DLC for already released games all help to raise engagement rates.

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@bold: *sigh* Yes... NES games are the key to increase Switch usage.

It probably sounds less bad when you check the source, because it was basically a rundown of measures that have been implemented to make Switch owners use their consoles. As usual, you can't expect Nintendo to make an announcement like "SNES games coming soon" during such a briefing.



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What really made me happy is that although, they acknowledge the cloud-streaming technology and don't want to be left behind but that they still see the future of their main business in the integrated hardware and software business.



fatslob-:O said:
sethnintendo said:

I would put more of the blame on the Chinese government than Nintendo.  The government even put about a year stop on approving games and only started reviewing more games recently.  There is a huge backlog and many small developers in China went belly up because their games were never approved and put on hold.  Look at Tencent which got hit hard due to drop in revenues due to the government putting a temp ban on approving games.  To simply caste Nintendo as the problem of not localizing games is a false interpretation.  Sure they might have some to blame but I would put majority of blame on the Chinese government.  I understand they are worried about their people becoming addicted to games but they need to revamp their approval process.  Most Nintendo games are family friendly so they should easily be approved yet I'm sure they have to jump through ridiculous hurdles for the Chinese government.

I'm pretty sure domestic policy decisions weren't to blame for Nintendo's past localization performance over there since China didn't actively block the approval process like they did now ... 

Unlike last time, thier most popular games (pokemon, oddesey, BotW) are ALREADY translated into (simplified) Chinese for the Hong Kong and Taiwanese market (simplified and traditional Chinese can be easily translated 1 to 1 anyway)



Mandalore76 said:
TomaTito said:

Switch accessories are a double edge sword, the fragility of the joy-cons is way higher than that of the wiimotes, and I can image many more people buying replacement joy-cons rather than wiimotes. Not a good sign for the quality of the controllers, but more money for Nintendo.

And I hope to see more diverse lineup from Nintendo, even if some people didn't like some of the Wii output, it was interesting times to see what they could come up next and not the same old evolved gameplay types and mechanics.

I had a huge problem with the left analog stick drifting without being touched on my first pair of joy cons, which led me to buy another pair.  Then the same thing happened.  I was actually on the verge of buying another pair, or at least a left joycon.  But, I looked around online first for other solutions.  I watched a video from Spawn Wave about opening up the joycons and replacing the analog stick yourself.  Before considering that, I also saw other people mentioning spraying under the analog stick with contact cleaner to dislodge whatever debris particles might be causing the drifting.  I had a can of DeoxIt in my house, so I sprayed around the analog stick of both misbehaving left joycons.  It eliminated the drift problem from both analog sticks.  That was several months ago, and the problem hasn't cropped up since fortunately.

Do you have a link to those videos using contact cleaner? My sister has had issues with the joycons and I already bought a replacement analog stick, but that solution you mention might be easier for her to perform.

EDIT: This is something I might need to do soon, my joycons are already out of warranty, but I noticed one of my right ones the plastic latch is broken again... maybe one of my nephews did it :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhtTQ2LHEl0

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sethnintendo said:
fatslob-:O said:

I'm pretty sure domestic policy decisions weren't to blame for Nintendo's past localization performance over there since China didn't actively block the approval process like they did now ... 

Didn't they have a ban on consoles for longest time unless you partnered with one of their companies to share the profit?

And, more to the point, the technologies and IP so they can be stolen by the Chinese Communist Party.



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RolStoppable said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Q16 Measures to increase Switch usage?
A16 Tetris 99, new NES games for Switch Online, DLC for already released games all help to raise engagement rates.

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@bold: *sigh* Yes... NES games are the key to increase Switch usage.

It probably sounds less bad when you check the source, because it was basically a rundown of measures that have been implemented to make Switch owners use their consoles. As usual, you can't expect Nintendo to make an announcement like "SNES games coming soon" during such a briefing.

I guess I took the question as "What will you do to increase Switch usage?" when it probably was "What did you do to increase Switch usage?".



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TomaTito said:
Mandalore76 said:

I had a huge problem with the left analog stick drifting without being touched on my first pair of joy cons, which led me to buy another pair.  Then the same thing happened.  I was actually on the verge of buying another pair, or at least a left joycon.  But, I looked around online first for other solutions.  I watched a video from Spawn Wave about opening up the joycons and replacing the analog stick yourself.  Before considering that, I also saw other people mentioning spraying under the analog stick with contact cleaner to dislodge whatever debris particles might be causing the drifting.  I had a can of DeoxIt in my house, so I sprayed around the analog stick of both misbehaving left joycons.  It eliminated the drift problem from both analog sticks.  That was several months ago, and the problem hasn't cropped up since fortunately.

Do you have a link to those videos using contact cleaner? My sister has had issues with the joycons and I already bought a replacement analog stick, but that solution you mention might be easier for her to perform.

EDIT: This is something I might need to do soon, my joycons are already out of warranty, but I noticed one of my right ones the plastic latch is broken again... maybe one of my nephews did it :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhtTQ2LHEl0

Will have put these metal ones someday

Sure, here's one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kek06vRv8



Bofferbrauer2 said:

And, more to the point, the technologies and IP so they can be stolen by the Chinese Communist Party.

Pretty sure the CCP doesn't care much about consoles so they let them in the market without too many conditions and there's not much threat of IP theft either since console manufacturers closely guards the source code ... 

The CCP have way more important IPs to steal such as aerospace/DRAM/chip equipment fabrication/weapon systems/medicine/etc ... 



fatslob-:O said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

And, more to the point, the technologies and IP so they can be stolen by the Chinese Communist Party.

Pretty sure the CCP doesn't care much about consoles so they let them in the market without too many conditions and there's not much threat of IP theft either since console manufacturers closely guards the source code ... 

The CCP have way more important IPs to steal such as aerospace/DRAM/chip equipment fabrication/weapon systems/medicine/etc ... 

Well, just consider how much the consoles are shaping the economy in Japan. Imagine China would release a console to the worldwide market that could rival with the competition both in hardware and software. Would be quite some economy booster for China if you ask me, exactly what they need right now.



Bofferbrauer2 said:

Well, just consider how much the consoles are shaping the economy in Japan. Imagine China would release a console to the worldwide market that could rival with the competition both in hardware and software. Would be quite some economy booster for China if you ask me, exactly what they need right now.

I don't believe China intends to globally dominate the digital entertainment sector because there is little long-term value in them ... 

Just the core essentials like agriculture, computing, energy, transportation, and soon automation for the purpose of self-sufficiency. China only wants to embrace western technology, not western culture ...