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What Do You Think to the Nintendo Switch Lite?

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What Do You Think to the Nintendo Switch Lite?

Excellent idea, can't wait to buy one 150 12.71%
 
Good idea, could be better though 346 29.32%
 
Not sure yet, could go either way 92 7.80%
 
Not good, probably won't buy 124 10.51%
 
Awful idea, zero interest 360 30.51%
 
Other 108 9.15%
 
Total:1,180

I think the poll is double barrelled. I think it's a fantastic idea for people that want portability and/or a lower price; this is especially a good time to lower the price point since Pokemon is right around the corner. However, I am personally not interested in it since I am happy with my current Switch.



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Machina said:

This week's front page poll - what do you think to the Nintendo Switch Lite, at least from what we've seen and heard so far?

I think you meant to say what do we think OF the NSL... If not then I don't understand the question. But assuming this is what you mean, I think Nintendo is doing what Nintendo always does and it usually works for them. As for me I am not interested in this version of the Switch anymore than I was in the original as I hope for more options in a system, not less...

If and when a Switch Pro is released and assuming it represents a substantial boost in performance, I could be interested in purchasing one but only for a handful of games like Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey or Metroid Prime 4 because let's face it, games on Nintendo systems are way WAY too expensive compared to games on other systems.



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DélioPT said:

When you go after price conscious people so soon, you are leaving money on the table. Because a chunk of that market who would buy it at a higher price, will now buy it at a lower price.

Not if both devices have similar margins... 



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Machina said:

This week's front page poll - what do you think to the Nintendo Switch Lite, at least from what we've seen and heard so far?

I think you meant to say what do we think OF the NSL... If not then I don't understand the question.

I did some quick research because what I wrote sounded perfectly natural to me. It seems to be a British English thing to say 'what do you think to' rather than, or as well as, 'what do you think of'. There are lot of interesting/boring (delete as applicable) debates about it on various language websites and the general conclusion is that it's one of the many eccentricities of the English language and how it differs between and within countries.



Already got a Switch, so not interested for myself. But might be interesting as a gift for my nephew at a later date.



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DélioPT said:
Conina said:

Just because sales aren't double in number doesn't mean people aren't wanting to buy it at regular price. 
Those segments are consumed over time.

PS4 was bound to get to a lower price point. It did come out in 2013. But even at 400 or 349 it sold very, very well.
Of course that the Slim model is selling better than the PRO. The PRO has no real value besides visual diferences. And even then, you have to have a 4K TV.

The question is if Nintendo is selling the Lite console to the same people who would buy it a bigger price anyway. I, personally, believe so, as the demand for the original and it's appeal is still there.
To me it feels like leaving money on the table.

Yes, they do lose money from the software, but not by much.
And for people with low income, that's probably more appealing to the eye - as in, more value at once.

I've seen Lite versions of smarthphones, compared to the premium versions, cost way way less.

The BC micro was a later ireration.
The DSi had indeed a worse battery life, but the lost of BC on that device and the others you mentioned was not relevant.

Losing a selling point like the 3D screen was for 3DS or inability to fully "switch" between game modes, is relevant. Specially on Switch's case, where it stops being everything to just a handheld - or if had become a home console only, my reaction would have been the same.

So, my point still stands: this transition, of this magnitude, is, to me, a bad move.
If they wanted to do it later in the lifecycle, so be it. But now, where "Switch" is still being sold as a whole?
Also, the other flaws in newer models, that you mentioned, never were recipe for confusion nor did they take away from the main experience, ddi they? In this case, that's what's happening.

I never said that going after price concious people was a bad move. I just think there's a right time for that. And that time, for Switch, isn't now.
The way i see it, Nintendo will be selling a cheaper console to people who would buy it for full price.

You lower the price for late adopters, not now. And you also add system sellers to the mix at lower price points, too.
But that's just me.

MasonADC said:

Instead of cutting the price of the og switch, they decided to make a new model. Are you trying to say that the price should overall still be $300? Because that's just silly. In Japan, this model has the most importance , where as the Switch is outselling all competitive, it is still behind the 3ds launch aligned. This product is exactly about going after the price conscious people, and is more so just a natural reduction in price done in a non conventional way. 

That's not what i'm trying to say, at all.

Yeah, in Japan, it makes more sense for a handheld only device at 200$.
But why is Switch still behind 3DS? Is it just a temporary thing or not, like 3DS was once ahead of DS? Is it because of the lack of proper support instead of ports and more ports and remasters?

When you go after price conscious people so soon, you are leaving money on the table. Because a chunk of that market who would buy it at a higher price, will now buy it at a lower price.
Second, this isn't just a cheaper version with smaller alterations. This is a console called Switch Lite that can no longer switch. And that's big! It's big because the messaging won't be clear (no two type of commercials, for exemple) and it's big because people were sold on the ability to switch (hence the name) and that won't happen anymore.
Question is: will people care or not for the change? Given the appeal and all the propaganda, i think it's safe to assume they will care.

For one, the Switch has much better support than the 3ds has had at the same time. You can just look at the software sales to show that. The Switch is behind the 3ds due to price, not because of "lack of proper support" and "ports and remasters". 

You are assuming that the Switch Lite will be a confusing product. I don't think it will. All it takes is one good commerical and people will know the difference. Why does it matter that the lite can't switch? That's not the job. This product isn't made for the people who want a hybrid, this product is made for people who want a pure hybrid. There is still a handheld market left. So no, it is not a big deal. 



nemo37 said:
I think the poll is double barrelled. I think it's a fantastic idea for people that want portability and/or a lower price; this is especially a good time to lower the price point since Pokemon is right around the corner. However, I am personally not interested in it since I am happy with my current Switch.

Let us call the NSL what it truly is: Nothing more or less than the successor to the 3DS which is kind of weird cause instead of having a dedicated home system along with a dedicated handheld one, Nintendo has now a dedicated handheld together with a hybrid system.

Perhaps the future Switch Pro should be a dedicated home console to make things right.

Last edited by CrazyGamer2017 - on 15 July 2019

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If it's built better and the JoyCons won't get wrecked by my kids then I'll buy it. That's my biggest issue, the JoyCons fail to damn easily. Not to mention ripping the JoyCons on and off just destroys the system, so that no longer being an option is a big plus as well.

I mean, can we get "pro" grade joycons already?!



Machina said:

This week's front page poll - what do you think to the Nintendo Switch Lite, at least from what we've seen and heard so far?

The portability is what I want/need the least, so it has the same reason I won't be getting one.



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CrazyGamer2017 said:
nemo37 said:
I think the poll is double barrelled. I think it's a fantastic idea for people that want portability and/or a lower price; this is especially a good time to lower the price point since Pokemon is right around the corner. However, I am personally not interested in it since I am happy with my current Switch.

Let us call the NSL what it truly is: Nothing more or less than the successor to the 3DS which is kind of weird cause instead of having a dedicated home system along with a dedicated handheld one, Nintendo has now a dedicated handheld together with a hybrid system.

Perhaps the future Switch Pro should be a dedicated home console to make things right.

I'm just happy the portable and home software lineups are now the same.  I think Nintendo was too thin by having to support software for two different devices.