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Honestly, I actually prefer Nintendo's hardware to Sony's and Microsoft's.

The latest graphics aren't a big draw for me, I like that they try interesting new things, and I like stuff like motion controls, IR, and a split controller.



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curl-6 said:

Honestly, I actually prefer Nintendo's hardware to Sony's and Microsoft's.

The latest graphics aren't a big draw for me, I like that they try interesting new things, and I like stuff like motion controls, IR, and a split controller.

The internal hardware of the Switch could have been better though. I.E. Pascal instead of Maxwell for a 50% increase in performance at the same powerlevel, I assume Nintendo just got a really good deal.
For GPU capability in a tablet/phone form factor, Tegra was the best option at the time, no doubt. (Although other chipsets are more performant now.)

The joycons I couldn't care much for... But the concept of them is awesome and novel... And allows for split screen multiplayer even in public without having to carry a heap of accessories. - However I prefer the Pro controller to be honest where possible, especially for shooters like Overwatch, but the Joycons were fine for something like Links Awakening.

The dock itself is a good idea that Nintendo could have taken further, but it is what it is.

Not a fan of motion controls though, usually it is the first thing I disable. Haha



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Pemalite said:
curl-6 said:

Honestly, I actually prefer Nintendo's hardware to Sony's and Microsoft's.

The latest graphics aren't a big draw for me, I like that they try interesting new things, and I like stuff like motion controls, IR, and a split controller.

The internal hardware of the Switch could have been better though. I.E. Pascal instead of Maxwell for a 50% increase in performance at the same powerlevel, I assume Nintendo just got a really good deal.
For GPU capability in a tablet/phone form factor, Tegra was the best option at the time, no doubt. (Although other chipsets are more performant now.)

The joycons I couldn't care much for... But the concept of them is awesome and novel... And allows for split screen multiplayer even in public without having to carry a heap of accessories. - However I prefer the Pro controller to be honest where possible, especially for shooters like Overwatch, but the Joycons were fine for something like Links Awakening.

The dock itself is a good idea that Nintendo could have taken further, but it is what it is.

Not a fan of motion controls though, usually it is the first thing I disable. Haha

Fair enough, to each their own. And yeah since the X1 wasn't exactly a big hit I expect Nvidia were keen to get rid of them and so Nintendo were able to get them for a good price. I'm not fussed though, Switch graphics still look good to me haha.

The Joycons are one thing I would like to see Nintendo improve upon with Switch 2; keep the core concept but make them more comfortable. I still prefer them to a standard controller as I really like playing with my hands further apart, but the buttons/sticks could be improved.

I guess the reason motion controls work so well for me is I've always been a very kinetic person, I'm the kinda guy who paces around rubbing his hands together when thinking or who was already leaning left and right on the couch to avoid obstacles when playing Starfox on the SNES haha.



I'm flabbergasted that there are still people who think Nintendo should go third party. One of the major reasons for Nintendo's success is their brand as a hardware manufacturer, and the various sorts of ways they can get their games to users. Having to rely on other hardware hasn't traditionally been good for them. It's also unlikely that games like Mario Kart and such would be nearly as popular due to the limitations of the Playstation and Xbox hardware which are still stuck and limited to conventions dating back 15-20 years.



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Jumpin said:
I'm flabbergasted that there are still people who think Nintendo should go third party. One of the major reasons for Nintendo's success is their brand as a hardware manufacturer, and the various sorts of ways they can get their games to users. Having to rely on other hardware hasn't traditionally been good for them. It's also unlikely that games like Mario Kart and such would be nearly as popular due to the limitations of the Playstation and Xbox hardware which are still stuck and limited to conventions dating back 15-20 years.

I think you're mistaking "think" and "want". No one thinks nintendo should go third party.



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I've long thought that one of the biggest drivers of all the downplaying of and backlash to both Wii's and Switch's success came from the fact that after the failure of their predecessors, the folks who wanted Mario and Zelda to come to Playstation/Xbox got their hopes up that one more failure would lead Nintendo to go third party, and that the success of Wii and Switch dashed those hopes and frustrated their desires.

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curl-6 said:

I've long thought that one of the biggest drivers of all the downplaying of both Wii's and Switch's success came from the fact that after the failure of their predecessors, the folks who wanted Mario and Zelda to come to Playstation/Xbox got their hopes up that one more failure would lead Nintendo to go third party, and that the success of Wii and Switch dashed those hopes and frustrated their desires.

As far as I know Nintendo has allot of banked cash in it's war chest, so it can weather a console or two's flop.

Besides, even when the Wii U Bombed, Nintendo still had a successful handheld bringing income in.



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Gosh, having another of these "Nintendo should go 3rd party" discussion is like asking your girlfriend to get in another relationship when everything was already so fine and dandy between both.

Makes no sense.



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Nu-13 said:
Jumpin said:
I'm flabbergasted that there are still people who think Nintendo should go third party. One of the major reasons for Nintendo's success is their brand as a hardware manufacturer, and the various sorts of ways they can get their games to users. Having to rely on other hardware hasn't traditionally been good for them. It's also unlikely that games like Mario Kart and such would be nearly as popular due to the limitations of the Playstation and Xbox hardware which are still stuck and limited to conventions dating back 15-20 years.

I think you're mistaking "think" and "want". No one thinks nintendo should go third party.

Uh, you've literally responded in this thread to reasons why Nintendo should go third party.

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Jumpin said:
Nu-13 said:

I think you're mistaking "think" and "want". No one thinks nintendo should go third party.

Uh, you've literally responded in this thread to reasons why Nintendo should go third party.

I don't get what you're trying to say. I don't remember every post but what if I responded to someone talking about nintendo going 3rd party?