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potato_hamster said:
mutantsushi said:

Agreed.  Yeah, it's kind of funny that there doesn't seem a reason why you need ever detach the mini-controllers from the tablet.
And just use a "normal" controller when docked.  Although I expect they will charge you extra for that. 

mobile multiplayer. You can give one of the halves to your buddy so they can control the game with a miniature SNES controller.

Yeah, there's that... I'm not seeing the point of the "sandwich" core though...
Although I guess it's cheaper to include that than full controller.
But it looks like the real controllers will be noticeably better, so no real reason to use the "sandwich" except as a backup.

Curious what they do on the price... Or if they do offer a 'tablet only' bundle without dock + controller sandwich for $50 less etc.
Honestly, the "Switch" name seems to make the hybrid aspect so central to the concept that I doubt they would do the above.
If they can get it down to $250 at least in a smaller-storage-capacity economy model, that will help IMHO.



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thismeintiel said:
Interesting. However, this thing needs to be $199, $249 AT MAX, for it to succeed. If Nintendo thinks they can get $299-$399 for this thing, they're fooling themselves. Also, that Dpad is pure shit.

Keep in mind you are paying one time for 2 devices more or less, I mean I have the Vita / PS4 for a similar effect here which features some cross buy games, but this is one payment for both your handheld and your home console device, and every time you buy a game for it... you have both versions by default because it's the same system, given the 2 console rational I could see it being closer to 400 and still be happy with the cost as long as the software is there to back it up.



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Ganoncrotch said:
thismeintiel said:
Interesting. However, this thing needs to be $199, $249 AT MAX, for it to succeed. If Nintendo thinks they can get $299-$399 for this thing, they're fooling themselves. Also, that Dpad is pure shit.

Keep in mind you are paying one time for 2 devices more or less, I mean I have the Vita / PS4 for a similar effect here which features some cross buy games, but this is one payment for both your handheld and your home console device, and every time you buy a game for it... you have both versions by default because it's the same system, given the 2 console rational I could see it being closer to 400 and still be happy with the cost as long as the software is there to back it up.

Exactly. I think anyone expecting $250 or less are fooling themselves. It is simply not possible, unless Nintendo offers the portable part alone.



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Not and hardware expert, but let's say that the console has a similar power than One/PS4, and powered by a Nvidia chip. What could it be a resonable price, knowing now the form factor, that the console is portable, and the dock won't really add to the price that much? I've seen a lot of people posting random numbers, but I would like something more specific.



I actually really like the design. I'll need to see how it feels in my hands to be sure, but it looks nice.

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Goodnightmoon said:

I just needed to share this:



LOL XD

Yeah this is the only combo that looks silly to me.  I would much rather leave them apart, wii remote/nunchuk style.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Eagle367 said:

on home consoles. do you really want me to clarify it down to a tee.

Home consoles? But the Switch is a handheld that has an adapter to plug it in to a TV...

According to the BIg N its a primarily a home console



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Eagle367 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Home consoles? But the Switch is a handheld that has an adapter to plug it in to a TV...

According to the BIg N its a primarily a home console

I`m sure according to them the Wii U was going to be a highly desirable product and be a huge success. Other people saw it differently though...



Ka-pi96 said:
Eagle367 said:

According to the BIg N its a primarily a home console

I`m sure according to them the Wii U was going to be a highly desirable product and be a huge success. Other people saw it differently though...

Succes is debatable. But a company's product has to be called what the company calls it

Like if a company calls a 6 inch screen a mobile phone, it's aphone not a tablet



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Eagle367 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

I`m sure according to them the Wii U was going to be a highly desirable product and be a huge success. Other people saw it differently though...

Succes is debatable. But a company's product has to be called what the company calls it

Like if a company calls a 6 inch screen a mobile phone, it's aphone not a tablet

Doesn`t really work like that.

If some company tried to sell me a banana saying it was an apple I`d say back to them `that`s not a banana, it`s an apple you idiot!`. I don`t see any reason why I should treat Nintendo any different than any other company.