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Are those controllers motion sensitive as well or were those people playing Mario Kart just really into it? No d-pad on them either? Wiimote compatibility? USB, expandable memory, power compared to wiiu, VC compatibility, battery life, anal, will my DK bongo drums work?



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The new Nintendo Switch.

 

Anyways, both a little bummed and relieved that it doesn't add power.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
RolStoppable said:
That's good news. Why did you post it then?

Lol.

And agreed.

+1 for  the insinuation... lol  ;) So it's a common secret!

Anyway!

For me it's not, since it means no screen controller like with the wii u! However, I guess that it had to differenciate from the wii u somewhere...

 

The portable device is so  sexy and elegant, unlike the ''boulder'' of the wii u! haha

 

I'm wondering if it can connect to the dock wirelessly, then that would possibly mean screen controller too.

Edit: In general it is good news... For the price! ;)



Now I wonder... is it going to be more powerful than a Wii U? :s Any solid rumors about specs?



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Well, I'm bummed because it means no added power, which could make 3rd party support an issue going forward, once again.
But hopefully this means that the system will be relatively cheap at launch. I could see $250-300 being the retail launch price.



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Strange, Ideally the Dock should of had a better GPU that would render the game at a higher resolution on the TV screen. The handheld GFX may look good on the small screen but on the TV ouch.



RolStoppable said:
Cobretti2 said:
The only hope left of this turning into a real home console is the SCD patent they got lol.

Supplemental Computing Device

Power is what makes a real home console?

No, having a device that can only be played at home on the TV is...

A SCD would only work at home, when hooked to the TV, hence home console.

Right now it's just a tablet & any tablet does what the Switch does (except playing Nintendo games) & then some, because I seriously doubt that it will have a SIM slot, so it have less features than the average tablet, no internet on the go, no online play on the go, no video/audio streaming on the go.

With this system, Nintendo is reduced to its bare bones, anterior systems always had a unique twist, this is just Nintendo's fugly underpowered tablet that does nothing except playing Nintendo games.

I really hope it's cheap at least, more than 200$ would be a slap in the face, it's not worth more!!!



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GProgrammer said:
Strange, Ideally the Dock should of had a better GPU that would render the game at a higher resolution on the TV screen. The handheld GFX may look good on the small screen but on the TV ouch.

Probably, though it's really soon to say that, the GPU won't be running at max capacity on portable mode to save power, and works at max capacity in the dock station. So the portable would be a downgraded version. 



This is actually good. Nintendo are smart enough to not get involved in a dick measuring contest and do there own thing. The concept is good, it'll be cheap to produce and should sell pretty well.

After looking at it again I'm starting to like the look of it, better looking that the Wii and Wii U by a good margin. So that's another box ticked.

The name is shit though but what does that matter anyway!?



Game_God said:
RolStoppable said:

Power is what makes a real home console?

No, having a device that can only be played at home on the TV is...

A SCD would only work at home, when hooked to the TV, hence home console.

Right now it's just a tablet & any tablet does what the Switch does except playing Nintendo games...

Not sure why it's not a home console. Well, my definition of a home console is different, probably. But if you can play with your family/friends, on a TV, with multiple controllers is a home console to me. It's also portable which is a neat plus.