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caffeinade said:
RolStoppable said:

Not fair. The savings of PS Vita TV compared to Vita were only $50.

The Switch is more complex.
A Switch TV would not need to have things like rails to connect the Joycon.
Nintendo would not need to pack in grips, docks and the Joycon straps.

A Switch TV would greatly reduce the device's complexity, and would likely come after the main unit's first price cut.

Plastic must be really expensive these days.



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Personally, I wouldn't, but I don't think it's a bad idea. They shouldn't really do it for at least a couple of years though.



Normchacho said:
SegataSanshiro said:
That's dumb. it loses the entire point so with a name like a Switch on it would be silly. Then people would just whine it's only an underpowered console. If anyone bought Voez they would have wasted money.

Nope. There are those of us who are interested in Nintendo games but aren't interested in their gimmicks.

You would be in the severe minority and not enough people to justify it just like Vita TV. Just because thousands of retro SEGA fans say they want a Dreamcast 2 doesn't mean overall there is enough real demand to make it happen. Your voice along with a few others in the minuscule percentage are irrelevant.  The idea is still stupid. So yep.  If you don't want to take it on the go...you don't have to. You can leave it in the dock. Really hard I know. You were never going to buy one anyway.  Anytime people like you who toss the word Nintendo and gimmick in the same sentence and a few others show up demand they change this or that are people who never planned to buy anyway. You won't be missed as a noncustomer. It's not happening so get over it. It wouldn't be worth the effort for them and it seems the Switch is selling an alarming rate so it's pretty clear they don't need to change a thing.



RolStoppable said:
caffeinade said:

The Switch is more complex.
A Switch TV would not need to have things like rails to connect the Joycon.
Nintendo would not need to pack in grips, docks and the Joycon straps.

A Switch TV would greatly reduce the device's complexity, and would likely come after the main unit's first price cut.

Plastic must be really expensive these days.

It all adds up.
Someone or thing has to fit all that plastic in a box, and ship it across the world.
A Switch TV could probably fit in a box the size of a 3DS XL, that is probably much easier to ship.

https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Player-Controller/dp/B01N1NT9Y6
If Nvidia can make a 200 USD Switch TV, Nintendo can too.



caffeinade said:
RolStoppable said:

Plastic must be really expensive these days.

It all adds up.
Someone or thing has to fit all that plastic in a box, and ship it across the world.
A Switch TV could probably fit in a box the size of a 3DS XL, that is probably much easier to ship.

https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Player-Controller/dp/B01N1NT9Y6
If Nvidia can make a 200 USD Switch TV, Nintendo can too.

Shield hasn't been a great success for Nvidia. Ouya tried to take the mobile game sand put them in a stationary box as did Vita TV. None of these took the world by storm.



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caffeinade said:

It all adds up.
Someone or thing has to fit all that plastic in a box, and ship it across the world.
A Switch TV could probably fit in a box the size of a 3DS XL, that is probably much easier to ship.

https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Player-Controller/dp/B01N1NT9Y6
If Nvidia can make a 200 USD Switch TV, Nintendo can too.

Cardboard must also be expensive these days.

The product description reads like a streaming device, not something that does all of the actual processing. Is this really comparable?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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..nope



RolStoppable said:
caffeinade said:

It all adds up.
Someone or thing has to fit all that plastic in a box, and ship it across the world.
A Switch TV could probably fit in a box the size of a 3DS XL, that is probably much easier to ship.

https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Player-Controller/dp/B01N1NT9Y6
If Nvidia can make a 200 USD Switch TV, Nintendo can too.

Cardboard must also be expensive these days.

The product description reads like a streaming device, not something that does all of the actual processing. Is this really comparable?

It uses the same SoC as the Switch, and is clocked higher.
In other words: it is a fair bit faster than the Switch.
Though the Switch does have an extra GB of RAM.



caffeinade said:

It uses the same SoC as the Switch, and is clocked higher.
In other words: it is a fair bit faster than the Switch.
Though the Switch does have an extra GB of RAM.

Why can it only stream and not do anything on its own?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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