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SegataSanshiro said:
Normchacho said:

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.

First off, why are you personally offended by the idea that someone may not actually care that the Switch is a hybrid?

Is the topic of the thread "Does it make sense for Nintendo to make a Switch console?" Is the topic of my post "It makes sense for Nintendo to make a Switch console."? Nope. The thread asks if we'd be interested, I said yes, you said that it was dumb, I pointed out that not everyone wants what you want.

For those of us who, as I said, are interested in Nintendo games, but just want a normal system, the things that make the Switch a hybrid add a lot of cost without adding any value.



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RolStoppable said:
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?

It can play games too.

Remember that news story a month or so ago about Gamecube and Wii games getting ported to Nvidia's device.
This is the device the games are getting ported too.

It can also play Tomb Raider (2013), Half-Life 2, Portal and more.



caffeinade said:

It can play games too.

Remember that news story a month or so ago about Gamecube and Wii games getting ported to Nvidia's device.
This is the device the games are getting ported too.

It can also play Tomb Raider (2013), Half-Life 2, Portal and more.

If it can only do that and is so expensive, why do some people say Switch is expensive?



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RolStoppable said:
caffeinade said:

It can play games too.

Remember that news story a month or so ago about Gamecube and Wii games getting ported to Nvidia's device.
This is the device the games are getting ported too.

It can also play Tomb Raider (2013), Half-Life 2, Portal and more.

If it can only do that and is so expensive, why do some people say Switch is expensive?

More than one thing can be expensive...

Edit: Plus, it's largely the same internal hardware and it's $100 less.



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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.

Portability is not a gimmick.



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Normchacho said:
RolStoppable said:

If it can only do that and is so expensive, why do some people say Switch is expensive?

More than one thing can be expensive...

Edit: Plus, it's largely the same internal hardware and it's $100 less.

But Shield can't do anything worth of value, so it's obscenely expensive.



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RolStoppable said:
Normchacho said:

More than one thing can be expensive...

Edit: Plus, it's largely the same internal hardware and it's $100 less.

But Shield can't do anything worth of value, so it's obscenely expensive.

The Switch cannot play Portal or Half-Life 2.
I cannot stream games from my PC to the Switch.
I cannot stream video from a range of platforms on the Switch.

The Shield TV cannot play Super Mario Odyssey.



RolStoppable said:
sergiodaly said:

that was example of a price he would like to see, and the mention of the PS Vita TV was just to explain the concept of the console, not to draw comparisons...

me personally , would only buy it for 150 because that is what i think is a good price for this "Switch"...

So this thread is basically like asking if people are interested in a $199 PS4 in mid-2014.

Did i mention any price (other than saying "cheaper") in the OP? No. So no,  this has nothing to do with price... Just because someone pointed out a price tag they would like for this new sku doesn't change the original intention of the thread. 



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RolStoppable said:
Normchacho said:

More than one thing can be expensive...

Edit: Plus, it's largely the same internal hardware and it's $100 less.

But Shield can't do anything worth of value, so it's obscenely expensive.

And it isn't selling very well.



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Alkibiádēs said:
Normchacho said:

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

Portability is not a gimmick.

Exactly. It's just more options.