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Biggest thing that annoys me tbf, that and the terrible OS compared to Wii U. I like my gaming consoles to have options. Sometimes I cant find my TV remote so will stream netflix on PS5 ( it automatcally turns tv on when powered) stuff like that. Switch is pretty redundant in my house, and I have three of  them, reason being ,Lack of games ( for me) since 2017 really and lack of features.





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Switch probably doesn't have that stuff because it ended up being a complete waste of development time for those features on the Wii U.  Anyone remember TVii?  Or that you could control your TV volume and channel with the Gamepad?  Or that the menu used to be extremely slow, probably because of all these additional features?  Nintendo spent multiple updates to help speed up the Wii U menu.  Probably spent a bunch of development time on that.  None of this helped the Wii U sell.  So Nintendo just focused on games and a snappy and quick menu for the Switch.  Seemed to work out fine for Nintendo.



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theRepublic said:

Switch probably doesn't have that stuff because it ended up being a complete waste of development time for those features on the Wii U.  Anyone remember TVii?  Or that you could control your TV volume and channel with the Gamepad?  Or that the menu used to be extremely slow, probably because of all these additional features?  Nintendo spent multiple updates to help speed up the Wii U menu.  Probably spent a bunch of development time on that.  None of this helped the Wii U sell.  So Nintendo just focused on games and a snappy and quick menu for the Switch.  Seemed to work out fine for Nintendo.

I really liked the IR transmitter on pad, i actually used it.  The TVii not as much but it was a cool feature.  That said I agree with your conclusion.  Nice features but not system sellers.