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Nintendo Switch: Nintendo's Next Hardware - SOURCE ALL NEWS/RUMORS

BCVM22

Well-Known Member
They aren’t really marketing it as a social/entertainment system, though. They’re marketing it as... what it is. A video game system that goes from handheld to console with a click. And it also happens to be the only system where you can play Nintendo’s stable of franchises.

None of the marketing says anything about using it for streaming media, and the Hulu app launched quietly and with minimal fanfare. The system really isn’t hurting for lack of Netflix and a web browser and it especially isn’t hurting for missing the latter.
 
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Sαpphire

Well-Known Member
They aren’t really marketing it as a social/entertainment system, though. They’re marketing it as... what it is. A video game system that goes from handheld to console with a click. And it also happens to be the only system where you can play Nintendo’s stable of franchises.

None of the marketing says anything about using it for streaming media, and the Hulu app launched quietly and with minimal fanfare. The system really isn’t hurting for lack of Netflix and a web browser and it especially isn’t hurting for missing the latter.
Ah yes, I suppose it is rather unreasonable of me to expect things from Nintendo's 2017 console... that have been present on every single major console for the past decade.

I can concede that marketing doesn't talk about streaming - because, well, you can't do it yet. It's not that the system is incapable or that it wouldn't be a good marketing angle; it's that you literally just can't do it. The only exception so far is Hulu, which is less than two months old on the Switch platform. I can also concede that the launch wasn't a huge, celebrated event... because it was Hulu, which has around a fourth as many subscribers and far less usage than the one I mentioned, Netflix. It was, though, discussed and praised, and mostly within a context of "well we all want Netflix instead but Hulu is here for those who care or can't wait."

I also agree that the system is not "hurting" for the lack of a web browser - that's merely a convenience feature that, again, has been present on almost every gaming system for a decade.

As far as the social and general entertainment aspects of the console, you really can't tell me that would be a bad idea when that kind of general appeal and social gaming is what made the Wii so popular in the first place. It's also really not fair to say that it's not at least part of how they're marketing it already, even if it's not the focus - why else would they have games like 1 2 Switch as a major launch title? Or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a game that is always a ridiculously popular social game in particular?

I don't know. I guess I just see significantly more potential in this console. More than just being "a video game system that goes from handheld to console with a click." More than just being a portable and home Zelda and Mario machine. Part of that is providing as diverse an array of content as every other console on the market, since the library and its central handheld-plus-home gimmick can only compete so far, especially when other consoles are cheaper and have the online things I've mentioned. Another part of that is providing a reasonable online experience, which hasn't happened, and which is in far more demand than the two smaller things I said I'd like to see.
 
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R_N

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I genuinely think they cut all that junk from the switch so it was just a game thing.
Like the UI on this is barebones and the "features" follow suit. You have a friends list, the eshop, your games, thats it. You barely have themes, there is no music, you can barely even view your playlog.

Like they're not idiots. The dsi had a browser. Even the 3DS has youtube and netflix and that's a system that should probably have had neither.
 

Sαpphire

Well-Known Member
I genuinely think they cut all that junk from the switch so it was just a game thing.
Like the UI on this is barebones and the "features" follow suit. You have a friends list, the eshop, your games, thats it. You barely have themes, there is no music, you can barely even view your playlog.

Like they're not idiots. The dsi had a browser. Even the 3DS has youtube and netflix and that's a system that should probably have had neither.
I can see where you're coming from, but I have a hard time feeling like it was all intentional - I think they did a good job of making it look that way, making everything very minimalist, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was more a result of pressure to release a functional, appealing new console, and some things just weren't ready yet. I could be wrong, of course - it could have been a very conscious effort to put the games and the gaming experience on display before worrying about the rest. Proving their worth in gaming still exists, more or less.

I can also agree that the 3DS definitely didn't do well with Youtube and Netflix - it's nice to have on the system, in theory, but they work so poorly.
 

Excitable Boy

is a metaphor
it's still kinda insane to me that they actually did make a browser for the Switch that you can't just call up at will
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"

Team Volt Grunt

Pokémon Collector
I don't see why the lack of Netflix and other apps has been such a big deal all of a sudden. I would never use them on my Switch. It's a game device and I don't need it cluttered up with a bunch of useless apps. None of that extra stuff is needed when I have a smart TV, a smartphone, and/or a laptop that can do all that extra stuff while I enjoy my games on my Switch.

For someone who doesn't have access to a smart TV, another console, a smartphone, or a computer for that extra stuff, I can understand a desire to put them on the Switch. But there are better alternatives and maybe a Switch shouldn't be your priority over some of those other daily devices.
 

KenoShay

Sinnoh Champ
It's just a matter of convenience imo I don't wanna be switchin devices all the times if I can get my Mario twitch YouTube Netflix zelda Hulu etc all on one thing
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"

PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
So we may get six Switch game announcements soon? I seriously hope that one of them is SSB4 Deluxe. Though it probably won't.
That would be nice.

More specifically, it would be dope if they released a Switch port combining all the features of both the 3DS and Wii U versions. To have Smash Run and Stage Builder in the same game would be the ****.
 

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
Well, only 2 days left until the 11th. We'll know if that rumor is true or false pretty soon. They do tend to announce the Directs pretty late, sometimes the day before, so if we're really getting one then they'll make an official announcement in the next 24 hours. Even if it is false though, I can't see them waiting much longer for a real Direct. We know far too little about their 2018 plans for them to go without one for another month.
 

Auraninja

Try to understand.
gonna guess it's just the existing costumes being used as amiibo unlocks
Likely, but if there was even one Nintendo costume that wasn't in the Wii U Bayonetta 2, I would switch out for the Switch version.
 

Pokemon Power

Well-Known Member
Man, the hype for the possible Nintendo Direct tommorow is so big, Nintendo's just trolling everyone on their Twitter. I'm seeing a bunch of replies on their posts that are like "GIVE US THE DIRECT" and "WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG". I've even seen a few offensive posts that I won't get into.
EDIT: Seems they're starting to acknowledge the replies. They put up a picture of a fiery Chibi-Robo.
 
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BCVM22

Well-Known Member
The only thing they’re acknowledging is that they’re having fun trolling people who really don’t have anything else to do but tweet at them shouting GIVE US THE DIRECT, and I applaud them for it.

People need to chill the you-know-what out. It’ll come when it comes.
 

Dragalge

Custom title: If specified, this will replace the
Feel the burn, you gullible people.
It’s funny you mentioned the word burn since Nintendo NoA tweeted a picture of Chibi Robo on fire. Not saying it means anything but I thought I’d share it. :p

Or perhaps they do know
 

PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
The only thing they’re acknowledging is that they’re having fun trolling people who really don’t have anything else to do but tweet at them shouting GIVE US THE DIRECT, and I applaud them for it.

People need to chill the you-know-what out. It’ll come when it comes.
Feel the burn, you gullible people.
I must admit, people jumped the gun rather quickly on this one, and as the days crept forward, the odds got slimmer, and they still wouldn't give up.

At a certain point, hope turns into lunacy. We will get a Direct when Nintendo is ready. Let's not torture ourselves with false hopes and expectations.
 
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