Nintendo NX / Switch Discussion

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Steven, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Random_Spock

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    Yea I'm wary too as I'd have to buy a tv to use it with as well. There are quite a few games I'm interested in, but I can wait.
     
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  2. bigdaddy

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    I'm still perfectly happy with my 3DS. The system costs half the price and the games are a fraction of the price as well.

    But... Mario.
     
  3. Robert Maxwell

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    Yeah, people make the mistake of thinking the Switch is a PS4 or XB1 replacement, and it's not. It is its own thing.

    That said, between my 3DS and my GPD Win (and my Vita, sometimes), I have my mobile gaming needs covered. And for big screen gaming, I use my PC.

    I'm sure I'll get a Switch at some point, though. Maybe after a price cut or an upgraded revision or something. Either way, once it has a more robust library.
     
  4. SPCTRE

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    yep, I reckon for a lot of people critical mass will be reached now with the release of Odyssey - if my entertainment budget was entirely unlimited, I'd definitely jump in now - alas, other venues (PC upgrade, Xbox One X, secondary UHD TV, etc) are more "pressing" right now :D
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    Same. Just upgraded my main PC subsystem (CPU/mobo) and that was more or less the cost of a Switch! That'll have to do me for a while.
     
  6. BeatleJWOL

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    This is where I'm at right now. Currently watching Vinesauce stream Mario Odyssey and it's damn tempting to run out and cash in my $400 for a Switch and Mario tomorrow.
     
  7. bigdaddy

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    What I don't understand is there is a Mario bundle that cost $380. But isn't the Switch $300 and Mario $60? So what is the extra $20 for?
     
  8. BillJ

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    Some extra pack-in like an SD card? Iunno?
     
  9. BeatleJWOL

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    Subsidies to make sure they can meet their production budget, clearly.

    Also the Mario bundle is download-only, or as I call it, a bunch of bullshit.
     
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  10. bigdaddy

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    Very good point!

    Remember the good old days when a bundle would be CHEAPER than if bought separately? I have never bought a downloaded game, it's pointless. Mario will have a resell value of like $40+ for the next two year.
     
  11. Robert Maxwell

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    You will likely not enjoy the future of gaming, then.
     
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  12. bigdaddy

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    As long as people keep buying physical I have hope. More so because Nintendo still sucks when it comes to physical games and accounts.
     
  13. Rincewiend

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    Don't forget the internet, as long as that is not up to speed all over the world physical will be here to stay...
     
  14. Robert Maxwell

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    That makes zero sense. "The world" is not a single market.

    Anyway, only about a quarter of video game sales in the US are physical these days. It was 80% in 2009. The trend is obvious.
     
  15. bigdaddy

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    Source please.

    But the world is a single market. If the USA is download only and Africa is physical only then I can just buy an African version.
     
  16. Robert Maxwell

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    Here you go.

    Not if the consoles are region-locked, you can't. And if nobody is selling physical copies, you are out of luck.
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    The Switch isn't locked, and as Rincewiend pointed out that as long as some part doesn't have decent internet then there will be physical games. I mean there are still records, they are making a comeback.

    And thanks for the link! Rare people actually get back to you on the internet. :techman:
     
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  18. BillJ

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    So... no Virtual Console for the Switch? That is a shame, it was what I was looking forward to. Though my son loves the console. He was up until 11 last night, in bed playing Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.
     
  19. BillJ

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    My son has taken to calling it the "Wii-U Switch". :lol:
     
  20. Rincewiend

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    Well, now that Net Neutrality thing has gone wrong physical will rise again(oo-er!)
    Another reason why physical will stick around is pricing of games...
    Very often buying the physical copy of a game can save up to €/$10 or more compared to the digital version(on EU PSN atleast)...