News Nintendo NX to be Revealed Soon

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  1. Gorge

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    Nintendo's facebook page says a Nintendo NX teaser trailer will be revealed but it only says 7pm ET and doesnt give a date. I dont know if this is a mistake or just a teaser for a teaser with more specifics coming really soon. Either way Nintendo's new console is being shown much sooner than I expected even with how poorly the WiiU has done.

    https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/posts/1148438781907240:0

    Im not expecting anything mind blowing though, i'm doubting i'll come away from this saying I need this console or that I have faith Nintendo can get it together and get back in the game.

    EDIT: added trailer

     
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    It is today in just over two hours.
     
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    Called Nintendo Switch. Otherwise, basically as leaked a few months ago. Looks good, though.
     
  4. Gorge

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    Im not sold. Im expecting it to be extremely under powered and little thought put into multiplayer. The only upside is that they seemed to have a mostly more traditional controller.
     
  5. Rachel

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    they've got Skyrim though...

    my first impressions...

    "Nintendo Switch?" Doesn't sound as...memorable...catchy...not that things like "PS4" or "Xbox One" are better. The controllers are called "Joy-Con"...?

    What were the soccer players doing? They were planning out soccer strategy based on Splatoon? lol but it is neat that the system can talk with other systems...what, nearby? Do you have to join a local lobby?

    The lady at the party I just rolled my eyes, like ten people are going to crowd around that tiny screen.

    Wanted to see more third party stuff, mostly it was first party stuff...but it looks like a new Kart game and Mario game are on the horizon?

    Do we have a price point? I'm hearing $299 but don't think it's confirmed. That might be too much but I'd like to hear what others think. I'm also interested to see how Sony and Microsoft will eventually respond. It's not portable enough like a phone or the 3DS. Which by the way, does that tie in at all? What will the next portable look like? Or will they even continue to invest in that area or just do this thing from now on?

    I see this as a good thing for parents (me) who need to deal with kids in car rides. I need to hear more though...other thoughts? @Rick52 ?
     
  6. Fool's Requiem

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    This looks like the most convenient and accessable console Nintendo has ever made.

    However, like Gorge said, it might end up being underpowered...

    Unless the screen part displays games at a lower res by itself than when plugged into the station.

    Wonder if battery life is going to be better than the Wii U's gamepad.

    Hoping there's no touch or motion controls implemented.
     
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    I was just wondering that too - battery life? It has the power of something like the Xbone without being plugged in. How does that mesh?

    Edit: And I assume it doesn't come with the "Pro" controller. And the little controllers are easy to lose, look how small they are I'm glad I have tiny female hands lol
     
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  8. Quagmire

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    With a smaller screen you don't need quite the same resolution

    I'm hoping for some backwards compatibility at least with the dock at home

    Good list of support from 3rd parties, but the last couple nintendo consoles have started like that and when they didn't sell well support dropped off. Perhaps with no gameplay gimmick 3rd party sales will be successful
     
  9. dimmerwit

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    Backwards compatibility is unlikely. The chipset was not designed for mobile, with the Wii and Wii U only being backwards compatible because they used the same chipset.

    I'm not too bothered about power, especially since I have a PC. Nintendo have historically done a great job at exceeding expectations with the hardware, and it seems decent enough to have won back third parties. Microsoft are forcing people to support the original Xbox One for some years yet, and by 2016 standards that thing is absolutely nowhere performance wise, so that bodes well even if the Switch can't compete with the PS4, or the PS4 Pro and Scorpio.
     
  10. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Like the look of it. Can't count how many times I've had to rush to finish something to go somewhere... or just to turn over the TV to someone else.

    I've been hyped on the new Zelda and with how cool this looks, I may just get it depending on price point and other games available. Definitely something that I would want.
     
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    I'll admit, it looks really cool. But it looks like it's a handheld with a dock that streams it to the big screen. While I've come to expect lower graphical quality from nintendo, I have no desire to pay $300 for a handheld with removable controllers. It's honestly no different in technology than a kindle fire or a tablet that can duplicate to a TV.

    I'll end up getting it, of course, because of my step-son, but conceptually $100 overpriced in my opinion, unless docking it gives it enhanced abilities. I've been talking about the new Zelda game. And really want it. Seeing as how the kids' Wii U gamepad is broken because of the touchscreen, I will not replace that for $100 if I can double it for the new system. At $300, it would be a gift from multiple people pitching in.
     
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    I can't see this being any less than $300. Probably a little more.
     
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    Wired says the games will be available digitally and via SD cards like the 3DS which should help with loading times... and maybe remove the possibility of space constraints like disks have... As SD card technology improves, it should make it easier to squeeze more data on those cards as the years go by.
     
  14. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I heard that the first 1 TB SD card is being released soon. Or already was.

    New Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart that you can play multiplayer on the same device sounds awesome. Also, I'd like to try Splatoon.
     
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    I'm kind of on the fence as well with this. It looks... interesting enough on its own, but as per usual, it's only really the normal Nintendo exclusive games that drive my interest towards it. What I am wondering, since it is a portable console-thingamabob, would you be able to play 3DS games on it? I would probably buy it right away if I can then download the new Pokemon game on it. Saves me from dropping $200 on a 3DS.
     
  16. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I agree with that. I've not bought a 3DS because I wanted to see what this console/portable hybrid ended up being. If it can run 3DS games then I will get it almost immediately. There are some really highly touted games on it that I want to play but won't buy the system.
     
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    We're in the same boat then.

    I guess it's more or less whether or not Nintendo still wants to push a separate full fledged portable console and whatever you call Switch. If this thing can play 3DS games then they kind of have to kill off their portable games division. Then again, Nintendo's been slowly moving towards mobile platforms so... Maybe it's possible.
     
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    Given it uses Nvidia's Tegra technology, it can't natively run either Wii U or 3DS games. But nothing rules out some kind of software solution.

    Edit: Although the 3DS does also use ARM, so...
     
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    For those wondering, partners list:

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    I'm actually quite interested in this. I still love my Wii U, and while this looks to be the sort of next evolution of that concept, I really like where Nintendo's heading with it. It's nice to see third party support coming back, and while I'm sure it won't be as powerful as the One or PS4, it's great that there's at least a chance for multi-platform games to hit the Switch alongside the One and PS4 (and PC). So here's hoping this pans out for Nintendo!
     
  20. Fool's Requiem

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    I saw that on Wired. It's good to see Nintendo actually getting support this time around. This tells me that devs have more faith in this system than past systems. Who ever thought they'd see an Elder Scrolls game on a Nintendo console?

    Also, Take Two Interactive being on board means we might see games from 2K and Rockstar finally make an appearance on a Nintendo console. Red Dead Redemption 2 anyone?
     
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    People elsewhere were imagining the chaos of joy that would happen if the Switch launched with Red Dead
     
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    Red Dead is not out until next fall. But a man can dream!
     
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    Wii U had a good list of support at first as did the Wii and gamecube, but as games didn't sell well (other than first party Nintendo titles), that support dwindled. So we'll see if they buck the trend
     
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    It's a fantastic looking design anyway. I wouldn't say I'm burnt out on video games completely, but the trends continue to be the same thing on the PS4, Xbox - Call of Duties, Battlefields, Maddens, etc... the Switch looks refreshing to me. Nintendo appeals to my casual gaming senses right now, but has the Zelda game that looks like an incredible one.

    Another plus is that you can play 2 player games right out of the box. I showed my wife the trailer yesterday, and she got all excited for Mario Kart and the new Mario game. Also, my daughter will be 4 next spring when it comes out, she's interested in watching me play some games, maybe she will be able to learn how to play on this console.
     
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    Red Dead would be amazing to see on the Switch, though with Nintendo's typical commitment to "family" entertainment, one has to wonder if games like Red Dead would appear on the console at all.

    Nintendo tends to make the perfect "introductory" consoles for learning how to game, so yeah, it'd probably be the ideal way to get your daughter into it!
     
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    Just FYI: Nintendo said to Famitsu that the Switch will not play physical 3DS or Wii U media. That obviously does not rule out digital but it suggests that 3DS support would require emulation.
     
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    Makes me sad, there are a couple Wii U games I'd like, but don't want to have to by a system. I'll have to wait for it to drop in price
     
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    Nintendo have announced their next release of information will come on 13 January through a live presentation in Tokyo. It'll include the release date and price.

    Until then, the same sources that correctly leaked the concept to Eurogamer have corraborated a little bit of new information. The Switch's screen is 6.2", the same as the Wii U tablet. Resolution is up to 720p (1280x720) and it is capacitive multi-touch instead of the resistive tech found in the DS/3DS/Wii U. The article is here.
     
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    Hopefully, the docking station upscales the graphics to 1080p for your viewing pleasure on your TV.
     
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    I would hope that would the be least of what it can do. If it can't even pull off full 1080p high def (which is relatively standard by this day and age, and moreso come next year when it's released) then it really can't justify its price tag.

    My biggest concern is that again, Nintendo is woefully behind graphically, and yet charge as much as machines that decimate it. For the assumed $299, it costs as much as a brand new Xbox One or PS4, which decimate the Switch's specs. I just can't understand the idea that you can't at LEAST make it 1080p standard while docked. On the tablet, ok, I understand a bit more.

    Hopefully, the price point is lower. I'd rather that.