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POLL: Are you going to buy the Nintendo Switch?



  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,957
    99.9% sure I'll get one eventually. However, I'm concerned about the apparent lack of third party support, as well as the fact that it's going to be yet another underpowered Nintendo home console (as a portable it's impressive though). 

    If the Switch doesn't get strong third party support akin to that of the XBOne or PS4 (and their upcoming successors), it very well could be Nintendo's final home console. They need to get their shit together this time around. Nintendo could, and should, be dominating the console market. Why they won't take just a few relatively simple actions to do so has perplexed me since the Gamecube days. It's like the whole company came down with a case of severe rectal-cranium inversion in the mid 2000's, and they still haven't shaken it off. 

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  • KanethKaneth Member RarePosts: 2,286

    I will most likely get one at some point, but definitely not for the first year. The only way I'd get one this year would be for my daughter and Splatoon 2. At least I can get Breath of the Wild for my Wii U. Considering the Switch has questionable power compared to current gen consoles it'll be interesting to see how much total 3rd party support it garners.

    Nintendo seems to be banking on that everyone wants to be portable, but with 2-6 hour battery life, is the Switch truly that portable?

    Legend of Zelda seems to be the only good game for launch. Splatoon 2 coming sometime this year, and Mario Odyssey coming out this holiday season are possibly the only games to look forward to. FIFA 17 and Skyrim aren't going to be big sellers. Also, the fact that they are just revamping Mario Kart 8 for the Switch instead of making Mario Kart 9 seems really lazy.

    There just doesn't seem to be much of a reason to be an early adopter.

    If Nintendo really wants to get this thing moving, I feel they need to really get back to the JRPG. That's actually one of the best things about the 3DS. If Nintendo can get Squeenix to work some magic and release a ton of JRPGs on the Switch then they might have a chance. It would be neat to see HD remakes of Chrono Trigger, Secret Mana (and release all versions to the states), and of course the older FF titles. Not to mention the Dragon Quest series. Also, if Nintendo could get Sega to HD remake any of the Phantasy Star series, then we could fully fuel a console on pure nostalgia.

    I've been a huge fan of Nintendo for most of my life, but the Switch worries me. I'd rather not get Dreamcast'ed again.

  • tadams2tonetadams2tone Member UncommonPosts: 59
    edited January 2017
    I'm cautiously optimistic for the Switch.  Yes, it's gimmicky and I'm sick of the gimmicks just like everyone else.  I do think that Nintendo is starting to actually understand it's core audience in the US.  During the reveal there were more RPGs planned than is usual, at least for the last two Nintendo consoles. 

    This makes me think Nintendo is trying to bring the US 3ds fans over to switch.  This makes me happy. Some types of RPGs can only, really, be had on the 3ds at this point.

    I'll get it in about a year.  Xenoblade and Zelda are enough to sell the system for me. Then add Fire Emblem, SMT, both possibly exclusives and I'm in heaven.  If they get Atlus on board I will flip out.  Sick of playing the 3ds.  I hate small screens.  Having the option to play SMT/Atlus and other archaic rpgs on the big screen will be a welcome change.

  • paul43paul43 Member UncommonPosts: 198
    I've had all the portable systems, like Gameboy and Nintendo DS, but I'm not picking up this product, it's not portable enough for me, and the games are not good enough. As an adult there are limits for how many Mario Karts I can play. I want more adulty games, and playing 5-6 years old Skyrim just dosen't cut it. 

    I would much rather have played a updated Morrowind, like they have done with Final Fantasy for example.

  • kostoslavkostoslav Member UncommonPosts: 455
    Only if it has achievement system
  • PsYcHoGBRPsYcHoGBR Member UncommonPosts: 480
    Doesn't look too good they lost £1.5 billion in shares after they announced the Switch.
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,922
    Dragnelus said:
    Have you not seen the trailer for Breath of the Wild?

    When I see that trailer and other Zelda gameplay vids all I can think is that it would be great if Nintendo just stuck to developing games instead of rolling out shitty underspecced (and now expensive) consoles.

    Imagine how good that would look on a ps4/xbox or pc. Or how much better it would feel to play with a decent controller like the dualshock. Or being able to have more than one good game saved to disk ...

    If they didn't have the new Zelda as a launch title, Nintendo would be complete toast imo.

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,446
    Dragnelus said:
    Have you not seen the trailer for Breath of the Wild?

    That does look awesome. 
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,250
    Actually looks awful,the lighting is terrible and makes everything look foggy,not clean and clear.
    This game will go down as the prime example to why graphics do matter.This game would likely be a 8-9/10 if the graphics were of quality,instead it will be an eye sore drab looking 6/10.

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  • JakobmillerJakobmiller Member UncommonPosts: 341
    I might pick it up, but not sure. Depends on price and such. But I do miss mario kart since N64.
  • arctarusarctarus Member UncommonPosts: 2,581
    edited January 2017
    Yes, but not on the first day, waiting for games that i love to be release, eg animal crossing, fire emblem RPG, MH stories or pokemon

    By the way, how did you guys post that " yes"  " no" on your post?

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  • SalmonManSalmonMan Member UncommonPosts: 190
    I was, after the initial announcement. I was incredibly jazzed in fact.

    Then that press event happened. *insert deflating balloon sound* It was so underwhelmng. A great handheld, yet the 3DS isnt being replaced, combined with an expensive / subpar console. The value proposition is appalling. God dammit Nintendo. You had one fracking job.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    No for me, there just isn't a reason to buy one, as a console it is underpowered, and as a handheld device, its not something i am particularly interested in, i don't know exactly what demographic the device is aimed at, just that i am not in it, i don't even see the point in the thing, having said that, i do have a Wii, a PS4 and a high end gaming PC, honestly i have no idea what the point of the Switch is, it just seems too much of a gimmick and not enough functionality to make it a useful device, from what i have seen so far its going to be going head to head with smartphones,  i don't think it has a chance against them O.o .
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,833
    I suspect this poll would be very different if the original $199 rumors had been correct.

    I know, it's only $100 more, but that extra bit forces a comparison with the PS4 and XB1 which wouldn't be the case if it was at a lower price point by itself.

    Yeah some people will buy all 3 systems but, believe it or not, there are still people out there that choose just one. For those folks, the Switch pales in comparison to the other 2.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    Already have cell, tablet, and pc (and laptop) to play games on, now why should I buy this again?  I've been really looking at the previews and it looks like a no go so far.  High price, limited games, packed market.   Nice design though.

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Member UncommonPosts: 2,237

    I have a young child and I must admit that I am looking forward to playing mario kart and zelda myself . Should be a good family entertainment console. The portability is a plus for me as well.
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,380
    It's about $50 too expensive, the controllers are an ergonomic hot mess, the game selection is meh, I don't need to carry a screen around with me when I have a couple of nice tablets in the house already, and for fucks sake, I don't need to game everywhere.  Neither do my kids.
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,373
    Another platform to buy to play a limited amount of games on at this price... nope.
  • CoatedCoated Member UncommonPosts: 499
    Not right away. I didn't buy the WiiU till Splatoon got released. It will probably end up being the same. They will release a game I want to play only for the Switch and I will cave.
  • sayuusayuu Member RarePosts: 766
    edited January 2017
    No, I haven't bought a nintendo system since the Super NES

    gotta keep the streak alive!

    oh and the Switch, like nintendo's other past consoles, holds no interest for me.
  • starstorm777starstorm777 Member UncommonPosts: 103
    Yes I will, when I save up enough....BUT.... aren't they scurrrrrrrred it's gonna sell out and there won't be enough to go around?!!! Then what?....would it happen?
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  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Member EpicPosts: 3,766
    Nah, but I never buy consoles anymore, so it's no surprise.

    It does strike me as weird that the main feature is going for portable gaming, when everyone is now carrying around powerful portable gaming systems (their phones).

    I'm sure I would've loved it as a kid, though, and I bet it will do great in that market.  The prospect of finishing a game you started past your bedtime in your bed is pretty sweet for a kid I bet.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    edited January 2017
    Strange move to negate the advantages of having a high resolution touch screen display covered by the dock.  Missed the opportunity for a dual display. Yea you could play without the dock but it's still strange.  
    Image result for nintendo switch console base

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,250
    Back in the day not many had internet or PC's so a Nintendo machine was pretty much the best option out there.You are at least imo way better off buying a PC game.
    Now a days there is imo no reason to buy a Switch what so ever,unless of course you  think a Zelda machine holds any value,i made that mistake with Skyrim and kicked myself in the ass for a long time.

    What makes this purchase insane is the ADDED costs that will incur buying this what is essentially a Nintendo DS upgraded lol.I could see people spending around 400-600 because it comes with NOTHING.

    Also since Nintendo knows this gimmick will sell they have added costs for online gaming which will be a norm.So right out of the gate between SD upgrades,chargers,docks,paddles a couple games,50 or so internet charge,Nintendo sees an instant 500+ coming out of this because everyone will buy the Nintendo Mario/Zelda.

    All they did was turn a hand controller into a console lmao,500-600 for a hand controller.They claim you can take it with you,well yeah i can do that already with a controller or cell phones,tablets.They could have simply  added the Mario and Zelda and any other game to the Wii,this is imo a total waste of money.

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  • Prod1702Prod1702 Member UncommonPosts: 78
    I already pre ordered it. Mainly because I want to support Nintendo and I really want something that I can use on the go and great games. I love Super Mario, Mario Kart, and Zelda games enough that I will blow money on it. 

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