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    Rumors are that the Switch only has a max 3 hour battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdoughty View Post
    Rumors are that the Switch only has a max 3 hour battery life.
    Yeah. I also heard that it can be charged via USB

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    That would be the same time as the Wii U then. Ours didn't last longer than that but it wasn't really a problem for a console. Could be an issue when I see this as primarily a handheld system with an option to play on your TV.

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    I don't care what rumors are. I want to hear it directly from Nintendo. Until I do, I don't believe it.

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    Well Nintendo is going to make you wait.


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    Can't wait! Console is already an instant buy for me. I just want all the meaty spec goodness of it.

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    The wife told me she wants this on release day. I started looking into it. I give Nintendo credit. This actually looks outstanding. Plus with kids and road trips this will be fantastic.

    Any rumours on the $$$$?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
    The wife told me she wants this on release day. I started looking into it. I give Nintendo credit. This actually looks outstanding. Plus with kids and road trips this will be fantastic.

    Any rumours on the $$$$?
    Rumours are that it's gonna be $300-$350. We'll know for sure on January 12th.

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    Rumors today that the exact release date may be March 17.

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    I think the Canadian Toys R Us had it listed at $329.99. Will be curious.

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    Via Game Informer:

    An article on Venture Beat based upon two sources says that the Nvidia graphics processing architecture for the upcoming Nintendo Switch system means it will be less powerful than the regular PlayStation 4 (as opposed to the new PS4 Pro).

    According to the article, the Switch uses the Maxwell graphics processing architecture for its custom Tegra processor instead of the Pascal architecture that came out this year because Nintendo didn't want to wait for the Pascal.

    Venture Beat "expects" the Switch to have 1 teraflop in performance, while it puts the PS4 at around 1.8 teraflops and says Sony's system that debuted in late 2013 has "much better memory bandwidth performance as well compared to the Switch." By further comparison, Venture Beat says Microsoft is planning 6 teraflops for the Xbox One Scorpio upgrade coming late next year.

    The article speculates that by using Maxwell the Switch's price is "likely" under $400.



    Is this a surprise though given that the Switch is basically a portable gaming device?

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    I mean, it's all speculation. We'll know more in like a month. People just need to calm their tits until then.

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    I'm interested in it for sure, but probably not day one. But if Nintendo keeps being Nintendo and plays it like the NES Classic, you won't be able to find one until next Christmas
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    Been reading that GameStop might start taking pre-orders for the Switch this week. Some countries started today, thought I read US on Friday.

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    Finally, all the bullshit "leaks" are put to rest and Nintendo shows everyone how you hype up a system to the point where everyone is going to want one. <anxiously awaits 11pm EST>

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    Early rumors prior to press conference centering on a $300 price point for the Switch.

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    - Release date: March 3, 2017
    - Cost: $299.99

    - Online: Free trial, then will become a paid service in fall of 2017.

    - Console will not be region locked.

    - Switch incorporating aspects of previous Nintendo consoles.

    - 'Switch and Play': TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode.

    - Battery life: 2.5-6.5 hours, varying on game. Can play while charging battery.

    - Can connect over wi-fi.

    - Discussion on Joy-Con controllers. (Personal observation: They look small!)

    - Can capture screenshots of gameplay, video added at a later date.

    - Each Joy-Con will work as a fully-featured controller to help 'Share the Joy.'

    - Neon Blue & Neon Red Joy-Con color variations, with wrist-strap (of course).

    - HD Rumble & other controller tech shown.


    Games:

    - 1-2-Switch (Launch) & Arms (Spring) shown

    - Splatoon 2 (Summer) - Stage & weapon updates after launch.

    - Super Mario Odyssey: Large sandbox world. (Holiday 2017)

    - Xenoblade 2

    - Hyrule Emblem Warriors (?)


    80+ games in development.

    - Square Enix: Dragon Quest 10 & 11; Dragon Quest Heroes I & II; ???; Project Octopath Traveller.

    - Bethesda: Skyrim

    - Title undecided (Travis?) [Translator really struggling.]

    - EA: EA SPORTS FIFA



    - Game video montage shown, including many not revealed/discussed: Mario Kart, NBA 2K18, et al.

    - Product configuration shown.


    - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer. Available at launch, 3/3/17.



    Info from PR sheet:

    - Nintendo also unveiled a new online subscription service that will begin with a free trial at launch. The service includes a smart-device application available in Summer 2017 that will let users invite friends to play online, set play appointments and chat with one another as they play compatible games. The fully featured paid service will be available in the fall.

    [So, you can't challenge people from within the console/menu? You need this app that isn't available until summer?]


    - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in April.


    - Console & accessory prices


    - Internal memory: 32GB of internal memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDXC cards. Other features here.
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    So this under powered console is the same price as a PS4 bundle and more expensive than an Xbox 1? That's a lot of money for a handheld based system.

    And the launch lineup is tiny and bad. Nintendo just seems so out of touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
    So this under powered console is the same price as a PS4 bundle and more expensive than an Xbox 1? That's a lot of money for a handheld based system.

    And the launch lineup is tiny and bad. Nintendo just seems so out of touch.
    And I couldn't disagree more. Zelda is the entire reason to buy it and will be the reason I preorder this asap. This console will be with me 24/7.

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