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Nintendo Switch (Project NX) Console Thread. Zelda on NX & WiiU

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Nintendo Switch (Project NX) Console Thread. Zelda on NX & WiiU

UPDATE:
The Nintendo Switch is a console/portable hybrid system
that will release on March 3rd of 2017 for $299.99 USD or $399.99 CDN.

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Switch event: official reveal on January 12th, 2017



The first Nintendo Switch announcement on October 20th, 2016.






Nintendo Switch Hardware overview:







Nintendo Switch specs leaked:




Nintendo in charge of designing hardware:
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Update:

From the operating results PDF:

"For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX” with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally."

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427e.pdf

Also: Zelda is delayed to 2017 and:

"No NX at E3. Will focus on new Zelda"

https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj

Update 1 - According to Nikkei : "Features, price, software at launch and other details to be announced by the end of the year"
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASHD2 ... ?dg=1&nf=1














http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nintendo-nx-12 ... 16-1531297

Compilation thread with all known information about the Nintendo NX thus far with sources:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1171059
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I don't know much about the NX. The last few Nintendo consoles have been a generation behind on tech. The Wii had as much power as an xbox/ps2. The Wii U has has similiar power to a 360/ps3. Is Nintendo putting out a console to compete with the ps4/xb1? It's a few years later, maybe it'll be better?
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What is NX? A handheld like DS or console like PS4/XBONE?

If its like PS4/XBONE I think they have no chance and it will be just another Wii U failure. 12 million shipped seems a lot considered the Wii U just sold 10 million this year!
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Yeah there have been rumours about Nintendo ready to ramp up NX production for a while. There was a discussion about it on another Nintendo thread a while back.

It's highly likely that the NX is some sort of hybrid device that serves as both a home and portable device. We've been hearing rumours about that since 2013. It seem logical the type of path Nintendo takes.

I think they will release it next fall. Like it or not, the Wii U is on its last legs. There is not much milage left on that system. The 3DS is past its peak too, though it has more legs. It makes sense for Nintendo to launch the NX in Fall 2016 instead of 2017. Nintendo made a mistake leaving the Wii somewhat barren in 2011 and 2012. The Wii U already has a thin line up of games at its arsenal.

Now, I am highly skeptical Nintendo thinks they can sell 12, let alone 20 million of these units in a year. The Wii U sold 10 million units in 3 years. If Nintendo thinks they can sell 20 million units in one year - they are insane. That would peg it as one of the fastest selling consoles of all time.
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I suspect its a hybrid. Clearly the handheld is their bread and butter at this point. By forcing users to purchase a console (spend more cash), they will increase their user-base.

Major problem Nintendo will have is that Playstation and Xbox have a lot of steam and people have much better opinions overall of those consoles than Nintendo.

Like none of the young people I know care for the Wii U or the Wii before it other than the gimmicks.
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thechampion116 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2015 11:15 pm

Like none of the young people I know care for the Wii U or the Wii before it other than the gimmicks.
I find this to be true. Gen X and Millennials may have grown up with Nintendo and some of them still have a strong connection or loyalty to the brand (even though that is dwindling). Post-millennials, the children of today, are more into playing games on iPods, phones and tablets. Beyond that, they rather play on the PC, Playstation or Xbox.

The big N is failing to connect with a new generation of kids. They should be more aggressively in the mobile space. Instead their first mobile game is Miimoto, that got delayed to 2016.
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I'm a gambling man, I bet $100 that although they'll sell a lot of them, theyll have all their third party junk abandon them or put out shovelware junk just like the Wii and Wii U.

The other question is, is will the companies that have stopped producing content for the Nintendo come back for the NX or not...
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12 million? After the Wii U, I doubt there are 12 million Nintendo diehard fans left.
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No interest in Nintendo, just like watching Jess McDonell. :lol:
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I guess 10 million will be sitting on shelves collecting dust.
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The hate is real in this thread.

You can tell which people grew up with Nintendo, and which of you are still in high school wondering who this Super Mario character is that people talk about.

Contrary to the belief in this thread, Nintendo isn't going anywhere - and as a business, they aren't stupid. If the next console is truly a hybrid (as in, 3DS-like mobile platform, and a higher powered Wii U as the base) then it will be huge for them. Their handheld business is massive, and when you factor those people in as sales, you have a very large market share where 12 million units is a drop in the bucket.

But it's too early - I don't even trust the sources in this article. Put away your pitchforks.
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I really have to see what the NX will be before deciding on it. Love Nintendo stuff but they really need to catch up to the rest of the world in terms of multiplayer features and online networks. Their implementations for otherwise normal features is often baffling and inept. Anyways I hope they knock it out of the park, would love a powerful hybrid.
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I find Nintendo's problem is more hardware than software. Their games are still solid and they still seem to get the highest review scores for their exclusive stuff. They definitely know how to make fun and interesting games. Just wish they would release a powerful console for once. I think they could use a new franchise too, something a little more dark and serious, like Zelda during the N64 days, before it became cartoony. It used to be Mario for the cartoony stuff and Zelda for the darker, more serious stuff.

I say release a new Zelda game, and take it back to the Ocarina/Majority style of darker and serious.
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squadz wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2015 10:40 am
Contrary to the belief in this thread, Nintendo isn't going anywhere - and as a business, they aren't stupid. If the next console is truly a hybrid (as in, 3DS-like mobile platform, and a higher powered Wii U as the base) then it will be huge for them. Their handheld business is massive, and when you factor those people in as sales, you have a very large market share where 12 million units is a drop in the bucket.

But it's too early - I don't even trust the sources in this article. Put away your pitchforks.
Nah dude 3ds only sold 50 million units and most of those people are grown ups now and waiting for VITA 2. /s

Would make sense that its probably a handheld successor in some form considering the 3ds is almost 5 years old and that's where their business is strongest
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squadz wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2015 10:40 am
The hate is real in this thread.

You can tell which people grew up with Nintendo, and which of you are still in high school wondering who this Super Mario character is that people talk about.

Contrary to the belief in this thread, Nintendo isn't going anywhere - and as a business, they aren't stupid. If the next console is truly a hybrid (as in, 3DS-like mobile platform, and a higher powered Wii U as the base) then it will be huge for them. Their handheld business is massive, and when you factor those people in as sales, you have a very large market share where 12 million units is a drop in the bucket.

But it's too early - I don't even trust the sources in this article. Put away your pitchforks.
I grew up with Nintendo. I own a 3DS and Wii U. But I am not going to be blindly loyal to that company - they deserve all the criticism and flack they get.

I would love to say that Nintendo as a business is not stupid, but looking at how badly they fumbled on the Wii U... I'm not so sure.

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