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Offline Govna

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2016, 11:28:00 pm »
I consider the PSP a handheld, but I consider the PSV a portable console.
The Nintendo Switch, being larger than a PSV, should be considered a portable console in my opinion. It may look like a handheld device, but it is really just a tablet with beefier specs.

And why do these weird semantics matter.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2016, 12:42:03 am »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2016, 03:22:15 am »
I'm excited and hopeful for it. Seeing a console that can also be taken with you on the go and have a battery that lasts long enough for an airplane flight like they show in the video makes it seem perfect to me. I am hopeful that it means that we might see a combining of the 3ds and wiiu game libraries in the future through virtual console or something like that!! Maybe though that won't happen because they never showed anyone touching it in the video. So probably it doesn't have a touchscreen.

At the very least it looks really promising and I am waiting (not so patiently >:() for more information about it!!

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2016, 05:38:53 am »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

Well....Nintendo kinda pioneered the handheld...

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2016, 10:33:21 am »

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2016, 05:01:36 pm »
That's almost a 3 month wait, damn. Show us something Nintendo.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2016, 09:42:07 pm »
They did, they showed you the console.

BTW, it looks like it uses a power adaptor when connected to your TV, so its definitely a console.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2016, 11:42:06 pm »
They did, they showed you the console.

BTW, it looks like it uses a power adaptor when connected to your TV, so its definitely a console.

It is still just a question of semantics that is ultimately irrelevant.

It can be portable if you want to or it can not.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2016, 11:45:56 pm »
It matters when determining what market it belongs to.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handheld_game_console

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Nintendo Switch (2017) - A hybrid portable and home video game console

Yes, this means I was wrong on page one. I accept that.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2016, 07:40:01 pm »
It matters when determining what market it belongs to.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handheld_game_console

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Nintendo Switch (2017) - A hybrid portable and home video game console

Yes, this means I was wrong on page one. I accept that.

That was the whole selling point of the console, it's a hybrid.

I really doubt it will be a flop. This is what the Wii-U shoul'dve been. . .and I will be one of those first 2 million buyers for sure. . .


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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2016, 02:05:50 am »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

Uuuuh what.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2016, 03:33:45 am »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

Uuuuh what.
Since you appear to have mistook me or not understood.
Nintendo is going broke.
"portable gaming" has been the in-thing for the past ~3 years and is only getting more popular.

I was suggesting Nintendo was abandoning consoles, seeing as they already lost to SONY and Microsoft, and just focusing on portable devices.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2016, 05:06:56 am »
"Nintendo is going broke."

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2016, 06:17:10 am »
Select the 5 year option. Notice the spike around the time Pokémon Go was released (royalties)
Notice the just as huge drop only a little while after?

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ntdoy

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2016, 06:50:09 am »
Select the 5 year option. Notice the spike around the time Pokémon Go was released (royalties)
Notice the just as huge drop only a little while after?
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ntdoy
So what?

Nintendo has a HUGE nest egg.
They can weather the storm.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2016, 01:44:01 pm »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

Uuuuh what.
Since you appear to have mistook me or not understood.
Nintendo is going broke.
"portable gaming" has been the in-thing for the past ~3 years and is only getting more popular.

I was suggesting Nintendo was abandoning consoles, seeing as they already lost to SONY and Microsoft, and just focusing on portable devices.

Considering they've been doing portables since the 90s, I'd just say this was their plan all along.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2016, 05:21:56 pm »
BakaBT's forums aka Videogames Industry Economics.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2016, 07:55:02 pm »
Because we're trying to establish if Nintendo is a "home entertainment" manufacturer, or just another desperate company jumping ship and onto the hype train for all things portable.

Uuuuh what.
Since you appear to have mistook me or not understood.
Nintendo is going broke.
"portable gaming" has been the in-thing for the past ~3 years and is only getting more popular.

I was suggesting Nintendo was abandoning consoles, seeing as they already lost to SONY and Microsoft, and just focusing on portable devices.

Considering they've been doing portables since the 90s, I'd just say this was their plan all along.
The Gamecube may have had a handle, but it was not a 'portable'. Nor was the Wii, WiiU...

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2016, 08:44:00 pm »
Ultimately, what they're doing is smart. They had to maintain two completely different platforms and game libraries up until now. From the release of this thing, it'll be only one.

That sounds like a very decent business decision to me. Especially considering how the profitability of either separate arm has shrunk. Android/iOS has cut into the profits from portables and well, the WiiU hasn't exactly been a glowing a success either.

As for nintendo being in trouble overall. Far from it. They have a ludicrous amount of money stashed up. They can afford to fail a few generations without being at risk.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2016, 08:49:08 pm »
From the release of this thing, it'll be only one.
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