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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Not a chance, not owned any nintendo device since gameboy advanced and from the direction these are going it looks like I never will.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Depends if there are any games I want to play on it. To be honest I don't really care about t what console is more powerful. I did want to play uncharted 4 so I bought a PS4. If there's something compelling on the new Nintendo box I'll buy that too.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    I am a PC fan all day long , no consoles for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by raven1001 View Post
    Haha no I won't. It's wiiu all over again, game support will soon dry up thanks to the weak ass mobile gpu.
    The Wii-U had a DX9 class GPU which must have been a pain for people trying to port to it. This might not be any more powerful, but easier to port to would make a difference. I wonder if games will come out that are docked only or hand waving to portable use though.

    The price does seem high, I wonder if that is Nvidia or Nintendo.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Although I game (on the PC and quite frequently), I'm not really the target audience for a console. If I were it certainly wouldn't be this one.

    Also, someone above loosely compared this to the nVidia Shield TV and how it failed in the market. I'm still firmly of the belief, that the Shield TV is much more a streaming device than a games console and really ought to be targeted as such by nVidia. Bundling the remote with the new version is a laudable first step, though.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The Wii-U had a DX9 class GPU
    The Wii U has a DX10.1 class GPU. I imagine the most painful part for ports , hardware-wise, is the 1GB RAM.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The Wii-U had a DX9 class GPU
    DX10/10.1 or OpenGL 3.3.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
    The Wii U has a DX10.1 class GPU. I imagine the most painful part for ports , hardware-wise, is the 1GB RAM.
    Interesting, so it does. I didn't realise there were two GPUs on the Wii-U, one for Wii compatibility and a VLIW5 one. Somehow I got the impression they had just stretched the Gamecube GPU again, like they did with Wii.

    Ease of code porting did seem to be a problem on the Wii-U though, do we have a spec for the Switch ram size? A quick google didn't turn anything up for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    Thats a lot for a tablet. With a game you're very close to PS4 Pro money. I think Nintendo might have some problems selling these.

    The Nvidia shield failed spectacularly at half this price. I think the problem is the console market is driven by kids and people obsessed with performance numbers and this might not appeal to either. You never know though, Nintendo are probably the only firm people will over pay for because of the games.
    dont forget, im sure theres enough (more than enough) nintendo hardcore fans who is willing to pay that price... (I wouldnt)

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    My biggest problem with this, is full price (60$) games for 720p. I might sound like a "crybaby", but the pricing is weird, consider X-box one, PS4 and PC games costs the same, with higher and better performance overall.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mski View Post
    My biggest problem with this, is full price (60$) games for 720p. I might sound like a "crybaby", but the pricing is weird, consider X-box one, PS4 and PC games costs the same, with higher and better performance overall.
    But better resolution and graphics don't necessarily make a better game, and it will be the games that sell the console. IMO of course.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    But better resolution and graphics don't necessarily make a better game, and it will be the games that sell the console. IMO of course.
    It will provide the highest resolution Zelda and Mario Kart possible. For some that will be enough.

    I don't see my parents getting one, so it won't be the runaway success the Wii was.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane74 View Post
    No chance, I'll buy the 4k 144hz HDR monitor announced at CES instead.
    Should last me a decade, Get my money's worth!
    I've not looked into it, but I think those monitors will be more than £300!!!

    Lots of comments about 720p gaming, making it inferior to other consoles... it does 1080p when docked and plugged into the TV. The handheld console is 720p, with a 6.2" screen, which isn't too bad.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    If I get the money, I would.

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Nope

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    Re: QOTW: Will you be buying the Nintendo Switch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu C View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane74 View Post
    No chance, I'll buy the 4k 144hz HDR monitor announced at CES instead.
    Should last me a decade, Get my money's worth!
    I've not looked into it, but I think those monitors will be more than £300!!!

    Lots of comments about 720p gaming, making it inferior to other consoles... it does 1080p when docked and plugged into the TV. The handheld console is 720p, with a 6.2" screen, which isn't too bad.
    900p when docked.

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