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Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)

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7 hours ago, Whooter said:

Of course Breath of the Wild isn't on sale...  grrrr

Nope, I've been thinking about double dipping on this and getting the DLC, but it's never been on sale.  Hell, Mario Odyssey is on sale this week, but not Zelda. 

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You could still make a saving on Zelda by buying a couple of eShop vouchers that let you redeem two games for a discount maybe?

 

I’m going to grab Mario Tennis Aces in the sale. Been waiting for that to get a discount and it’s tennis season so I’m keen to play it having enjoyed the demo. Tempted to grab Kirby as well but really don’t want to eat into the funds I’m putting aside for Pokemon, Luigi’s Mansion and Link’s Awakening. 

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8 hours ago, Whooter said:

Of course Breath of the Wild isn't on sale...  grrrr

 

1 hour ago, ChrisBardon said:

Nope, I've been thinking about double dipping on this and getting the DLC, but it's never been on sale.  Hell, Mario Odyssey is on sale this week, but not Zelda. 

 

I ended up double dipping on both the game and the DLC at the start of this year. I had a real strong itch to play BotW and couldn’t wait any longer for a sale. 

 

Thankfully, I had a couple Target gift cards, which I used to buy a digital code, which I then redeemed on the eShop (complicated enough for you?). So I didn’t have to spend my own money on it. 

 

So far I’ve put over 25 hours into the game according to my Switch. I’ve completed between 35-40 shrines (I can’t remember off the top of my head). I’ve also completed one Ancient Beast. I have a long ways to go, but at least I’ve made some progress. I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my money on the purchase. 

 

I’ve been treating this as my “Game Between Games” — a palette cleanser, if you will. After beating an intense game like Hollow Knight or Cuphead, it’s nice to have a relaxing title like this waiting in the wings to play for a couple nights. Best of all, it’s an easy game to just pick up and start playing, no matter where you are. It’s not super narrative-focused, so I can remember what I was doing and not feel like I’m completely lost on the plot. I just pick a place on the map I haven’t been to yet and start exploring. Great stuff!

 

Now that the sequel has been announced, I may have a strong urge to play it more regularly than I have. I’ll be on vacation with my family next week. That might be a good time to sink more hours into it (assuming I have the time or energy for that).

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I was going to bitch about how Nintendo fucks us all with their pricing constantly.  I've bought so many games over the years, but someone nearly every Nintendo purchase always feels like I'm being screwed.  Even with Mario Tennis being $40 instead of $60, it just seems like Nintendo operates in their own dimension of pricing.  They're the Lexus of gaming.  I hate and love them at the same time.

 

I paid $19.99 for NHL 19 and I'm paying double that for a goofy spoofy tennis game.  I'll just bend over as usual because I'll pay anything if there is a slight chance I'll have some fun Daddy-Daughter time from it.

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1 hour ago, foogledricks said:

I'll just bend over as usual because I'll pay anything if there is a slight chance I'll have some fun Daddy-Daughter time from it.

 

The out-of-context possibilities with this statement are gold!  Find your new forum signature! 

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9 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:

I’m going to grab Mario Tennis Aces in the sale. Been waiting for that to get a discount and it’s tennis season so I’m keen to play it having enjoyed the demo.

I played the hell out of this when i picked it up. After finishing ala few others i will go back to playing this... 

For 95% off i picked up NBA just because it was that cheap and a few friends own it and want to play. Other than that i would have never paid full price for that.

Also picked up fifa 19.

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Switch version of Slay the Spire is super fun. It’s really a roguelike mashed with a drafting system from a CCG and I am down with it.

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16 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Those don’t look like they’d be usable unattached anyhow. Still an improvement. 

 

It'd be kind of cool if they designed it so that the two pieces fit back together when unattached to form a pro controller (assuming it had wireless functionality)

 

17 hours ago, Mark E said:

The Lynx is reborn!

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It does make the Switch comically wide LOL

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The first of the two expected Switch revisions, the handheld only Switch Lite, is official and will debut on September 20th for $200. No HD rumble or detachable joycons (though joycons can be paired with it for MP, and presumably any other controller can be pair with it too).

 

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D-pad, D-pad, D-pad.

 

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So it's really a DS. 

 

I wish they'd go the opposite direction and give games a big graphics boost when docked. 

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I just saw this on my Twitter feed. I'm glad to see it's finally official. 

 

I suppose this is the death knell for the 3DS. If Nintendo is pushing this as the portable option, I can't see the 3DS being available for much longer.

 

It will be interesting to see how well made/durable this thing is. The obvious use case for me would be to buy one (or two) for my kids, but obviously, I  hope that it would be rugged enough to be handled by a small child.

 

Also, if I own digital copies of Switch games, can they be transfered over to the Switch Lite, or do I have to buy all new copies? Nintendo has been notoriously bad about restricting digital copies of games to the consoles they were purchased on in the past, but I don't know if their policies have changed with Switch games.

 

And yes, hooray for a proper D-pad!

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8 minutes ago, Starhawk said:

I wish they'd go the opposite direction and give games a big graphics boost when docked. 

 

Me too, but I think they know that they can sell more units and make more money if they create a low-cost portable option. Kids are going to love this thing.

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8 minutes ago, Starhawk said:

So it's really a DS. 

 

It’s a damn shame the dual screen aspect of their last two handhelds makes eShop availability of DS games for Switch utterly impractical. 

 

8 minutes ago, Starhawk said:

I wish they'd go the opposite direction and give games a big graphics boost when docked. 

 

Well, rumours still point to a higher end model revision for the holidays or sometime in 2020. I agree that it’s a shame that the dock never had any hardware of its own to boost performance though.

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52 minutes ago, Angry the Clown said:

 presumably any other controller can be pair with it too

 

 

That is accurate.  All controllers should pair just fine, even the Poke-Ball.

 

42 minutes ago, Starhawk said:

So it's really a DS. 

 

I wish they'd go the opposite direction and give games a big graphics boost when docked. 

 

They said that they can track exactly how people play all games, handheld or docked, and it must be that way more people were playing it in portable mode.  

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14 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

They said that they can track exactly how people play all games, handheld or docked, and it must be that way more people were playing it in portable mode. 

 

You are correct, sir.

 

Nintendo Gamers Prefer Using Switch As A Handheld Rather Than Docked

 

Darren Calvert for NintendoLife:

 

Predictably a large number of consumers use the Switch in both handheld mode and docked to a TV, however around 30% of users appear to mostly use the Switch in handheld mode. On the other hand slightly less than 20% of users play the Switch in docked mode for the majority of their gameplay time.

 

This data is a bit old (October 2017), but I wouldn't be surprised if the ratios are about the same or if handheld mode has gained in recent years.

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1 hour ago, JFo said:

Also, if I own digital copies of Switch games, can they be transfered over to the Switch Lite, or do I have to buy all new copies? Nintendo has been notoriously bad about restricting digital copies of games to the consoles they were purchased on in the past, but I don't know if their policies have changed with Switch games.

 

Likely going to be a problem.  I think if you're online it'll work, and if it's your primary switch it'll work, but it'll probably be dicey if you have multiple accounts.  Everyone is going to need to address this sooner or later.  Mobile seems to have it figured out (Google Play supports a "family library").

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3 hours ago, JFo said:

Also, if I own digital copies of Switch games, can they be transfered over to the Switch Lite, or do I have to buy all new copies? Nintendo has been notoriously bad about restricting digital copies of games to the consoles they were purchased on in the past, but I don't know if their policies have changed with Switch games.

 

And yes, hooray for a proper D-pad!

 

I have 2 physical games and about 25 digital games so unless Nintendo implements some kind of family sharing policy, I can't see myself getting a Lite just for that reason. It looks great and I definitely like the smaller size for handheld use. I'm probably 50/50 between handheld and docked use so I'll wait for the Pro model and migrate my Nintendo account and all my digital games.

 

Including a proper D-pad is a major plus. It's mind-blowing that Nintendo hasn't released a joy-con of their own with a proper D-pad.

 

The Lite is going to sell out this Christmas.

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I’m surprised there’s no Mario red model.

 

I agree that the Lite should sell incredibly well over the holidays. A September launch seems smart to ensure enough stock replenishment leading into November and December.

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