Switch is a terrible console and Nintendo is anti consumer

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#1 Edited by deactivated-5d7ce72a5fd01 (25 posts) -

First things first, it's a weak console, the joycons are garbage, the drifting and connection problems are ridiculous and Nintendo doesn't acknowledge them.

All of their games would run and play better on PC.

Then it comes the biggest offender of them all: the games pricing.

No I'm not talking about the new games but the rereleases and remasters/remakes. They cost $60.

$60 for old games, like new super Mario Bros u and donkey Kong TF. $60 for links Awakening, a GB remake that could be made for the 3DS.

What is Nintendo thinking? They don't respect their consumers. They should leave the industry completely or become a third party developer.

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#2 Posted by freedomfreak (51267 posts) -

But it's getting Deadly Premonition 2.

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#3 Posted by ProtossRushX (5693 posts) -

Bro...no just no

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#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (28511 posts) -

Oh boy. ?

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#5 Posted by ProtossRushX (5693 posts) -

First off NOBODY bought a wiiU so those aren't technically remakes only like 15 million people bought the wiiU so they are very fresh games to people.

Secondly the drifting joy con thing NINTENDO said they are repairing them for free in the USA.

THESE GAMES ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY at 60 bux they can't be beat. Links awakening wouldn't be handled well on the 3DS it would look more blurry and crappy.

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#6 Edited by sakaiXx (6052 posts) -

@crabj said:

No I'm not talking about the new games but the rereleases and remasters/remakes. They cost $60.

$60 for old games, like new super Mario Bros u and donkey Kong TF. $60 for links Awakening, a GB remake that could be made for the 3DS.

Agreed with this. Nintendo fans will still buys it due to nintendo 1st party branding though. They are like the most exploited fanbase of all and proud.

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#7 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8701 posts) -

Nice lol.

@freedomfreak said:

But it's getting Deadly Premonition 2.

Why is a sequel even being made

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#8 Posted by TheMisterManGuy (225 posts) -

How many salty troll threads are people going to make about the Switch before people get sick of them?

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#9 Edited by Xabiss (2895 posts) -

@crabj said:

First things first, it's a weak console, the joycons are garbage, the drifting and connection problems are ridiculous and Nintendo doesn't acknowledge them.

All of their games would run and play better on PC.

Then it comes the biggest offender of them all: the games pricing.

No I'm not talking about the new games but the rereleases and remasters/remakes. They cost $60.

$60 for old games, like new super Mario Bros u and donkey Kong TF. $60 for links Awakening, a GB remake that could be made for the 3DS.

What is Nintendo thinking? They don't respect their consumers. They should leave the industry completely or become a third party developer.

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#10 Posted by pmanden (723 posts) -

@TheMisterManGuy: We are already sick of them, but hate threads will still be made. Haters will be haters. The same goes for xbox. People bash it every chance they get, but the console is not THAT bad.

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#11 Edited by MirkoS77 (14460 posts) -

Nintendo’s aware and is offering to fix the Joycon issue for free. They’re also willing to upgrade older model Switches for newer ones (with the better battery life) if the older model has been recently purchased. God knows I’m a large critic of Nintendo in many respects, but that’s about as pro-consumer as you can get.

Agree with you on pricing, but they’ve always charged premium for their software. As long as the market enables it, they’ll continue to do it.

The Switch is a cool concept with quality first party, unfortunately many of the ports on it are lazy half-assed efforts. Not really Nintendo’s fault, that’s more on the publisher/developer but Nintendo could demand a certain bar of quality if they cared. It’s also screaming to be used as a portable retro legacy machine, you couldn’t dream for a better opportunity to leverage their back catalog for massive bank, but in Nintendo’s typical brilliance, they seem not to care about leaving gold on the table. Still, it’s a great platform for Nindies.

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#12 Posted by TheMisterManGuy (225 posts) -
@MirkoS77 said:

Agree with you on pricing, but they’ve always charged premium for their software. As long as the market enables it, they’ll continue to do it.

In regards to software pricing. Nintendo games stay full price for years because of their business model. Unlike Sony or Microsoft, Nintendo hardware is primarily a vehicle for the latest Nintendo software. The first party games are designed to be sold throughout the entire generation, It's not better or worse than the model other companies use. It's just different. Besides, it's the secret to how their games are able to stay in the top 20 even years after their release. With most publishers, the heavy price slashing is not done out of the goodness of their heart, it's to clear retail space for the next big title by pushing older games out.

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#13 Posted by VFighter (5230 posts) -

@crabj: Who's alt are you now?

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#14 Posted by MirkoS77 (14460 posts) -

@TheMisterManGuy said:
@MirkoS77 said:

Agree with you on pricing, but they’ve always charged premium for their software. As long as the market enables it, they’ll continue to do it.

In regards to software pricing. Nintendo games stay full price for years because of their business model. Unlike Sony or Microsoft, Nintendo hardware is primarily a vehicle for the latest Nintendo software. The first party games are designed to be sold throughout the entire generation, It's not better or worse than the model other companies use. It's just different. Besides, it's the secret to how their games are able to stay in the top 20 even years after their release. With most publishers, the heavy price slashing is not done out of the goodness of their heart, it's to clear retail space for the next big title by pushing older games out.

I suppose when they're only putting out one iteration of an IP per generation their pricing makes sense, but this doesn't much explain much older games that release that are still higher (usually $10-15) than other versions on other platforms, many of which are the superior versions.There's always a Nintendo premium. Even their older VC prices were pushing it. If you're putting out games seldom comparatively to your competitors, it's little wonder you're still going to be in the top twenty years after release.

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#15 Posted by TheMisterManGuy (225 posts) -

@MirkoS77: That's on third parties, not Nintendo.

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#16 Posted by GameboyTroy (9159 posts) -

At least it has exclusive games, motion controls and you can play it on the go.

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#17 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19250 posts) -

@vfighter: I'm guessing a cow.

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#18 Edited by PCVirginRace (187 posts) -

I have a 10inch win tablet with intel hd620, core m3 7th gen. I can run skyrim in 60fps with mod

Switch still has no way to charge in table top

No voice chat

-No built in mic

-cant plug in SD to new switch

-No Wii bc

-No Bluetooth headset

-No way to deactivate account online

-No charge while playing tabletop

-Friends code

-No browser

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#19 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3978 posts) -

I agree the Switch tax is ****ing dumb, but man do I love playing this console.

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#20 Edited by Litchie (24303 posts) -

It's a great console. But the prices are indeed awful. So is the online. And I agree that Link's Awakening shouldn't be full price.

A Switch costs 400 bucks where I live. For that, I could get a great processor, motherboard and 16GB RAM for my PC. Or luxurious food for a month. Or a plane ticket.

About the joycon drift issue. I had this, so I bought some electronics cleaner, sprayed some under the stick. The drifting is now completely gone. Totally beats sending it in to Nintendo waiting for weeks to get it back. I highly recommend trying this for people with the drift issue.

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#21 Posted by VFighter (5230 posts) -

@pcvirginrace: And yet the Switch is still a WAY better gaming device, go figure lol.

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#22 Posted by PCVirginRace (187 posts) -

@vfighter: wrong.i can

-emulate wii, gc, psx, n64 etc.

-I can stream ps4 and xbox to my win10.

-I can mod games or play older games people don't have access to anymore.

-I can use mouse keyboard or control.

-I have more ports.Usb a, usb c, sd card, lte.

-I have bluetooth for headset. I can use discord.

-buy games from different store(stesm, epic, gog, etc)

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#23 Posted by AJuiceMatts (58 posts) -

seems the direct made some people salty.

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#24 Edited by deactivated-5d7ce72a5fd01 (25 posts) -

@vfighter: The switch is terrible, no value there beyond the exclusives and Nintendo is locking them to crappy hardware. They should simply release them on PC where they'd be properly played. And the joycons are one of the shittiest controller I've ever used. I'd rather play Mario Odyssey on kbm.

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#25 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

@vfighter said:

@crabj: Who's alt are you now?

That's a good question! Let's get to the bottom of this mystery cause for someone claiming to be new, they don't often come to SW and start bitching about Nintendo.

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#26 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8453 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

First off NOBODY bought a wiiU so those aren't technically remakes only like 15 million people bought the wiiU so they are very fresh games to people.

Secondly the drifting joy con thing NINTENDO said they are repairing them for free in the USA.

THESE GAMES ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY at 60 bux they can't be beat. Links awakening wouldn't be handled well on the 3DS it would look more blurry and crappy.

That doesn't make them new. And it doesn't matter how good the games are. That's not the point. Nintendo always price gouge. Their online store would be amazing but so many games are unreasonably priced.

I do own a Wii U, and I would have bought a ton of games from their online for their various older and handheld systems, but the prices are not reasonable at all.

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#27 Posted by my_user_name (23 posts) -

Definitely agree on game prices. It's absurd that they're able to get away with charging $60 for 5/6 year old games.

I'll wait til 2023 and some of their games hit Nintendo selects to get one.

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#28 Edited by deactivated-5d7ce72a5fd01 (25 posts) -

@ProtossRushX: not an excuse for charging $60 for old games on a crappy system with shitty shitty controllers. Were they on PC, they'd cost less and you could play them properly, the way it should be.

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#29 Edited by Solaryellow (5160 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

I suppose when they're only putting out one iteration of an IP per generation their pricing makes sense, but this doesn't much explain much older games that release that are still higher (usually $10-15) than other versions on other platforms, many of which are the superior versions.There's always a Nintendo premium. Even their older VC prices were pushing it. If you're putting out games seldom comparatively to your competitors, it's little wonder you're still going to be in the top twenty years after release.

Switch pricing seems a bit different at least in terms of software this go around. A number of first party games seem to have dropped to a permanent lower price point rather quickly after release unlike Wii U which had poor selling games at full price right up until the day the hardware and software were removed from shelves or until final quantity was expelled.

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#30 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4996 posts) -

It's a terrible console... but a great handheld. I'm picking up the Lite when it comes out.

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#31 Posted by pyro1245 (5238 posts) -

Not a fan of the Switch design. Feels bad in handheld mode. Too much Nintendo BS around the controls. Everything about it is either a joke or an ergonomic nightmare.

I wish it were a better handheld or a better console, but it's not good at either. Should have been 2 separate products that run the same games (i.e. Switch Lite, and some standalone console box that runs the games better).

Feels bad. It's hard to play Switch games because I just don't want to use their hardware. Oh and the d-pad on the pro controller sucks. It's silly I have to turn to 3rd party hardware to get a good d-pad. Thank you, 8bitdo.

The Nintendo premium pricing is honestly the least of my complaints.

Good software library though. *shrug*

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#32 Posted by truebond (31 posts) -

I heard that the chip (cpu/gpu) that Nintendo chosen was their best option Nintendo had to achieve an efficient battery life for a viable handheld console while still being a viable home console. Was the Nintendo Switch at launch sold for a profit, loss or did they break even at launch? If the Nintendo Switch sold for a profit, do you think Nintendo should have added 8 GB of main memory instead of 4 GB and would that of made porting games easier and would that have allow it to sustain 1080p Dock and 720p mobile at 60fps since Nintendo couldn't get a better cost effective low power consuming chip (cpu/gpu) at that time to maintain an efficient battery life for viable mobile gaming? I know that the pc has many different settings at different resolutions and that the gap in low-end to high-end hardware for pc's to run games on low settings to high settings is much bigger than Nintendo Switch (low settings) to XBOX ONE and Sony PlayStation 4 (high settings), so why aren't the third party support better when The Witcher 3 will be on the Nintendo Switch?

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#33 Posted by Coolyfett (6092 posts) -

Trash trolling....

@crabj said:

First things first, it's a weak console, the joycons are garbage, the drifting and connection problems are ridiculous and Nintendo doesn't acknowledge them.

All of their games would run and play better on PC.

Then it comes the biggest offender of them all: the games pricing.

No I'm not talking about the new games but the rereleases and remasters/remakes. They cost $60.

$60 for old games, like new super Mario Bros u and donkey Kong TF. $60 for links Awakening, a GB remake that could be made for the 3DS.

What is Nintendo thinking? They don't respect their consumers. They should leave the industry completely or become a third party developer.

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#34 Edited by MirkoS77 (14460 posts) -

@Solaryellow said:
@MirkoS77 said:

I suppose when they're only putting out one iteration of an IP per generation their pricing makes sense, but this doesn't much explain much older games that release that are still higher (usually $10-15) than other versions on other platforms, many of which are the superior versions.There's always a Nintendo premium. Even their older VC prices were pushing it. If you're putting out games seldom comparatively to your competitors, it's little wonder you're still going to be in the top twenty years after release.

Switch pricing seems a bit different at least in terms of software this go around. A number of first party games seem to have dropped to a permanent lower price point rather quickly after release unlike Wii U which had poor selling games at full price right up until the day the hardware and software were removed from shelves or until final quantity was expelled.

Yeah, Wii U's pricing was pretty ridiculous, but then again kind of needed to be. But granted, their pricing has seemingly become more flexible.

They've made some good moves lately, I have to admit, things they didn't have to do. Now I just wish they'd get their VC into order better. I'd throw so much money Nintendo's way if they would allow for their legacy to be bought independently instead of given through a subscription.

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#35 Posted by Techhog89 (3792 posts) -

@pcvirginrace: How much did it cost though? Including the controller, keyboard, and mouse? And don't say it was used.

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#36 Posted by Techhog89 (3792 posts) -

@truebond: It was being sold for a profit. That said, the profit margin was relatively small, the max they could possibly get at the time was 6GB of RAM, dev kits need to have more RAM than retail units, and RAM capacity isn't Switch's main bottleneck anyway.

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#37 Posted by shellcase86 (4521 posts) -

Agreed. Nintendo's pricing is terrible and especially greedy. However, their games run great on their hardware -- you got that wrong.

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#38 Posted by deactivated-5d7ce72a5fd01 (25 posts) -

@shellcase86: 900p is running great? 1080p or higher is the only acceptable resolution here.

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#39 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8701 posts) -

@crabj: I think he meant performance wise, dude.

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#40 Posted by PCVirginRace (187 posts) -

@techhog89: i got the tablet for 350$ i just used my ps4 and xbox one control and current kb and mouse i already have at no extra cost

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#41 Posted by VFighter (5230 posts) -

@pcvirginrace: And yet the Switch is still a better gaming device. Hope you didnt pay much for that trash tablet lol.

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#42 Posted by Sevenizz (4061 posts) -

@ProtossRushX: Actually, I bought a WiiU. It’s one of the main reasons why I don’t own a Switch. The WiiU’s library was sparse and first party was mediocre at best. Online was a joke and the control scheme was stupid. For me, the Switch looks to continue the trend I’ve grown to despise. I think I liked Nintendo products more when the competition was either non existent or worse.

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#43 Posted by lundy86_4 (53799 posts) -

I mean... No...

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#44 Edited by Sevenizz (4061 posts) -

Nintendo has always been anti consumer. Why do you think they continue to focus on children? Because when you grow up and notice the competition by comparison, you leave Nintendo. You think core gamers buy Switch’s for the most part? Naw, they’ve moved on.

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#45 Posted by MonsieurX (39192 posts) -

Why is this thread still open

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#46 Posted by Random_Matt (4317 posts) -

Nintendo have always been overpriced, same as Apple, they have greedy profit margins and their fan bases will always pay it. This is not anything new and also does not help that they chose to go with cartridges.

But I and other PC gamers would be pretty hypocritical, we pay Nividia tax.

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#47 Posted by Random_Matt (4317 posts) -
@shellcase86 said:

Agreed. Nintendo's pricing is terrible and especially greedy. However, their games run great on their hardware -- you got that wrong.

Yes, sub 30 fps is great performance.

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#48 Posted by khoofia_pika (16761 posts) -

I can agree with the second half of that statement. But they're a multinational megacorporation in the video games industry, no shit they're anti-consumer lol

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#49 Posted by deactivated-5d7ce72a5fd01 (25 posts) -

@X_CAPCOM_X: resolution is also integrated into performance. 900p/sub 30fps (Xenoblade) is crappy performance. 1080p 120fps or more or nothing.

Still, the biggest problem is the price vs value, switch is terrible in this. Nintendo needs to go.

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#50 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13699 posts) -

Somebody's mad. Lol