Did you see the linked image? If they released the Switch any cheaper, it would literally be the cheapest console released in the past 30 years. So no, as a matter of fact I don't think that it's price is expensive for Nintendo.
As for Zelda, I've been on top of the recent game trailers, it looks spectacular. Yes it is unfair to judge because it's not even released. But again that's kind of my point, people in this thread were shitting on it because it's "just a port". Let the game sink or swim on it's own merits. It's such a tortured litigious argument that is based on the speculation of fear instead of facts, so I refute it loudly.
I totally agree that it would probably be in Nintendo's best interest to bundle some mini-games for launch, I'm not arguing that. I was just saying that it's not justifiable grounds for claiming aberrant behaviour without the minigames. It's the norm not to include them, expectations should roughly follow that industry guideline.
What they really should do is dominate the indy games market. Most the indy games on steam would make a perfect fit for that console, if they need 3rd party developers to adopt, they should make their platform more open for PC ports, if it's not already. First party titles are good, but I'm okay with the drip-feed personally, there's only so much Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, Smash Bros, and Mario Kart that I can take in a lifetime... since they don't seem to interested in nurturing new IPs, better to space them out.
So we don't know about the 32GB drive, as we don't know how the store will play out. Obviously it's not enough for AAA games, I think you could get half of BF1 on there. But we can make some logical deductions. Since 32GB would be useless for big games, I think we can assume by it's nature that it's not intended for that. The most reasonable assumption is that store-bought games will be DVD-sized or smaller, with lots of back catalogue. How many SNES roms do you think will fit on 32GB? xD I can fit about 10-15 AAA games on a 500GB PS4 console, so 32GB will mean about 8 DVD-sized games? Not amazing, but not unreasonable. Plus expansions, which fixes that, pretty cheaply. Better than swapping HDDs IMO.
As for the battery life, 3 hours of fullscreening a AAA game like skyrim is pretty good. My laptop will die after about 45 minutes of playing skyrim, as laptops aren't designed for gaming on the battery. That tegra chip in the Switch is the most efficient thing that currently exists to solve this problem, so there's not really much that Nintendo can do to get around that.
I think that Nintendo's biggest mistake of their last, admittedly FAILED generation, was marketing and messaging. Like I said before, I had friends who didn't even know that the Wii-U was a new Nintendo console. Personally I just happened to see it in a Wal-Mart one day, and was kind of blown away. This time they have awareness, they have a feasible gimmick, and they have a solid day-1 game. I'd say they're far better positioned for this launch than any other time in recent memory. This comment was edited on Jan 14, 2017, 06:08.
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