Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Video Game Console Ever In The US

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Business Wire has announced that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling console in US history. In the 1 months since the Switch launched it has sold 4.8 million units in the US, surpassing the original Wii system which sold more than 4 million in the same timeframe.

This continues to show that it isn't the horsepower of a system that sells consoles, it's the games. Something that Microsoft seems to have forgotten with this generation. While I don't own any of the current gen consoles, the Switch would be my choice with the libraries of games available.

“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”
 

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Switch has some good games now.

They're friendslist and chat is just wonky.
 
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This continues to show that it isn't the horsepower of a system that sells consoles, it's the games.

I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.
 

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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.

The only point you have is 3rd party support. This is much less of a gimmick than the Wii, this is more akin to a 3DS with the ability to use a TV.

I completely agree with the 3rd party support though, as good as Nintendo games are, they are hardly worth $300+ for a system.
 
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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.
Should've waited for Cemu instead of buying a dead console. ;) Sucker born every day I swear.
 
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I do think that this is where the market is going to go. Gaming on the go and being able to dock it at your TV is a brilliant idea especially for Nintendo's demographic which I feel goes a lot lower than those on a PS4/Xbox. I do also own a PS4 and I have to say the games on there, for me as an adult, are way more appealing than the Switch or the Xbox (I can just get the Xbox games on the PC anyway...no exclusives really). That said, I do own a switch as well and with staples such as Mario, Zelda, Mario Cart, etc there is enough value there for me as well. I just wish the flipping accessories weren't so crazy expensive...
 

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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.
I think you are underestimating a bit how good the controls are on the switch and portability of aaa games.
 

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The only point you have is 3rd party support. This is much less of a gimmick than the Wii, this is more akin to a 3DS with the ability to use a TV.

I completely agree with the 3rd party support though, as good as Nintendo games are, they are hardly worth $300+ for a system.

I'd agree that it's more appealing as a portable setup, but I don't think it's in the same class as a true portable game system. It's just too big. A 3DS you can fit in a pocket. A switch you can't. Maybe I'm out of touch with portable gaming, but do people really bring this thing around everywhere? Are kids bringing them to school? I could see it being good on a plane or a train, but i don't see bringing one everywhere you go as an "in case I get bored" portable system. Theses days, that's what phones are for.


Should've waited for Cemu instead of buying a dead console. ;) Sucker born every day I swear.

I do not pirate video games, and it doesn't make it OK just because it is an emulator. It's not an NES we're talking about, the Wii U still has a functional digital marketplace to buy games.
 

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I think you are underestimating a bit how good the controls are on the switch and portability of aaa games.

Full disclosure: i've never played a Switch. I cannot comment on how it actually feels to play on one. But I've seen one in person and as I said above it was just too big to be a practical portable (for me, anyway). I couldn't imagine bringing this console with me everywhere I went. It would make a good travel companion if I did a lot of commuting, but I just don't see it's usefulness outside of that.

AAA games on the go seems like a neat premise, but is the Switch really going to deliver on that? What third-party AAA games does this have? A twitch shooter meant for a PC (Doom) and an admittedly very good, but play-to-death RPG (Skyrim) are all that come to mind. If we we're seeing a situation where every major AAA release was getting release parity on the Switch, I'd see this as a valid point. But unless I've missed something, that isn't happening right now, and I don't see any signs that it's going to change.
 

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everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month.

My old Wii doesn't collect dust all the time, as my kid and wife still play some of the old Wii games. Mario Cart & Mario Party are still good family/party games.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable.

The Switch is under powered for a console, and the 3DS is a better portable. Too many parts to get lost, to large, and too easy to break. The clamshell design of the DS/3DS is great because it protects the screens when closed.

Doubt I'll ever own a switch. If the next Pokémon release only comes out on the Switch (instead of the 3DS), it will be the 1st pokemon game in many years I will not be buying. It was bad enough when we had to replace the DS Lite's with 3DS's to play the newer Pokémon games, but at least they could still used the older DS games on the 3DS.
 

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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.

I'll 100% give you 3rd party support, that's always sucked on Nintendo systems, but tell me what titles I should drop $300-$500 on an Xbox for that I can't play on my PC? There is maybe 1 or 2 titles I'm interested in from the PS4 camp, but they will more than likely be available in a short time on PS Now, meaning I can get a month or 2, play through them, and be done.
 

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I do not pirate video games, and it doesn't make it OK just because it is an emulator. It's not an NES we're talking about, the Wii U still has a functional digital marketplace to buy games.
Emulation =/= piracy. You can purchase games and still emulate them. Some people just don't know that I guess.
 

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Emulation =/= piracy. You can purchase games and still emulate them. Some people just don't know that I guess.


most people who emulate didn't originally buy a copy of the game.
I'm one of those pirates.
 
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most people who emulate didn't originally buy a copy of the game.
I'm one of those pirates.
And?
Edit: Oh, okay. You're a bad dude, man, but at least you're not a sucker! :ROFLMAO:
 
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I'm waiting on the non-switchable switch. Should be the size of a hard cover novel. Also should be much cheaper without the screen/battery.
 

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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.

Dude. The system hasn't even been out a year. The 1st party game library is outstanding for that time.

As for 3rd parties, indeed. Companies are coming around, but it seems like most 3rd parties were waiting and watching. Which was the smart move. The Wii U did not inspire confidence and no one was really sure how the Switch would take off. Now that it has done so well more are jumping on board, but it will take time for them to release games.
 
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I played more on the Switch last year than I did Xbox or PS4, maybe even PC. It's a great little system. Most surprisingly fun title was Mario + Rabbids.
 

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I disagree. The Wii had shit for games. There were a couple good first party titles, but no AAA 3rd party support. It became the video game equivalent of a mobile appstore, where you could name 20 garbage titles for every one worth owning. But it sold a ton of units because it was inexpensive and it was an unexploited gimmick at its time. The Wii U, IMO, had an excellent first part library, and also had better 3rd party support than previous Nintendo consoles. But it sold like shit because everyone realized that their Wii just sat and collected dust after the first month, and they didn't want another gimmick console.

Now we've got the Switch, and to me, it feels like the Wii all over again. What's so great about the Switch library? An incredibly good Zelda game (that you can get on the Wii U if you have one) and a new Mario game. That's it. It still doesn't seem to be getting much third party support, mostly just rereleases of older games (that look better on their other platforms anyway). But, like the Wii, it's a new gimmick we haven't seen before, a handheld and a home console in one. I still think it's going to end up another case of buyers remorse for most people when they realize it's not powerful enough to be relevant as a home console, and too big to be practical as a portable. What little third party support there is will die off as games push the other consoles harder and harder, and Nintendo can only churn out so many quality first party games. You've basically got the inevitable Donkey Kong and Super Smash, and maybe a Metriod and Pikmin game at some point. Another Zelda is probable, as well as several iterations of Mario Party. That's about all I got.

I'll likely do the same thing I did with the Wii U. Buy it cheap when it's at it's EOL, power through all the good first party titles, and then retire it. I sure as hell won't be one of the suckers paying $300 for this thing.

The Switch is already shaping up to be a great 3rd party system..

Sure - It's not going to have the latest shitty CoD game/whatever but indie titles like Stardew Valley, Axiom Verge, etc are selling fantastic on the system.

It's going to be a long time before the Switch is EOL given the current sales success and number of outstanding titles coming out.

Your comparison to Wii and WiiU is a tad flawed as both of those systems didn't have the greatest third party support until later in life, and generally didn't have the greatest first party titles either.
 
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Emulation =/= piracy. You can purchase games and still emulate them. Some people just don't know that I guess.

The implication is generally piracy, but you do have a point that I could buy the physical discs and emulate them. Still, I wouldn't want to. The two games that get played the most on my Wii U are Mario Party and Mario Maker, both of which require the tablet.


I'll 100% give you 3rd party support, that's always sucked on Nintendo systems, but tell me what titles I should drop $300-$500 on an Xbox for that I can't play on my PC? There is maybe 1 or 2 titles I'm interested in from the PS4 camp, but they will more than likely be available in a short time on PS Now, meaning I can get a month or 2, play through them, and be done.

For what it's worth, XB1S is going for $190 right now. I don't know if that's a promotion or a regular price, but their is no denying that's a damn good price to put a game system under your TV.

That said, there aren't many games (on any console) to justify the purchase when you have a PC. That's just as true for the Switch as it is for the XB1 or PS4. But we don't make up the gaming majority, and to most PC isn't a factor. Both the XB1 and PS4 have quality exclusives, but their value isn't measured in just those exclusives, the majority of their AAA library comes from third parties. That can't, and likely never will be said of the Switch.

You're argument of "why would I buy XB or PS4 just for the exclusives?" is precisely my argument against the Switch. It is not worth $300 just to play Nintendo's first party games, no matter how good (or portable) they are.
 

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The implication is generally piracy, but you do have a point that I could buy the physical discs and emulate them. Still, I wouldn't want to. The two games that get played the most on my Wii U are Mario Party and Mario Maker, both of which require the tablet.




For what it's worth, XB1S is going for $190 right now. I don't know if that's a promotion or a regular price, but their is no denying that's a damn good price to put a game system under your TV.

That said, there aren't many games (on any console) to justify the purchase when you have a PC. That's just as true for the Switch as it is for the XB1 or PS4. But we don't make up the gaming majority, and to most PC isn't a factor. Both the XB1 and PS4 have quality exclusives, but their value isn't measured in just those exclusives, the majority of their AAA library comes from third parties. That can't, and likely never will be said of the Switch.

You're argument of "why would I buy XB or PS4 just for the exclusives?" is precisely my argument against the Switch. It is not worth $300 just to play Nintendo's first party games, no matter how good (or portable) they are.

As someone who only owns a Switch and a high-end gaming PC; I've re-purchased titles on the Switch and have started only buying them on the Switch as the Switch offers portability and the energy savings as it's only using like 8 watts. I re-purchased Stardew Valley on the Switch and it's pretty awesome to be able to also play it portable..
 
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I played more on the Switch last year than I did Xbox or PS4, maybe even PC. It's a great little system. Most surprisingly fun title was Mario + Rabbids.

That is a great title from Ubisoft, and movement damage is pretty OP in the game.
 

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As someone who only owns a Switch and a high-end gaming PC; I've re-purchased titles on the Switch and have started only buying them on the Switch as the Switch offers portability and the energy savings as it's only using like 8 watts. I re-purchased Stardew Valley on the Switch and it's pretty awesome to be able to also play it portable..

And where are you playing your Switch? I'm genuinely curious to know where people are getting regular use out of a portable this size. Are people just playing it on the couch when they can't access their TV? Or are you using it somewhere out of the house regularly?
 

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I'm waiting on the non-switchable switch. Should be the size of a hard cover novel. Also should be much cheaper without the screen/battery.

Like the PSTV, which was just a Vita minus the screen and stuff. And was tiny as shit. I'm pretty sure its only as big as it actually is because they had to make it that size for the hdmi/usb ports and stuff to fit properly...
 

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And where are you playing your Switch? I'm genuinely curious to know where people are getting regular use out of a portable this size. Are people just playing it on the couch when they can't access their TV? Or are you using it somewhere out of the house regularly?

How big do you think the switch is? I have never seen a switch until this Christmas when a psuedo nephew received one. The box it came in was only like 8"x6"x2"(granted I was eyeballing the box and didn't have a tape measure).
 

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And where are you playing your Switch? I'm genuinely curious to know where people are getting regular use out of a portable this size. Are people just playing it on the couch when they can't access their TV? Or are you using it somewhere out of the house regularly?

All over - On the shitter, outside on my patio naked, on a plane, trains, and automobiles..

It's a portable device. Sure - It's tablet size, but it's still small enough that you can easily bring it anywhere in the house or use it while traveling.

Sure - If i'm sitting at my desk i'm generally just going to want to use my computer.. But I don't always want to sit at my desk.

It works great in the family room because I just plop it down in the dock and now I have whatever I was playing on my TV without having to fuck around with anything.
 
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Bought my son a Nintendo switch for Xmas. We are enjoying the crap out of it. I haven't played anything on the pc since we got it. Mario is amazing , if you enjoyed Mario 64 then you need to pick up a Nintendo switch. Also we picked up ARMS and omg it's fun and hard lol. Put hours and hours into ARMS. We just have it hooked up to a tv for now. I still need to order a screen protector and stuff for it. Also a case for my son to pack it in to take around. I would defiantly use it just laying in bed to play Mario while my wife watches something I have no desire to watch on tv. If your married I feel this thing could come in handy a bit lol. I feel the portability of it would come in handy on trips or if your kids are going to grandma's or something but not just going some where in the car. I guess you could , reminds me of the old Atari Lynx system. As a big Nintendo fan I would recommend the system. Heck I have even thought of getting another so me and my son and play against each other.
 

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How big do you think the switch is? I have never seen a switch until this Christmas when a psuedo nephew received one. The box it came in was only like 8"x6"x2"(granted I was eyeballing the box and didn't have a tape measure).


Big enough that it won't fit in a pocket. In my mind, that is the benchmark for a portable. If it fits in a pocket, that means you can grab it just to have with you, and it's not an inconvenience. If I have to hold it in my hand everywhere I go, or bring a backpack/case to carry it, it's too big to casual use. That means it has to have a reason to be with me. If I commuted by train every day, I'm sure it would be a great thing to own. But to just bring along everywhere I go in case I end up bored somewhere... nope. To big.
 

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Big enough that it won't fit in a pocket. In my mind, that is the benchmark for a portable. If I have to hold it in my hand everywhere I go, or bring a backpack/case to carry it, it's too big.

You realize people with much larger tablets use tablets all over the place, right? The Switch is generally smaller than an iPad Mini.. It's far better for gaming than an iPad though because it has a real controller and has legit games..

You can't put it in your pocket, but that doesn't mean it isn't portable.
 

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You realize people with much larger tablets use tablets all over the place, right? The Switch is generally smaller than an iPad Mini.. It's far better for gaming than an iPad though because it has a real controller and has legit games..

You can't put it in your pocket, but that doesn't mean it isn't portable.

I sure do. Portable != practical. Maybe they rest of the world disagrees with me on that. I wouldn't carry around a tablet either unless I had a specific need for it.
 

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How big do you think the switch is? I have never seen a switch until this Christmas when a psuedo nephew received one. The box it came in was only like 8"x6"x2"(granted I was eyeballing the box and didn't have a tape measure).

It's pretty big with joycon's attached. Not something you can put in a pocket which makes it hard for me to lug around.
 

wizzi01

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It's pretty big with joycon's attached. Not something you can put in a pocket which makes it hard for me to lug around.

It still isn't that big. My psuedo nephew is 3 and it is like a 8" tablet for him. Some of you guys make it sound like it's a 13" tablet then add the controllers.
 

Krenum

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I believe it. Bought my Fiance one for Christmas. Mario is a joy to play. And I can't believe how good the graphics are for such a small machine. Even on our 55 inch.
 

wizzi01

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Big enough that it won't fit in a pocket. In my mind, that is the benchmark for a portable. If it fits in a pocket, that means you can grab it just to have with you, and it's not an inconvenience. If I have to hold it in my hand everywhere I go, or bring a backpack/case to carry it, it's too big to casual use. That means it has to have a reason to be with me. If I commuted by train every day, I'm sure it would be a great thing to own. But to just bring along everywhere I go in case I end up bored somewhere... nope. To big.

If a 3 year old can carry it around without it looking too big for him then you must be a very small man.
 

Spire3660

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I do not pirate video games, and it doesn't make it OK just because it is an emulator. It's not an NES we're talking about, the Wii U still has a functional digital marketplace to buy games.

You should read up on Sony v Universal [Betamax case] before spouting ignorance. (Its legal to copy, DOWNLOAD (but not upload) and play back ROMs of media you own.)
 
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