1. iMore Question's Avatar
    What is it anyway. Another console? Or is it like the old game boy, what is it??
    01-13-2017 10:12 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Yes. Think of it like how Sony wanted PlayStation and PSP to work together, pick up a game where you left off. Only Nintendo did it better. The handheld portion is the console, and it sits in a dock when you want it connected to a TV.
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    01-13-2017 10:58 AM
  3. Greek Geek's Avatar
    Yes. Think of it like how Sony wanted PlayStation and PSP to work together, pick up a game where you left off. Only Nintendo did it better. The handheld portion is the console, and it sits in a dock when you want it connected to a TV.
    Yeah, pretty much! I've been looking forward to them doing something like this for a long time! Back when the WiiU came out I was kinda hoping that was what it would do, but was kinda disappointing that the tablet only worked with the home console, so was nothing more than a touch-screen control pad. However, the Switch tablet being a proper handheld console in its own right when you go out is exactly what it always should have done, and am really excited to finally have one in my hands in a few weeks!

    I've gotta admit, the Switch is just hella cool! Which color did you go for in the end? (Only the grey one was up on amazon when I first got mine, but then I saw the neon red and blue version come out afterwards, but didn't dare to cancel it after seeing how quick they were selling out, in case i wound up not being able to get either!) Am not worried though, as the grey one still looks awesome, and I know I can always get the colored JoyCons separately later once they come back into stock. (I did miss out on those already, which is teaching me valuable lessons about hesitating, But not the end of the world, as I know they will come back eventually).
    02-08-2017 07:17 AM
  4. lncLESLIE's Avatar
    Hopefully if I spend money in this system it will be around for awhile!
    03-14-2017 06:04 AM
  5. Steven_Jackson's Avatar
    A mobile platform (like a PSP) but can also be docked to be played on a large screen. Neat idea. Big screen games at home, then undock and play on the go!
    05-12-2017 05:02 PM
  6. Bionicsix's Avatar
    The Nintendo Switch should be a video game console and a tablet computer.
    05-12-2017 07:33 PM
  7. Carjackd's Avatar
    Label it however you want , but buy it now if the kids are looking for it this Christmas. It's going to be a tough one to get. It's touch enough to get right now
    05-12-2017 08:12 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Label it however you want , but buy it now if the kids are looking for it this Christmas. It's going to be a tough one to get. It's touch enough to get right now
    Agreed, been hearing a couple reports about low stock. Not sure which is harder to get. A Google Pixel or Nintendo Switch 😃

    I always see this as a good thing. It shows that the people really want a product and the manufacturer is happy because they don't have extra stock lying around unsold.
    05-13-2017 01:52 AM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    The Nintendo Switch should be a video game console and a tablet computer.
    I think this was a very conscious decision by Nintendo. Maybe they wanted customers to just have a gaming console experience and make it feel like the old day's but with some modern touches.

    There are ways to browse Facebook for example on your Nintendo Switch. (Sneaky sneaky).

    What is the Nintendo Switch?-1494658763051.jpg
    05-13-2017 01:59 AM
  10. Carjackd's Avatar
    Agreed, been hearing a couple reports about low stock. Not sure which is harder to get. A Google Pixel or Nintendo Switch 😃

    I always see this as a good thing. It shows that the people really want a product and the manufacturer is happy because they don't have extra stock lying around unsold.
    Nintendo has a way of doing that . They had the same sort of demand for the first gen wii system
    05-13-2017 07:55 AM
  11. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    Hello, all. Just wanted to write my first post in here to get started on the forums, but also to ask if Nintendo had or will consider a cellular-enabled version. Seems like something this portable should've had integrated cellular capabilities for either multiplayer or syncing, or communicating during a game, etc.
    05-15-2017 11:46 AM
  12. Russell Courtenay's Avatar
    Hope this will be better than other efforts, seems like Nintendo likes the 'thick and chunky' look, like 1990's Star Trek devices. Fine if you are looking for retro, but less useful than Apple devices these days...
    05-15-2017 12:00 PM
  13. earthpilot's Avatar
    Is it really any better than a Xbox or PS4?
    05-15-2017 12:10 PM
  14. vickiexoxox's Avatar
    That would be awesome if you could use it as a tablet also. I don't have it yet but my daughter does and it's great.
    05-15-2017 12:14 PM
  15. Breuklen's Avatar
    I've been curious about it since so many of my younger friends obsess about it. I didn't realize what the big deal was until someone explained the versatility of it: going from a handheld to a docked system. I would love to see it in action before making a decision to buy one as a gift.
    Last edited by Breuklen; 05-15-2017 at 02:16 PM. Reason: grammar
    05-15-2017 02:15 PM
  16. Carjackd's Avatar
    I've been curious about it since so many of my younger friends obsess about it. I didn't realize what the big deal was until someone explained the versatility of it: going from a handheld to a docked system. I would love to see it in action before making a decision to buy one as a gift.
    Ya it's kind of a big thing
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    05-15-2017 02:27 PM
  17. kjgsweeps's Avatar
    My son is pretty enthused about this new system.
    05-15-2017 03:33 PM
  18. iRoswell's Avatar
    I think it's the best console Nintendo has had in awhile!
    Carjackd likes this.
    05-15-2017 04:25 PM
  19. Carjackd's Avatar
    I think it's the best console Nintendo has had in awhile!
    Wii II was a bit of a flop for them so yes!
    05-15-2017 05:07 PM
  20. DZStormtrooper's Avatar
    Now that the buzz has died down a little is it still worth it? I sold my PS4 awhile back to fund my new gaming PC which now I don't really play, something about sitting in that uncomfortable chair for hours on end doesn't sound appealing. So I'm really interested in the switch and would like some input.
    05-15-2017 05:33 PM
  21. Carjackd's Avatar
    The buzz has only begun....grab it now while you can....i can guarantee it will be hard to find come Christmas
    05-15-2017 07:14 PM
  22. Breuklen's Avatar
    Now that the buzz has died down a little is it still worth it?
    It seems there's still plenty of buzz. At least in my circles. A couple people have it and a few want it but have spent so much on games and similar distractions. My nephew wants one, but my sis would forbid it till maybe after school is finished.
    05-15-2017 07:28 PM
  23. DZStormtrooper's Avatar
    Ahh, ok! Thanks so much for the response
    05-15-2017 07:33 PM
  24. cadenpas's Avatar
    It a must have and the coolest nintendo device ever!
    05-15-2017 08:44 PM
  25. macpug's Avatar
    My 10yr old cousin will love this! She desperately wanted the Switch but her mom got her a PS4 instead. I'll snag this and retain #favoritecousin title I'll be interested to see how well it works as a tablet for even more versatility.
    05-20-2017 12:53 AM
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