In case you’ve been living under a rock, Nintendo finally made the official announcement of their new console, previously dubbed as NX, the Nintendo Switch!
Like many long time Nintendo fans when the trailer was released I was super excited. After an underwhelming experience with the Wii U we were due for a new console, heck we were owed a new console.
One of the main reasons I was so happy and excited to see the Nintendo Switch was that I have been dying for a new Zelda game. With Breath of the Wild being released simultaneously with the Switch, seeing the trailer made it feel more real.
But this post isn’t about The Legend of Zelda, it’s about the Switch.
Now that time has gone by and I’ve had some time to really think about it, my hype turned into concern. Will Nintendo follow through with this device this time?
Is this the Wii U 2?
When the Wii U was announced, again I was super hyped. I mostly bought it to play Super Smash Bros and Hyrule Warriors, but the dual screens were new, and it had a promising future and new features we hadn’t seen before.
But then nothing really happened.
There was an underwhelming amount of games that came out that were actually interesting unless you’re into The Disney channel or you like only playing Mario games.
Have they just lost their drive to create good quality video games outside of their already established series? Or are they just lost?
Like I said earlier, the Wii U came with almost no good games. In the Nintendo Switch trailer they show footage of the new Zelda game (yas honey), some Mario games, and… Skyrim?
Why is Nintendo making Skyrim for the Switch?
I’m not going to buy a new console to play a game that’s been out for years now, especially when I already have that game for a different console.
Is this Nintendo’s way of catching up for their lack of genres in previous console generations? Are they trying to offer the game to players who may not have had it?
We won’t know the official price of the Nintendo Switch until January 12th, during their press release, but internet rumors are suspecting a price tag similar to that of the PS4 or Xbox One.
If that is true and the Switch comes our with a price range of $400 – $500 dollars I’m going to need solid evidence from Nintendo that this is the real deal.
Right now I don’t have enough information to make a solid yes or no decision on whether or not I’ll be buying the Switch when it comes out next March.
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