Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 3, 2017 11:56:02 GMT -5
I feel kinda obligated to start this thread, but happy Switch launch day, everyone! It's the beginning of a new console generation, and new era, for Nintendo.
I know not all of us are getting the system right away, but for those that are, feel free to post your initial thoughts and impressions here. I'd be interested in reading them.
I have to admit, I don't really feel too hyped for it, myself. I don't intend to get one until sometime later this year, hopefully when Nintendo has had the chance to iron out the wrinkles, implement the missing features, and release more games for it. I think I agree with Kevin Cassidy of GoNintendo when he argued that the Switch was getting a "soft launch," meaning that it wasn't intended to be running at full speed right out of the gate, but would be gradually ramping up throughout the year.
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 3, 2017 13:57:04 GMT -5
Everything about it looks like a soft launch. I suppose 20 games on day 1 (Japan, blah blah blah) isn't bad at all, and given the system's slow production (conspiracy says this is intentional on Nintendo's part), I think it makes sense for Nintendo to roll out the system to one group at a time. Zelda players get it first, and if you're looking for other games, please wait a bit.
I'm still busy with my 3DS and Wii U. But speaking as a non-user, I'm glad to see the system rolling out without any major incident. I still haven't heard anything like server jam or massive cases of the system update killing systems (except this), which is certainly good news.
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 4, 2017 0:31:22 GMT -5
Does Nintendo ever send this kind of congratulatory message to their rivals? I'm under the impression that they don't return kind words to them. I can understand their Japanese Twitter account not doing anything (since it's an announcement channel more than anything), but NOA really should have at least (publicly) say something.