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    Nintendo Switch unboxing & OS walkthrough - Unit accidentally shipped to customer

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    Looks pretty neat, memory not in blocks anymore at least, kek.

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    Original Poster

    Also some random got his shipment 2 weeks early.

    Did a classic unboxing for Youtube

    youtube.com/wat…5Pc

    benjammin316

    Also some random got his shipment 2 weeks early.Did a classic unboxing … Also some random got his shipment 2 weeks early.Did a classic unboxing for Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MijBVTf85Pc



    Same fella. He's on neogaf

    i would be pretty gutted if i got one early and can't buy a game for two weeks X)

    Original Poster

    jymufc

    i would be pretty gutted if i got one early and can't buy a game for two … i would be pretty gutted if i got one early and can't buy a game for two weeks X)




    I know right! I'd rather not have one at all

    I like the look of the build quality, screen looks nice too. I'd rather have one for handheld emulators instead of using a Windows tablet (Dolphin Wii & PPSSPP work great on Atoms), but I doubt that'll happen.

    Original Poster

    drasim

    I like the look of the build quality, screen looks nice too. I'd rather … I like the look of the build quality, screen looks nice too. I'd rather have one for handheld emulators instead of using a Windows tablet (Dolphin Wii & PPSSPP work great on Atoms), but I doubt that'll happen.




    Huh, I never even thought about roms. That would be amazing! Hopefully someone "hacks" it eventually

    Someone would pay at least double for this right?

    benjammin316

    Looks pretty neat, memory not in blocks anymore at least, kek.



    Wii U memory wasn't in blocks either.

    Original Poster

    paulpso

    Wii U memory wasn't in blocks either.



    It was.

    wiifitu.nintendo.com/ima…png


    And it was top kek
    Edited by: "benjammin316" 17th Feb

    benjammin316

    It was. http://wiifitu.nintendo.com/images/getting-started-howto3.pngAnd … It was. http://wiifitu.nintendo.com/images/getting-started-howto3.pngAnd it was top kek


    No it wasn't - that pic is from the Wii system memory management menu.

    dtovey89

    Someone would pay at least double for this right?



    I would put it on auction to get the max profit. (and buy another if you still wanted one)

    Doubt it's a customer tbh.
    Probably got access to one sent to the press.
    Good to see more of the Switch Nintendo thinks it doesn't have to 2 weeks from launch anyway

    Haven't you been childishly mocking this console since it was announced?

    Not sure what the purpose of this thread is.

    Original Poster

    RossD89

    Haven't you been childishly mocking this console since it was … Haven't you been childishly mocking this console since it was announced?Not sure what the purpose of this thread is.




    Of course. But I'm still excited for a new console. The Wii u was a disaster, did I buy one? Yes.

    Switch pre ordered from Amazon too. Will it fail? We'll have to wait and see.

    I mock it, but I'm also going to try it out. Otherwise I'd just be a fanboy troll!

    dtovey89

    Someone would pay at least double for this right?



    Games sites would probably pay thousands provided it's a genuine purchased one and not one received with conditions attached.

    Watching the video and reading the leaked Dev kit documentation I still remain really worried about how the controllers slide into the console. It seems they element that slides into the rails is only a few mm and entirely made of a soft plastic with no ridges/overhangs to provide additional strength.

    Any force you put on the console is going to act on these two points, Not sure how it will cope with years of these sorts of forces acting on them.

    I hope xhamster works as well as it did on the Wii u.

    abigsmurf

    Games sites would probably pay thousands provided it's a genuine … Games sites would probably pay thousands provided it's a genuine purchased one and not one received with conditions attached. Watching the video and reading the leaked Dev kit documentation I still remain really worried about how the controllers slide into the console. It seems they element that slides into the rails is only a few mm and entirely made of a soft plastic with no ridges/overhangs to provide additional strength.Any force you put on the console is going to act on these two points, Not sure how it will cope with years of these sorts of forces acting on them.



    Luckily it looks like the rails can be detached easily with a phillips head screwdriver. So even if nintendo doesn't release official replacements someone will.

    So it shouldn't be too much of a worry if over time these start to degrade a little over time, just replace them.

    abigsmurf

    Games sites would probably pay thousands provided it's a genuine … Games sites would probably pay thousands provided it's a genuine purchased one and not one received with conditions attached. Watching the video and reading the leaked Dev kit documentation I still remain really worried about how the controllers slide into the console. It seems they element that slides into the rails is only a few mm and entirely made of a soft plastic with no ridges/overhangs to provide additional strength.Any force you put on the console is going to act on these two points, Not sure how it will cope with years of these sorts of forces acting on them.



    ​I guess only time will tell if the rails are a flaw in the system or not.

    Banned

    Looks nice and all that, but alas the stuff I really want to see, they can't show at the moment. Which is games running and accessing online.

    Stuff Nintendo should have shown by now or really need to get a wriggle on and show!

    benjammin316

    It was. http://wiifitu.nintendo.com/images/getting-started-howto3.pngAnd … It was. http://wiifitu.nintendo.com/images/getting-started-howto3.pngAnd it was top kek



    http://lookpic.com/O/i2/1329/f2RPPW2O.jpeg

    Original Poster

    paulpso



    Wii u was still garbage however. Hoping the switch stands a better chance

    benjammin316

    Wii u was still garbage however. Hoping the switch stands a better chance


    If you thought the Wii U was garbage - a console that failed to sell despite having loads of good games - what makes you think the Switch won't be garbage?
    Edited by: "bernardsfingers" 17th Feb

    craigstephens

    I hope xhamster works as well as it did on the Wii u.



    No internet browser so I doubt that X)

    Original Poster

    bernardsfingers

    If you thought the Wii U was garbage - a console that failed to sell … If you thought the Wii U was garbage - a console that failed to sell despite having loads of good games - what makes you think the Switch won't be garbage?




    Nothing. But I'd still like to try it out for myself

    benjammin316

    Wii u was still garbage however. Hoping the switch stands a better chance



    If you think the Wii U is garbage you must simply not like games. Cause there are some great ones on it. Maybe try some board games or jigsaws. They might be more your speed.

    jymufc

    i would be pretty gutted if i got one early and can't buy a game for two … i would be pretty gutted if i got one early and can't buy a game for two weeks X)



    Oh i dunno.... there's no games (zelda aside) until Q3 anyway...

    Original Poster

    paulpso

    If you think the Wii U is garbage you must simply not like games. Cause … If you think the Wii U is garbage you must simply not like games. Cause there are some great ones on it. Maybe try some board games or jigsaws. They might be more your speed.




    If you believe the wii u wasn't a flop you need your head testing fam

    benjammin316

    If you believe the wii u wasn't a flop you need your head testing fam



    Financially it was a flop. That doesn't make it a bad games console. Do you buy a machine for it's financial revenue or to play games?.. Fam.. Ha ha.

    Original Poster

    paulpso

    Financially it was a flop. That doesn't make it a bad games console. Do … Financially it was a flop. That doesn't make it a bad games console. Do you buy a machine for it's financial revenue or to play games?.. Fam.. Ha ha.




    For continued support. This is now a sterile back and forth, I bid you good day fam

    The kids enjoyed the Wii and enjoyed the Wii u very much. We must have been lucky with our ones, thought they were nice games consoles.

    ​I am glad it is coming to light that the console is actually better than people first thought and that Fifa isn't the Xbox 360 ps3 port that was expected but a custom built version for the switch which is graphically as good as the PS4 version.

    jamie221983

    ​I am glad it is coming to light that the console is actually better than … ​I am glad it is coming to light that the console is actually better than people first thought and that Fifa isn't the Xbox 360 ps3 port that was expected but a custom built version for the switch which is graphically as good as the PS4 version.


    Where did you read that? As in this 3 day old Article it still clearly says it's probably built on the older game engine used for Xbox 360/PS3, after there expert analysis of the video footage of the game!. And not the new 'Frostbite' engine as seen in PS4, Xbox one!

    But it's still unclear whether this custom-built version will be based … But it's still unclear whether this custom-built version will be based off of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4's Frostbite-built game, or the edition built on EA's older Ignite engine coming to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.Here's the verdict of Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan based upon the above footage:"Evidence does suggest Frostbite isn't making the cut for the Switch version of FIFA - but that's not to say it looks a world apart from PS4 and Xbox One.

    - Digital Foundry

    So it's an Xbox 360 game with some extra lighting and blurring effects thrown in courtesy of the Tegra chip no doubt.

    Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 18th Feb

    jamie221983

    ​I am glad it is coming to light that the console is actually better t … ​I am glad it is coming to light that the console is actually better than people first thought and that Fifa isn't the Xbox 360 ps3 port that was expected but a custom built version for the switch which is graphically as good as the PS4 version.

    But it's still unclear whether this custom-built version will be based … But it's still unclear whether this custom-built version will be based off of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4's Frostbite-built game, or the edition built on EA's older Ignite engine coming to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.Here's the verdict of Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan based upon the above footage:"Evidence does suggest Frostbite isn't making the cut for the Switch version of FIFA - but that's not to say it looks a world apart from PS4 and Xbox One.


    How do you manage to read the 'it is unclear whether the Switch version will be based on the newer Xbox One/PS4 engine or the older Xbox 360/PS3 engine' and interpret it as 'it is clearly based on the Xbox 360 version'?

    bernardsfingers

    How do you manage to read the 'it is unclear whether the Switch version … How do you manage to read the 'it is unclear whether the Switch version will be based on the newer Xbox One/PS4 engine or the older Xbox 360/PS3 engine' and interpret it as 'it is clearly based on the Xbox 360 version'?


    Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan thinks it is, and if you read the article and watch the fifa footage video you can form your own opinion, that is merely my opinion, and I am entitled to one, just as much as the person above ( post #31) boasting its a ps4 quality game and we are all somehow wrong!

    Looking at it scientifically, the Nintendo switch whos gpu pulls around 20 watts max power under load, is somehow more powerful than a mains powered PS4 that pulls 150 watts, is it! I think not, you are deluded trying to kid yourselves this machine and its cross platform 3rd party titles will be the same quality on switch as they are on the big consoles, they will be severely watered down versions for switch. Sorry its almost certain, from What we know so far.



    Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 18th Feb

    Moonwolf1976

    Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan thinks it is, and if you read the article … Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan thinks it is, and if you read the article and watch the fifa footage video you can form your own opinion, that is merely my opinion, and I am entitled to one, just as much as the person above ( post #31) boasting its a ps4 quality game and we are all somehow wrong!Looking at it scientifically, the Nintendo switch whos gpu pulls around 20 watts max power under load, is somehow more powerful than a mains powered PS4 that pulls 150 watts, is it! I think not, you are deluded trying to kid yourselves this machine and its cross platform 3rd party titles will be the same quality on switch as they are on the big consoles, they will be severely watered down versions for switch. Sorry its almost certain, from What we know so far.


    Maybe you should read my post again, I said nothing about it looking like the PS4 version or whatever, I was just wondering how can you read a statement that starts with the words 'it is unclear' (which you actually quote to support your point) and then go on to make a statement that apparently 'it is clear'. The article says 'no sign of the improved lighting so far' - i.e. the only thing with which they could differentiate between the 2 engines. & apart from the lighting 'the stadia and players are still close to what we have on PS4 and Xbox One'. I'm not sure why you are so concerned about it but I really couldn't care less about FIFA on any console myself. Please stop getting so enraged about it, tho!

    benjammin316

    Wii u was still garbage however. Hoping the switch stands a better chance



    Fact is though the Wii U while it didnt sell much wasnt exactly garbage, The vast majority of Wii U games were brilliant.. the Wii U IMO was simply to be thought of as a secondary console to play Nintendo Titles.. as such the Switch I feel will be the same.

    haritori

    Fact is though the Wii U while it didnt sell much wasnt exactly garbage, … Fact is though the Wii U while it didnt sell much wasnt exactly garbage, The vast majority of Wii U games were brilliant.. the Wii U IMO was simply to be thought of as a secondary console to play Nintendo Titles.. as such the Switch I feel will be the same.



    Spot on, I've thought of Nintendo consoles as secondary for years (and Nintendo know it themselves by now) Never had a Wii U but I'd like one, just not prepared to spend what I'd need to in order to play all the games I'd want!

    The Wii U is like the Dreamcast in a way, great console that just didn't sell well. Certainly not garbage.


    Edited by: "bynouk" 18th Feb

    Original Poster

    it's garbage, sold like hot garbage and now out of production like stinking garbage

    benjammin316

    it's garbage, sold like hot garbage and now out of production like … it's garbage, sold like hot garbage and now out of production like stinking garbage



    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/842/755/493.jpg

    The switch's gpu performance closest comparison is the entry level GeForce gt 640 of 2012, that can be bought for about £33 these days! oO,
    https://guideimg.alibaba.com/images/shop/86/11/07/5/asus-gt640-2gb-ddr3-memory-graphics-cards_74965.jpg
    No doubt it will still be a great platform for Nintendo titles but expect 3rd party devs to drop off the bandwagon pretty quickly, as they will have to do an awful lot of work and optimisation to get the games graphics on this handheld to look anything like current gen big players PS4 and Xbox one.

    Buy, it thinking of it as a hand heald continuation of the WiiU, and you will be content, But as a home console you might find yourself envious of your PS4 pro owning friends.

    As a replacement for the 3ds I think it's a brilliant handheld,and a big step up, But as a home console it's only a WiiU level console.


    Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 19th Feb
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