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Unread 10-20-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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https://www.nintendo.com/switch




And most of the leaks turned out to be true. And Nvidia is indeed the ones powering it.
https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/1...ntendo-switch/

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The first thing to know about the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system: it’s really fun to play. With great graphics, loads of game titles and incredible performance, the Nintendo Switch will provide people with many hours of engaging and interactive gaming entertainment.

But creating a device so fun required some serious engineering. The development encompassed 500 man-years of effort across every facet of creating a new gaming platform: algorithms, computer architecture, system design, system software, APIs, game engines and peripherals. They all had to be rethought and redesigned for Nintendo to deliver the best experience for gamers, whether they’re in the living room or on the move.

A Console Architecture for the Living Room and Beyond

Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.

Nintendo SwitchThe Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.

Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.

We’ve optimized the full suite of hardware and software for gaming and mobile use cases. This includes custom operating system integration with the GPU to increase both performance and efficiency.

NVIDIA gaming technology is integrated into all aspects of the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, which promises to deliver a great experience to gamers.

The Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017. More information is available at https://www.nintendo.com/switch.

Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.
I'd be worried but this thing is getting hyped to hell in back due to nintendo with 3rd party support and the fact that this thing is actually pretty damn powerful for mobile standards and getting console ports. The WiiU and 3DS successor has a good future from the looks of it.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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A pretty good idea and all, but:

- oh boy, that framerate on portable Zelda
- I get that using half a controller for games isn't exactly going to be the intended way to go for multiplayer but holy shit Nintendo, not even Japan has hands that tiny

Ironically, I'm now more interested in what Sony and Microsoft will do.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Depending on how the NS performs. Sony may try this same thing for Gen 9. Though MS is looking to be relying on Scorpio for the remainder of this gen and likely next gen.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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Nintendo already burned me with the Wii and Wii-U. With the relatively small number of actual good titles (and even smaller number of non-Nintendo-IP titles) and focus on gimmics (screw you Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival) the last two consoles had, I remain hesitant to throw more money their way.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 05:28 PM   #5
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- I get that using half a controller for games isn't exactly going to be the intended way to go for multiplayer but holy shit Nintendo, not even Japan has hands that tiny
I think that Nintendo has made the Best console, using all all the best cyber. It has been well documented that their controllers are quite long and beautiful. This console is going to make Nintendo great again.
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Unread 10-20-2016, 06:11 PM   #6
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It's neat, but in this age of high-speed internet or go home, I am stuck at home. A trip to the city to borrow library internet to download day one updates every time I buy a new game is more awake time than I'm willing to spend on games. I don't think cartridges and scalable GPUs are going to change that paradigm.

Mostly I'm posting to say goddammit rpg.
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Unread 10-21-2016, 01:23 AM   #7
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It looks cool but 'Switch' is weak. I would have gone with the Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System
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Unread 10-21-2016, 07:11 AM   #8
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It looks cool but 'Switch' is weak. I would have gone with the Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System
You have to realize "Switch" is an English word that the Japanese really like.
Just call it the Nintendo Gattai ( "combine" ) to have the same effect.
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Unread 10-21-2016, 11:52 AM   #9
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So is this what had to happen before they entertained the idea of a future generation of Pokemon on a console?
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Unread 10-21-2016, 05:57 PM   #10
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So is this what had to happen before they entertained the idea of a future generation of Pokemon on a console?
Yes. And before the game can only be played while in handheld mode.
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