Atarifever wrote: One constant for me since the Gamecube is that no matter what I say, I always eventually end up with Nintendo's new hardware.
I passed on the GC when it first came out. A move that I wish I wouldnt have done. I picked one up a few years ago and it is an exceptional system (probably one of the best I have ever owned). The only problem I have with it is that all the games I want now are getting pretty pricey!
The Wii was meh, but I recently picked one up for $6 at a thrift store. I will be using it to play my GC games using the component cables.
The WiiU was a pass for me. Still cant take the plunge on that. Especially since there are only 4 or 5 games that interest me.
The Switch, however, MIGHT be my venture in to the "next-gen" world. Thats a big might though. I have no interest in a PS4 or Xbone. But there are a few games that I want to play for those consoles. Now, if the Switch can compete with those two, and can get some solid 3rd party support I could easily see myself picking one of those up. And if the rumored $250 price tag is true, that would be another solid selling point for me.
I guess time will tell. Maybe they will actually release some info for it in January. Wouldnt that be something? I mean, its only 2 months before the release and all.
The March release actually has me a little worried. Like when they release a big budget movie in March. You know it cant compete with the December blockbusters, nor can it compete with the summer blockbusters, so you release when nothing else worth while is coming it.
If I had to guess, these things are already manufactured and state side. The logistics behind production and importation kind of supports that. They may be being assembled somewhere in Mexico right now, but the final produced products are almost definitely ready to go in a warehouse somewhere right now in North America.
With that being said, why pass on the Christmas market? Nintendo literally has nothing to push this season except steep discounts on their handheld units, a classic system you cant find, and an over priced console they abandoned last year. Well, the only thing I can think of is that developers arent having an easy time with this thing. Heck, even Zelda has been delayed again, and that was supposed to be the flagship WiiU title.