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Nintendo: “When We See People Playing Switch At Various Places And With Different Styles, Then We Would Call Switch A Success”

The Wall Street Journal has conducted an insightful interview with Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi, the Switch’s general producer. You can read the full interview right here but I found this particular quote at the end rather interesting.

“I want people to share the fun of playing games not just over social media but also on street corners,” he said. “When we see people playing the Switch at various places and with different styles, then we would call the Switch a success.”

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  1. Better get some AR or GPS in that bitch then, Cause people don’t go out in the cold to game, unless if theres something out there that isnt available from their home

    1. That would be called work, most people use the public transit or public transportation (whichever you prefer calling it) so playing on the switch would be great while waiting for you bus or taxi, even in the cold. Besides, I see people shopping in cold weather, especially in the snow, I should know as I’m a cart associate at Wal-Mart and not even the snow will stop them from going outside.

      1. remember when people couldn’t use their ipods in public or if you had white earbuds you would get robbed? i don’t feel too good about carrying around a high ticket item like the Switch on the subway.

        1. Playing the Switch will just be like using a DS 3DS, what you talking about probably happens once a t twice!
          Are you forgetting millions of people go to work with IPhones everyday that are worth thousands of dollars?
          If you scared about using the Switch on the go in case someone robs you then don’t get one.
          😂

          1. Yes, and people swipe the phones as well. To me, it’s all about how observant you are, and the parts of the city(ies) you are in. Of course crime is always a concern, that’s why you need to be smart.

            Yes if you set up the switch with the kickstand, someone may try to swipe it depending on much you are aware of your surroundings. If you hold it in your hand, less likely to happen, but there may be someone that attempts to grab out of your hands. I think overall, the key is to be smart, be aware and be cautious.

            For instance, I’m in Chicago. I hear about all sorts of theft on the ‘El’. It is easy for people to grab and exit the train. However, on the metra to go outside of the inner city, don’t really hear much about that. So some trains are different than others.

      2. “most people use the public transit or public transportation ”

        Except in 98% of the United States where busing is impractical. I mean, I agree with your point but this statement struck me as odd. Where exactly do you live? The middle of a major city? Cause that’s the only kind of place I can think of where “most” people take public transportation.

    2. People don’t go out in the cold to game?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      You can play the Switch on a bus,train,plane,car,work office etc when its cold!😂
      And with so many people on contract phones it will be ridiculously easy to create a personal hotspot and play games online.
      You don’t know anything do you?😂

  2. Glad to see Koizumi getting more involved in big projects within the company, also is cool to see him out under the shadow of Miyamoto.

    1. It’s a worse form of motion control, the headset is the tv that you happen to use motion to control the camera and the controllers are wiimotes/ps4 moves in which you flail. VR is basically a first person perspective with motion controls.

    2. Wanna be a success?

      Whatever you do, don’t invest in VR. It’s a video game marketing strategy so terrible I could write a book on it, but don’t believe me, just look at the sales of the VR sets already on the market. Sitting there on store shelves with software development costs so high they can’t get anyone to produce any software that makes their 400-600 dollar goggles appealing.

  3. I really wish them all the best. The overall presentation left me a bit pissed at them.
    Think more so from a power perspective, if I am to invest in a new console, I want to know exactly whats under the hood. The online service sounds like a bad move as well.

    If they don’t succeed, they’ll know exactly where they went wrong no doubt.

  4. There are reports that the Switch is sold out in the USA,Japan,Australia and most parts of Europe yet still some availability in the UK,like And?
    Nintendo is launching the Switch in March,they had the event in mid Jan just 2 weeks after Xmas and people wondering why there is still some stock left in the U.K.?😂
    The Wii U launched in time for Xmas and why it sold 3 million from launch till early January.
    Nintendo says its shipping 2 Million for launch,if they sell all 2 Million it will be a miracle given how close after Xmas the big event was!
    Nintendo are right just shipping 2 million in March as its so different to their normal console releases of October November time.
    If they shipped 3 Milion and only sold 2 they would look kinda stupid.

    1. Nobody is buying the UK one because of region lock and it’s the most expensive of the bunch.
      If I buy the UK one I end up paying 600$ following shipping, exchange rates and taxes.

        1. What are you talking about?😂😂😂
          Region lock means u will be able to buy US and Japanese games that will work on a UK system and vice versa.
          Why would U need to pay $600 when the Switch is £279 in the U.K.?
          😂😂😂

          1. what he means is 280 gbp is about 450-500 usd, so having one shipped from the US or Japan when living in the UK makes alot more sense compared to buying one locally.

        2. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

          The word you were looking for is region free then.

            1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

              You explained what you meant below so this is just me helping you future proof your comments. Some people in MNN like to nitpick word usage so you’ll thank me later. lol

            2. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

              And yeah. WordPress should really look into letting us edit our own comments.

  5. @Switch_rocks I would say that shipping 3M if they have 2M pre-ordered would be a good move. It would give people who don’t like to pre-order a crack at the console as well. Nintendo needs to sell as many of these as they can right out of the gate.

    I think once word of mouth hits about “Breath of the Wild”, those who are on the fence will cave. I know several who swear they won’t buy a Switch, but will have a hard time keeping away from a new “Zelda” title.

    1. No home console in history as ever sold 3 million at launch released in March.
      People are not pre ordering yet as they have just spent a Shit load of money on Xmas presents!
      Zelda,Mario Kart,Snipperclips,Bomberman and Fast RMX will keep people busy till E3 and beyond.

  6. Guys jokes aside The Switch is Dead on Arrival and i’ll tell you why

    1: All the issues that led to the Wii U’s Failure havent been fixed.

    2: Lack Of 3rd party games that are found on PS4 and Xbox1 (no 3rd party support.)

    3: Overpriced

    4: Too Weak and Underpowered to Run 3rd party Games,whats worse is its even Now too underpowered to even run Nintendos own games (eg Zelda BOTW) with its Framerate issues

    5: Once again Cheap Nintendo is selling outdated old last gen tech for even a higher price then current 8th gen consoles like PS4.

    6:Still using uneccessary Gimmicks to sell thier product. (JoyCons and HD rumble)

    7: Still not sure who thier target market is Casuals or Real Gamers

    8.Poor Battery life

    9.Poor Launch Games.

    10. Still ignoring fans and releasing games they didnt ask for (No Metroid,No F-Zero)

    All of the above issues are what made WiiU Fail and will likewise make Switch Fail.

    1. And fyi, idiot, Gamexplain revealed Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AND Splatoon 2 run very smoothly, on both TV and the tablet screen, SO YOUR STATEMENT OF POOR FRAMERATES IS VERY, VERY STUPID, IDIOT!

      1. What’s to report? You think any valid criticism is blind hate? If he’s so wrong than why let his comment by unopposed? Prove him wrong. Go number by number and tell him how he’s wrong. If you can’t than maybe he might have some good points and maybe it’s worth discussing.

        1. Gamexplain helped me with the framerate issues, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AND Splatoon 2 they said ran very smoothly on the Switch, both TV and handheld, and look really great! They have a Q&A on the Switch in a video, they were at the event.

        2. ||Aeolus is a very known old troll from years ago, that’s why…||

    2. I hope you’re wrong, but sadly, at the moment, I completely agree with every point made…plese be wrong though…

    3. Hey, FREAK IDIOT, the Switch IS better, Gamexplain said it themselves and they were there! In their video where they answered 50 questions about the Switch, they revealed both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AND Splatoon 2 BOTH ran very smoothly on the TV AND heanheld. YOU THINK YOU KNOW OF FRAMERATE ISSUES YOU UGLY, NO GOOD, SORRY EXCUSE OF A PLAYER?! THEN TALK TO YOUR PRECIOUS STINKBOX ONE, FREAK, AND LEAVE NINTENDO ALONE, YOU LOUSY, UGLY, D-D-DAMN TROLL! I SAID THE D WORD, YOU HAPPY?!?

    4. Outdated? THEY HAVE UNREAL ENGINE AND UNITY, I SEE NOTHING OUTDATED THERE! THE SWITCH CAN HOLD UP TOO 2TB OF DATA FREAK, ONCE AN SDXC CARD IS MADE! CAN YOUR STINKBOX HANDLE THAT?!? NO?! THOUGHT SO YOU UGLY IDIOT!

    5. I agree with you except for the fact that Nintendo really are marketing this thing better, and dropping the Wii brand was the right thing to do. It is true, however, that this device is hindered by being overpriced and underpowered, and it lacks third party support and relies on gimmicks. I expect it to be moderately successful, but not a smash hit. There is nothing all that innovative here. I have a smartphone with a MOGA controller, and I can stream the image to my TV. I don’t see how that is much different. Again we have a scenario of people buying in for the first party titles, which continue to be top notch. How long this will keep Nintendo in the console race is anyone’s guess.

    1. SHUT UP, IDIOT, IT ISN’T! YOU GUYS JUST WANT IT TOO CAUSE YOU’RE SCARED YOUR PRECIOUS XBOXS AND PLASTATIONS WILL BE OBSOLETE ONCE IT COMES! DEAL WITH IT, SONY IS LOSING SOON AND YOU HATERS CAN’T STOP IT! SO SHUT YOUR UGLY MOUTHS, FREAK!

      1. Does it need a smartphone with Data to play online? I’m kinda confused. What does a smartphone have to do with the switch and features? I might need to google this..

        1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

          Apparently the Switch doesn’t come with a built in chat so you need a smartphone for that. :/

        2. Nah, I think its through an app. I literally have a 3DS, a Wii U, and a flip phone. I bet you can get it on everything that pokemon go was supported by.

        3. You need to download an app on “your smart device” to use voice chat. Although, the switch seems like a smart device in it self, so I’m kind of confused about it as well.

        4. I think the idea is that if you want to play online on the go, given that this is a portable device, you are going to need to create a mobile hotspot with your smartphone… Which I assume will eat up all your data. In other words, it has standard wifi, but not built in LTE or whatnot.

  7. I dont have a reason to buy this at launch. BOW is on Wii U if I want to play it and Neither Odyssey, Bomverman R, or Ukelaylee are available. I learned from buying a Wii U at launch.

  8. FUCK ALL NINTENDO HATERS, NINTENDO SWITCH WILL BE A SUCCESS, ANYONE WHO DISAGREES IM GONNA KILL YOU ALL! FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU

    1. Not agreeing with the end there, but yeah tell’em! You Nintendo hating FREAKS just think they’re for kids! Well, remember, Nintendo’s had some stuff in there that was not for kids, main reason, well, Samus! Duh!

      Yes, I’m a Metroid fan, just wanted to point out Samus’s various endings in the franchise.

      1. OBVIOUSLY I’M NOT GONNA HURT ANYONE, I’M JUST ANOTHER ANNON ON THE WEBS, IT’S JUST THAT I’M FUCKING TIRED OF GETTING HATE NEWS EVERY TIME NINTENDO ANNOUNCES A NEW CONSOLE BUT SONY GETS THEIR SHAFT SUCKED EVERY TIME THEY RELEASE ANOTHER PIECE OF SHIT PS, WE SHOULD MAKE A SITE WITH PRO NINTENDO NEWS ONLY AND BAN EVERY FAG WHO DARES TO QUESTION NINTENDO FUCK EM ALL!

  9. I just pre ordered my BotW (Switch) copy, the Switch itself I’ll buy later, maybe in the end of February. I’m Brazilian and the console will not launch here ’cause Nintendo left the country due high import taxes, the console’s pre orders are taking your money right now, and for the most part it’s expensive as hell, like 540-760ish dollars.

    1. ||<i<You can't buy a Switch in February because there will be none until 3 March of the human month…||

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