We have even more Nintendo Switch details to share with you, courtesy of that Q&A with Nintendo that was done by Kotaku. First up is news on video-streaming apps, such as Netflix or Hulu. Nintendo says that the Switch will not support any of them, stating that “all of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform”. However, they didn’t rule it out completely. Nintendo said that it is “being considered for a future update”. Secondly, Nintendo confirmed that the Switch will not be compatible with any Wii or Wii U controllers for now. Once again, Nintendo looked to the future, saying that “support for certain controllers may be considered”. Lastly, Miiverse is gone. The Miis are not. Nintendo says that there’s a Mii Maker tool that is in the Nintendo Switch’s system settings, where you can create an avatar like other Nintendo systems. Developers will still be able to include Miis in their games. All this will come with an option to choose a profile picture from a selection of various Nintendo-themed images.

 

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  1. Netflix Not at launch is okay.
    No Netflix isn’t.

    And before you guys come at me saying”well I am getting a switch for games and don’t care about multimedia” I myself don’t care for it either but Nintendo needs to at least compete in functions of they are not competing in hardware.

    The GameCube did not have DVD support. Not a biggy right? It’s a gaming console after all!
    Well… The ps2 did and was cheaper as alot of DVD players at its time.
    It’s probably one big reason the GameCube failed compared to the ps2.

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  2. Reggie Fils-Aime: “We are implementing a compelling way to let Switch users have access to video-streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix via a smartphone app developed by our fantastic R&D team. This is the most beautiful and compelling way that Nintendo could offer this solution on the Switch.”

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  3. Well…..they just lost my reserve!!

    But to be honest, Im not even surprised. This is typical Nintendo doing typical Nintendo shit!! This is (excuse the expression) Nintendo:

    “…taking a SHIT outta their penis & PISSING outta their ass!”

    Then thinking they “are on the verge of something big?”
    …..really guys? No Netflix? No Hulu? ….on of all things, …..a Tablet? Lmfao. That’s okay guys. I think I’m officially turning in my NINTENDO FANBOY MEMBERSHIP!
    It’s been fun but I wont be there on this Switch outing! & neithet will many others.

    R.I.P NINTENDO 1985 – 2017

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  4. Whats wrong with Nintendo? It’s like watching someone slip into depression and just distance themselves from everyone around them. They need the help and they probably do want it but they wont accept it.

    I dunno Nintendo, you could:

    1. Put headphone jacks into your joycon grip and pro controllers and get that app running on the Switch.
    2. Put an Ethernet port on the Dock.

    Just those two things would change the outlook of the Switch significantly.

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  5. & to top it off these muther fuckers are price gouging on accessories. From $70 on pro controllers, $80 on Joy-cons, to $90 on the system base!
    Games usually listed & sold at $20, $30 & $40 debuting at $50 to $60!!!
    Games like *1-2 Switch *Bomberman *Arms & other titles as well. All these games look fun but not at $50 to $60 a piece!!
    SMH while LMFAO. I’ve said it once, Ill say it again.

    R.I.P. NINTENDO 1985 -2017

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    • I have one HDMI and one composite port.
      I play more Nintendo than PlayStation.
      So my PlayStation 4 is connected to the composite port and my Wii u to the HDMI port.

      Which is good because most of the tube I get to enjoy HD

      Now the switch is replacing my Wii u

      Now I will have to stream my content over the ps4 in 480p :/

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  6. I wish they would give the Mii’s a BUNCH more options. Like full bodies to customize (instead of those weird, bowling pin bodies), and tons on new clothes, hair colors, hats etc. I hated the limitations of Mii creation in the past. I got burned out. I’d love to transfer all of my 3DS Mii’s to the Switch, but be able to enhance all of them.

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    • ||If there is something that’s worse with the Sonyans compared to the Xbot contamination, is that their memories are worse than a Goldfish’s memory…||

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  7. Idk about this netflix thing…Not really a big deal. My phone, Blu-ray, PC and TV can all use Netflix so I’m good.

    If the switch gets an internet browser there’s a netflix option. Plus, they’ll probably add the app when there’s a lull in game releases anyways.

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  8. Nintendo should had thought to give Wii U owners a better advantage with the install base low at 12million verse what could really sell if we had a Gamepad and Pro controller. Kinda like a incentive for buying a Wii U. To give us some sort of exclusice gameplay verses the ones who never bought the Wii U.

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  9. So Miis are still a thing. Excellent news; I was worried for a moment. Miiverse I can live without. I don’t really use Netflix nor have an account (when I do, I just use my sister’s account on my brother’s XBox) so I’m indifferent about it not being on Switch.

    But if Switch never gets YouTube, THEN I’ll be pissed.

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  10. Pretty much every device I have has Netflix and other video streaming apps and while it is odd that the Switch will not have this on release, I really can’t say that I care too much. I mean my phone has these apps and my TV has these apps so I don’t really need the Switch to have them. Would be convenient I guess but still not a big deal. I am starting to like the 3rd party support I am seeing come to the Switch. That actually is a big deal to me. Show me the games! 🤗

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  11. What do you think Dr. Tre would say,
    not finding out the Switch did not make his day?

    Blackbond is cool but sometime his curel what do you think he would say on his next video tool?

    Then we have the figure the action figure Mr. T that’s his signature, that is his trigger.

    Then we have Shokio if that is right, most things he say is not naughty but rather polite.

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  12. Then we have the Great Nintendo Commander, I sure wonder if he has a pet named “Charmander”

    Then we have Church of Sorry, I cant believe he still plays that old ass Atari.

    Next we have the great Snowman man, I think I’ll play Snowpeak stage instead.

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  13. Seeing some “but you have other devices that you can use for Netflix.” The problem is these people are missing the point of why people are upset at the idea of no Netflix or whatnot. Convenience, people. If these apps are on Switch, people can access them in 30 seconds or less if they are currently playing the Switch since the other things they have Netflix on might actually be OFF. Without the apps on Switch, they’ll have to power that other device on then load up the app they want to use which will take more than 30 seconds. Even if their PC or smartphone is most likely on, they might want to watch Netflix or whatnot on their big screen television, not some tiny smartphone or PC screen.

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