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The Verge: Why The Nintendo Switch Is The Most Innovative Console In Years

The Verge have praised the Nintendo Switch in a recent video taking a look at the system and seeing how it fits into consumers lives. Interestingly they proclaim that the popular console is the most innovative we have had in years – which is high praise indeed. Here’s what they had to say in the video which has been highlighted by Reset Era member Phantom Thief.

  • The Switch’s innovation not in necessarily doing anything new, but in taking the best ideas from previous hardware, and incorporating them all into one seamless and slick package
  • How the Switch’s inherent appeal means that even the shortcomings it does have are easily forgiven
  • The context of Nintendo’s failing console market which has been reinvigorated by the Switch
  • The early encouraging signs of support from indie, Japanese, and even AAA third parties
  • Nintendo’s decision to launch Mario and Zelda to instantly associate appeal with the Switch
  • The Switch’s success with 10 million units sold, which gives Nintendo cachet to keep games flowing on the system thanks to third parties, while it works on bringing more of its own titles over

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    1. Not yet. It’s good but there’s room for improvement…plenty of them. We need an X2/X3 model in a few years down the road, improved battery, higher storage…MUCH higher with external HDD support, slightly enlarged JoyCons for bigger hands, Streetpass and download play to return for the Switch console/games and Bluetooth support for microphone headsets. None of that mobile phone chat app crap.

  1. Nintendo is indeed that master in innovation. And “Creating Something Unique is not just the company’s motto… it’s the truth.

  2. Ofcourse, the PS4 is exactly the typical kind of upgrade you’d expect a PS2 and PS3 to do, and the Pro doesn’t even have a 4K HDR Disc Drive! (While the PS2 and PS3 were the pinacle of Dvd and bluray respectively back then!).
    The xbox > x360 at least saw a massive uprise to Online members and made that whole ecosystem possible for other consoles to implement without confusion. the 360 to xbox one however is the same old story.. except the xbox One-X DOES have a 4K HDR Drive! It’s crazy really! (Sony is leading with hardware sales and is easily getting away with this, such a shame imo…)

    1. Meanwhile, Nintendo did motion controls with the wii, and a dedicated display with the WiiU, and now merging console and handheld (Finally!) with the Switch.
      Thaty’s just 3 basic samples of how Nintendo innovates > the other 2.
      None of them are bad, But seeing how Sony has the equivalent of a WiiU RIGHT IN THEIR POCKET with a ps4 and ps Vita… but fails to combine the 2 in a strikingly sweet marketing package…
      it’s just one big facepalm… :(

  3. It’s amazing how many Sony innovations came from Nintendo. There’s the Dual Shock controller, which came shortly after the N64 Rumble Pack and N64 controller’s control stick. Then Playstation Move. Even the PlayStation itself started out as a Nintendo/Sony CD based system.
    Also, I’m not too sure, but I’d bet there would be no PSP or Vita without the Gameboy’s success.

    1. Exactly. PS wouldn’t exist without Nintendo and I’m hearing these queers bashing about how Sony is superior. They’re only superior because of Nintendo’s slipping from the N64. Surprisingly the Wii/DS beat them without a mere fraction of power and sold more by 1:4 margin. 3DS still sold more than the PS4 which is a shock considering how popular it is. Now Sony has to somehow deal with the Switch’s innovative juggernaut of combining powers of AAA home console experience with the portability convenience of a handheld without ripping them off which is too much to ask for them because we all know they’re ITCHING to copycat Nintendo again.

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