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Octane

@Shellcore Nintendo sells empty Switch boxes on Amazon in Japan, and people buy them. Don't underestimate cardboard lol.

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YummyHappyPills

@Shellcore It reminds me of how the Smash Melee community reacted to Smash 4 existing at tourneys.

Like...all the previous stuff didn't suddenly get wiped from existence. It's still there to play. BOTW, Odyssey, Dark Souls, all is there still to buy, advertised (I saw a BOTW ad yesterday actually) and all those core games will still come in the future.

Labo is a side thing (I'm shocked people don't see that) for a side market.

Let there be miracles in looking at something logically right?

And no, I won't kick off. I think the reaction in the form of "OMG WHAT AARE YOU DOING THIS RUINS SWITCH BWAAAAAH" is...completely missing the point.

Anyway, they have confirmed the games can be played without the cardboard, the games will be sold separately, the blueprints will be available online and can be made out of whatever you want if you are creative enough, it can be replaced by yourself or Nintendo, and the cost of $70-80 is cardboard AND a game.

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Shellcore

@Octane I imagine it will end up next to Deus Ex mugs and Destiny scented candles in the UK. Perhaps you are right about Japan.

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Kidfried

Nintendo, the gimmick company.

Regard my dear
It's all downhill from here

Shellcore

@Kidfried There's a rumour that Nintendo misunderstood the concept of loot boxes. Just like making the gamecube portable with "that" handle.

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Tasuki

Now I know why I can't find the Super Mario Cereal anywhere. When the shipment of boxes arrived someone at Nintendo didn't get the memo that it was for the cereal.

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Tasuki

@Kidfried So I got it, Nintendo CEOs have been replaced by a race of alien cat people. If you have ever given a cat an empty cardboard box then you know it's true.

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NathanUC

It's a neat idea. I don't think it will last (as a product or as an idea), but it certainly looks like it would be fun to build that stuff.

It's still not enough to sell the Switch for me, but it's a tiny step closer. Switch VR will be a joke like phone VR, but I'm glad they are at least dipping their toes in VR.

EDIT: I would rather see them sell templates or a kit that includes plastic bits for the important parts (moving/joints/stress areas) and allow you to use your own cardboard for the rest. Paying $70 for a big pile of cardboard for a robot that might only last a couple play sessions seems risky.

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BowTiesAreCool

This is as innovative as anything in the last five years. VR was an inevitability and Kinect was... Kinect. It's not for me and I won't be dipping my toes into it at all, but while everyone else measures fun in framerates and pixel counts, Nintendo are like HERE'S A TOY. I'm sure it'll be a hit.

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Rudy_Manchego

Well I think it is a bit pointless and I also think it is too early for this kinda gimmick but I am not a kid and I could see it selling bucket loads. For me though and my kids, too expensive.

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RedMageLanakyn

Ahhh, so this is why they haven't launched their online service, or made a joycon with a decent Dpad, or launched the virtual console. They have everyone scrambling to make premium cardboard "toys" for a $300 handheld....

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themcnoisy

@YummyHappyPills "Labo is a side thing (I'm shocked people don't see that) for a side market."

Yeah I see that. One things for sure game newsfeeds have been choka with labo. So its worked out for Nintendo so far.

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Ralizah

I don't expect them for free, but Nintendo had better be willing to sell Labo cardboard materials at a reduced cost to people when these things inevitably get destroyed.

Designs aren't enough. I have no interest in re-fashioning my own materials, especially when I won't have the strings, pulleys, etc. that are inevitably included in official Nintendo sets.

So, for now, I'll wait and watch. I love Nintendo, but they make too many stupid decisions for me to trust them on this venture yet.

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Shellcore

@NathanUC This contains small AR elements, but no VR I believe. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Tasuki

RedMageLanakyn wrote:

Ahhh, so this is why they haven't launched their online service, or made a joycon with a decent Dpad, or launched the virtual console. They have everyone scrambling to make premium cardboard "toys" for a $300 handheld....

Yep it's pretty sad to see where their priorities are.

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Octane

@RedMageLanakyn Get the Pro if you want a d-pad. Playing with a single Joy-Con is awful anyway

@Tasuki They've sold how many units within a year? 13 million? Maybe they don't think they need all of that to be successful.

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RedMageLanakyn

@Octane I have a Pro controller, I couldn't handle playing Shovel Knight, Steamworld Dig 2, or Gunvolt with the joycons. The problem is the Switch Pro controller Dpad feels significantly inferior to the Dpad on the WiiU pro controller. Feels very stiff. It's perplexing to me because Nintendo is always the gold standard for Dpads on controllers, but the switch pro just feels terrible. I'd love to have a joycon with a Dpad for mobile play, even if it is inferior, still better than the buttons IMO.

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