We here in the TechRadar offices are … cautiously excited by Nintendo’s unorthodox reveal of its Nintendo Switch console. It certainly looks clever, and affirms much of what we heard about the device in the lead-up to the announcement trailer.
But, we didn’t see anything in that video in regards to the console’s operating system, how it manages online play or hardware specifics, like charging or wireless range. Hell, we still have no idea how much this thing is going to cost.
Of course, you expect us members of the press to have a metered response – it’s our job. But, how is the internet at large responding to the Nintendo Switch?
Frankly, responses are all over the place. From outright dismissals to GIFs showering Nintendo in praise, Nintendo Switch doesn’t seem any less divisive than the Wii U was. Did you expect anything less from the Mario House?
The Nintendo Switch is everything I've ever wanted. pic.twitter.com/bPGs1Vhjj8October 20, 2016
Seems like Switch is just what the doctor ordered for this fan. It was the Skyrim, wasn’t it?
Uhhh, I think the most important thing about that Nintendo Switch video is that the dude was playing SKYRIM. pic.twitter.com/he9FeaXSoPOctober 20, 2016
Yep, definitely the Skyrim. (Who knew its hype game would be this strong five years later?)
Well looks like I'm not gonna consider getting the Nintendo Switch. Holy shit I've never cared less about portable gaming than I have now.October 20, 2016
OK, now you’re just being a curmudgeon. Drink some more of that Hater-Ade, why don’tcha?
Nintendo Switch huh? I still think the past 3 consoles have had better code names than the actual reveal.October 20, 2016
Yeah, it’s tough to argue with this one. Couldn’t it have just been a “Game Boy?” That’s what all of our parents are going to call it anyway.
Ninten'does what iPhone don't. 😏 pic.twitter.com/11JOpc0CxTOctober 20, 2016
Man, iPhone 7 just can’t get a break, huh? But really, it’s technically not wrong.
WHAT IF IT'S CALLED THE NINTENDO SWITCH SINCE IT MIGHT /SWITCH/ MORE PEOPLE OVER TO IT DUE TO MASSIVE THIRD PARTY SUPPORT. EXCLUSIVES???October 20, 2016
And, like clockwork, the tinfoil hat-wearing Nintendo fans are out and ready to play. (Don’t hold your breath for too many of those “exclusives”, we say.)
Hey guys, I already own a Nintendo Switch https://t.co/3zn4F0TNSV pic.twitter.com/DRfLkAaxE0October 20, 2016
OK, this one deserves a hearty slow clap.
WiiU: hey Nintendo, we still gaming?*Nintendo answers while making out with Nintendo Switch"New phone, who disOctober 20, 2016
Meanwhile, this dude sees a relationship on the ropes. Just don’t keep texting, Wii U, it makes you look desperate.
@NintendoAmerica THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/hk8uuqdeznOctober 20, 2016
This guy already feels so damn #blessed – and he hasn’t even seen the price!
twist: every piece of the Nintendo Switch requires AA batteriesOctober 20, 2016
OH GOD PLEASE NO THE WII REMOTES WERE BAD ENOUGH.
Your move, Microsoft. Just kidding! Wait, where are you going? We love The Duke!
NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. NINTENDO SWITCH. 💯💯💯👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼October 20, 2016
This guy knows that saying it over and over won’t make it arrive any faster, right? It’s a game console, not the Candy Man. Sheesh.
Nintendo Switch is gonna put them back in the game goddamnOctober 20, 2016
Nothing but some hearty, baseless optimism here. We’ll take it!
All those cool young handsome people playing the Nintendo Switch. I can't wait to not look like that while I play it.October 20, 2016
We’re right there with you, dude. Where are our average-looking Nintendo fans at? Oh, right, not on TV…
Can we get this on Nintendo switch please https://t.co/joLhK6CSpAOctober 20, 2016
And finally, this dude already wants Red Dead Redemption 2 on Nintendo Switch. Good to know we’re not the only ones who expect the best from Nintendo – never settle, we say.
But seriously, if we don’t see Metroid on Nintendo Switch on day one, we damn well may riot. OK, that’s a bit extreme, but we’ll sure as hell write a whiny think piece about it on the internet – it’s the American way.
- Now, what about this Project Scorpio thing?