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Nintendo Switch to Sell 40 Million Units by 2020 Says Research Firm

Nintendo Switch to Sell 40 Million by 2020?!?! Are You Kidding? Yesterday, we told you about a massive Nintendo Switch tour that is unfortunately only making one Canadian stop. That is okay because we only have weeks to go before the big launch. One thing is for certain, the Switch is going to sell quite well out of the gate. Pre-orders have been selling out everywhere and there is a ton of buzz surrounding its launch. One research firm called DFC Intelligence is forecasting for the Switch to sell 40 million units by 2020. That may seem like a crazy high number but this firm has been accurate in the past with its forecasting. In comparison, the PS4 is Sony’s fastest selling console ever and it’s been out for over three years now. The PS4 is sitting at a little over 50 million units sold. If Nintendo kept that kind of pace by reaching 40 million by 2020 it would be a small miracle but hey anything can happen, right? DFC Intelligence stated that its prediction is on the conservative side, tempered by the failure of the Wii U. Bottom line, the Switch could end up selling better than projected….

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Breath of the Wild Director Discusses Alternate Endings

Aonuma Alludes to Multiple Endings During Recent Interview Zelda games are not known for having multiple endings, outside of certain portable releases. Breath of the Wild looks like it will buck this trend, however. According to a report from Wccftech, Eji Aonuma has confirmed at least one extra ending in Breath of the Wild. “There is an alternate ending if you meet certain criteria. If you do a few things, you may see a different ending,” He said during an interview with IGN Portugal. The remainder of said interview will be released soon, hopefully with even more details about the upcoming game. On that note, what will the difference between the endings be? Previous entries in the Zelda franchise kept things fairly similar, with minor changes being made depending on whether you were playing the ‘Master Quest’ version of the game or not. With this next game being such a departure from the formula, will the different endings be properly different? This could be a reference to a comment made earlier about being able to go straight to the boss. It would be nice to see players rewarded for their dedication to such a suicidal dash to the end. SOURCE: Wccftech The post…

Massive Nintendo Switch Tour Making Only Canadian Stop on Sunday January 29

Nintendo Switch Tour Comes to TO Weeks before its official launch, the new Nintendo Switch is making a special appearance in Toronto, and local gaming fans can be among the first in the world to try the new console. The Nintendo Switch Preview Tour is making its only Canadian stop next weekend at Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and on Sunday, January 29, fans can experience Nintendo’s newest home console first-hand. Across a 10,000 square foot event, attendees will be able to interact with the Nintendo Switch in original and surprising settings, each of which bring to life the console’s different play modes. This home video game system not only connects to a TV at home, but also instantly transforms into an on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch screen. Wristbands will be handed out beginning at 8 a.m. for three separate sessions taking place throughout the day. [10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.] Space is very limited, and wristbands will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly recommended. The Nintendo Switch Preview Tour kicked off in New York on January 13, and will be making additional stops in Washington…

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Zoink Games Teases Zombie Vikings for Nintendo Switch; Can’t Confirm 100%

Very clearly hinting at a possible Nintendo Switch port of Zombie Vikings, developer Zoink Games teased Twitter audiences with a video showing two-player action on Nintendo’s upcoming home console. The video clearly shows two people using Joy-Con …Read More The post Zoink Games Teases Zombie Vikings for Nintendo Switch; Can’t Confirm 100% by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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How Virtual Console Could Make The Switch A Must-Own

Nintendo has yet to say anything about how the Switch will approach classic games, which means there’s still hope that they won’t screw it up. Very slight hope. But we’ll take what we can get. Advertisement Historically, Nintendo’s Virtual Console—a service for buying and playing games from older platforms—has been disappointing. On Wii, 3DS, and Wii U, the games were expensive, the selection was erratic, and worst of all, there was no way to tie your purchases to a single account: If you wanted Earthbound on both your 3DS and your Wii U, you’d have to buy it twice. Based on this pattern, it’s easy to be pessimistic about Switch. But given the popularity of the NES Classic, which Nintendo apparently didn’t expect (Reggie Fils-Aime: “We thought that the consumer that already had a Wii or a Wii U and had purchased those games once or twice already, we didn’t think that they’d buy the NES Classic.”), one might think that the company now sees the value in classic games. As they should. Advertisement A great Virtual Console could turn the Nintendo Switch from “wait and READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Versus – Nintendo Switch Reveal vs. PS Vita Reveal

[embedded content] In case you didn’t know, Nintendo revealed almost every pertinent detail regarding its upcoming console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. While the staff of PlayStation LifeStyle already weighed in on what we thought of it so far, we decide to take a look at how the Nintendo Switch reveal compares to Sony’s latest portable, the PlayStation Vita. While the Nintendo Switch is also a traditional home console, given that it’s mostly seen as a portable, we decided to pit it against the PS Vita rather than the PS4. So which reveal did we like better? Watch the video above for our Nintendo Switch vs PS Vita reveal face-off! Remember, we’re only sizing up each handheld’s reveal and not the actual games, power or other stuff. What do you think? Which handheld had the better reveal and got accepted by fans better? Sound off in the comments and let us know. Want to see more Versus episodes? Then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content you can only find here, and of course, the latest game trailers. Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring video series where we pit a game, franchise, basically anything game-related against another and pick a…

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Titanfall 2 Designer Slams Switch Specs

Titanfall 2 Dev Says Third Party Support for Switch will be ‘No Different’ than it Was for Wii U Everyone’s talking about the Nintendo Switch, and that includes industry insiders. According to a report from Wccftech, Titanfall 2’s Mohammad Alavi had some serious criticism to offer on Drunk Tech Review: I’m gonna tell you, I was excited about it because Nintendo’s been in such a niche market recently, like catering to the handheld and I’m gonna be honest with you, the kids. They’ve been so underpowered [in terms of hardware] that they don’t have the support of third parties because they’re all making games for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And the Nintendo Switch is no different. This led to the question of whether Titanfall 2 could be ported to the Switch. Alavi’s response was a resounding “Fuck no. No, you’re not going to be able to fit Titanfall 2.” Alavi’s harsh judgement comes shortly after Randy Pitchford’s deal with Nintendo and Borderlands 3 fell through. While not explicitly about system specs, one has to assume they played a small role in the partnership’s dissolution. Nintendo has been struggling with third-party support since the 90’s, when they released the Nintendo 64. The system, while…

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Don’t Expect Any More First-Party Games on Wii U After Breath of the Wild

Nintendo may have just put the final nail in the Wii U’s coffin. After the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on March 3, there will be no more first-party games produced for the ill-fated system. This information comes directly from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke with Polygon during the Nintendo Switch NYC event last week. “From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” said Fils-Aime. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.” The end of first-party support for the Wii U doesn’t mean that the system is entirely dead, however. Despite reports of Nintendo taking Wii U units off store shelves, Fils-Aime stated that the company would continue to support the system at retail and through the Nintendo eShop. Much like with the PlayStation Vita (which is still holding on to life by a thin thread), third party developers may continue to make games for the Wii U. Support of online games for the Wii U will also continue. “From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

Stardew Valley Will Launch on Nintendo Switch in 2017; Vita Port Being Investigated

In the most recent devblog update, developer Eric Barone has announced that Stardew Valley will not be a launch title for Nintendo Switch — however, the game is slated for a 2017 release. Barone announced late in …Read More The post Stardew Valley Will Launch on Nintendo Switch in 2017; Vita Port Being Investigated by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Japanese Switch buyers can customize their Joy-Con colors

Starting January 23rd, Japanese My Nintendo users can customize the colors of their controllers and straps when they order a Nintendo Switch. When ordering, you can choose from any configuration of the red, blue, or grey straps and Joy-Cons. This means that you could go with dual-blue Joy-Cons, grey and red, or anything inbetween.Customizing your colors will also reward you with some My Nintendo points.If you’re not in Japan, you’ll have to settle for the standard, neon or grey SKUs provided by Nintendo. Getting a little more color happy will cost you.[via Polygon] READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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New Switch UI screenshot seemingly confirms users and dark theme

A new tweet from The Binding of Isaac developer Nicalis has provided another look at the Nintendo Switch’s UI in tablet mode. While the main point of the tweet was to confirm that 1001 Spikes and Cave Story will be heading to the Nintendo Switch sometime in the future, the UI is what we’re focusing on today.In the upper lefthand corner of the picture, you can see an icon featuring a squid from Splatoon. This coupled with the fact that the picture indicates you can “change user” by pressing Y, seems to indicate a few possible things:The Nintendo Switch has a bonafide user account system that will keep track of your purchases and funds from system-to-system, similar to what you’d find on PS4 or Xbox One.The Nintendo Switch has a system-level user system, allowing you to give everyone who uses the Switch their own profile, dashboard, settings, etc.Additionally, we’d like to point out the fact that the background seen in this screenshot is black. Before, we’ve only seen white backgrounds on what appears to be the Switch’s dashboard. This could mean that we’ll have the ability to change the color of dashboard background or maybe Nintendo included a dark theme…

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Nintendo Switch’s Charge Time May Exceed Battery Life

The Nintendo Switch’s Battery Reportedly Takes 3 Hours to Fully Charge, Can Run out in 2.5 We know that running modern video games on 1280 x 720 is going to be taxing on the Nintendo Switch‘s battery life. But could the battery literally run out faster than it takes to charge? According to the most recent information we have on the transforming, portable console, the answer could be yes. According to Nintendo’s Japanese website, the built-in 4310mAh rechargeable 3.7V Lithium-ion battery for the Nintendo Switch will take 3 hours to charge fully. During the official Switch announcement just a week ago we all saw that the battery, while in handheld mode, is supposed to last 2.5 to 6 hours. This huge disparity in battery life is due to the fact that different games will place different amounts of strain on the system. For instance, playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Skyrim will put a whole lot more stress on the Switch than a game like Mario Kart. The good news is that the Nintendo Switch can be charged while playing in handheld mode. So long as you have an electrical outlet nearby, you can plug in your USB type-C adapter and…