Nintendo Switch Reveal is in Two Weeks, Here Are Our Concerns
Today marks the official two week date until January 12, which is the day Nintendo will hold their Switch press event.
While we anxiously await Nintendo's next step in hardware, we can't help but look back on the Wii U era Nintendo and hope that the company releasing the Switch has learned from the failures of the Wii U.
The Nintendo Switch seems to be a very promising piece of hardware. The concept of being a home console first, but having the functionality of a handheld is a robust and novel idea that the industry seems open to. However, Nintendo has a way of mismanaging things like key features.
Although the Nintendo Switch sounds great on paper, we still don't even know what Nintendo's online functionality for this console looks like. We are still waiting for word on storage for the Switch, as well as battery life. Some recent rumors suggest that the Switch will average an impressive five to six hour run on a single charge, but these are key details we hope to see Nintendo address on January 12.
And what about that Mario game? Many rumors are suggesting that is will be a launch game, and Nintendo will give the game a full reveal at the event. If this is true, Nintendo has set themselves up for a much more promising launch for the Switch. However, rumors don't guarantee a thing. Hopefully Nintendo has a a killer lineup at launch, and is able to keep a steady flow of content coming for at least the first six months after the March launch date.
Perhaps the biggest concern regarding the Switch is supply. Nintendo just gave people the hardest time trying to get their hands on a piece of hardware that's over 30 years old. If the NES Classic Edition was a difficult item to keep in stock, we can only imagine how bad the Switch will be. Of course, there is always the idea that Nintendo just wanted to create an artificial demand for the box in order to drum up interest in the company, but it will be pretty upsetting if Nintendo is intentionally not manufacturing enough Switch units to satiate the market.
We hope to be unboxing and uploading Let's Plays of the Switch on day one. Fingers crossed that the pre-order nightmare that may be ahead of us doesn't become a reality...
There are a lot of concerns about the Nintendo Switch, but mostly, we're just excited to get our hands on the darn thing. Are you interested in buying a Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments.