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Nintendo boss explains why Switch's online services were delayed

17 June 2017, 11:29 | Denise Dawson

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will come at a yet to be confirmed 2017 release date and they also announced a Switch port for Pokkén Tournament, but again, this is a previous Wii U game.

After a shipping snafu with Amazon, I spent the better part of a day trying to track a Nintendo Switch down.

This all runs parallel to the company's plans for the Switch, which it sees as a home console first. "This year at E3, Nintendo is letting people play and explore this fantastic game". Although the Switch will be picked up by kids, Nintendo is pushing the hybrid console as more of a second system that will sit alongside a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One than a 3DS killer. "Those are all of the things that we need to think about from a business standpoint". By that time interest in the console had fizzled, and the install base was too small to allow for the software sales a "Smash Bros." title would normally enjoy. The show has done a number on all of us with its rapid news cycle and exciting announcements, but it's not quite done yet. It comes down to how do we do something more?

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As for the "Metroid Prime 4", reports have it that Nintendo will release game modes available in 2D and 3D to cater to all the demands of the franchise's fans. Reggie Fils-Aime again defended the company's decision, claiming that the delay would ultimately mean Nintendo is able to create a better service for consumers, claiming that he wants to create a world-class online service to match the world-class console. What we are internally resisting is just a pure port, versus thinking about how not only do we showcase a game to a wider audience, but how do we make sure that there's something more? "So yes, we are actively attempting to serve multiple markets, and the kids and parent market is one". Third-party accessory manufacturer Nyko is looking to change that with the announcement of a more portable solution at E3 2017. A few months later, Nintendo simultaneously revealed a few more details about the service, including the pricing model, and delayed it even further to 2018.

Available this spring in the United States for $US45 ($60), Nyko's Portable Docking Kit does nearly everything Nintendo's larger dock does, including charging the Switch via its USB-C port, and allowing it to be connected to a TV via HDMI.



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