February 26, 2018

Nintendo boss explains why Switch's online services were delayed

17 June 2017, 11:29 | Denise Dawson

4K, VR and Nintendo Switch are hot topics as public attend E3

Nintendo shows it is listening to fans with new Metroid Prime and Pokemon RPG

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?

Putin claims he never had strong connection with Michael Flynn
Here, she cited a number of cyber-hacking tools that US intelligence has identified as having been used by Russian operatives. The FBI also is probing whether anyone associated with Trump's presidential campaign was involved in the Russian hacking.

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.

Other News

Trending Now

Manchester bomber's brother released by police
Grande arrived back in the United Kingdom on Friday morning ahead of the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday. Grande returned to Britain on Friday ahead of the One Love Manchester concert on to benefit victims.

Rep. Williams says staffer injured in Virginia shooting
Texas Congressmen who play in the game include Republicans Joe Barton , Kevin Brady , Mike Conaway and Roger Williams , as well as Democrat Marc Veasey .

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
Arlene Foster said it was "right and proper" that her Democratic Unionist Party would vote for May's Queen's Speech next week. He also pointed out that three months after Article 50 had been triggered, formal discussions had yet to start.

Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top
In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has a player option for next season and is also expected to return to the Warriors.

UK Government 'absolutely steadfast' in commitment to peace process - Theresa May
DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been "very good discussions" so far and she would travel to London to meet May tomorrow. A Downing Street source said the talks had been "constructive" but refused to put a timescale on when they would conclude.

Hospital: Multiple California shooting victims
Law enforcement is concentrated around the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. It came the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice, wounding U.S.

Kumble set to continue as coach for WI tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested
Pant had a brilliant performance for Delhi Daredevils in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League. CoA chief Vinod Rai had said that Kumble will continue for the tour, subject to his acceptance.

Qatar 3 South Korea 2: Al Haydos double holds off fightback
Team Korea answered with a goal from Ki Sung-yueng in the 62nd-minute, and Hwang Hee-chan leveled the score eight minutes later. But China, led by 2006 World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, scored its own penalty in the 68th when Gao Lin converted.

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. Mr Dale Walsh, who identified himself as a friend, said Hodgkinson had been a vibrant presence when he was younger.

Hizb claims responsibility of Tral grenade attack
More than 200 companies of security forces are additionally being deployed for the security of the yatris in Jammu and Kashmir . This year the annual yatra will take off on June 29 and culminate on the Raksha Bandan Day, which falls on August 7.