Nintendo will unveil a new "Switch experience" on 9/12. First trailer in.

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Ninjadom

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I remember someone on Gaf lost 100 pounds thanks to Wii Fit.

Hope this does help people. Weight loss can be hard and anything that helps people stay motivated should be commended.
Check out Krejlooc thread here:

 

Krejlooc

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Check out Krejlooc thread here:

I've lost 2 more lbs since making that topic earlier this week.
 

Raccoon

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I strongly disagree. It is clearly worst Nintendo. Looks like Switch Fit. Hopefully it is a one-off thing and they do not try to push a flop just like they did with Labo. Also, I really wish this thing to bomb as strongly as Labo so Nintendo finalky gets the message that the casual market is on mobile: do the Nintendogs and Brain Trainings there and leave alone the traditional gaming marjet.

if it succeeds, we will see a return of the casualization of the Wii era, and that would be the worst case scenario. The eagerness to revival casual IPs on consooe is the worst idea that Nintendo can have at the moment: just focus on traditional games. I am not even asking to expand and buy studios -which you absolutely should- but at least do not divert resources into casuals.
what do you want that Nintendo isn’t giving you
 

Ruu

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People get really upset by a piece of plastic huh? Wii fit was great. Depending on the structure of whatever this is I could be done for something similar. I used Wii fit for a little bit but my biggest problem was it was paced a little too slow for my liking. Took a little too long to go through the boot process and a little too much downtime between activities. If they can make an exercise game that's a little snappier then I'd love it. That EA Sports Active thing was decent as well but lacked some of the polish that Nintendo brings.
 
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the Wii fit games were pretty fun. But the balance board was kinda bulky and you couldn't do all that much with it, so maybe these devices can be more versatile.
 

LegendofLex

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I strongly disagree. It is clearly worst Nintendo. Looks like Switch Fit. Hopefully it is a one-off thing and they do not try to push a flop just like they did with Labo. Also, I really wish this thing to bomb as strongly as Labo so Nintendo finalky gets the message that the casual market is on mobile: do the Nintendogs and Brain Trainings there and leave alone the traditional gaming marjet.

if it succeeds, we will see a return of the casualization of the Wii era, and that would be the worst case scenario. The eagerness to revival casual IPs on consooe is the worst idea that Nintendo can have at the moment: just focus on traditional games. I am not even asking to expand and buy studios -which you absolutely should- but at least do not divert resources into casuals.
Yep, Nintendo is obviously going to can BotW and stop developing Smash DLC if this new peripheral succeeds

Selling to the -diverse and broad- casual audience can only do two things for their profile:

- Bring in new gamers. Tons of people with a Switch definitely never touched a Nintendo before DS and Wii.

- Give them a low-investment, high-reward product that only *grows* their resources, or at worst breaks even because of the low costs. This might take some dev resources away from core products, but clearly they aren't hurting for output right now. If it succeeds, that's more resources to dedicate to more demanding products that take years to develop.
 

Simba1

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Concentrate on games, if Labo was anything to go by not everyone want this.

Most people did not buy switch to play another Wii fit. But I can see this selling well if priced correctly.

I just wish they would get their online sorted and focus more on the classic nintendo stuff more.
Not every game needs to be for every Switch owner, this is actually to attract different type of audience, having different type of games and experiences can only be good for platform not bad.

But Nintendo is focused on classic Nintendo stuff and on games, we just had hole Direct of classic Nintendo stuffs and games, this game or previous Labo games will not change that.
 

the7samurai

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I love this random crap. I'll probably end up getting this cause it's always fun to mess around with at family gatherings.
 

thepenguin55

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I'm always conflicted about this side of Nintendo. While I always appreciate weird Nintendo, the controllers and peripherals that are the product of weird Nintendo are rarely things I like.
 

Estro

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I thought we had abandonned the "Hardcore vs casual" mentality at least a generation ago, surprised to see a lot of the comments in this thread.
 

Grym

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I love when Nintendo does wacky, fun, unique stuff like this merely so I can read the jaded, self-righteous responses from "real" gamers who aren't interested. This could end up being a steaming pile of shit. It could be awesome. No one has seen much yet other than you need to get off the couch and move.

(and it may not appeal much to me...or to you. But my grade school kids absolutely adored building Labo vehicles and vr - and want more for Christmas. Those happy memories working together and with us on projects will stay with them forever. So I'm not sorry if some new experience from Nintendo doesn't meet your personal gamer cred level. I understand saying 'This doesn't interest me.' But to anyone getting angry or completely dismissive of NIntendo trying new things? ridiculous.)
 
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I love when Nintendo does wacky, fun, unique stuff like this merely so I can read the jaded, self-righteous responses from "real" gamers who aren't interested. This could end up being a steaming pile of shit. It could be awesome. No one has seen much yet other than you need to get off the couch and move.

(and it may not appeal much to me...or to you. But my grade school kids absolutely adored building Labo vehicles and vr - and want more for Christmas. Those happy memories working together and with us on projects will stay with them forever. So I'm not sorry if some new experience from Nintendo doesn't meet your personal gamer cred level. I understand saying 'This doesn't interest me.' But to anyone getting angry or completely dismissive of NIntendo trying new things? ridiculous.)
Didn't help that the trailer was annoying as hell.
 

mutantmagnet

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Nintendo should call this Switch Active just to mock modern EA by reminding them of past successes on the Wii.

This entire rig really looks like a proper evolution on EA Active.

 

Gobias-Ind

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Stoked about all the possibilities that could arise from the combination of the gyro and IR camera + the Pilates wheel. Not to mention the extra input from the leg strap. Knowing this is coming from the labo team, has me expecting some really creative ideas.

Gotta put my couch on Craigslist.
 

blacktout

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Just in time for the new Switch model that lacks separate Joycons and a dock - here's a new platform that requires a docked Switch with disconnected Joycons.
See, this seems like a good sign to me, because it means that Nintendo doesn't plan to stop releasing software that utilizes the unique features of the joy-con (detachability, HD rumble, the IR camera, etc.) just because they stripped that functionality out of the Lite. I think there's a lot of weird, interesting potential there and I'd hate for Nintendo to just abandon it after two years in order to accommodate buyers of their cheaper, more conventional handheld.
 

Papacheeks

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Not every game needs to be for every Switch owner, this is actually to attract different type of audience, having different type of games and experiences can only be good for platform not bad.

But Nintendo is focused on classic Nintendo stuff and on games, we just had hole Direct of classic Nintendo stuffs and games, this game or previous Labo games will not change that.
Yea I saw they were releasing a majority of the titles that were on the snes mini. Not super exciting.
 

emag

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Just in time for the new Switch model that lacks separate Joycons and a dock - here's a new platform that requires a docked Switch with disconnected Joycons.
At least this will be fully revealed first (9/12), well before the Switch Lite launch date (9/20). It may be a factor in some people's system purchase decisions.
 

giapel

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I’m glad Nintendo didn’t mention this in the direct so at least all the “outrage” can be contained in one thread.
As with Labo, you are not the target audience for everything. As you get older, you come to realise that.
 

fiendcode

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Not for me but I'm glad it exists.

And yeah, likely a big online connected component, perhaps even classes/trainers. This is a huge industry in fitness really (Peloton, The Mirror, etc) and could be a really good opportunity for Nintendo.
 

Action Burger

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Nintendo should call this Switch Active just to mock modern EA by reminding them of past successes on the Wii.

This entire rig really looks like a proper evolution on EA Active.

First thing I thought of when I saw the leg strap. EA Sports Active > Wii Fit.
Thanks to it I got fit, lost about 80lbs and gained abs. The latter of which I lost after a weekend in Vegas. RIP.
 

Mantorok

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I thought we were past all this, come on Nintendo you finally get your groove back and now you want to make people prance around in their living rooms again?

No thanks, but I'm sure there will be appeal somewhere, problem is we've seen it all before and got bored.
 

Qwark

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I don't get the disdain in the last couple posts. Nintendo is killing it with the traditional hardcore crowd, let the casual group have something. And it might actually be good.
 

Velezcora

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I love that Nintendo is keeping this stuff separate from their gaming focused directs. I'm fine with the company experimenting and they have a better understanding of what the core audience wants from them versus the wii days. No Wii Music E3 stage presence again thankfully.
 
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