With rumors of the Nintendo NX not having any sort of physical media, Shawn from Nintendo Enthusiast shows why he thinks it will.
I agree with the author. This wouldn't be a good move for Nintendo. I purchase retail all of the time and have little interest in digital.
Yep, and many remember the fun backlash MS got when it was thought they were going to release a disc-less sku. Also, in some countries (or with some ISPs) you don't have unlimited bandwidth so a full digital future will kill sales for many. Though for Nintendo, one of the perks of the systems have been backwards compatibility (WiiU can play Wii, Wii can play GC). Curious how they'll work any WiiU BC into their plans, as many are expecting it to be abandoned for the NX (when it launches) with it being announced so soon.
Disc less is different than zero physical media. MS was wanting to go digital and it was a terrible idea.
Agreed. I think its based on many are still seeing NX as a console like how PS4 and XONE are. I feel many are not factoring that it could be a handheld that outs to a TV.
That's because there is a retail option. If there was no retail option then it would come down to the same choice facing any console decision - do I want this console / this games line up? The media that the games come by cannot be a serious defining factor unless you have no internet, have a phobia of buying extra memory and/or installing and deleting games or you get by selling second hand games. There would always be a retail option - it's just that it would be a download code that you buy rather than a physical disc and the download code can still be packaged in a very attractive box set kind of way if required. If you say 'not for me' then you're really saying 'My priority isn't really to play new Nintendo games or have a new Nintendo console all that much'.
Why not sell game on sd card??? It can take more than a blu ray disk and its cheap to.Disk drive are obselete and are expensive.A good sd card reader on the console and everybody are good to go.I do think its a good idea but most peoble want innovation without compromise on their old habit.Windows 8 is an exemple.
It's not cheaper than a disc . Retail single unit prices for sd carts arent a good indicator granted , but unless mistaken i really doubt it cost as low as dvd and blurays . Especially if they wanna store more than 10gb of data ... Tech does evolve , but from what i remember .. besides the production cost of the flash, you would also have to handle and program each one, an operation taking longer than burning discs . It would not be cost effective against the few cents and instant programming-by-stamping out for the optical disc media.
He didnt say it is cheaper than disc. He merely said that SD isnt expensive. Something can be cheap and still have something cheaper.
Nintendo has a long running track record of caring more about being different than cutting costs. I have no idea what to expect from each console as they come out. For all we know NX games could ship inside amiibo style statues.
If Nintendo is unifying their handheld and console in one, then the options for their game sales r as follows: 1. u buy a Bluray game for the console, then that triggers a download of the same game on the handheld, will be stored on ur handheld SD card (unlikely) 2. They will have to package the Bluray game for ur console and the game cart for ur handheld in the same package (silly-unlikely) 3.There r no Blurays or carts for neither, all downloads (unlikely) 4.Buy them seperatly (unlikely, beat the whole idea of having a hybrid sorta console) 5.Buy the cart for the handheld and that downloads the difference in game files on ur console HDD (likely) 6.Buy the cart that has the entire game and work on both, handheld and console (very likely) ..unforeseen advantage is having the same save
All sorts of no's. They are not that tech savy, that is very unlikely. Its a handheld that outs to a tv. They are merely going to make a bigger R4 card or what ever they are using with 3DS.
It's not cheaper but it is a viable option. The faster read speeds are also a bonus!
Yeah. If they have to pick something new, then SD cards would be the way to go. Of course, if they wanted to, they COULD go back to cartridges, if they massively improved how much data each cart could store.
Nintendo 1st party games are always of high quality, but it really won't matter what NX turns out to be, nor whether it goes disc less if Nintendo don't get the major 3rd parties involved. However, Nintendo could be going for SD Cards as a primary storage so that games can be played on the go on another as of yet unknown device....interesting times /
Lack of a disc on NX doesn't mean they won't have disc. It may have the ability to load games loaded into a Wii or Wii U. Rumors sometimes mention systems. Nintendo has always been good about BC. Maybe they're building a Voltron system. Several that fit together and with previous generations to augment power and flexibility.
Whatever. I just want the NX to compete properly. I'm not too picky about digital vs physical (of course some important games are a physical-must, like Metroid and Zelda for example). As long as gaming companies give us a proper way to back up all of our games and saves, PROPERLY, then I woulnt be as weary about digital games. The convinience of not switching games makes me lazy, but it's oh so sweet. I seriously doubt physical games will ever disappear completely. It's too engrained in the gaming culture. Nothing wrong with options though, since everyone has different opinions.
I dont think its the culture that's stopping it, but the retailers. They get pissed if digital games sell for less than the physical ones, they are what's stopping better pricing on digital games. As soon as someone comes along and has the balls to give people more value with the digital version, like valve did with pc games, i can see physical games becoming collector's items. Maybe disc drives being sold as accessories or only on premium models.
Nintendo whatever you do just don't go back cartridge
Why not? I think it'd be kinda cool if they had cartridges like 3ds games for their next console.
If they did, they'd revamp them to hold more than CD's, so I wouldn't mind that.
CDs only hold 700mb each, which is really a pitifully tiny amount of storage for games. Let's hope they'd come up with a cartridge that holds more than 700mb, though knowing Nintendo anything is possible.
I hope the gamepad will be compatible with the NX.Its so usefull when my son want to play is marvel but i want to listen my tv:)
All this speculation. Why don't everyone wait and see what Nintendo will bring to the table. With that said, I want Nintendo next console to be digital only. My Wii U games are digital. Edit: Nintendo would be stupid to go without a disk. That way they may get a customer to buy two games whenever the disk gets scratched.
I'm all in on digital games myself but I don't ever find myself wishing that was the only option. I may not understand the obsession with physical items cluttering up my play space, but I respect it.
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