Fils-Aime: Nintendo relishes "being different" for online play

Nintendo of America President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime said that Nintendo relishes “being different” when it comes to online play and connectivity on the Nintendo Switch.

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masterfox140d ago

Being different doesn't put you away from the obligation in being up to current times, this being "different" is just a lame justification for its badly design handheld called Switch.

Mr Pumblechook140d ago (Edited 140d ago )

Reggie Fils-Aime "We see that difference as an element that makes us more compelling to the consumer,” Fils-Aime noted."

No native voice chat.
No invites.
No party system.
No matchmaking.

Nintendo have done a great job with the Switch and its unique place as a home/portable gaming system. No one is asking them to emulate the PS4/XBO model. However the online system for Switch owners needs to be improved as it is lacking the most essential features.

DJK1NG_Gaming140d ago

Proof you don't have a Switch nor do research.
Matchmaking is coming with the Online Service
Online games on Switch have Friend Invites In-Game.
I do this all the time in Xenoverse 2.

Mr Pumblechook139d ago

@DJK!NG_Gaming. Honestly appraising the online service is not the same thing as hating.

You attempt to dispute my point about the matchmaking service - then say it is 'coming.'

Instead of pretending everything is perfect why not tweet Nintendo - this could be a powerful message that helps them recognise that there are areas where they can improve the online service so YOUR experience is better.

Knushwood Butt138d ago

No wonder Nintendo put a muzzle on Reggie recently.

Genuine-User139d ago

Reggie forever chatting shit.

hulk_bash1987138d ago

The console itself is amazing, the online component is a different story. Nintendo needs to change their approach cause right now, they're doing it ass backwards.

thesoftware730138d ago (Edited 138d ago )

The switch design is absolutely phenomenal aesthetically pleasing, durable, comfortable, and innovative

Now if u are only referring to its online ability from the article..then yes, they have some work to do in that department. I believe they are listening and the paid service will provide at least 1/2 of the services competing systems have.

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Featuring_Dante140d ago

Does 'different' mean you could sell 1999 hardware with a 240p screen for 199$?

Sm00thNinja140d ago

Being different as in primitive?? So expect an experience worth 20 bucks a year

freshslicepizza139d ago

Reggie doesn't seem to understand the difference between inexperience and being different.

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