Nintendo Labo, Will It Hold Up?

Nintendo Labo has just been revealed to the world and has some immediate questions and concerns...

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wonderfulmonkeyman274d ago (Edited 274d ago )

That's... nowhere near what anyone was expecting.
Like, at ALL.

It brings to mind the days when Erector Sets and Pipe Works and Light Bright and other toys like that were popular things amongst kids, and I can really see this being great fun for the earlier age groups and those that just love DIY potential in their hobbies.

But for most Switch owners, I doubt this will be one of those things that gains long-term success.
For the price point amongst many other issues.

It's neat to see Nintendo trying something insane again without putting their main business in jeopardy over it, though.
E3 is going to be a lot more interesting.

SirCupcakes91274d ago

Yea I was a little disappointed by the announcement as well. As I said in the article its "Conceptually Cool." I just think the execution could have been better.

wonderfulmonkeyman274d ago

Well, maybe the community will surprise us yet with this one?
I mean, this isn't Skyrim Community Mods, or anything, but with the right minds behind the madness maybe we'll see something in the mid-term that will make us think "I didn't know it could be used for THAT!"

I'm not holding my breath, though. This is very much a family and DIY enthusiast thing.XD

darthv72274d ago (Edited 274d ago )

I can see new patterns being created by some creative 3rd parties. I'm curious about how the switch knows the keys are being pressed on the cardboard piano. Maybe they are special coated cardboard sheets that will work with the switch via NFC like amiibos.

The 10th Rider274d ago


It uses the IR camera on the bottom of the right joy-con to "see" when a key is pressed down. Some of the other peripherals use the precision of HD rumble or the gyro sensors to work. I'm curious to see how well it works in person.

ABizzel1274d ago

It's interesting and creative, and if it works like advertised then it could really help develop some unique gaming experiences, especially if the software that comes with it is practically Little Big Planet meets Tearaway (as far as how they were interacting with games).

That being said, this also reeks of corporate. I imagine a bunch of inventory boxes showing up in a storage area, and a VP walking in and telling them find a way to make money and a game with all this cardboard, and boom Labo was created.

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Moonman274d ago

Labo Sold Out....Nintendo Labo Shortages.....I will laugh if it happens again. lol

SirCupcakes91274d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if it sells out. But I think It's going to be more because Nintendo didn't make enough than anything else lol

Moonman274d ago (Edited 274d ago ) I think Nintendo will focus 90% of the marketing on small kids 12 and under... not the adult

CoryHG274d ago

I hope there's something for tide pods

drunkenspy007274d ago

I have no idea how this will turn out, but if someone told me to experience this I needed to pay $80 for cardboard that I need to assemble myself, I'd think they were crazy. My experience with cardboard cutouts is they bend and tear and don't last. Fans have been asking for a virtual console for retro games, instead we get this.