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Article PS Vita 2 anyone? Sony says no.
Sad days indeed for those of you holding out for a PS Vita 2 as Sony remains adamant they have no plans to jump back into the handheld market.

When asked about a potential Switch competitor, that line of discussion was swiftly shut down by Sony CEO Andrew House. House said

It's odd that Sony have adopted such a stance as it was recently revealed they had already filed patents for a Vita successor:

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Sony launched the Vita in 2012 off the back of its older more successful brother the PSP which over its lifetime sold 84 million units, but sadly the Vita just couldn't compete selling a poor 10 million units down to Sonys lack of support, poor third party and multiplayer offerings and funky weird control scheme all of which contributed to its demise whereas it’s competitor the 3DS went on to sell 69million units.

Some would argue that the Vita laid the groundwork for the Switch by wetting the appetite of gamers who wanted to experience home-console like games on the go. And while the Vita may not have been a success, that’s not to say they couldn’t be successful in the future.

Just look at the Switch; it’s off to a great start selling over 7 million units thus far and had there not been any availability issues that number may have been even higher and going into the holiday season the Switch is looking to be a hot ticket item with an impressive games lineup and a sweet price tag so we can see it being under many a Christmas tree this year!

Would you like to see a PS Vita 2? Let us know your thoughts in the...
SNES Classic Announced

The SNES Classic will include Star Fox 2 and 18 other games. Star Fox 2 was intended to be released in 1995 as the true sequel of Star Fox, however it was never released because of the concern it would interfere with the scheduled N64 launch (which ended up not releasing for about a year and a half later). There are ROMs for this game out there but this will be the first official release of Star Fox 2. That alone will make this system a must buy for collectors. Release price is $80 and launches on 9/29.

Monster Hunter on the Nintendo Switch

Is it just me or is anyone else frothing at the mouth at the possibility of Monster Hunter coming to the Nintendo Switch?

Let us know in the comments!
Article The Head of Xbox - Phil Spencer LOVES the hardware design of the Nintendo Switch
Xbox Head Honcho Phil Spencer has recently spoken to IGN about his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch and explained why Microsoft has yet to release a portable Xbox. In his interview he had nothing but positive words to say about the new Nintendo console and had this to say:

Earlier in the week both the Xbox and Playstation official Twitter pages gave Nintendo their best wishes!

Are you surprised to see the other two big juggernauts in the gaming hardware industry give Nintendo the thumbs up? Let us know in the comments!
Article Get cheap Storage for your Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switches storage can be upgraded with a Micro SD Card but what if they cost to much and you have normal SD TF or SDXHC Cards laying around? Well here is the solution a Micro SD to SD Adapter with a long cable. Available on Amazon for 19 USD. This converts your standard SD Card to an Micro SD Card. As SD Cards are much cheaper than Micro SD Cards this is a perfect solution.

Article I will be going to the Nintendo Switch Event in Switzerland Questions?
I will be going to the Nintendo Switch Hands on Event in Switzerland. Do you have any questions for Pictures? Do you have any questions?
Article Mario reveal more views and double the likes just in two weeks compared to Uncharted 4 in 2,5 Years
The Super Mario Odyssey Reveal Trailer has more views than the Uncharted 4 Trailer + Uncharted 4 got that amount of views in 2 Years Nintendo in 2 Weeks
Article Nintendo, please don't make the same mistakes Sony made with the Vita.
Back in January of 2011 my eyes were opened to the possibility of having a console-like experience that I could take with me anywhere. That was the dream, and as the successor to the highly popular Playstation Portable I had big hopes and dreams. But those dreams were crushed into tiny little pieces, here's where things went wrong and how Nintendo can avoid a repeat.

Sony boasted that the PS Vita was 'almost' as powerful as it's big brother the PS3 and teased home console-like graphics with the added functionality of a touch screen with the potential of being used for so much more than gaming. This sent my mind racing with ideas as I considered all the possibilities and potential this device had. I dreamed of playing AAA console ports, with strong multiplayer portions bringing back the glory days of playing the PSP's Socom Fireteam Bravo online; long into the night under the covers with friends, clans and with voice chat. I mean if the PSP could achieve that, surely the Vita would achieve so much more!
In February of 2012 the Vita was released. It was as slick as an iPhone (albeit a plastic iPhone.) But immediately I began to struggle with ergonomics and functionality. The controls were cramped, the system lacked secondary shoulder buttons/triggers, the thumbsticks didn't click down and although I was grateful for having 'real thumbsticks' in a handheld; they were tiny and ultimately impractical. It turns out touch input doesn't make an adequate substitute for missing inputs.

From a hardware perspective, it doesn't seem the Switch will have these issues. The device is larger for a start, the JoyCons and it's inputs are small but far from impractical or uncomfortable looking. And one of the best features of the Switch is the ability to effortlessly slot it into a dock allowing it to run at higher clock...​
Article Interchangeable Retro Joycons?
With the Nintendo Switch, it seems as though each day brings to light another exciting new idea discussing what the Switch may be capable of and what it may become. It almost feels like a Nintendo renaissance and evokes fond memories of the Gameboy era!

Back in the 90's and early 00's we were blessed with a raft of weird and exciting accessories to use with our hot little Nintendo handheld; Gameboy Printer anybody?

Well a member of ours @Grovertheblue brought to light the exciting possibility that Nintendo may sell custom JoyCons! Not just custom but retro console specific ones to use with the Virtual Console app on the Switch! Here are some concepts.

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Is it just me, or are these fantastic? Would you want and buy custom retro JoyCons to enjoy all your old retro games? We appreciate your time, your company so as always, let us know in the comments!
The initial Switch OS is incomplete

I think something that hasn't really been talked about too much is the OS of the Nintendo Switch. Considering this is a console meant to generally be in the same league as the Xbox One and PS4, the OS is very important to the user experience. If the Nintendo Switch doesn't have all the basic features that those two consoles have, then it's not going to be attractive to the average consumer.

If you look at the glimpse of the Switch OS that we've seen so far, we can see that it's pretty barebones. Everything seems to fit on one static screen. There really seems to just be system settings, eShop, and basic device functions. The PS4 and Xbox One both have pretty small application icons which allow a lot of stuff to be shown. The Switch on the other hand only allows 4 to be shown at once.

As well as this, there is no news of application support from the likes of Netflix, Twitch and even YouTube.

My general idea is that the Switch is being rushed out to market ASAP, before things like the OS are perfected. I think they will give firmware overhaul updates further down the line, and begin to offer Netflix and streaming app support as well. The large application/game icons on the home screen are to make the limited launch selection look less sparse. This is not a new thing. The Xbox 360 UI looked initially completely different and the 3DS launched without an eShop.
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