Nintendo's Consoles & Handhelds

Memory lane.

Nintendo of Japan has revealed digital download sizes for a number of Nintendo Switch games, including one that is too large to be stored on the console's 32GB internal memory.
If you want to take a trip down the digital memory lane path with your Nintendo Switch as, now finally 'digital purchases' will be tied to your account not your 'console/handheld' so it makes more sense to go 'digital' with this new generation of Nintendo hardware, the only problem is the 'games are huge' in fact one is already bigger than the internal memory itself, remember only 25.9gb of 32gb is free for storage space, and that space is also needed for DLC and Game Saves, since nothing is written back to your physical game cartridges.
Forgot Silly Unboxing Videos, We Here At MaxConsole Are Showing You The Real Guts Inside That Make Switch Work!

You must have watched those first videos of Nintendo Switch retail unit from 'hiphoptherobot' in action a dozen times by now, but to a true hard-core scene gamer like ourselves, its what inside that really matters, so we bring you the first basic tear-down of an Nintendo Switch!
They said a picture is worth a thousand words, so no more text chit-chat to read, here are all the Switch photos direct from our source:
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Nintendo continues to enthusiastically work hard to spread the word about how third-party developers can bring their games to Nintendo Switch.

They made an appearance at the Game Creators Conference 2017 this weekend, where they revealed that the Nintendo Switch dev kit price is approximately 50,000 yen ($450).
Nintendo was pushing hard at the recent GCC event in Japan, and one of the major points they stressed to smaller developers is that you can get started developing with their new Nintendo Switch for only $450 Dollars, which is alot lower price point then they previously offered with the Wii U, and still much less than what Sony or Microsoft are charging for their entry-level 'devkit' setups.
HipHopTheRobot had his 15 minutes of fame, its all over now Nintendo tracked him down and grab their unit back!

First there was the first UI video, then there was the UNBOXING video, and then Nintendo Men-In-Black came a knocking!
Big 'N' might have been able to track down their 'early unit' in the hands of HipHopTheRobot, but the cat is out of the bag, the videos are out there in the wild, and even with YouTube deleting them left&right, people keep uploading them, and there is tons of raw MP4 files!
All the details are fuzzy, but seems a 'shipment' somehow fell off a back...
Follow-up unboxing video to the first Switch setup one earlier today by NeoGAF user: hiphoptherobot

Today, has been an exciting day for Nintendo Switch fans, and it’s about to get much more exciting.
Earlier today, we were one of the first news sites to post the video of Nintendo Switch being operated by the now world famous 'hiphoptherobot', and FloKO contacted him to make a longer better, complete full unboxing video of the Nintendo Switch unit.
Enjoy watching the first person to have a retail Nintendo Switch.

Retailers Might Be Breaking Store Dates. So Check With Yours In Your Area!
Enjoy watching the following video captured from VidMe, uploaded recently by poster on NeoGAF, we also have a saved an hard-copy MP4 version, because whom knows how long YouTube will allow to this version to stay uploaded, so watch it while you still can! :)
Mail sacked.

A Nintendo fan's project to digitally preserve every SNES game has ended in defeat after the US Postal Service (USPS) lost a package containing 100 cartridges.
One of the major problems with the golden era of Super Nintendo Gaming, is that a good percentage of 'cartridge dumps' from the gaming days gone-by, are not perfect, but Byuu was trying to change all that, by correctly dumping all the original cartridges all over again, but the right way with no bad sprites and other raw data, but sadly the project has ended since the most recent shipment has disappeared with no hope in sight of it ever appearing again, so we will be stuck with playing 'bad dumps' let again on our SNES emulators.
Gaming has gone through quite the transformation over the past couple of decades.

Where once upon a time you’d be organizing LAN parties or all-night Mario marathons, now it just takes donning a headset to be transported to a virtual world.
Many areas of gaming have seen a rise in this trend, as mingling in person becomes usurped by instantly accessible online media. Even games that traditionally take place in social environments have traversed into an online realm – just look at the rise of casino games such as online blackjack and roulette.

With the Switch console, Nintendo seems to want to tap into the ‘golden era’ of gaming. It wants to replicate a time where multiplayer meant playing split-screen, and gaming with friends meant gaming in person.

Scalpers are going to be soooo happy if this is true.

Nintendo has reported they sold-thru 1.5 Million units, and had increased production to supply demand, but now there is rumors they are stopping all production in April and retailers will be getting only a few more shipments and then its no more NES Classic Mini.
Seems strange Nintendo would stop 'production', but maybe they were not happy it was 'hacked' and now can play many hundreds of ROMs and different systems also like Sega and SNES and Gameboy, or Nintendo needs production space for the upcoming Switch, or maybe they are going to release NES Classic 2 for Holiday 2017, and it was never in the plans to keep making the current Mini model.
New Adventures Built on the Game’s Huge World Coming Later in 2017

Starting when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the main-line Legend of Zelda series is in development.
Actual Nintendo Switch System Specs. plus developer setup with actual DevKit photos leak onto the Underground 'Net!

It seems an unknown Nintendo developer has broken their NDA and three different guides have recently appeared on the 'net which gives more details on what the whole Nintendo Switch is about, including actual system specs. and photos of the devkit hardware!
We knew it would not take long before it happen when we first saw the files for ourselves, that someone would risk leaking them, but now that 'cat is out of the bag', more details of the Nintendo Switch system is finally out there for all to enjoy browsing thru and reading.
The Switch version of new Street Fighter, looks like it will have some 'special unique to Nintendo' modes added!

A new image of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers’ Nintendo Switch box has surfaced online recently, confirming a new first-person mode called “Unleash! Ha-Do-Ken.”
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is in development for Nintendo Switch and it looks like it will contain some new modes!
For decades, The Legend of Zelda series has been recognized as a trailblazer in game design that has influenced countless other games and developers.

The latest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems, introduces wide-ranging changes that break with many of the traditional conventions of the franchise.
Three developers behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will host a panel at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The panel, “Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” will feature game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta.

The panel is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Moscone Center.
During Global Testfire -- A Squid Research Lab special report:

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will give Nintendo Switch owners six chances to play with other owners worldwide during the three-day event.
The data is in and we can announce our confirmed findings. People who buy the Nintendo Switch system will not only get access to a remarkable new video game system, but they’ll also be able to participate in a special Splatoon 2 preview...
Gameboy, MegaDrive, SNES and More now playable on NES Mini, all thanks to MadMonkey, HaxChi2, and RetroArch!

If there was not a reason to look for the still hard to find NES (Mini) Classic Edition, now there is a reason, as RetroArch is working on the micro-console, giving you more than 30 old NES Games, infact you can now upload your ROMs for GameBoy, MegaDrive, SNES!
We have reported on before the progress of hacking the NES Mini, and the fact you can upload as many NES ROMs as you want, but now even better news, you are no longer stuck just playing old NES games, you can now enjoy things like SNES, Gameboy, MegaDrive.
Late on Tuesday night, Nintendo shared a video detailing the hardware of its upcoming Switch console.

We already know the specs of the machine, but this is the first video Nintendo has released that takes a comprehensive look at the console and its controllers.
With less than a month to go before the Nintendo Switch hits the retail stores, and pre-orders are very brisk, still big 'N' wants to make sure everyone out there understands how 'different' their Switch is and all the 'cool' new features that are packed into the tiny box, and to make sure gamers understand fully that is both a 'console' and 'handheld' and also a 'multiplayer' system, so hence this video.
And Other Controller Support In The Future!

Nintendo’s President Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that Wii U games could be ported to the Switch in the near future!
Nintendo's President recently gave Time magazine an exclusive wide-ranging interview, and in it he dropped more Switch hints! :)
Look, I just want to play some Fire Emblem

The New Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America in February 2015. The regular-sized New Nintendo 3DS hit US shores a few months later in September of the same year.
And here we are into February 2017, two years later, and still if you walk into a big box retailer day after a hot new 3DS game is released, there is none to be found to purchase for weeks at a time, so why after all this time, Nintendo still can't supply the demand out there! :)
Nintendo resisted switching to games on cellphones for years, fearing that could erode sales of its own consoles.

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. stuck to its original target of selling 2 million Switch consoles in the first month after its launch, despite some anticipation the number may be raised because of brisk pre-orders.
Even tho the latest round of Switch pre-orders sold out within hours, and Google Trends reports searching for 'Switch' is just as high as it was for PS4 during the 'pre-order' phase, Nintendo is still staying with their 2 million target and not going to increase their prediction.
The Nintendo Switch will hopefully bring Nintendo back strong into the home console race, and early indications show that Nintendo is doing something right with their new device.

According to Google searches, the term "pre order Switch" is just as popular as "Pre order PS4" was before the PS4 launched. The Wii U hardly made a blip on the chart.
Yesterday, Gaming Industry Insider @ZhugeEX tweeted the fact, that Google Trends is showing that the search for 'pre-order' Switch is just as high as it was 2 years ago for the 'pre-order' PS4 phase before its launch by Sony, so does that mean that Nintendo has an for-sure fire hit on their hands, as its searching for Switch is even more popular than for the Wii U or even the Xbox One console.