Nintendo Switch Prediction Results: How Did I Do?

Spoiler: If you were on Twitter last night, you already know.

Let Us Recap

My predictions last night were:

  • Price: $299
  • Onboard storage: 32 GB
  • Touch screen: YES
  • Joy-Con Wiimote compatibility: YES
  • VR: NO
  • Battery: 4 HOURS
  • Karen: ABSOLUTELY NO KAREN
  • Games: Zelda at launch, Mario later, Skyrim is coming, ports of Smash & Mario Maker

The Results

Here’s how I fared:

  • Price: $299
    (nailed it)
  • Onboard storage: 32 GB
    (boomshakalaka)
  • Touch screen: YES
    (multitouch this time!)
  • Joy-Con Wiimote compatibility: YES
    (can’t stop the motion of the ocean)
  • VR: NO
    (not a peep about VR last night)
  • Battery: 4 HOURS
    (I’m giving myself this because their range is 2.5 to 6.5 and I’m pretty damn close to the middle of that)
  • Karen: ABSOLUTELY NO KAREN
    (Karen stayed in Oregon last night)
  • Games: Zelda at launch, Mario later, Skyrim is coming, ports of Smash & Mario Maker
    (I’m gonna buzz myself wrong here. The only one. Zelda at launch, Mario later was right. Skyrim coming, correct. There were no mentions of Smash or Mario Maker. I failed to go Full Miss Cleo last night and I apologize.)

My Thoughts On the Event

I was hoping to be blown away last night, but I didn’t walk away feeling giddy. Switch has a lot to be excited about, but Nintendo definitely left a lot unsaid and that’s really disappointing. I have to attribute that to the cultural differences and what very little impact Nintendo of America seemed to have on the show (except for, you know, the Zelda announcement. Seriously, Reggie is hidden the entire time and gets to drop that bomb?). Nintendo had a theme for the show and a quick pace it wanted to keep, and that left a lot of the console unexplored.

Hopefully we get to see more of it before March 3, when the Nintendo Switch officially launches in the U.S.

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