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January 16th, 2017, 1:00 pm

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Dogbert, January 13th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Nintendo Switch

Today's comic was going to be a low-fruit politics-related comic, but then the Switch's presentation was last week, so it took priority (politician's idiocy is still gonna be there next week).

So, the switch...

What do I have to say about it?

Well, a hand-held with a price of $300 USD and a battery that lasts as little as 2 hours. I'll let you be the judge.

HOWEVER.

While I sure as hell wouldn't buy a Switch when $100 more is the difference between a Switch and a PS4 (and the piss-poor battery life), there's a demographic for which this hand-held might as well become king.

Its name: Japan.

The Japanese are used to very long commutes and (allegedly) the time they dedicate to console gaming has been in steady decline as of late. Still, while the commute is long, it's rarely longer than 1.5 hours... and if the Switch' battery lasts 2 hours, they'll be none the wiser, and no phone ever can deliver experiences like Skyrim or Breath of The Wild. So, all Japan will see is a demi-home console that can still give deliver AAA games for the busy gamer to play on the chikatetsu to work or school.

While I don't think the Switch will keep overseas' audience in the long term (this hype you're seeing? It was the same with the Wii), it will allow the big N to keep a healthy domestic market, which will at least keep them alive and well.

Saying Mexico hasn't collapsed by the time the price drops to $200, I'll get one.

Peace.

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