With the reveal of Nintendo's new home/portable console Hybrid, the Switch (reveal trailer can be seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI
, a new era in gaming will certainly be ushered in in only a few short months.
For me, the console poses two major questions -
We already know that the console will be the successor to the Wii U, but what about the 3DS? As a home/portable console, I'd have to imagine that Nintendo is planning that the Switch will be the successor to both consoles - why would any developer bother making a game for a strictly portable console (the 3DS), when they can put the same resources into making a game on the Switch, where the same game can be played both on-the-go and at home, on a TV.
What will the backwards compatibility function like? We already know that Wii U games and Wii games will not be compatible with the Switch, but I'd have to imagine Nintendo would include some way (i.e. Virtual Console) to transfer some Wii U treasures over to the Switch. What about Wii U and Wii accessories, like the Pro Controller, Gamepad, and Wiimote? Will those be compatible with the Switch or not? We could be looking at Nintendo entirely throwing out the "innovations" they've made over the past few years with the Wii and Wii U and going back to basics with the Switch - something I think is entirely needed.
Anyway, Switch discussion thread. Prepare your hype accordingly.