Who hates it, who loves it, and who pre-ordered it?
Nintendo revealed its new console last night, and everyone who plays, makes or cares about games is talking about it. And there’s so much to talk about: the awkward live presentation from Tokyo, the disappointing launch lineup, the overpriced peripherals, and, of course, that $300 price tag.
We stalked the big names in games via social media to get their hot takes on the brand new machine. Some were mad about the price, others about the games, and some were already riding high on their pre-order success.
Ken Levine, game developer and creator of Bioshock (And Kirby his dog)
300 dollars, eh? Sorry, Kirby, no dinner for the next 4 months.— Ken Levine (@IGLevine) January 13, 2017
Mike Drucker, writer for Adam Ruins Everything, The Tonight Show, SNL
Pre-ordered a Nintendo Switch. Now, to eagerly await an expensive consumer product that will in no way let me down.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 13, 2017
Duncan Jones, director of Warcraft
Im getting a GTA vibe from this... can't wait till we see how Mario jacks his first Kart! https://t.co/W5Ym0QmU0f— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 13, 2017
got 0 hype for the nintendo switch still. :/— pewdiepie (@pewdiepie) January 13, 2017
Greg Kasavin, game developer at Supergiant Games
Everyone talking bout spiritual successor to Joust, I'm over here getting psyched that Arms is a spiritual successor to Virtual On.— Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) January 13, 2017
Justin Roiland, creator of Rick and Morty and VR game Accounting
So apparently the switch preorders are already sold out? Jesus Christ Nintendo. Enough with this forced scarcity bullshit.— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) January 13, 2017
Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards
Played 1-2-Switch. Really fun party game. But should be pack in or cheap, not 50 bucks.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) January 13, 2017
Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog, the studio behind Uncharted and The Last Of Us
Nintendo Switch + Zelda preordered.— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) January 13, 2017
Gary Whitta, writer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Who knows how it will all shake out this time but once again Nintendo takes big ballsy innovative risks no one else will.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) January 13, 2017