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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has recently shared his opinion on the Nintendo Switch, with the former Konami star showering the console with praise despite critics receiving it as nothing more than another glorified gimmick.

Perhaps embodying his positive opinion for the upcoming device, a video of Hideo Kojima enjoying a sneak-peek of the console at RTX (which takes place in Sydney) alongside a nameless YouTuber can be observed online:

Kojima likened the Switch to a previous concept he called “Transfarring”, the idea of transferring save data from a console like the PS4 to a mobile device like the Vita on a whim; a direct quote from Kojima himself:

“You might be familiar with the fact that for a previous game that I did, we had a specification that we called ‘Transfarring’ where you could take the saved data from the PS Vita and move it over to the PS3 and back and forth like that. I believe [Switch] is an extension of that idea. The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is the gamer’s dream. The Switch is an evolution of that.”

Console enthusiasts can switch over to the Nintendo Switch once it launches on March 3rd.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He is a professional, this is business, they're both Japanese. What did you expect?

    He is also right, but that's beside the point.

    Nobody is saying the Switch isn't neat, but there are so many inconveniences about a "console" that is being marketed as "convenient", it's not even funny.

    I wouldn't mind one for free, and neither would the person next to me, but it's just another gimmicky toy that simply won't last.

    The problem with Nintendo's little innovations is the fact that other companies (most notably developers) have to go out of their way and invest time and money into developing specifically for a "console" that has not yet established itself. It's a huge risk. Ask Ubisoft.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. Japanese never talk shit in public about other people or things, specially when they're Japanese too.

    The Switch is gonna sell like pancakes because there are way too many nintendo fanboys in both the USA and Japan, but it's a flawed device. Its cpu seems to be underpowered, which means 3rd party developers are gonna think twice before releasing a downgraded version of their games for it, as it takes time and money to pretty much remake a game for this system. It's underpowered by design because of its main flaw, which is in no way Nintendo's fault: the battery. The technology, simply put, is not there yet. Batteries with a reasonable life that can deal with heavy duty power consumption, the kind needed for modern graphics, are a pipe dream. We are years, maybe a decade, away from having new technology that allows for that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yer just jealous because you can't lug around a glorified gaming pc like the switch can, which is why I keep denying these fools that think it's the master race. :^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    master jerks is what they really are

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ahaha! Those retarded switch-fanboys really exist! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Definitely paid marketing hype. Considering Nvidia has done the same for PC since 2014 with the Shield Portable and GameStream. Though, to Nintendo's credit, they did do it more seamlessly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    -ahem-....prove it disrespectful weiners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Without a doubt its paid marketing hype, and it's pretty effective but also sad because I've already seen videos of people (sycophants) stating that they will but one simply because kojima endorsed it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is a strange article for this website.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo lives off gimmick and "unique" gaming experience.
    Otherwise they'd just be yet another PC maker pretending to have a console *cough* Sony and Microsoft *cough*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the hype about NX and this is what we get.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, the comment sections are rife with cancer as usual, I see.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't humans great?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    For someone, who sold 0 games after being fired by konami, the dude gets too much attention. Show people something, except demo-versions and show-rooms :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    so a demo of a game doesn't mean a project is on the works? sorry sometimes I forget making a game just takes a day...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But they do. Didn't you read the IBTimes article on how RE7 was inspired by Brexit and Trump's victory?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 08/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    aww.. so what? all those so called "game-devs" that learned unity basics at web-seminar must be praised too? cause they all have their demo's ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Modern AAA games take years to make. It's still too soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 08/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    then maybe someone should work instead of talking, to insure that we can see those AAA games?)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I personally don't think it matters much if there aren't enough games on it to justify the price, but then again I did buy a PS4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hideo Kojima praises Nintendo.
    Still won't develop any games for their consoles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    MGS Twin Snakes was exclusive for Gamecube or some shit, wasn't it? Heard it was ported by a third party though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    mgs3 3d was exclusive to 3ds, and further back there was the awesome Boktai

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    MGS3D is just a port of an older game, which was ported to various other platforms at the same time, such as the Vita and the PS3.

    As for Boktai, it's been 14 years since then. Might as well mention Twin Snakes, which was released "only" 13 years back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Metal Gear Solid 3 on the 3DS has serious framerate issues. The boss battles are like slideshows at times. Especially the final boss..

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    Comment by Manuel
    03:54 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems Switch's battery life is as good as the PSVita's. They really should do something about it, sometimes it's hard to find a place to recharge the thing.

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    Comment by Rya
    01:16 08/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All the world is researching better batteries. The technology is simply at its limits. At least in terms of consumer availability. You can make better batteries but no one will buy a switch version that costs 100x as much.
    The only way to increase battery duration is downgrade output.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In a few years time, Nintendo will probably release a pocket version of the Switch. Nvidia, good as they are will scale down that chip, further reducing power usage and thus increased battery life.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And further downgrading the game performance.

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    02:51 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I'm not buying into paid marketing, if he had done it of his own volition i'd give it some weight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 15/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You think, that Kojima can Advertise for Nintendos Console while making excluvies for Playstation?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You say that as if you have evidence that he was actually paid to say all that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, does this fool not realise what kojimbo went through and that he's now free?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is the gamer’s dream. The Switch is an evolution of that"

    Yeah, you can play last gen games and motion controlled shovelware in cutting edge (by 2005 standards) 720p and then take it outside where it turns into a downgraded version of itself with 3 hour battery life on your glorified, locked down tablet

    Evolution of the gamer's dream alright

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    PC laptop/notebook has been able to do that for a long-ass time. Emulation for the win.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:54 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Truth be told, I never actually played any portable game console "outside". They all suck in sunlight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    you might just be using a little bit of hyperbole there i think... why be so tame? Go ahead and call it 8bit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're one of those clueless suckers that think things are "8-bit" because they have low resolution pixel graphics, aren't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chill, you dont expect him to say in an interview that switch is utter trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya'll MOFOS are disrespecting poor kojimbo, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Comment by WEL
    08:02 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    has there ever been a dev or company that have trashed a console? I think only Gabe Newell once trashed the PS3 and then apologized at an E3. But Kojima praised the Wii a lot back in the day but never made a single game for it... How about that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think there are plenty of reasons why you could like a console, but wouldn't necessarily make your game for it. Like for example, PS3 has a lot of nice games, but I heard it's a huge pain to develop for. I heard something like you have to write your own libraries from scratch. Or was that PS2? Or both?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Nintendo Switch is almost certainly Nintendo mashing the console and handheld userbases together. It wouldn't surprise me if Nintendo released a much smaller edition of the switch a few years down the line.

    Yes, it'd go against the whole point of the console, but Nintendo. A truly portable switch with Wii U 1.5 graphics would be an easy sell with the right games. People have been asking for a Pokémon RPG game with 3D graphics for a long time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pokemon XY is a thing, you know.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's still a gimmick console no matter what. They have the material, they just need to get off their ass and make games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yeah sure its a gimmick, but what really matters is whither or not you like the gimmick... gimmicks arent inherently bad, and theyve survived till now using them

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, it's like ppl don't want to see something new these days, which for me is quite the opposite (cough pcfags cough).

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 08/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Problem is, it actually isn't something new.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'd still take a Smach Z over this any given day. I mean, it's an actual PC shaped like a portable console and you can upgrade it later when game requirements go up. And there's not that much price difference (none at all if you are in Europe, actually)... The only reason would be exclusive games, but PC also has exclusives...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Greg Miller can go eat a dick.




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