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I love the idea of it but with the size of the car I can see it constantly bumping in to furniture and getting stuck. That said, I will probably still buy it for the boy for christmas to add to the pile RC cars, Scalextric and Anki overdrive that he never plays with 

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Just now, Quest said:

Maybe you lay down the checkpoints in a track formation of your choosing, then do a few laps to program it in, if that makes sense.

 

(I have no idea if this is possible)

 

The bit in the video of the kart driving around with paint on the wheels is how you map out a track.

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4 minutes ago, dr_manhattan^ said:

 

The bit in the video of the kart driving around with paint on the wheels is how you map out a track.

 

Yep, just to confirm this:

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Mario-Kart-Live-Home-Circuit-1832413.html

 

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Assemble the gates and place on them on the floor around your room.

Drive your kart through the four gates to make a course in any shape you please.

 

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From the Ninty website:

 

Friends and family can also get together and enjoy multiplayer races for up to four players, so long as each player has their own Kart, Nintendo Switch console and a copy of the software.

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Everyone needs their own console! Split screen on tv is surely what you want. Have I got it wrong?

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22 minutes ago, Dr Nookie said:

Everyone needs their own console! Split screen on tv is surely what you want. Have I got it wrong?

 

Probably just Nintendo being Nintendo, but could be a bandwidth issue? One Switch communicating with numerous car-cameras and controllers might be too much for it to handle. Maybe.

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1 hour ago, Hello Goaty ♥ said:

Do Amazon still not charge you for pre-orders? because thats an option i reckon!    ( for the Game and Watch )

 

EDIT -  Oh and i spotted that the Nintendo Store one is payment on dispatch too!  win/win

And now out of stock! - I managed to preorder one last night. :omg:

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-09/nintendo-said-to-boost-switch-production-by-another-20

 

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Nintendo Co. has asked its assembly partners to increase production of its Switch gaming console again, raising its goal to as much as 30 million units for this fiscal year, according to people familiar with its strategy.

 

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The introduction of a more affordable Switch Lite variant in late 2019 helped broaden the machine’s potential audience and Nintendo is making preparations for an upgraded Switch model and a beefed-up games lineup for 2021, Bloomberg News has reported. Several outside game developers, speaking anonymously as the issue is private, said that Nintendo has asked them to make their games 4K-ready, suggesting a resolution upgrade is on its way.

 

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I'm up for anything Switch related, but just releasing an updated model that does 4k wouldn't appear a very Nintendo move on the face of it.

 

I'll assume they will want to keep full back compatibility to the library, which already has to  work across the original and lite models, and just adding 4k texture packs to current games isn't that appealing, especially as a % of play is handheld and that screen is unlikely to be 4k.

 

They don't really ever sell on hardware power so a Switch Pro with more processing adds what exactly to the end user in terms of software - will we see enhanced versions of new games, say a Mario Kart 9 that is enhanced on the Switch Pro beyond just resolution ? Doesn't sound very Nintendo.

 

Oh and the method to transfer saves from the old machine will involve a Labo style affair where you fold some paper cups to insert into a port and attach them with string between the machines. 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

I'm well up for a 4K Switch, assuming there's a way to transfer across my digital library that isn't too horrific.

 

There already is one that works OK.

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31 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

 

Doubtless, but an even nicer looking redesign, hopefully with Joycons that aren't prone to drifting, plus shinier visuals? Sign me up!

 

I was talking about the digital library transfer.

 

Unless you mean HD Pikmin to shuttle stuff, in which case I'd buy a new one just for that.

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I suspect the new Switch will just have some fast inbuilt upscaling in it (like XBox Series S, I guess) and just enough grunt to get it up to docked level on the handheld (maybe 1080 screen). That would make it worth it for them to cut costs as they could run it off the switch handheld.

 

Then they just run the same library on it. No Switch+ like they've done in the past. Just what exists running better. 

 

...all this, and they'll not upgrade the joycons. Because everything has to be a little off with them.  

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