2017 is starting off as a the year Nintendo makes headline after headline; controversy follows the little hybrid gaming device like a bad cold.
Many people continue the debate on whether the 32GBs that come with the Switch will be enough to hoard up on games Xbox Live style. That fire can be eased a bit with the fact that the Switch will be utilizing cartridges, not disks, which aren’t as heavy in the memory consumption.
To ease the fire some more, a Wall Street journalist named Takashi Mochizuki has confirmed an extra detail about the Switch that may be the final deal maker or deal breaker for gamers:
Nintendo confirmed Switch comes with no software at all, even demo or trials games.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) January 31, 2017
In a move that is very unheard of in today’s gaming market, the Nintendo Switch will seemingly only have the UI and games to take up its system memory.
A gaming device only made for gaming? Where’s my torch?!
In all seriousness, what seems like a very purist move for Nintendo to make, may actually be a big No-No stamp on the device.
Every gaming device out today has some form of added, pre-installed features. Whether it’s some form of video playing functionality, ghost installed apps, or some extra flair to attracts people over to their system.
Of course, this news is expected to come with its obligatory internet rage war. Personally, I like this decision.
A bare-bones, no fluff gaming device sounds perfect and a smart decision for a gaming company to make for intelligently utilizing their base 32GB system memory (which can be expanded, but will cost you a pretty penny if you want to jazz it up).