I'm a little underwhelmed by the name but, I'm already over it. It's not like when the Wii was announced and I thought the name was terribly stupid. And don't get me started on the Wii U. On the other hand, the NS does have a nice ring to it. And that's how I'll be calling it from now on.
I like it. It does the trick. I liked NX more, but this makes a lot more sense for the final name. It's a million times better than "Wii" and a billion times better than "Wii U" (which is probably the single worst name for a major game console ever).
I like the fact that we are going back to having "Nintendo" right there in the product name too. Nintendo Switch. Cool.
NX was sexy and I dunno why they couldn't have just kept it and still sold the concept. I mean, does 'Switch' really communicate the concept as *best* as possible? Nintendo GO or something could have worked better. Why 'Switch' in particular?
But I mean the name is totally fine, I like it, nice and simple for a big product like this. It doesn't feel particularly *inspired* though.
Hey, nice. I didn't notice it'd basically be called NS colloquially. That sounds nice. Do you call it Switch or The Switch?
Yes, NX sounded good, but in the gaming world, X is pretty synonymous with x-box. Nintendo knows the masses get confused easily, especially after the whole Wii/WiiU thing. The last thing they needed was to inadvertently promote a competitor. They NEEDED to get rid of the X in the name.
@carlosrox Greg Miller (former IGN PSN personality gone solo) has been saying "X Gonna Give it To Ya" for months now when reporting NX news/speculation. Now that we have an official reveal someone put the trailer to the actual song for him. I think it sync's up with the video rather nicely. Maybe there was some editing made.