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[–]daprice82 3721 points3722 points  (193 children)

This is possibly the most Nintendo thing Nintendo has ever done

[–]toblu 522 points523 points  (10 children)

Nintendo in a nut shell cardboard box.

[–]CaptainCanuck93[🍰] 635 points636 points  (156 children)

It's a pretty brilliant, creative idea. The high quality infrared and next-gen motion controls means you can literally make any peripheral for any game for pennies

If only they hadn't marketed this "for kids and kids at heart". There's probably dozens of hardcore games that could be more immersive with a $5 peripheral

Edit: aaaaand it's 70 bucks. Well, it'll be a super neat thing for kids with rich parents I guess. Crazy to imagine the kind of profit margin they'll be making

[–]Timey16 75 points76 points  (6 children)

Imagine creating some sort of mech warrior cockpit just via cardboard, all rigged up to just change certain configurations in a single center system monitored and interpreted by the IR camera.

[–]Random-Miser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean, nothing says you HAVE to use card board, you can make said cockpit out of ANY material you like.

[–]lasttycoon 212 points213 points  (31 children)

From what I can tell it comes with games too? When compared to the cost of Skylanders and a decent amount of figures, the price is more affordable. Edit: I don't mean to say that the pricing is good, I am just saying it is in line with comparable products. I own a Switch and will not be buying this.

[–]Spektr44 96 points97 points  (11 children)


My wallet has PTSD...

[–]Horsechub 43 points44 points  (9 children)

My little brother made my parents buy him a shitload of landers when it came out and only played the game a handful of times. Cringing thinking about that waste.

[–]erix84 76 points77 points  (12 children)

I have a Switch and if that robot game is awesome and I get to wear a backpack and some cardboard robo fists hell yeah I'm getting it. All the money I save buying PC games at 90% off that I never get around to playing has to go somewhere.

[–]shoelie 16 points17 points  (2 children)

But can it play skyrim?

[–]Dsmario64 42 points43 points  (1 child)

$70 for everything in the video (Except the robot game/suit) and the games with it

$80 for the robot suit + game

[–]will99222 9 points10 points  (0 children)

JSYK, the games are different too, so robot pack doesnt include the variety pack games at all.

[–]Shill_Borten 29 points30 points  (6 children)

How do I download the cardboard?

[–]SpongebobNutella 155 points156 points  (43 children)

Wow, a game is 10 dollars more than a regular new game. Must be for rich people.

[–]Fidodo 128 points129 points  (28 children)

Basically, it's $60 for the bundled software, $10 for the cardboard.

[–]CaptainCanuck93[🍰] 34 points35 points  (12 children)

I guess it's just the way I imagine it. I was thinking along the lines that they could release individual peripherals for tons of games

Looks like the sets can be made into a wide assortment of apparatuses and the game comes with it, which I guess is a fair price. Just different than I envisioned it

[–]Biograntite 12 points13 points  (10 children)

To be fair, I think they steering wheel could be used for other racing games on the Switch.

[–]Feminist-Gamer 15 points16 points  (8 children)

I can't imagine it would last long enough to be used enough times for multiple games.

[–]Biograntite 23 points24 points  (5 children)

There are couches, tables, and other pieces of furniture out there made of cardboard that are built to last a year and a half. It's not going to be the same rinky-dink material that shipping companies use. Well, I shouldn't say it won't be; not a psychic or anything, but I don't have any reason to believe they didn't properly test the products before announcing them.

[–]Random-Miser 107 points108 points  (17 children)

You don't understand what Nintendo is going for here. Nintendo is trying to get Nintendo Switches to be the Default tablets for grade school kids. They are going to release an "education edition" of the switch bundled with this game, and sell them to grade schools in bulk with Textbook PDF's preinstalled, completely taking over Apples current spot in the market. This will give them market penetration that makes any other console look like a joke, and since the kids are basically already getting the console as part of their school, parents will be buying WAY the hell more games for the systems.

Nintendo just created the next gen of the TI-85.

[–]shartoberfest 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Nintendo just created the next gen of the TI-85.

They can also have a graphing calculator addon to the switch as well. They can literally replace the TI-85

[–]Huitzilopostlian 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A more affordable too!

[–]RainbowGoddamnDash 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I really hope this happens.

[–]Yankee_Fever 27 points28 points  (7 children)

Rich parents....? This is plenty fair for the value you are receiving.

[–]Bn_scarpia 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is possibly the most Nintendo thing Nintendo ever done Nintendid


[–]charlyDNL 1160 points1161 points  (7 children)

LPT: If you order the new Nintendo LABO from Amazon chances are you'll end up with twice the amount of cardboard for the same price.

[–]thatswhatversed 145 points146 points  (6 children)

491% more of those air packet things too!

[–]forestgather50 27 points28 points  (1 child)

At the retail store i work at we actually keep those things to use when we ship things out.

[–]Toodlez 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I work in a shipping hub.

Be grateful for the air packet things.

[–]guzmalt 1683 points1684 points  (39 children)

Everyone:"The future of gaming is here,put this helmet on and experience VR!"

Nintendo:"Hey kids wanna play a robot simulator with a cardboard?"

[–]SketchyConcierge 697 points698 points  (13 children)

You're goddamn right I wanna climb in a robot suit

[–]Fidodo 99 points100 points  (10 children)

Unfortunately it doesn't look like you'd be able to fit into it

[–]sorenant 115 points116 points  (7 children)

The suit has to be at least... Three times bigger than this!

[–]taiga_with_a_pen 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Nintendo: "The best we can do is paint it red and make it three times faster"

[–]noonespecific 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Apparently it's adjustable with strings and stuff? Man I sure hope it is at least.

[–]Timey16 56 points57 points  (21 children)

Well... compared to the others costing from somewhere between $300 and $700

and Nintendo's option being $80...

Which do you think is the bigger financial risk to just "try it out" in case it makes you motion sick to hell?

[–]docmoc_pp 343 points344 points  (5 children)

Congratulations to Nintendo and IKEA on the birth of their child, Labo.

[–]JohnnyDgiov 113 points114 points  (4 children)

I thought child labo was illegal

[–]Thundereagle85 786 points787 points  (8 children)

Solid Snake would be Proud

[–]kinyutaka 508 points509 points  (33 children)

That.... How... Huh?

[–]rzichy 432 points433 points  (15 children)

How it works:

The Nintendo Labo sets include Reflective stickers. The purpose is to be easily read by the IR sensor of the joycons. So the kits will most likely use the gyro of the joycon as rotation and movement inputs and the IR sensor to detect all the cardboard levers and state of movable pieces

(Source: https://twitter.com/NicMagnier/status/953752929181294592 thread)

[–]Bleus4 341 points342 points  (2 children)

Oh that's neat. I love how a ton of people tried their best to predict what the hell this announcement could be, and Nintendo somehow did something both awesome and completely unpredictable.

[–]WizardMissiles 104 points105 points  (0 children)

Nintendo somehow did something both awesome and completely unpredictable.

Thats been their slogan for years.

[–]Fidodo 56 points57 points  (9 children)

I still can't figure out how the piano works

[–]Nitpicker_Red 100 points101 points  (6 children)

The Joycon contains an infrared camera on the bottom that can detect shapes and reflective tape's position. The Joycon is put on INSIDE the Piano on the back, and detect each Piano key's position.

[–]Fidodo 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Ohh, so the keys expose or black the tape locations? That's clever.

[–]MrReginaldAwesome 15 points16 points  (0 children)

They probably track the tapes position in space so you can press the keys harder and it'll give you the right sound. SO FUCKING COOL.

[–]Jakeysuave[S] 94 points95 points  (15 children)

Something to do with the sensor on one (or both?) of the controllers detecting objects.. I don't know, but I'm excited to see where it goes.

[–]kinyutaka 86 points87 points  (13 children)

I get the little bug robots, using vibration to move and turn. The piano is messing with my head.

[–]Jakeysuave[S] 63 points64 points  (12 children)

I'm guessing it's projecting IR and can detect how far the object is from the controller- when you press a key it goes in front of the detector. If the controller is on the left side of the piano, the farther object will be the higher key, and closer lower.. I think that's how pianos work.

edit: Someone with better knowledge of how the Switch controllers work please correct me. This is my half-baked idea on how it works.

[–]AdmiralDave 12 points13 points  (7 children)

How would chords work?

[–]Xjph 44 points45 points  (1 child)

There's a brief shot of the controller inserted into the back of the piano, with the camera pointed forward at the keys from the inside. It can "see" all of them at once.

[–]Jakeysuave[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This makes more sense.

[–]Wrooong_leeveeerrr 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Try this vid, Mat Pat did some science 10 months ago. https://youtu.be/kOUPbSakz9M

[–]pinebanana 304 points305 points  (9 children)

Mom: “I threw away all that cardboard shit in your room when you were at school it was taking up too much space.”

[–]CountryOfTheBlind 134 points135 points  (5 children)

Cat: "You know all that enticingly destructible cardboard stuff that you painstakingly folded this morning? ...."

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_CURLS 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yes.. what about it..?

[–]Im_Wearing_A_Towel 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"They're all my bed and scratching post now. They're wonderful! Thanks human!"

[–]Pachi2Sexy 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"We can rebuild, we have the technology"

[–]nubosis 1368 points1369 points  (43 children)

Nintendo is fucking insane and I love it

[–]zzzthelastuser 195 points196 points  (35 children)

Serious question: Is this something that you have to buy or can I use the cardboard from the garbage?

[–]_atreat 420 points421 points  (17 children)

I just read in some announcement article that they’ll be releasing the plans for free if you want to DIY.

[–]zzzthelastuser 243 points244 points  (4 children)

Sounds like something even I can afford!

Now all I need is a free Nintendo Switch.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Build one yourself out of cardboard! The ultimate DIY

[–]dinahsoar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

It'd be cool to 3D print these onto something more substantial like plastic!

[–]Exodus111 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ooohh, that's a good idea. If that takes off it would make 3D printers mainstream.

[–]Leeish 39 points40 points  (3 children)

They still require the software (game) it seems. I hope they issue replacement cutouts on the cheap. Im fine paying $70 for the robot but if my kids breaks the cardboard, i cant throw another 70 at it

[–]NonexistentHairline 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can buy the game without the cardboard too, if you want to use your own supplies.

[–]Unknownlight 40 points41 points  (8 children)

Rewatch the intro. Those are some really finicky and precise pieces. There's a reason it's all pre-cut; I doubt you could do it with scissors.

Also, you know, you'd need to buy it anyway to get the games.

[–]Fingersdrippingink 17 points18 points  (1 child)

An x-acto knife would do the job.

[–]j33205 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Buy releasing the plans we have to assume that they will sell game and cardboard separately and together to accommodate DIY and third-party.

[–]whittlinwood 9 points10 points  (5 children)

with what software?

[–]XHF 388 points389 points  (12 children)

Nintendo is not afraid of trying something new.

[–]Mornus 138 points139 points  (5 children)

Practically their motto at this point.

[–]Covette 79 points80 points  (3 children)

Not this point. Always.

[–]KinoHiroshino 15 points16 points  (1 child)

To further prove your point, here are peripherals that came out for the NES. https://youtu.be/9kBMscW_dVg

[–]invadergold123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I knew it was an AVGN link before I even clicked on it

[–]TooShiftyForYou 376 points377 points  (5 children)

Well this is certainly something new. Give Nintendo credit for being innovative and different.

[–]CrimsonValor 93 points94 points  (3 children)

That's one way they'll always have my respect. They're always trying to find a new way to move up gaming. I feel like they ask themselves how they could change things up next, in a new way nobody saw coming. They keep me on my toes and I like it that way. Always thinking outside the box.

[–]frauenarzZzt 507 points508 points  (12 children)

This is unfathomably original, I'm actually having trouble processing it.

Hats off to Nintendo.

[–]NeonPatrick 113 points114 points  (4 children)

Feels very lego. The joy of making them will be equal to the toy.

[–]pizzaisyummy2 31 points32 points  (3 children)

The Lego Labo expansion pack, if it were to be made, would be the most legendary toy / game to exist

[–]silver_054 11 points12 points  (1 child)

They really thought outside the box

[–]WallabySupreme 311 points312 points  (11 children)

Not going to lie I thought this was satirical at first.

[–]Shaded_Flame 111 points112 points  (10 children)

I thought "Is this their April Fools announcement?"

[–]JDahl 111 points112 points  (8 children)

Especially after seeing the 4/20 release date

[–]Shaded_Flame 50 points51 points  (1 child)

My thought was. wow. they were REALLY stoned

[–]enjineer30302 18 points19 points  (2 children)

And the fact that the Variety Pack's $69.99

[–]goldengloryz 83 points84 points  (25 children)

Am really sceptical about a carboard steering wheel. Skin oil and constantly readjusting grip is gonna do a real number on that.

[–]Aperture_Kubi 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I'm sure someone out there will either engineer a 3d printable version you can make at home or sell prefabricated plastic ones.

Just like what happened with Google Cardboard.

[–]rzichy 133 points134 points  (14 children)

It would be really nice if third-party developers were allowed to create their own cardboard templates and Labo games.

[–]Jarsky2 285 points286 points  (9 children)

Skyrim for cardboard confirmed.

[–]Dazzman50 46 points47 points  (6 children)

I mentioned this in another thread. How cool would it be to have a cardboard sword and shield, and if flexing your fingers triggers the IR doodad so that each fingers fires a different spell/shout or whatever.

I feel like this is one of those 'gimmicks' that actually enables some really cool things

Edit: IR, not IT

[–]A_Sinclaire 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Considering that Ubisoft knew about this beforehand I assume that this is the case.

[–]Shadow_Angel_02 303 points304 points  (43 children)

This is actually insanely cool. It will be Interesting to see what they might be able to do with various designs.

[–]Im_Wearing_A_Towel 52 points53 points  (5 children)

I'm looking forward to seeing how people decorate these things themselves.

[–]Bleus4 61 points62 points  (1 child)

[–]typenext 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The Toy-con set 1 comes with extras for you to customize so that's that.

[–]carlotta4th 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So many lasercut versions out of acrylic, probably (stronger. Cooler looking).

[–]toblu 72 points73 points  (5 children)

I don't know. I think many people will quickly get board.

[–]piedpipernyc 18 points19 points  (29 children)

I'm waitng to see the price tag.
Imagine if one of those sheets and the associated software was $60...

[–]CA719 27 points28 points  (21 children)

$70 for the variety set, $80 for the robot set.


[–]Maxcalibur 59 points60 points  (17 children)

I can imagine that price reflects the likely astronomically high-cost R&D that went into this.

[–]chinkostu 55 points56 points  (16 children)

Finally someone who understands.

People see $70 and cardboard and stick their nose up. I dread to think how many prototypes they went through developing this.

My 2¢, I also imagine it's better for us for them to sell a set at $70 instead of the software at say, $30 then each individual kit (piano, rc and so on) at $10 (looking at you skylanders).

[–]Darkkiddo 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but you know someones going to just break down how it works, cut up an old pizza box and tadah!

[–]will99222 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Still gotta pay for the game software. and each pack has a different one.

[–]skyheadcaptain 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ign France said that nintendo will release the patterns for free online and will sell the software by it self as a option as well.

[–]nipoco 159 points160 points  (6 children)

Nintendo is finally ereasing the line between digital gaming and phisically playing. Kids will find this more entretaining and parents more willing to bet for tech. Really nice.

[–]cckk0 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Didn't Wii, eyetoy, kinect all do this?

[–]Aperture_Kubi 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Except your motion was quite limited and you were interacting with a void.

This is more like making custom peripherals for cheap.

[–]MrInsanity25 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's ROB the Robot all over again.

[–]Sooap 213 points214 points  (71 children)

I can't wrap my head around how the fuck they came up with this idea. It's insane how original it is.

70$ though.

[–]cesclaveria 69 points70 points  (0 children)

My suspicion is that there was a lot of left over planning/debugging material laying around the office after the last Paper Mario

[–]asperatology 188 points189 points  (40 children)

The $70 one includes:

  • Cardboard sheet x 28 (includes extra sheet for customization)
  • Reflective sticker sheet x 3
  • Sponge sheet x 3
  • String (orange) x 1
  • String (blue) x 1
  • Eyelet set (gray) x 1
  • Eyelet set (blue) x 1
  • Rubber band (large) x 2 + spares
  • Rubber band (small) x 6 + spares
  • Software

[–]kinokomushroom 72 points73 points  (11 children)

I hope they release some kind of "labo" software on its own so people can make whatever controller they wish to with their own materials. You could make a fully functioning steering wheel and an accelerator pedal to play with Mario Kart 8, or a bow/sword hybrid for Zelda! Maybe even a paint gun for Splatoon (sorry I've never played the game).

[–]mattreyu 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It looks like there will be some customization. That cardboard dude that fell over wasn't listed in the kit, for instance

[–]l_Banned_l 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Yea I'd rather 3d print something to be more durable than cardboard.

[–]readyno 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I mean the instructions are going to be available just in cardboard, all you have to do is change the material, but the dimensions, sticker, string and everything else has been determined

[–]Jarsky2 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Looking at the cardboard, it looks like pretty high quality stuff. You'd be surprised how durable it can be.

  • a former Architecture student.

[–]lalala253 15 points16 points  (1 child)

But it sets presedence of “environmentally friendly” and “everyone can make one with a cardboard box” or “endless possibilities”

If nintendo release it premade with plastics or polymers, it’ll be just a gimmick.

[–]hatramroany 15 points16 points  (1 child)

You forgot the software

[–]asperatology 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's added.

[–]sorenant 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I really want to see Nintendo get rich by selling cardboard and rubber bands.

[–]Foxhound199 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Have you been to science/craft/educational section of a toy store lately? You can blow $70 on kid craft projects that don't look half as fun.

[–]Random-Miser 53 points54 points  (20 children)

It has become a thing recently in elementary schools to teach robotics, programing, and to use Ipads and such in their classes. Nintendo just announced that they are going to be absolutely dominating that entire market. Not only are these schools going to have Switches for every student instead of Ipads now, they are also ALL going to be getting these games for every student as well, it is an absolute genius way to get into these young IT school market by not only being cheaper and more powerful than the current Ipad standard, but also offering pretty much an entire lesson plan to go with it. Kids all getting Switch systems as part of their school programs also means parents buying actual games for those systems as well.

[–]venderhain 56 points57 points  (14 children)

As a teacher, I think you are overestimating this. The move has been toward lower cost tech, like Chromebook in place of iPads. The Switch is fairly expensive. Throw in $70 cardboard?

The only way this works is if they open up development or have an interface that lets students and teachers create their own programs. Then, there might be more buy-in.

We'll have to see what they fully intend for the platform before we can know for sure.

[–]Cool_Ranch_Dodrio 28 points29 points  (1 child)

looks at comments

Nintendo has finally done it. After decades of unsuccessful experiments in fungus-based transmutation, it has at last succeeded in discovering how to turn humans into cats.

[–]marioinfinity 124 points125 points  (17 children)

60$ for the "game/software" and 10/20 for the cardboard..

and yet all people see is "70 for cardboard omg wtf" .. ugh

[–]ninjakitty7 50 points51 points  (7 children)

I’m gonna try to play devil’s advocate here, because $70 seems steep to me too. On first impressions, it doesn’t look to me like a $60 dollar game. That’s the typical market price for a brand new big budget game, right? Maybe even higher today. But a collection of mini games? Seems hard to equate a Wii Sports kind of game with the year’s brand new FPS. I don’t know what exactly the software would include. Maybe we will see a large amount of content and free future updates, or a fleshed out community workshop. Or maybe there will be like 8 games and the whole thing will become a big novelty, like a set of Wii tennis rackets and golf clubs.

[–]crabsock 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I won't be shelling out $70 for a bunch of minigames with some nifty carboard peripherals, but if I had kids I probably would. You could easily drop that much on a decent-sized lego set, and this seems way cooler and likely to occupy your kids for way longer

[–]Frootybaty 23 points24 points  (3 children)

That's what we all said about 1 2 Switch when it was released, but Nintendo seem to still think that these small mini games are worth a full game price. I mean Cuphead is a game that had tons of effort put into it and it's just $20, I doubt Nintendo have worked many years and hand-drawn every frame at paper for 1 2 Switch.

[–]ithasfourtoes 78 points79 points  (17 children)

This is really cool. I'm impressed by how innovative and bold Nintendo is - they do things that seem so "huh?" but then are so awesome. This seems like a lot of fun.

One thing though - will be a lot of concerns about cardboard's durability. Kids are kids and accidents happen. What do people do if something breaks?

[–]dazmo 46 points47 points  (0 children)

This is really cool. I'm impressed by how innovate and bold Nintendo is - they do things that seem so "huh?" but then are so awesome. This seems like a lot of fun.

One thing though - will be a lot of concerns about cardboard's durability. Kids are kids and accidents happen. What do people do if something breaks?

There's a packing tape dlc

[–]xSTSxZerglingOne 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Makes me think about wrapping paper tubes. Swords that become nunchaku that become a whip.

[–]herpofool 31 points32 points  (9 children)

Maybe get some regular cardboard and remake it?

[–]Pocchari_Kevin 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Maybe, but I’d imagine this is heavier duty than what you get your amazon deliveries in

[–]Blackultra 16 points17 points  (3 children)

My cousin literally sells cardboard for a living (makes bank doing it too). You bet your ass there's a type of cardboard for just about anything, and the wrong cardboard would completely destroy the experience.

[–]Slow_to_notice 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Seems strange, but potentially neat. I'm guessing folks could make a game that intends to use it in such a way, and then download the design to do//buy the pre-colored&perforated board. Seems spendy at $69, but presuming that is the game/software($49~59) and then whatever initial "controllers" it comes with, it could be fair?

Color me very intrigued but I'm still on the fence about it.

[–]ChaozWolfe 24 points25 points  (6 children)

The Robot one is so complex, plus the game is based off a prototype Miyamoto has been workshopping for years now (Project Giant Robot). And then the other package has like 6 different controllers + Game. $70 seems damn affordable to me honestly

[–]LottaNerves 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Nintendo is fucking high.

Also, I saw a camera one. Pokemon Snap for Switch confirmed.

[–]Psykpatient 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I am confusion

[–]Rohaq 31 points32 points  (3 children)

This is pretty genius; rather than creating expensive niche hardware for use in a single game, it's all just printed out on cardboard with some cutouts, and some added reflective stickers. Everything else required is built into the Switch itself.

It could even lead to some creative concepts put forward by third party developers - they could release software on the eShop, then make their cardboard designs freely available to print, or even print their own at a minimal cost.

EDIT: This has actually got me thinking; could the IR camera be used for lightgun games? I'm not sure if it could detect "blatting" methods used by the likes of the Zapper on the NES since that relied on screen refresh rates of CRTs (which is why they don't tend to work on modern sets), but it could at least be used for screen tracking with IR sources for positioning, like the original Wii controller.

[–]BmfBrandon 41 points42 points  (3 children)



[–]Bdawg555 26 points27 points  (1 child)

$69.99 Nintendo knows what they’re doing

[–]Mile129 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]azndude945 20 points21 points  (30 children)

Props to Nintendo! I'm excited about this and wonder how the community will be allow to contribute to the creative direction for it!

[–]Fidodo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Props to Nintendo

I see...

[–]jakpal 11 points12 points  (2 children)

The shot with the little cardboard guy falling over makes it look like there will be some sort of very rudimentary programming that you can do. (Link a touch screen button to make a joy-con vibrate.)

[–]SketchyConcierge 46 points47 points  (3 children)

I love this. Absolutely love this. Cardboard makes it financially accessible while tying back to its roots in imaginative play. The DIY kids will love just putting things together, and pretty much every kid will enjoy playing a lot of these. They are games, they are creative outlets, they're everything a kids' toy should be. The possibilities here are practically endless, and it's the Nintendoiest thing I've ever seen.

Also I'm gonna need to kick my kid off every now and again to take a stab at that robot thing because oh man

Edit: Also the modding community is gonna go nuts

Edit 2: To everyone calling this a stupid gimmick: 2006 called, they want their complaints about the Wii back

[–]Deggyy 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Does anyone else really hate the sound/feeling of cardboard rubbing against cardboard?

[–]Beerz77 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I predict a flood of Labo posts to r/expectationvsreality in the future

[–]Elite_Italian 53 points54 points  (15 children)

So $60 for the software and $10 for the cardboard kit. Not bad at all if you ask me. I'm going to get this for my younger daughter. The bonding time making things with her and playing with these designs is priceless.

Also, $70 is a night at the bar or a decent restaurant for 2. A one time, sometimes hangover inducing, experience. Labo wins, hands down.

[–]cmd_1211 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They figured out how to sell the excess Wii U cardboard packaging they have lying around

[–]Wylfen 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's cool but how long does the cardboard actually last for? Won't it just fall apart after enough play?

[–]dazmo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Looks like Nintendo learned from the Wii. Tons and tons of third party plastic peripherals they didn't make money on all got just got undercut to hell and back by cardboard. Lots of other good reasons for this too, cause those peripherals were fun, but there could have been more if developers didn't have to fuck with getting their designs processed in plastic. Just come up with a design in cardboard. And they fall apart faster, but you won't mind a couple of bucks for a new one. And if course eventually anyone who's really into a game will try making their own versions of the devices. It's a really rather great idea for Nintendo.

[–]Freakindon 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]grimskull1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. In usual Nintendo fashion, I don't see this becoming the norm but boy do they put out innovative and cool things out. Excited to see how this turns out.

[–]NeonPatrick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Beats loot boxes that's for sure.

[–]sakipooh 62 points63 points  (21 children)

They found a way to sell you cardboard for $70.

[–]Jeanacque 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's not like cardboard works magically without any software. In reality they are selling you the software for ~60$ and the cardboard/strings for ~10$. I would expect replacement cardboard to be sold for ~10$.

[–]BurnieTheBrony 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I mean, it seems to me like it's a bundle of mini games, which if you count it as a game itself makes sense at $60.

So it's an extra $10 for cool, if cheap material, peripherals.

Sounds ok for kids. I'm more interested in Metroid Prime and Kirby news at this point though.

[–]Darkiceflame 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Oi don't go selling it short. There's string in there somewhere too.