Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

Postby Atarifever » February 27th, 2017, 8:23 pm

scotland wrote:
I am unsure what the future of Nintendo handhelds are.

I feel the same way. The only system to sell more units in 2016 than 2015 was, of all things, 3DS. Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best selling Pokemon games in the last decade. Pokemon had 2 spots on the December NPD top 10 during the all important Christmas season. All of that makes it seem as if there is still life in the ol' 3DS yet, so one has to wonder what Nintendo does with that, obviously still successful, leg of their business. It'll be hard to give up on it if the Switch moves only Gamecube or, worse, Wii U numbers. However, the whole point of Switch was to be able to stop splitting their development time between two pieces of hardware. Add to this that their mobile games kind of compete with their own portable market, and it looks like a bit of a difficult decision in their future. If I were them, I'd keep trickling games out for 3DS just in case I needed to backtrack and make a 4DS eventually.

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 27th, 2017, 9:29 pm

I think I might have hit the nail on the head with this one (the Switch being a hit). I'm not always right, but I think I usually am.

I feel like the video game industry (especially Microsoft) has been very self-serving in this generation. They assume gamers will "roll over" for whatever draconian schemes they concoct in the name of "progress".

I think the Nintendo Switch is kind of a throw-back, which is exactly what people were looking for. Old-school fun they can enjoy with friends.

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

Postby eneuman96 » March 27th, 2017, 10:14 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I think I might have hit the nail on the head with this one (the Switch being a hit). I'm not always right, but I think I usually am.

I feel like the video game industry (especially Microsoft) has been very self-serving in this generation. They assume gamers will "roll over" for whatever draconian schemes they concoct in the name of "progress".

I think the Nintendo Switch is kind of a throw-back, which is exactly what people were looking for. Old-school fun they can enjoy with friends.


I'd hardly call the Switch old school considering it is still an unmistakably contemporary system (downloadable games, motion controls, it'll have paid online service in a few months, etc), not to mention most of the people who have already bought one (myself included) are already die hard Nintendo fans. Zelda is enough to tie us Nintendo faithful over for now, but a lot of people are still on the fence if not outright unconvinced. Most non-Switch owners are under the impression that Zelda is the only game worth playing on the system (not even slightly true in my opinion, but I digress) and would rather hold off until Super Mario Odyssey comes out in December.

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

Postby Voor » March 27th, 2017, 10:41 pm

Interesting, my brother got a Switch and BotW. I asked him if he plays on the TV or the screen, and he says he plays it on the screen about 60% while in bed.

Then he said "this is nice....I wish other consoles had that option."

That may be what Nintendo is after: to have the portable option as a new "standard" for consoles. Years ago, this wouldn't have worked, but in the mobile age, you're a dinosaur if you're tied down to a TV.

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Boom or Bust?

Postby Sonicx9 » March 27th, 2017, 11:37 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I think I might have hit the nail on the head with this one (the Switch being a hit). I'm not always right, but I think I usually am.

I feel like the video game industry (especially Microsoft) has been very self-serving in this generation. They assume gamers will "roll over" for whatever draconian schemes they concoct in the name of "progress".

I think the Nintendo Switch is kind of a throw-back, which is exactly what people were looking for. Old-school fun they can enjoy with friends.


Critic, be aware there is one game that requires internet to start, more info here: viewtopic.php?f=134797&t=15597


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