Voor wrote:Lol. I can’t help but chuckle. Everyone is always telling Nintendo what they should do.
I think they are doing alright for themselves. Lol.
With all due respect, that mindset has always annoyed me, when it comes to fans of the Big N. They tend to think in the here and now. I mean, the Wii was a success, and Nintendo clearly knew what they were doing.....and then they dropped the Wii U. Nintendo knew what they were doing with the SNES, then they released the N64 (a relatively successful console, yes, but it changed Nintendo, in many ways, for the worse). You look at Sony and, love them or hate them, you really can’t argue with their track record. With the exception being Vita, every hardware iteration had top-flight third party support, and astonishingly high sales figures. Nintendo always seems like they’re one grave misstep away from being buried. Yes, Sony May play it too safe, relying primarily on technological bumps, but——really, how many more Switches, or Wii’s, or DS’s does Nintendo have in them? Yes, they make amazing games, but they essentially rely on a combination of luck, clever marketing, and a risky gimmick (some more ingenious than others). The Playatation brand essentially markets itself, because you know that the biggest third party titles will be there, along with a nice graphical boost.
However, there are holes in my way of seeing things. The way that companies are exploiting the online component is really starting to sour people, and several of the biggest developers are either over reliant on safe sequels/updates (EA, Activision, Ubi Soft), or are merely a shell of their former selves (Konami? Have you heard that they want to charge you $10 for a second save slot in Metal Gear Survive?). I do believe that Nintendo is building an almost legitimate online infrastructure. Almost. The lack of proper voice chat is, at this point, both infuriating and embarrassing. Also, navigating the eshop is a mess. There are so many good-to-great indie titles that are getting lost in the shuffle.
Between now and E3, you have the following big titles:
1). Yoshi (good game to play with your kids)
4). Mario Tennis Aces
5). Dark Souls Remaster
6). Street Fighter 30th Anniversary
7). DKC: Tropical Freeze
A somewhat decent lineup, I suppose. The main problem, however, is one that I see with every Nintendo console: their success doesn’t seem to breed significant third party support. Indies are all well and good, but where are all of the bigger budget releases? The sales are there, but the games are not. The games are actually selling pretty well, this time around (would you believe that LA Noire on Switch actually outsold the Xbox One port??).