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Will the Switch ever get a Direct competitor?

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At first I thought you were saying someone who competes with their Nintendo Directs, especially since OP had Direct capitalized.



Well there is NVidia Shield and the other chinese console that came near Switch reveal... but they don't get eve near relevance =p

Only way Sony would enter this competition is if they can make a streaming HH/dockeable, because they won't compromise power for portability as sole source of home console and also probably won't release another Portable since Vita is quite recent failure.

MS haven't enter anything mobile on gaming yet and surface didn't made good sales.

So nope, I don't really think Switch will get direct competition.



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The Switch competes with the PS4 and X1. They offer portability for console experiences through a Hybrid design, while their direct competitors offer more power without the option to play on the go. Other than that, it is based one which exclusives matter to the person in question.



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Hynad said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Yeah, just like Sony couldn’t take the heat and keep competing when it came to portables...

Insecure much?

Double standard much?



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Hynad said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Yeah, just like Sony couldn’t take the heat and keep competing when it came to portables...

Insecure much?

You can talk about Nintendo, so do I about Sony



fatslob-:O said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Can't wait to spend ~$1000 to get it

Who cares since most people own smartphones anyways ? Home consoles practically require TV displays and no one makes a big deal about it ... 

Not many is gonna give a shit if you have to use an app with internet connection to get portable play ... 

Yeah, because the customers who buy smartphone for only purpose: play all big AAA hardcore games on touchscreen. The end is near for Nintendo handheld/s



Shiken said:
Hynad said:

Insecure much?

Double standard much?

How is that double standard? Did the way I mentioned it hurt you somehow?

Nintendo admitted themselves that they don’t want to compete with the others on the same front. History speaks for itself. Nintendo couldn’t keep the pace with Sony when it comes to home consoles, so they seek to differentiate themselves (from what was once their original videogame market) in order to remain relevent.

The only market that has always worked wonders for them is the handheld market, where Sony only offered one real respectable contender with the PSP. So it’s only natural that they’d try to capitalize on that to remain relevent as a console manufacturer.

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fatslob-:O said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Can't wait to spend ~$1000 to get it

Who cares since most people own smartphones anyways ? Home consoles practically require TV displays and no one makes a big deal about it ... 

Not many is gonna give a shit if you have to use an app with internet connection to get portable play ... 

There is a big difference between being able to play anywhere on the go natively with the Switch and using remote play and dealing with input lag, more frequent drops in visual fidelity, and being tied to a spot with decent wifi.  Not to mention most of the world is still running off of potato net.

 

Trust me, I used to remote play all the time.  I will choose Switch over it everytime.  That is why I opted for DBZ fighterZ on Switch and PS4 instead of just remote playing the PS4 version.  It is uncomparable.



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I think next gen Sony will find a way to compete with the Switch but without sacrificing power. So, i expect, maybe a streaming device to be packed into Ps5 package, or another similar solution.



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Hynad said:
Shiken said:

Double standard much?

How is that double standard? Did the way I mentioned it hurt you somehow?

Nintendo admitted themselves that they don’t want to compete with the others on the same front. History speaks for itself. Nintendo couldn’t keep the pace with Sony when it comes to home consoles, so they seek to differentiate themselves (from what was once their original videogame market) in order to remain relevent.

The only market that has always worked wonders for them is the handheld market, where Sony only offered one real respectable contender with the PSP. So it’s only natural that they’d try to capitalize on that to remain relevent as a console manufacturer.

I own all three consoles, why would my feelings be hurt?

 

I call it a double standard because your comment was an obvious jab at Nintendo that had nothing to do with the OP.  Ok cool, you made a funny.

 

But then someone makes the exact same comment about Sony not being able to compete with Nintendo portables, and you call them out as butthurt...what?

 

What you have just shown is that it is ok to call Nintendo out on their fumbling of some past dedicated home consoles, but it is not ok to call Sony out on their failings in the portable market.  That my dear friend, is a double standard.



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