More per household is probably due to it not needing a TV to be played with. Not because it's seen as a portable.
Indies and kid/family games are common in both portable and home consoles alike.
The real 3DS support didn't end a lot after Wii U's, anyway. And with the unifying od the development teams we should have seen more handheld games and we didn't and aren't.
That 2nd party/affiliates argument is something that can't really be proven or disproven right now. We'll have to wait and see.
I can see the holidays shaking the userbase's age up, but i don't see it as a sign of an actual change.
Yeah, Labo is probably the thing that can't add a lot of kids to it's userbase.
I naver said it wouldn't be possible for Switch to be a success without 3rd parties. I said it could suffer IF the gap increases, which could lead to lack of support when PS5 and XB2 arrive. It's not the same thing.
Not needing a TV=portable/handheld. The most popular sku of 3DS was $199 so thats a good price point for making it a 1 per person device and for primarily handheld gamers to get one.
Making a handheld only or console only version will be seen inferior to people who like both, but not to people who only like one or the other.
They are pushing it as a console currently because of the price and to keep it coexisting with 3DS. In the next year or two when the price drops, 3DS is phased out and games like Pokemon/Animal Crossing come out then it will be very much pushed as a handheld as well.
The 3rd party support of Switch will not be affected by PS5/XB4. Like i said, the majority of its 3rd party upport comes from indie games m, Japanese games, kid/family games & previous generation ports/remasters.
These type of games do not typically require big budgets or high end specs so Switch has little risk of losing them.
Like i said to Curl, Switch 3rd party supprt can be compared to the consolidated support of Wii U, 3DS & Vita. Those 3 systems were underpowered and recieved very few AAA multiplats and so far Switch hasnt recieved many either. You cant lose something you never had so lack of multiplats will not be a factor.
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