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Is It Realistic to Think NX Will Get Good Third Party Support?

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NX have good third party if it sell well?

Yes most third party 34 17.17%
 
Only JP third party 42 21.21%
 
Only indies 20 10.10%
 
Third party on Nintendo HAHAHA 68 34.34%
 
not sure 34 17.17%
 
Total:198

Definitely, but it depends what it is.

Powerful system will get initial support from most Devs (EA/Ubi/Activision/Square Enix)if Nintendo is also pushing a strong line up which looks like it will grab a core gaming audience, Zelda is a good start. Whether this can be sustained and grow would be dependant on whether the games sell, NX third party games will need to be superior to PS4 in terms of performance and released on time. Nintendo personsl reward system could help with this aswell, free online is a bonus too. Online centric games with a legacy audience on other platforms will be weak sellers and there's no getting around this unless Nintendo manages cross platform play with PS4/PSN. New ones like Overwatch will fair better imo.

A unified platform is the safest way to get support because the handheld aspect of the system will push the user base fairly high, fairly quick. Japanese support would be A+, Western support will be strong but the nature of it will be effected the specs. If the home component is weaker than PS4/X1, I think multiplats support will be weaker and the games will sell less. Maybe developers will opt for budget games made exclusively for NX.

If Nintendo is pushing a new controller gimmick heavily, I think you can count most third parties out. If ir succeeds then expect them to be back with cheap exclusives.

Ultimately the NX is going to have to deal with the fact that 80m people are going to have a ps4/X1 come March 2017. Many of its users will likely own one of those 2 platforms so they need to give them a reason to buy 3rd Party games on NX, hell they need to give then a reason to buy NX in the first place.



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Its optimistic, Ill give you that.



No. It'll get some crap early on from western devs and if the NX is a handheld + home console it'll get some japanese third party games because it'll be the only handheld in the market.



Nope. They either make an x86 console of power similar to the other 2 in order to make porting easy, or they can forget it. 3rd party games don't sell well on Nintendo systems. If Nintendo doesn't make it easy for them, they won't make it easy for Nintendo.



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The answer? I don't know!

Even on Wii - third party with massive sales were on casual games. Do I really expect to have a COD or Battlefront on NX outselling a PS4 or NextBox edition? No.



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It really depends on if Nintendo will use the NX to compete with the Xone and the PS4. Or they will try to aim for them smartphone peeps!



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SpaceLegends said:
I can't see why they couldn't. My question would be how much would that affect their success? Did third party support make the Wii? How relevant would that be at this point in this generation. I'd think most gamers already have a platform on which they enjoy third party offerings. I myself buy Nintendo for the experiences that only Nintendo can offer.

Depends third party support was the key ingredient for Sony to pretty much destroy Nintendo's domination on the console market. The droughts on Wii U and the relatively small library didn't work in favour for the system as well. Does thid party solves all Nintendo's current problems, no it doesn't but it sure is a piece of the puzzle. Imagine a console with your 3d mario, zelda a metroid prime a few of your favourite 2d platformers, smash, kart etc. Alongside games like Mass effect, GTA, RDR, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3 and such games. That's a system I would be intrested in. Especially if those games run a bit beter on the NX than the Xone. 



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I´m not sure... maybe japanese developers will support it, but I don´t see western developers highly interested about it...at least for now.



nope it wont.

Third party games dont sell on nintendo consoles (see wii u).
People that buy an nintendo console dont do this because they want to play cod, fifa, assassins creed and co.
They want to play nintendo games.

I think its almost impossible to change people expectations just with one console. The Nintendo/Wii brand is very well known for child friendly mario games, no cod/fifa and co.

People that want to play those games will play ps4/xbox one.
Dont forget that 95% of the gamers arnt that active on forums etc, it will need tons of money into marketing to even tell them that NX will have the games they are expecting from ps/xbox. Nothing nintendo would do imo.



jnk3 said:
nope it wont.

Third party games dont sell on nintendo consoles (see wii u).
People that buy an nintendo console dont do this because they want to play cod, fifa, assassins creed and co.
They want to play nintendo games.

I think its almost impossible to change people expectations just with one console. The Nintendo/Wii brand is very well known for child friendly mario games, no cod/fifa and co.

People that want to play those games will play ps4/xbox one.
Dont forget that 95% of the gamers arnt that active on forums etc, it will need tons of money into marketing to even tell them that NX will have the games they are expecting from ps/xbox. Nothing nintendo would do imo.

I think that is a poor generalization. Compared to the sales of PS/XBox, most 3rd party games sell unmistakenly better on those than on Nintendo, but that doesn't mean 3rd parties can't prosper there. Even leaving the clear successes on Nintendo handhelds (Monster Hunter, Youkai Watch, Bravely Default, Professor Layton, Ace Attorney, Sonic games...), 3rd party console games can reach a decent number of sales on Nintendo consoles. Rayman Legends on WiiU is the second best platform for the title, the NFC games are the strongest on Nintendo, Just Dance is still kicking after all this years...

You might say that most of those aren't titles that pick the interest of the average gamer, but I don't think that's a problem. Different consoles have different auiences. RPGs sell better on PS devices than on XBox devices, and Shooters sell better on XBox devices than PS devices. And both platforms get both genres anyway.

Nintendo platforms might not be the best selling platform for 3rd party games, the problem is they didn't even try. Particulary with the WiiU. The GCube had some great, albeit small, 3rd party support, and the Wii just kept getting game after game, suited for the bulk of its userbase. The WiiU got for the most part either older games that people owned already or late ports of games with less support than the other versions, so people that were interested in those just got them elsewhere. And after those ports failed, publishers abandoned the system. If 3rd parties pushed more games suited for Nintendo's audience in a way they keep the quality and support, the games would sell. Maybe not as much as the PS/XBox versions, but they could make a profit.



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