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[New Poll] Will you buy multiplatform games on Switch or PS4/XBO/PC?

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Will you buy multiplats on Switch or PS4/XBO/PC if you own both systems?

Switch 270 37.04%
 
PS4/XBO/PC 331 45.40%
 
Won't own a Switch 109 14.95%
 
Won't own a PS4/XBO/PC 19 2.61%
 
Total:729
NATO said:
Goodnightmoon said:

If you don't value portability, that's it.

If I did I could just use a NVIDIA shield tablet to both play steam games remotely and to play ps4 remotely.

Nintendo's gimmick/hook for Switch fails to hit the mark in offering alternative ways to play the same games so third party titles don't benefit from being on the switch beyond playing them on the go, which is possible on steam/ps4 for people that care to do so anyway.

Or you can buy a Switch and have the games run natively on a mainstream gaming system. It hits its mark better than anything else. It's just about if you value that mark.



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Pyro as Bill said:
Buying cassettes and CDs for your Hi-Fi instead of MP3s for your iPod.

Get with the times people.

But you are missing one aspect here, if you are refering to buying the cassettes and CD's being for the Switch and the MP3's being the quality of ps4/x1 and PC hardware..

Just think, regardless of if it would play the best quality of mp3 in the universe, would you stick with the HiFi system which is wired into your home system only... or would you accept tapes and cd quality on the go for music if that was your only option for it.

As Spemanig has said here, it's not just about power of the system but the convience of being able to play it where you want to, that in itself holds a lot of value regardless of the potential for lesser graphical power.

I'll be honest when it comes down to buying games on the ps4 now, a lot of them I end up playing Vita the Vita's remote play function which isn't exactly ideal in terms of input latency and buttons not all being present (R2/3 and L2/3 missing) but if there was a cross platform game which was on the Switch and the PS4 there is every chance I would take the Switch version just so I don't have to tie up 2 devices to get it working "portably" and can walk more than 20 feet from the PS4 and continue to enjoy the same game if I want to.

Tapes on the Go > mp3's stuck in the sitting room imo.



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spemanig said:

Switch is fine. NX is just nonsense letter's and would have never been a considered name for a successful consumer product.

Wii is also kind of nonsense. DS has a meaning, but nobody in the mainstream market probably really knows it. Switch looks lazy and does not sound good. Nintendo usually gets naming right (Wii, Gamecube, N64, Gameboy),  but they also have a lot of poor showings such as Super Nintendo (come on, it would just be worse if N64 was called Hyper Nintendo), 3DS and Wii U. Switch lacks personality, it lacks imagination.

NX isn't a superb name, but at least it kinda sticks. N for Nintendo, X is usually associated with misterious or advanced products. It's not that bad.

Being a bit off-topic: as far as naming goes, Nintendo gets it right more often than not. I won't count Famicom since it's Japan only, even if it was pretty bad. Gameboy was their absolute best. It's really, really good. I'm still pissed they replaced it with DS.

Sony just invented one single awesome name and keep using it. The only time they screwed up was with the Vita. PlayStation Vita. Like, in "life"? Why? Is it supposed to make everyone feel alive or something? It doesn't make any sense, it's just a random latin word. The rest lacks imagination, but at least PlayStations sounds pretty cool. PS4 Pro is a bit lame.

MS normally has terrible ideas. Xbox isn't a good name (it came from DirectXbox, so it could be worse). So, they made a console, it looked like a box and had an "X" slapped on it, I get it. Xbox 360 is a lot of nonsense. Why 360? If it's because of the circle used in the console, it basically is a reminder of the biggest problems they had in the begining. Xbox One reaches a new level of nonsense since now we have to refer to Xbox 1 as OG Xbox or something like that. They are the naming successor of Atari (2600, 5200, 7800 really? Jaguar at least is kinda cool).

Sega had some great names such as Master System, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Gear and their top 1 Dreamcast. But they also had Saturn, 32X and Sega CD.

Of course, I'm not saying that anyone of these consoles with stupid names are bad. Most are great. And of course, some of them only had good names but were indeed crappy.



If Switch gets big 3rd party releases, probably on that actually. Switch might finally realise what I loved so much shit the first 2 years of Vita.

Need for Speed Most Wanted on Vita is still the most mind blowing having experience of 2012 for me. If Switch can continue that, I'm all for it!



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We don't know this yet, but assuming just because it may play PS4/Xbone/PC games, that does not mean Nintablet is on par with those systems. So no, I won't own a Nintablet for multiplat games.



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Depends. If online gaming on Switch is free, it's that platform all the way for me! Except for Civilization, Bethesda games and some other stuff, because I like mods. If Nitnendo charges for online, I'll keep playing multiplats on PC.



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torok said:
spemanig said:

Switch is fine. NX is just nonsense letter's and would have never been a considered name for a successful consumer product.

Wii is also kind of nonsense. DS has a meaning, but nobody in the mainstream market probably really knows it. Switch looks lazy and does not sound good. Nintendo usually gets naming right (Wii, Gamecube, N64, Gameboy),  but they also have a lot of poor showings such as Super Nintendo (come on, it would just be worse if N64 was called Hyper Nintendo), 3DS and Wii U. Switch lacks personality, it lacks imagination.

NX isn't a superb name, but at least it kinda sticks. N for Nintendo, X is usually associated with misterious or advanced products. It's not that bad.

Being a bit off-topic: as far as naming goes, Nintendo gets it right more often than not. I won't count Famicom since it's Japan only, even if it was pretty bad. Gameboy was their absolute best. It's really, really good. I'm still pissed they replaced it with DS.

Sony just invented one single awesome name and keep using it. The only time they screwed up was with the Vita. PlayStation Vita. Like, in "life"? Why? Is it supposed to make everyone feel alive or something? It doesn't make any sense, it's just a random latin word. The rest lacks imagination, but at least PlayStations sounds pretty cool. PS4 Pro is a bit lame.

MS normally has terrible ideas. Xbox isn't a good name (it came from DirectXbox, so it could be worse). So, they made a console, it looked like a box and had an "X" slapped on it, I get it. Xbox 360 is a lot of nonsense. Why 360? If it's because of the circle used in the console, it basically is a reminder of the biggest problems they had in the begining. Xbox One reaches a new level of nonsense since now we have to refer to Xbox 1 as OG Xbox or something like that. They are the naming successor of Atari (2600, 5200, 7800 really? Jaguar at least is kinda cool).

Sega had some great names such as Master System, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Gear and their top 1 Dreamcast. But they also had Saturn, 32X and Sega CD.

Of course, I'm not saying that anyone of these consoles with stupid names are bad. Most are great. And of course, some of them only had good names but were indeed crappy.

Wii sounds like We. DS was assumed to mean "double screen." Even if no one knew what it really meant, I communicated what it really was fine. Neither of them were nonsense. NX is. NX as a group of letters communicates absolutely nothing. Switch is fine. It's recognizable and easy to remember. "The Switch" rolls off the tongue.



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I would buy them on switch as long as the performance is not bad.



                                                                                     

OdinHades said:
Depends. If online gaming on Switch is free, it's that platform all the way for me! Except for Civilization, Bethesda games and some other stuff, because I like mods. If Nitnendo charges for online, I'll keep playing multiplats on PC.

I'd be very surprised if Switch had you pay for online. They have a big edge with that.



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spemanig said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

No. Most people who have the switch will look elsewhere to play multiplatform games. Nintendo even admitted that the Wii U  was a secondary console. I was talking about the overall outcome not the individual decision. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

This thread is specifically about VGC user preferences. Mainstream consumers have historically chosen convenience over power. All the Switch needs is to be powerful enough to run Gen 8 games at a mainstream-accepted clip. Don't underestimate the amount of people who will chose portability over graphical bells and whistles.

are there examples of multiplat games that did better on their portable counterparts than PC/console?