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Will the Switch fail just like the WII U?

Yes; without a strong 3rd party support 35 19.44%
 
No; Switch does not need 3rd party support 76 42.22%
 
Other 53 29.44%
 
See Poll Results 16 8.89%
 
Total:180

Nintendo is teh d00med!



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I thought this would be a good time to bump the thread. Switch is getting back to back releases. Poke'mon will be out soon. Switch Lite may cause a large boost in sales. Switch is about to outsell XB1. Everything indicates that this isn't a fad. :D



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Right, clearly the Switch has not been a failure for Nintendo.

Will the Switch still be doing well in three years, though? That's what I'm curious to find out. I'm not sure if it will have a long lifespan, and if it follows suit with what the Wii did, then sales of it's competitors will overtake the console in the next couple of years. This is why I still think that a hardware upgrade would give the console added life, and I think the way they would need to do it is by allowing developers to tune their games such that both the regular Switch and Switch Pro can play the same games, but with the Switch Pro playing them at a higher resolution or higher whatever.



RaptorChrist said:
Right, clearly the Switch has not been a failure for Nintendo.

Will the Switch still be doing well in three years, though? 

goalposts ---------> goalposts



curl-6 said:

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FattyDingDong said:

 without a substantial 3rd party support it will have the same fate that the WII U had. 

Therefor, I am convinced that the Switch is a fad that will go away within a year or two. And I am not a hater by any means as a matter fact I want it to succeed because i believe it's a very unique concept, however with lackluster 3rd party AAA support it has a very predictable fate.

ryuzaki57 said:

Absolutely, OP! As the year comes to an end, we are seeing the first cracks in the Switch "miracle" : rushed ports, handheld mode not keeping up, 3rd party sales not taking off, dubious or carefree publishers, little announcements for next year... If the January Direct doesn't meet (great) expectations, the sales momentum will be broken alongside the fans' dream of reconquista.

Pillertriller said:
I think it wont sell over 50 millions. Sales will decline next year, the big switch hype is over

gcwy said:
I think it will do around slightly less than GameCube numbers. I wouldn't say it will 'fail'. But the momentum is sure to drop like a brick after the holiday months.

squibbfire said:

You really think its gonna hit 50 million?

Maybe if they drop the price to 179.99...like...tomorrow...

Well, that was certainly an entertaining read.

There's a lesson here folks; before you post anything, bear in mind what it might look like when people bump it years down the line. ;)

LOL, that was an awesome read.  I wonder if any/all of them are quickrick with an alt account.  They definitely found a lot of different ways to say Switch sales will "fall off a cliff".



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Ljink96 said:

No, the Switch probably won't get Anthem or Doom 2...

It won't get Anthem, but that ain't a loss. At all. Seriously, at that rate, I'm not convinced Anthem will make it past it's first year.

And we're getting Doom 2 Ethernal.



RaptorChrist said:
Right, clearly the Switch has not been a failure for Nintendo.

Will the Switch still be doing well in three years, though? That's what I'm curious to find out. I'm not sure if it will have a long lifespan, and if it follows suit with what the Wii did, then sales of it's competitors will overtake the console in the next couple of years. This is why I still think that a hardware upgrade would give the console added life, and I think the way they would need to do it is by allowing developers to tune their games such that both the regular Switch and Switch Pro can play the same games, but with the Switch Pro playing them at a higher resolution or higher whatever.

They don't really need a big hardware upgrade. Maybe a small one ala the New 3DS XL. Best hardware improvement for the Switch at this point would be redesigned Joycons that are $40 for a pair, lack all the motion/IR/RumbleHD tech, and don't drift. 



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This thread did not age well. Than again these are predictions. However, some people saying in December 2017 sales will fall off a cliff when we knew about Pokemon games coming to it seemed a bit of a stretch.



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Asriel said:
RaptorChrist said:
Right, clearly the Switch has not been a failure for Nintendo.

Will the Switch still be doing well in three years, though? 

goalposts ---------> goalposts

Edit: Rude, my man. You'll never find any posts on here where I claim the Switch is/was doomed. I've been a fan of Nintendo since I was a little kid, and have owned every console.

Fine if you got the wrong idea about me from my post, but the way you quoted me and implied that I have been preaching about the Switch's doom (hence, moving the goalpost) is just wrong.

Ouch.

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Cerebralbore101 said:
RaptorChrist said:
Right, clearly the Switch has not been a failure for Nintendo.

Will the Switch still be doing well in three years, though? That's what I'm curious to find out. I'm not sure if it will have a long lifespan, and if it follows suit with what the Wii did, then sales of it's competitors will overtake the console in the next couple of years. This is why I still think that a hardware upgrade would give the console added life, and I think the way they would need to do it is by allowing developers to tune their games such that both the regular Switch and Switch Pro can play the same games, but with the Switch Pro playing them at a higher resolution or higher whatever.

They don't really need a big hardware upgrade. Maybe a small one ala the New 3DS XL. Best hardware improvement for the Switch at this point would be redesigned Joycons that are $40 for a pair, lack all the motion/IR/RumbleHD tech, and don't drift. 

I assume you mean to release a cheaper version of the Joy-cons, and not so much to redesign them. I don't know that those features should be phased out altogether, what with the number of games that are already released that depend on them.

While it is satisfying to read through a thread like this one and see how everyone was wrong about the Switch, I do think that assuming the next PlayStation console doesn't flop, Nintendo will need something to help them stay in the spotlight. Right now the Switch is the cool console to have. It's trendy. It's getting tons of third party support. And as a result it's sales are really slutty.

When the PS5 releases and starts to gain traction, the power gap will be much steeper, and the Switch may no longer feel like tits in your hands (no idea what that means, but I'm trying to nod back to my clever use of slutty in the previous paragraph). (If you're confused, I'm saying the sales are great (tits), and it feels great in your hand (like tits).)

If a multi-platform game gets released and performs well on all consoles, I lean towards getting the Switch version. When the PS5 releases, it will likely be the center of attention (for me at least), and I'll want to use it as much as I can. If Nintendo releases a more powerful Switch soon-after, that would probably keep me wanting to use my Switch primarily for games that are released on multiple platforms.

As far as the hardware improvement goes, the boost that the New 3DS got was decent/good. Something like that for the Switch could extend it's lifespan, I agree. But personally, as someone who spends thousands of dollars per year on gaming, I would like them to release a more powerful Switch Pro with a slightly larger screen at 1080p.