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yes. great success,



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A
Switch vs Wii U+3DS sales is a pretty poor barometer of success. It fails to take into account the fact that people could/would have owned both, and they aren't going to buy multiple Switches just because they had both a 3DS and a Wii U. It also fails to account for the additional costs involved in selling multiple consoles. If you want to compare Switch vs Wii U + 3DS then it should be on profit, rather than pure sales figures.

B
Putting all your eggs in one basket is just a bad idea, regardless of how good that basket is. So them diversifying is a good thing and certainly doesn't indicate a lack of success.

C
Nintendo's stock price was overinflated in the first place. That's not an issue.

D
Subjective of course, but as somebody who despises portables that's a win for the Switch in my book.

E
Final Fantasy 'nuff said.

G
Disagree. Subjective again of course, but as soon as FF 7,9 & 10 release on the Switch then the best Switch games will be Square games as far as I'm concerned.

H
That's a loss for consumers, but who really cares about consumers?



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Exhibit H is a moot point, no matter which console we are talking about.

There was a time when there was no online at all. Now it's a thing, and the company providing it is not going to just give this whole other layer of gaming out there for free. It costs money to build and maintain the online infrastructure, so that cost has to be covered somehow. Sure, they could choose to just suck it up (not good business, especially when direct competitors are charging for it), or they could put the extra cost into the price of games, but that wouldn't be fair to those who only play locally, like me for example. PC is another world, I'm not even going to go there.

Online play is optional, at least at the moment, so I don't understand the gripe about paying for an additional service.

Other than exhibit H, you made some fair enough points and many of us here have already taken them on in a decent manner.



Something tells me that this thread will be resurrected in 1-2 years time, with other nintendoom threads. Just one thing to keep in mind before predicting Switch's doom and gloom ... we're talking about Nintendo system before the Pokemon, before the price cut and before any hardware revision. Also what kind of prediction is based on combined number of two other systems? PS4 sold less than PS3 & PSP combined at the same period of time ... "what does it mean?" ... the answer is, absolutely nothing. 

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SKMBlake said:
Yes, the Nintendo Switch is really a success. It will get the best library on a nintendo console since the N64. And since Nintendo is one of the best companies when it comes to games, of course best Switch games are Nintendo games, the console already had 2 GOTY contenders in its first year with 97/100 on Metacritic, that's huge.

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Gamecube and Wii both had better libraries than N64, what are you smoking.



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Arminillo said:
SKMBlake said:
Yes, the Nintendo Switch is really a success. It will get the best library on a nintendo console since the N64. And since Nintendo is one of the best companies when it comes to games, of course best Switch games are Nintendo games, the console already had 2 GOTY contenders in its first year with 97/100 on Metacritic, that's huge.

=_=;;

Gamecube and Wii both had better libraries than N64, what are you smoking.

That is a debatable point. The N64 had the most ground breaking titles, and Metacritic wise it is actually tied with the Wii with 2 top ten titles. SM64, Ocarina, MM, GE, PD, DK64, Banjo Kazooie, WCW/NWO Revenge, etc is an impressive list.



Arminillo said:
SKMBlake said:
Yes, the Nintendo Switch is really a success. It will get the best library on a nintendo console since the N64. And since Nintendo is one of the best companies when it comes to games, of course best Switch games are Nintendo games, the console already had 2 GOTY contenders in its first year with 97/100 on Metacritic, that's huge.

=_=;;

Gamecube and Wii both had better libraries than N64, what are you smoking.

Not really, no. Especially not the Wii. 

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Putting sales data aside, the fact that the Switch is getting so much support with games which were previously exclusive to PC or PS4/XBone leads me to think that they have solidified the platform as a strong contender this gen. My main concern is the power of the system, which will seem outdated once the vast majority have 4K TVs and the PS5 comes out. That is unless, of course, Nintendo does something to prevent this, by perhaps releasing iterative hardware upgrades that don't make the OG Switch obsolete.



They haven't dropped the price. Theres good enough reason to prove you wrong.



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