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linkink said:
curl-6 said:

I don't think I'd describe myself as a casual gamer; I play games almost every day, they are my foremost hobby, I own over a dozen consoles and hundreds of games, and I play a wide range of games not limited to the more "casual" friendly fare. 

As for being all about Nintendo, while they are definitely my top choice, I am by no means monogamous; my Xbox 360 is probably my third most played system I've ever owned, and on all of my Nintendo systems including Switch I buy third as well as first party games.

It seem strange that only own a switch as your current gen console. The few third party games are way more expensive on switch, and come out much later, and are vastly inferior versions for those who only game game at home. For you to miss out on so many amazing games IMO from many Japanese and Western developer along With graphics and performance that are usually vastly superior, to save 150-200$ on a xbox one or ps4. Just seems like someone who is a casual gamer unless you have a  gaming PC then never mind, that would be to much of a sacrifice for me, and I'm a casual gamer.

Well, my gaming isn't just on current gen, I'm also a retro gamer who spends a lot of time on my older systems picking up games that missed back when those systems were active. 



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What the switch has archived is very impressive considering the price and battery life,
But it’s also sad to see that the Japanese console market has diminished so much in the last 2 decades, the ps1 and ps2 have sold more than twice than the ps4, the Sega Saturn has sold more than the ps4 and the turbo graphics has sold just about the same.
Consoles just aren’t what they used to be in Japan, sad because I have always preferred Japanese games.



linkink said:
curl-6 said:

I don't think I'd describe myself as a casual gamer; I play games almost every day, they are my foremost hobby, I own over a dozen consoles and hundreds of games, and I play a wide range of games not limited to the more "casual" friendly fare. 

As for being all about Nintendo, while they are definitely my top choice, I am by no means monogamous; my Xbox 360 is probably my third most played system I've ever owned, and on all of my Nintendo systems including Switch I buy third as well as first party games.

It seem strange that only own a switch as your current gen console. The few third party games are way more expensive on switch, and come out much later, and are vastly inferior versions for those who only game game at home. For you to miss out on so many amazing games IMO from many Japanese and Western developer along With graphics and performance that are usually vastly superior, to save 150-200$ on a xbox one or ps4. Just seems like someone who is a casual gamer unless you have a  gaming PC then never mind, that would be to much of a sacrifice for me, and I'm a casual gamer.

Let us know when the PS4 and Xbox One become portable.



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SpokenTruth said:
linkink said:

It seem strange that only own a switch as your current gen console. The few third party games are way more expensive on switch, and come out much later, and are vastly inferior versions for those who only game game at home. For you to miss out on so many amazing games IMO from many Japanese and Western developer along With graphics and performance that are usually vastly superior, to save 150-200$ on a xbox one or ps4. Just seems like someone who is a casual gamer unless you have a  gaming PC then never mind, that would be to much of a sacrifice for me, and I'm a casual gamer.

Let us know when the PS4 and Xbox One become portable.

Did you read his post? he doesn't care for portable gaming.



gamingsoul said:
What the switch has archived is very impressive considering the price and battery life,
But it’s also sad to see that the Japanese console market has diminished so much in the last 2 decades, the ps1 and ps2 have sold more than twice than the ps4, the Sega Saturn has sold more than the ps4 and the turbo graphics has sold just about the same.
Consoles just aren’t what they used to be in Japan, sad because I have always preferred Japanese games.

Sure it's sad Japan is not buying home consoles like they used to, but Japanese games are still selling great  probably the best they ever have.

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curl-6 said:
linkink said:

It seem strange that only own a switch as your current gen console. The few third party games are way more expensive on switch, and come out much later, and are vastly inferior versions for those who only game game at home. For you to miss out on so many amazing games IMO from many Japanese and Western developer along With graphics and performance that are usually vastly superior, to save 150-200$ on a xbox one or ps4. Just seems like someone who is a casual gamer unless you have a  gaming PC then never mind, that would be to much of a sacrifice for me, and I'm a casual gamer.

Well, my gaming isn't just on current gen, I'm also a retro gamer who spends a lot of time on my older systems picking up games that missed back when those systems were active. 

I'm a retro gamer as well, but only for 2D games. Most 3D games just don't age that well, unless it's Mario platformer, and 3d gaming just keeps advancing so fast.



linkink said:
gamingsoul said:
What the switch has archived is very impressive considering the price and battery life,
But it’s also sad to see that the Japanese console market has diminished so much in the last 2 decades, the ps1 and ps2 have sold more than twice than the ps4, the Sega Saturn has sold more than the ps4 and the turbo graphics has sold just about the same.
Consoles just aren’t what they used to be in Japan, sad because I have always preferred Japanese games.

Sure it's sad Japan is not buying home consoles like they used to, but Japanese games are still selling great  probably the best they ever have.

i can’t say whether you are right or wrong. Japan still makes great games I loved resi 2, but the amount of great games I think has diminished, Konami is gone so we lost castle ani, silent hill and metal gear, Sega doesn’t produce the amount of high quality games as before, square only makes one game like every 5 years, shmups are dead, rpgs are rare srpjgs even more so.

i know there are many indies out there but for me it’s just not the same.



linkink said:
curl-6 said:

Well, my gaming isn't just on current gen, I'm also a retro gamer who spends a lot of time on my older systems picking up games that missed back when those systems were active. 

I'm a retro gamer as well, but only for 2D games. Most 3D games just don't age that well, unless it's Mario platformer, and 3d gaming just keeps advancing so fast.

The 2D stuff has definitely aged better for the most part, but I find I am still able to enjoy the better crafted 3D games of the past.



gamingsoul said:
linkink said:

Sure it's sad Japan is not buying home consoles like they used to, but Japanese games are still selling great  probably the best they ever have.

i can’t say whether you are right or wrong. Japan still makes great games I loved resi 2, but the amount of great games I think has diminished, Konami is gone so we lost castle ani, silent hill and metal gear, Sega doesn’t produce the amount of high quality games as before, square only makes one game like every 5 years, shmups are dead, rpgs are rare srpjgs even more so.

i know there are many indies out there but for me it’s just not the same.

Shootemups? They never worked In Japan untill Splatoon anyways.

RPGs? That's, like, over half the Japanese market. PSP, DS, 3DS, and Vita THRIVED on JRPGs and most of that output is just in a transition period to the switch. (And Persona 5 shows us that the genre is alive and well). SRPGs? Niche to beguin with, but Fire emblem, the first real SRPG exploaded in popularity 7 years ago and is just getting bigger and bigger. 



gamingsoul said:
linkink said:

Sure it's sad Japan is not buying home consoles like they used to, but Japanese games are still selling great  probably the best they ever have.

i can’t say whether you are right or wrong. Japan still makes great games I loved resi 2, but the amount of great games I think has diminished, Konami is gone so we lost castle ani, silent hill and metal gear, Sega doesn’t produce the amount of high quality games as before, square only makes one game like every 5 years, shmups are dead, rpgs are rare srpjgs even more so.

i know there are many indies out there but for me it’s just not the same.

Well this is reality for developers as graphics get more advanced game take longer to make, it's even true for Nintendo. 

Very sad about Konami, MGSV was a remarkable game. still I find this gen offerings RE2, RE7, DMC5, MHW, Sekiro, Nioh, MGSV, and Bloodborn vastly better then last gen offerings.