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The_Liquid_Laser said:

On basically every system 95% of the games are crap.  That is why quantity does matter.  If the system has 1000 games total, then there are 50 good games.  If the system has 100 games total, then there are only 5 good games.  It's definitely better to have as many games as possible.


Switch already has 2400+ games and it's just getting started.  It's going to have the most impressive game library yet when all is said and done.

I'm one of the pickiest people when it comes to games, and I have 30 physical Switch games + over 40 eShop games. Switch has a higher concentration of quality games than that. If I were to pick up all decent games on Switch I think I'd double my Switch collection. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Conina said:

The number of Switch games ain't really a secret since all of them are in the eShop.

You can also filter for retail Switch games (to exclude indies and mobile ports). There are currently 291 Switch games marked as retail versions:

Good to know Switch has almost surpassed 3DS in terms of physical games for sale. 

konnichiwa said:

Will be easy ps2 only had 3800 games.

PS2 only had 3800 retail games. In a span of 6-8 years. Switch on the other hand has 2400 games that are mainly Digital Indies. Digital distribution wasn't a thing on PS2. Nothing will ever rival PS2's library. 

That’s not exactly relevant. A huge number of those PS2 games would been digital only if released today; in fact, almost all of the PS2 ports are coming out digital only. The move to digital is the result of massive shifts that have occurred in the industry and market. During the PS2 era, retail was the ONLY way to get games outside of PC. Today, retail game sales pale in comparison to digital.

Retail games bring up a lot of extra cost due to inefficiency and waste; progress is moving from them; it’s only a matter of time before the market adjusts to digital only (like on PC between 95 and 2010).

The shift is similar to how efficiency was increased by coming out with discs instead of cartridges. So comparing retail sales to digital is akin to “The SNES had more cartridge games than all Sony consoles combined.” while true, it isn’t relevant when talking about numbers of games available.



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Quality over quantity. The numbers of games is irrelevant for me. To be honest I haven't bought much for the Switch recently. I feel like there has been a drought over the last 8 months (or so). I am hoping FE, LM3, Pokemon and Astral Chain picks things back up. Link's Awakening looks cool too.



Considering I own around 300 of these I have to say the Switch has one of the best librarys of games of any system I've owned all the way back to the 2600, not only are there tons of great Nintendo titles on there but 3rd party stuff like Skyrim, Doom, Paladins, Fortnite, Rocket League, HellBlade, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII, XV Pocket Ed, X/X-2, Bayonetta, Warframe, Crash Trilogy, Cuphead, Sonic Mania, Okami, Minecraft, Disgaea 5 complete.... the list just goes on and on and now buying these games on the Switch means buying the game once for a console and also getting the portable version of the exact same title as a bonus, or visa Versa, for years I would buy the big TV version of something and the scaled back port on the psp or DS but now you got a unified library across home system and portable. I would say this is likely to be the best overall console of my lifetime.

Not to mention btw... just a glance over my huge list of games, but dear lord Indie mania on the Switch, there is some great titles you can pick up on there for pocket change some of which offer hundreds of hours of play if you enjoy the type of game, heck even things like the very simple "Jumpin joe and friends" which is on sale for just 29c in the US eshop, that's a game where you press L or R to hop left or right... there are collectibles on the path and hazards to watch out for, but this game if you like classic arcade fun was amazing for me, I think I've clocked up between 5-10 hours of play.... from something which can be gotten now on the us shop for 29c, it's crazy how much playing you can do on the Switch with a little time and research into finding great little indie titles on there ... I know there is obviously a ton of shovelware and bad titles on that shop too in the 2400 games (never buy spy chameleon, it is awful) but yeah... if you were to use the argument that suggested something like 90% of those games are rubbish.... okay, but there's 2400 titles on the system, 10% of the games is still 240 games, if you can't get the value out of the 300e that a console costs with a library of 240 decent games on it there is something wrong.



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Chrkeller said:
Quality over quantity. The numbers of games is irrelevant for me. To be honest I haven't bought much for the Switch recently. I feel like there has been a drought over the last 8 months (or so). I am hoping FE, LM3, Pokemon and Astral Chain picks things back up. Link's Awakening looks cool too.

in terms of small titles, the game mentioned below, it's a real just short little thing called jumpin joe and friends is 29c on the eshop in US, could be fun to bring the switch to the loo to break high scores and unlock the friends.

Also there is 2 other indie games which are strange twin stick side scrolling shooters called Bleed and Bleed 2, from my understanding the games were made by a fairly small team but really offer a lot of cool stages, unlocks and big end of level bosses on par with megaman in terms of reading a boss's tells to avoid all damage in a fight which will kick your ass the first few times you play against them, just check out the eshop or youtube for those titles and see would they interest you. Bleed 1+2 are both fully co-op as well if you got someone else to play with, they use a shared health pool so you will be fighting over who took the bullet which killed ye both. It's great couch co-op.



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Cerebralbore101 said:

I'm one of the pickiest people when it comes to games, and I have 30 physical Switch games + over 40 eShop games.

Guess you ain't one of the pickiest then, since you own around 6 times as many as me. :P