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Bofferbrauer2 said:
RolStoppable said:

It doesn't.

All it shows is that Breath of the Wild does a much better job at meeting the market's expectations for Zelda. In BotW you have freedom from the get-go, in TP you went through a slow start and fetch quests.

If you make a superficial sales analysis like you did (a.k.a. cherry-picking), it can be easily argued that Wii was much more accepted by gamers than Switch, because Wii had million-selling third party games faster (obviously only refering to game types that fall into the category of "accepted by gamers" without a doubt).

May I ask you what games you are talking about?

Because as far as I know, it took the Wii over a year to get it's first third party million sellers, and Switch ain't that old yet

Red Steel and Resident Evil 4 immediately come to mind. I don't think giving Switch another six months would change anything, because no third party game is close to passing one million yet.

More importantly though, that only served as an example of cherry-picking facts to support a desired conclusion, so don't approach this from an angle of determining which console was more accepted by gamers. What counts as a gamer already comes with subjective interpretations and what counts as evidence also comes with subjectivity.

My real stance on this matter is that such a question only exists in the first place because a group of disgruntled third parties and gamers couldn't stomach the Wii success and were looking for anything to diminish its success. So the biggest change I see between Wii and Switch is that the Sony console that is on the market at the same time isn't getting its ass kicked, therefore there is less of a need to lash out at Nintendo which in turn creates a more favorable perception of Switch, because it doesn't have to deal with the bullshit that was thrown at the Wii.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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