Good for Nintendo. The Switch is a great piece of hardware, my favorite Nintendo hardware since the SNES. I am curious how long Nintendo can keep the momentum. With Astral Chain, Daemon, FE, LM3, Pokemon... I suspect Nintendo is only getting started. As for Microsoft, the Xbox One has been massively disappointing for me, I went as far as to sell mine. I loved the 360 and original Xbox, but this generation MS has done a terrible job at delivering exclusive content. My favorite 3 One games were Ori (Indie), MCC (collection of old games) and Rare Replay (collection of old games).
Yeah I also really liked the original Xbox and the 360, (the latter being one of my top 5 consoles of all time) but the Xbone completely failed to attract me. Not only did it lack exclusives, but franchises like Halo and Gears took an uninteresting direction on it, and in my humble opinion the quality of AAA third party games has really fallen this gen compared to last as it feels like most of them are out of ideas and just creating the most safe, focus-tested games they can, as opposed to last gen where we had a ton of exciting new IPs.
Hopefully they learn their lessons and Scarlet is more appealing.
Beyond the third party behavior we continue to mock, I wonder if there are still people shouting at how the Switch is doomed or not? I mean if they wanted to they could probably shout 'POKEMON SWORD AND SHIELD CONTROVERSY WILL SINK THE SWITCH!' or something
(Worst that will do is basically be the Switch's Age of Ultron, something that does well but with a notable gap of 'what could have been without it' that there is internal reaction and response, FYI)
Most of the "Switch/Nintendo is doomed" talk died off in late 2017 when it became clear to anyone with any common sense that the system was a smash hit. You do still get the occasional post from the usual suspects about how it'll die once PS5/Scarlet release or how they'll be no more games after this year, but that's to be expected. The doom brigade have for the most part been driven underground by Switch's success. They'll emerge again once it's successor is unveiled.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.