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curl-6 said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Aye, was thinking that as well, the Switch sold more than every other system combined... and that includes the nearly 20k 3DS's which are also Nintendo owned, the popularity of the Switch could really hamper titles going to the ps5/neXtBox imo because over the next 18 months the ps4/X1 are going to die down an awful lot while it seems that the Switch is set to continue on this pace for at least the next 4 months if not grow with the new revision and Pokemon for Christmas, just means that by the time Sony and MS are dropping their 10 Teraflop next gen machines Nintendo is going to have roped in an awful lot of devs creating games for their little.... what .5Teraflop machine? Tough to convince a game dev to put the work into a game to make use of 20x the processing power and create 4k textures and 7.1 audio when you have a machine like the Switch which works just fine at 720/900/1080p assets and is selling a million units a month.

Honestly, I think Switch and PS5/Scarlet are such different products with such different value propositions that they won't harm each other. I mean, the massive success of the Wii/DS didn't stop devs making HD games for PS3/360.

Quite possible but the majority of PS3/360 titles were running at 720p up from the 480 of the Wii so they were still in the same region of pixels, but a ton of Switch titles right now are sub 1080p at 720/900p and I think the next gen machines are gonna be looking at pushing for 4k or 1440p at least in all titles, a dev wanting to create a game for the machine selling like hot cakes is going to need to do a hell of a lot of work to go from 720p>4k especially if they're going to be looking at the sales of one of those systems if one does great and the other tanks it's very unlikely that they'll get 3rd party love @ 4k

Sorry I'm just looking through my crystal ball here and it gets a bit muddy at 18 months out :D who knows what happens, maybe it turns out that bitter taste on the Switch carts actually makes people die from dysentry 3 years after licking them so the Switch will have no install base when the next Sony / MS consoles drop.



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