I'm so tired of people actively hyping up ports. Ports. I know that Nintendo does a lot of shit, and I know that The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, and even at one time Mario himself have remasters...but ports of 1-3 year old games to hype up a new console? Pathetic. I don't care if Stars prints them money, or if Mario Kart 8 is easier to port than to make a new game. I'm a consumer and if Nintendo really just came out and put all these ports onto the system to make them system sellers, they deserve to fail. Seriously.
Well, is like the last of us, GTAV, all other crossgen games that was on ps3 and then on ps4.
Face them as crossgen games.
Except The Last of Us is story driven and because of that it makes sense as to why 360 gamers that missed out on that game would want it when they purchase a PS4. Let's be honest, the same situation isn't true at all for Mario kart or Splatoon. People keep using these tired excuses of "But what about this game or what about xxx". I remember a time when people used Nintendo as the standard back in 2014 instead of the exception. All people did was criticize the PS4 for remasters.
If anything, Playstation has more of an excuse for remasters than Nintendo does, which is ironic.
Nintendo has the biggest 1st party presence of any console manufacturer, there's no denying that. If they released a Switch expecting to sell 7 million in the first year(that would be considered a great year for the Switch btw) then Zelda and mario ALONE would sell that. So why release these "cross platform" remasters lazily? There's only a few reasons :
1. Nintendo doesn't trust the popularity of Zelda or Mario
2. Nintendo doesn't have the 3rd party multiplayer support they need
3. Nintendo doesn't have the 3rd party support needed for consistent Switch releases
4. Nintendo feels multiplayer-centric titles is needed to sell the system
In all these instances if Nintendo doesn't cover these grounds(remember these are the only reasons for them to re-release these games as reasons to buy the system) than nintendo ABSOLUTELY deserves to fail. If they're insecure about their multiplayer 1st party line up? Absolutely deserve to fail for just releasing remasters. if they don't have 3rd party support and consumers feel it is needed? Absolutely deserve to fail. I'm not going to excuse a company simply because they're releasing lazy ports. If the Switch NEEDS multiplayer 1st party titles for some odd reason, despite probably getting Mario, Zelda, and maybe Pikmin in the first year ... then Nintendo needs to get on it, not turn into Sony.