Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Switch eShop charts (5/25/17)

Barkley said:
zippy said:
Why the hate for 1,2 Switch? It's nice to see diversity in the Switch line up, plus it's a great party game.

No it's not, Jackbox is a great party game, Buzz is a great party game, Singstar is a great party game, Just Dance is a great party game, Mario Party (most of them) are great party games, Wii Sports is a great party game, even Wii Play is ok.

1-2-Switch is barely a game. It was created for one reason "what can we do with these new controllers." Fun took a backseat, as did anything remotely related to rewarding skill.

You can't even imagine how much fun we had with it so far. And we will play it with more people this weekend.



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Substance > Style

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Volterra_90 said:
I've just bought Thumper and I thought it was mental, so I'm glad it's holding up in the chart. Also surprised to see NBA:Playground holding up pretty strong in the charts. Maybe I'll give it a chance. Is it fun? I had a lot of fun with NBA Jam back in the days and it seems pretty similar.

It's pretty fun. Here's my review: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/268097/nba-playgrounds-ns/

I was just reading that Saber is launching a patch the improves some things, including adding a meter that shows when to release the ball -- which addresses my biggest gripe with the game.

Maybe wait for that to go live?



Barkley said:
zippy said:
Why the hate for 1,2 Switch? It's nice to see diversity in the Switch line up, plus it's a great party game.

No it's not, Jackbox is a great party game, Buzz is a great party game, Singstar is a great party game, Just Dance is a great party game, Mario Party (most of them) are great party games, Wii Sports is a great party game, even Wii Play is ok.

1-2-Switch is barely a game. It was created for one reason "what can we do with these new controllers." Fun took a backseat, as did anything remotely related to rewarding skill.

Most of the games you mentioned are just good local multiplayer games. Street Fighter was a good party game too when it first released. 1,2 Switch has more in common with Twister or Pass the Parcel than any of those.

The 'tech demo' comments aren't justified. Only one game uses the IR camera and maybe 2 or 3 actually use the HD rumble. The rest could be done on the Wii.

I can't think of another game that is local-mulitplayer only. No CPU opponents, no online multi and It doesn't even keep track of players names/high scores. It's more 'pick up n play' than Wii Sports.

edit: I suspect Nintendo was going to bundle 12S with the red/blue joycons before they thought better of it.



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"Casual Party" games in general aren't doing that great on Switch.

I mean 1,2 Switch has done ok mainly because it's the only other Nintendo published game at launch that had any marketing but it's sales are still likely going to be lower than things like Wii Music and Wii Party U, which are considered duds. It's also dropped off the eShop charts like a rock getting outsold by things like Neo Geo games already. In Japan it looks like it's run out of gas since Mario Kart 8 came out and gave people something else to buy. 

The JackPack Party Pack doesn't seem to have done that well either, I think it peaked at like no.4-5 before falling way off the eShop charts.

Just Dance has been a giant dud, the only Switch game to sell less at retail is the even "floppier" Skylanders. It's being outsold by the Binding of Issac physical and is nowhere on the eShop charts.



Soundwave said:

"Casual Party" games in general aren't doing that great on Switch.

I mean 1,2 Switch has done ok mainly because it's the only other Nintendo published game at launch that had any marketing but it's sales are still likely going to be lower than things like Wii Music and Wii Party U, which are considered duds. It's also dropped off the eShop charts like a rock getting outsold by things like Neo Geo games already. In Japan it looks like it's run out of gas since Mario Kart 8 came out and gave people something else to buy. 

The JackPack Party Pack doesn't seem to have done that well either, I think it peaked at like no.4-5 before falling way off the eShop charts.

Just Dance has been a giant dud, the only Switch game to sell less at retail is the even "floppier" Skylanders. It's being outsold by the Binding of Issac physical and is nowhere on the eShop charts.

Wii+Wii Sports was £180 in the UK

Switch+12S is £320

12S is no Wii Sports so doing the numbers it's doing given the price/constrained supply is pretty impressive, imo. Whether you like the game or not is insignificant, it's about the jobs each game does for different needs and demographics. When the greatest videogame maker in the world devotes it's resources to new types/styles of gameplay you really should pay attention instead of lumping mini-game compilations, fitness, motion control, party and accessible games into the same 'muh cazualz' basket (pssst Just Dance isn't a minigame collection).

Besides, shouldn't you be playing Arms on your iPhone ;)



Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!