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It seems like the Switch has become the platform of choice for not so old ports, a lot of them Wii U ports and shovel ware. Today in my Facebook feed I got blasted with announcements from Nintendo about Hyrule Warriors and DK Tropical Freeze not to mention the plethora of Wii U ports coming to the Switch. In addition to this, have you guys checked out the eshop lately? It is infested with shovel ware. I think this is not a good path for the Switch but, whatever, people seem to like to buy the same games over and over and over and over...




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Switch had 45 games last year that scored over 80% on metacritic (in a period of 10 months). PS4 had 42 titles for all of 2014.

Just to put things into perspective here.



"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

How is the eShop infected with shovelware? The Switch's digital shop is in way better state than the 3DS or the WiiU ever were.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Not talking about PS4 here, I'm just pointing out the amount of shovel ware and ports that the Switch is getting.




not threadworthy could have been posted in one of the threads about the direct



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darkrulier said:

It seems like the Switch has become the platform of choice for not so old ports, a lot of them Wii U ports and shovel ware. Today in my Facebook feed I got blasted with announcements from Nintendo about Hyrule Warriors and DK Tropical Freeze not to mention the plethora of Wii U ports coming to the Switch. In addition to this, have you guys checked out the eshop lately? It is infested with shovel ware. I think this is not a good path for the Switch but, whatever, people seem to like to buy the same games over and over and over and over...

And this is an awesome thing such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.  These games didn't get the exposure deserved on the WiiU.  Now, I can play the better versions of these titles when I get a Switch.



And here comes the doom threads already...

Nintendo just had one of its best years in 2017, but just because this first quarter will be filled with more "support" titles and ports, now its a system of shovelware and old games?Comon.

Dont get me wrong, I expected more of this direct, but we all should have seen this comming, given the awesome year that 2017 was, and most certainly the titles were pushed foward to 2017 to make that year awesome.So it gave Nintendo little choice other than to support this part of the year with Wii U titles and depend more on third parties.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

darkrulier said:
Not talking about PS4 here, I'm just pointing out the amount of shovel ware and ports that the Switch is getting.

Like the PS4 dosent have its Life Of Black Tigers there....



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

There are no shovelwares.

However, there are way too many ports....

For Wii U owners, the planning of the first six months 2018 is completely empty. That's terrible.



Yeah, but it's like when you wanted ports on 360/PS3/Wii U for HD versions, or 3DS ports for 3D versions. There is a clear selling point for Switch ports, 'portability' and a lot of them have tended to be games either popular or didn't have the chance to reach a user base as big as the Switch has. As long they're quality titles of themselves it's not a huge negative to most people as long we have new content like Mario Tenis Aces, Kirby Star Allies, Fire Emblem, Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megami Tensei V, Megaman 11 and ect.