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So...it does?

Yes! It is beating Wii to the ground! 12 41.38%
 
No! Switch still have a lot to learn! 10 34.48%
 
Meh...they are kinda the same. 7 24.14%
 
Total:29

The Switch has Doom, Rocket League, Disgaea 5 compete, Minecraft (almost 13x larger than ps3/360 worlds) and Skyrim.

What 3rd party games on the Wii were similar in quality and scale to those AAA games? really I'm having trouble thinking of a single one, there was some fairly decent downports of previous gen versions of call of duty games, but I don't think they're on the level of the above.



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Have to wait a few years, since 3rd party can leave whenever they feel like it



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Last edited by Oneeee-Chan!!! - on 22 January 2018

I cannot say that the Wii had hardly any good third party games. Maybe a dozen or so. Even then , half of them were 8's and below. Plus the Wii did not have the digital impact that the Switch has due to what the Wii U got started with indies.

With that being said the Switch has not even been out a year. There are a lot of small indie releases, Skyrim and Doom, and a few others.
Even if only 1 out of 10 Wii third party games were good you would have about 74 games.
Looks like there were 1,528 games according to wikipedia.

There are 1528[a] games on this list.

Exclusive = 351
Console Exclusive = 57
Multiplatform = 1162

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It still has a long way to go. At least it has a much better indie support, though.



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I wouldn't say it's even close yet. While Switch got Skyrim, Doom, Minecraft, Rocket League, LA Noire, Disgaea, Stardew Valley, and Fifa, it still fell very short of the Wii's first year.

Some of the bigger year 1 third party games on Wii included:
* Resident Evil 4
* Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles
* Call of Duty 3 and 4
* Medal of Honour
* Okami
* Fifa
* PES
* Tiger Woods PGA
* Madden NFL
* SSX
* Tony Hawk
* Need for Speed
* Far Cry
* Bully
* Splinter Cell
* Prince of Persia
* Driver
* Guitar Hero
* Rock Band
* The Godfather
* Scarface
* Zack and Wiki
* Geometry Wars
* The Simpsons Game
* Trauma Center
* Elebits
* Spyro the Dragon
* No More Heroes
* Red Steel
* Harvest Moon (Story of Seasons)

Last edited by Jumpin - on 22 January 2018

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Well, indie support is better, that is because digital distribution at Wii-times weren't as good as it is now.

In retail games Switch still lacks in comparison to Wii. Don't forget, Wii had Bloombox, Red Steel (1+2), Trauma Center,Zack&Wiki, 5 Resident Evil titles (1, zero, 4, Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles), Call of Duty, Okami, Monster Hunter Tri, Cursed Mountain, Just Dance, Zumba, Another Code R, Little Kings Story, Mushroom Men, Deadly Creatures, Tales of Symphonia and thousands more I forget.



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Mnementh said:
Well, indie support is better, that is because digital distribution at Wii-times weren't as good as it is now.

In retail games Switch still lacks in comparison to Wii. Don't forget, Wii had Bloombox, Red Steel (1+2), Trauma Center,Zack&Wiki, 5 Resident Evil titles (1, zero, 4, Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles), Call of Duty, Okami, Monster Hunter Tri, Cursed Mountain, Just Dance, Zumba, Another Code R, Little Kings Story, Mushroom Men, Deadly Creatures, Tales of Symphonia and thousands more I forget.

Millions more!



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Jumpin said:
Mnementh said:
Well, indie support is better, that is because digital distribution at Wii-times weren't as good as it is now.

In retail games Switch still lacks in comparison to Wii. Don't forget, Wii had Bloombox, Red Steel (1+2), Trauma Center,Zack&Wiki, 5 Resident Evil titles (1, zero, 4, Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles), Call of Duty, Okami, Monster Hunter Tri, Cursed Mountain, Just Dance, Zumba, Another Code R, Little Kings Story, Mushroom Men, Deadly Creatures, Tales of Symphonia and thousands more I forget.

Millions more!

Millions might exxagerate it. But the 3rd-party-support of Wii is usually too fast discarded, because it missed the big AAA-games, but below that level but above shovelware (which was present in masses too) were quite a lot of games. It might be hard to reach these numbers, as a lot of smaller game companies has folded and bigger companies do concentrate these days more on bigger games and have less and less mid-level games. But Indies fill this gap these days.



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Being honest, I feel the majority of thid party support for the Wii was made of terrible ports, or games made in a rush, just to grab money, but most ports I've seen for the Switch are very good. In terms of quantity: Wii, but Switch support is far better, considering the quality of the games.