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Will GTA5 come to Switch?

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No 28 80.00%
 
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It boggles my mind why R* refuses to put it on Switch, there's no excuses at this point tbh. The Switch is more than capable of running it since it was on the 360/PS3, the Switch is one of the fastest selling systems of all time with a bigger install base than the Xbox One, multiple AAA games have been selling well on the Switch with Skyrim & Witcher 3 selling around 1Million, which are franchises much smaller than GTA. EVEN R* LA NOIRE according to VGChartz outsold the Xbox One version DESPITE the Switch having a much smaller install base when they both released. Even looking in the U.K, where Switch accounted for 20% of LA Noire's launch sales despite only having 8% console market share at the time. The Switch's install base is also mostly filled with gamers, not casuals who just wanted to play Wii Tennis... I'm at the point where I believe R* might resent Nintendo for being Anti-Third Party over the years and Nintendo back on the N64 nearly put R* North outta business, so maybe it's that???

IDK, what do you guys think is stopping R* from a GTA5 port on Switch so far?



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Rockstar probably haven't refused to put it on Switch. I mean, they can't refuse to do it until Nintendo actually asks them to do it.

As for why they haven't released it on Switch anyway yet, well is there a market for it? And I don't mean for GTAV itself, but for the microstransactions that come with it? That's how Rockstar are making their money these days. If there's no market for microtransactions on Switch then surely it makes more sense to create a bunch of new stuff to peddle to existing owners rather than to port it to a whole new console.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

No, the Switch (or Nintendo in general) doesn't fit into Rockstars' image.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Something something they don't want to pay third party porting company to keep up with GTA Online's ever growing micro-transactions and without that, god forbid anyone is allowed to play GTA V.

That would be my guess anyway.



             

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Doesn't Nintendo and Rockstar have a rocky relationship? I remember reading an article that stated Nintendo didn't want GTA on their platform, so Rockstar got mad or something... i dunno, my memory's probably off on that one.



   

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No.



If they cant promote their online currency and gambling on a device it might not be that worth it for them when the maingame is almost free to get on other platforms.



javi741 said:

It boggles my mind why R* refuses to put it on Switch, there's no excuses at this point tbh. The Switch is more than capable of running it since it was on the 360/PS3, the Switch is one of the fastest selling systems of all time with a bigger install base than the Xbox One, multiple AAA games have been selling well on the Switch with Skyrim & Witcher 3 selling around 1Million, which are franchises much smaller than GTA. EVEN R* LA NOIRE according to VGChartz outsold the Xbox One version DESPITE the Switch having a much smaller install base when they both released. Even looking in the U.K, where Switch accounted for 20% of LA Noire's launch sales despite only having 8% console market share at the time. The Switch's install base is also mostly filled with gamers, not casuals who just wanted to play Wii Tennis... I'm at the point where I believe R* might resent Nintendo for being Anti-Third Party over the years and Nintendo back on the N64 nearly put R* North outta business, so maybe it's that???

IDK, what do you guys think is stopping R* from a GTA5 port on Switch so far?

1) They don't want the port to be handled by someone else 

AND more importantly

2) The appeal of GTA5 is GTA Online. There's like no way the Switch is going to be able to store all the data required for that.

That's the reality. GTA5 is not selling 80 months later because of the story, but because of the online. 



Ultravolt said:

Doesn't Nintendo and Rockstar have a rocky relationship? I remember reading an article that stated Nintendo didn't want GTA on their platform, so Rockstar got mad or something... i dunno, my memory's probably off on that one.

The basic history is that DMA Designs (which became Rockstar North) signed a deal to have Nintendo publish exclusive games in the N64 era and created Body Harvest.  Nintendo heavily interfered with the project, then refused to publish it.  Which created some bad blood.



Ultravolt said:

Doesn't Nintendo and Rockstar have a rocky relationship? I remember reading an article that stated Nintendo didn't want GTA on their platform, so Rockstar got mad or something... i dunno, my memory's probably off on that one.

Nintendo got them to release a timed exclusive GTA on DS. Promoted it at E3. In fact, Iwata and Miyamoto took a tour of the R* NYC office for the game. That said, China Wars flopped badly. I just think R* feels there is not an audience for GTA on Nintendo systems. Tho like Capcom and EA they are living in the past. We have seen Saints Row games release on Switch. R* supported Wii and DS with quite a few games. From Manhunt 2 to Tabletop Tennis to China Wars. I think Manhunt 2 didn't do well tho. So their M rated efforts failed on Wii and DS. They probably still see Nintendo as that audience.

Last edited by Leynos - on 08 July 2020

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