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Nintendo is my favorite video game publisher of all-time. They've had some very enjoyable consoles as well. I'm not merely here to spread doom and gloom. But Nintendo can use humbling and constructive criticism. We're over 3 years into the Switch's lifespan, and we still don't have basic features that were on the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U. That isn't even mentioning simple features from other consoles that could be included.

-No Internet Browser

-No Netflix

-No Activity Log like the 3DS or even Daily Log like the Wii U

-No Virtual Console

-No Themes

-No Folders

And then there are easy things they could add to a console with the specs of the Switch, but they don't.

-Achievement System

-Party Chat/Friend Invites

-Ethernet (on the dock at least)

I know a lot of you will say that you don't care about most, or any of these features. And that's fine. But there are tons of people who do care. I'll side with players who want things like this when it doesn't bother anyone else at all in the process. I shouldn't have to pull out my smartphone or laptop for chat and looking up strategies for games.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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bluetooth headset

Personally, I would rather they focus on good games over most of that stuff. A party system is the only "essential" thing listed.

Nintendo with the Switch:

I miss the activity log, it was such neat feature to have...

You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Can you send messages via text yet?

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I 100% agree with Netflix or internet browser as unnecessary. Might be nice, but completely irrelevant features. No real reason to add those.

The UI/UX (EG, game organization, themes, logs, etc) and bluetooth headset functionality are the only two things I think are legitimate missteppings on their part.


Don't forget local save backups.

Activity log is the only I would accept out of the bunch, rest is superfluous or wouldn't add much from the experience. Anywoo, as for the achievement system. They don't need another layer of busy tasking when most of their games already got their own in-game achievements and completion rate for the players to attain.

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I hope Nintendo never puts in the bullshit that is Achievements. Fuck those up the ass.

Couldn't care less about Netflix. Never use those on consoles.

Browser. See Netflix.

That said. Yes, I want folders. Themes and messaging. What I really want above all is a local backup.  I have 150 hours in Daemon X Machina I can't back up. So if I lose that I will be raging mad. The multiplayer is an optional mode but the bulk of the game is offline singleplayer so why can't I back it up for fucks sake?!

Last edited by Leynos - on 27 July 2020

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

100% agree with all the issues you bring up. Problem is that the Switch sells amazingly regardless. Nintendo has no incentive to spend money or development resources on these features if they continue to fly off the shelves.

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