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Based off what you have seen will it be successful?

yes 318 48.33%
 
no 149 22.64%
 
maybe 156 23.71%
 
see results 33 5.02%
 
other 2 0.30%
 
Total:658

Not sure if it will be really successful, still too many questions :

- For the non-gamer audience : zero interest. It can't attract the Wii crowd.
- For the PS4/One gamers : really limited interest, and even less if they can't get games like RDR2 or COD. If the console isn't powerful enough, it will be really complicated to get the big 3rd party games, especially is you have to create a handheld version of your game. Could be a Wii U 2.0 for this audience.
- For the PC crowd : maybe as a complementary console to play Nintendo games, but it was the same thing with the Wii U and it didn't set the charts on fire.
- For the 3DS crowd : it will depend on price, autonomy, games and practicality. We need to know if they can make a cheap, powerful handheld with a good autonomy. The practicality doesn't seem really good (too big), and it needs to be at least resistant to attract kids and their parents. It doesn't look like something you'll put easily in your kid's bag before leaving the house, so we'll see. Right now, there is no reason to buy a Switch if you or your kid has a 3DS. So the hardest part here is to kill the 3DS and attract the future former 3DS players to the Switch instead of the tablets/mobile. They lost a lot of players in the DS/3DS transition, it won't be an easy thing to do, it will depend on the qualities I've listed earlier.
- The Nintendo hardcore gamers should be on board, but this audience is a lot smaller than the others, as demonstrated by the Wii U.

So, with the information we have now, the Switch shouldn't become the leader of the gen like the Wii, but could have an average success (better than the Wii U) if they succeed in the 3DS/Switch transition. This transition is not assured yet and will depend on the future information we'll get (the real news). Same expectation as yesterday and 3 months ago, the information we got today is exactly what we already knew after all.



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Imagine if Nintendo allowed Android games to also be sold through the e-shop?



JRPGfan said:
Imagine if Nintendo allowed Android games to also be sold through the e-shop?

I've been saying that for over a year, lol. 



I think it's cool and hopes it does well.



Soundwave said:
JRPGfan said:
Imagine if Nintendo allowed Android games to also be sold through the e-shop?

I've been saying that for over a year, lol. 

The games library could be quite big without much work from nintendos side.

Nintendo takes a cut, and puts ARM ported games up for sale on the Eshop.

Think they ll have a Micro SD slot?



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Kerotan said:
Still too early to tell.

I think the price needs to be maximum $249, it needs proper third party support (not old ports) and it needs android / iOS support.

Android and iOS support? I've been hearing people saying that Switch needs apps I mean if this was meant to be a replacement for my phone or tablet then yes but the NSwitch is strickley an entertainment device.



Too big to be portable.

I want my handheld gaming back.



Werix357 said:
Kerotan said:
Still too early to tell.

I think the price needs to be maximum $249, it needs proper third party support (not old ports) and it needs android / iOS support.

Android and iOS support? I've been hearing people saying that Switch needs apps I mean if this was meant to be a replacement for my phone or tablet then yes but the NSwitch is strickley an entertainment device.

But having apps and games from Apple and iOS would be good addition.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

sethnintendo said:
j.thomaz said:
lack of smart thinking.

Try playing Fire Emblem on hard mode.

I'm afraid that will never happen, I'm too old school for those graphics, they are too childish to my taste.

my point is they've wasted a huge opportunity in not using wiimotes to their potential 



If the mobile device has 4G, can call & text, and they have social apps, then it has a chance. If not, we are looking at a device in the 20 million territory.

If they want to give it a major boost, they will make a smaller mobile based on the same tech and revise this unit with a Pro in 2019. Even without mobile networking and always available multiplayer it could go much bigger with that.

It holds potential, now, did Nintendo do it right? And, what is their road map for the hardware & the OS?

 

 

To those saying Android/iOS. **** NO! The market needs competition. We need more companies with strong stores and OS's. I don't want two companies having control over the entire world maket. 



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