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I have PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Switch.

Usage Breakdown:

25% PSVR
25% PS4 Internet Browser
20% PS Vue
10% PS4 Games
10% XOX Games
5% Egde on XOX
5% Switch Games

I was glued to the Switch with SMO for almost a monh. Couldn't get into ZBOTW, Doom and WWE ran like crap. Played DKCTF for about a week. Only game I've played in the last two months is Mario Kart about 3 different times for about 20 minutes.

That said I am lookng forward to NSO and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu. Switch is definitely my 3rd console due to its lack of necessity funcions. With PS4 and XOX, I can hop on and get some business done, jump into a game, go to TV hen dinner is ready, and then return to a game after dinner. With Switch I have to be 100% dedicated to playing and that just makes it had to even turn the thing on.



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jason1637 said:

From Resetera https://www.resetera.com/threads/npd-as-of-the-end-of-q1-march-2018-70-of-us-switch-owners-also-owned-a-ps4-and-or-xb1.66884/

I remember a thread a few weeks ago about the new Mario Party game launching in October with COD Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. At the time i thought Bo4 and Red Dead won't have a big impact on Mario Party sales but with this info I think there's a chance Mario Party could flop. This would also explain why Wolfenstein 2 flopped last year because it launched the same day as Mario Odyssey. 

A better conclusion is that "This shows that launching a console late into the generation will not negatively impact the sales" 

 

I remember a couple people saying before Switch launched that it will do bad because people already own a PS4 or Xbox One. But as we see here, people don't mind owning 2 consoles.



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jason1637 said:

From Resetera https://www.resetera.com/threads/npd-as-of-the-end-of-q1-march-2018-70-of-us-switch-owners-also-owned-a-ps4-and-or-xb1.66884/

I remember a thread a few weeks ago about the new Mario Party game launching in October with COD Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. At the time i thought Bo4 and Red Dead won't have a big impact on Mario Party sales but with this info I think there's a chance Mario Party could flop. This would also explain why Wolfenstein 2 flopped last year because it launched the same day as Mario Odyssey. 

Eh, didn't Bethesda say a few days ago that all their games were successfull on Switch?



I know I have both a Switch and a PS4 Pro. The Pro is my main console for Sony exclusives and multiplats, while the Switch is my secondary for Nintendo titles.



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HintHRO said:
jason1637 said:

From Resetera https://www.resetera.com/threads/npd-as-of-the-end-of-q1-march-2018-70-of-us-switch-owners-also-owned-a-ps4-and-or-xb1.66884/

I remember a thread a few weeks ago about the new Mario Party game launching in October with COD Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. At the time i thought Bo4 and Red Dead won't have a big impact on Mario Party sales but with this info I think there's a chance Mario Party could flop. This would also explain why Wolfenstein 2 flopped last year because it launched the same day as Mario Odyssey. 

Eh, didn't Bethesda say a few days ago that all their games were successfull on Switch?

Wolfeinstein 2 didn't launch on switch last year. It came to PS4 and xbox but launched the same day as Mario Odyssey. 



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Not surprising to me. Switch is not the best choice if you are a 1 console per gen kind of gamer, as it doesn't have the greatest 3rd party support. Makes a much better secondary console.



It's not really that surprising: the target audience is the same; and despite the Switch's huge success, PS4 and XB1 didn't go down.
It was "obvious" that those consumers were massively buying a Switch.

There are two things that i think should be taken into consideration:
Switch was lucky to come out at the time it did (it had 3 years of a userbase to take advantage off and, despite Switch's success, it remains to be seen if it can go from secondary console to primary console to that audience. If achieves that, it will be a bigger win that whatever it sells in it's lifetime.



shikamaru317 said:
Not surprising to me. Switch is not the best choice if you are a 1 console per gen kind of gamer, as it doesn't have the greatest 3rd party support. Makes a much better secondary console.

The irony is that so many PS4 owners thought they needed the Switch to play games 

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Strangely enough, there are games that I buy for the Switch instead of my more powerful PS4 Pro and XBO X. There are even a handful of games that I already have for those consoles but I buy them again for the Switch because portability is just that important to me.



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adisababa said:
Nintendo consoles always were secondary consoles.

Not always. Only really since 7th gen with the Wii. In 6th gen, both Xbox and Gamecube were secondary consoles to PS2, but both had pretty major primary fanbases as well. In the 5th gen, N64 competed directly with PS1, and lost. It wasn't a secondary console, just second place in the primary console battle. In 4th gen, SNES WAS the primary console, beating Genesis handily. In 3rd Gen, the NES was king, crushing everything, selling more than the rest of the consoles combined several times over. And then the Nintendo portables, well, they were always the primary system.