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Rab said:
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 

Nope, there is no irony in that. I always buy a PS system first, and later the handheld made from Nintendo. There is no reason not to be a multiple console owner (except if time/money is a real issue) as they are very different systems with different game types.

With that out, I can confirm that my playtime is usually 60% PS4, 30% Switch and 10% PC. So yeah, there is nothing wrong with saying that my Switch is my secondary system, the same way as the 3DS/PSVita were before. Pretty much anyone I know who owns a Switch uses it this way, but being from Eastern Europe many of them play primarily on PC-s. 

Does that say anything about the quality of the games? Absolutely not. Could we have a single thread where childish jabs are not the norm? It seems that will remain a dream.



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Switch is also a great companion for PC players



Sordel said:
I wouldn't assume that people who own a PS4 or XBox One in addition to a Switch think of the Switch as their secondary console. I bought God Of War earlier this year and I've got the Spiderman SE PS4 Pro coming tomorrow but my Switch is my primary console and that's where I spend most of my gaming budget. I buy first- and third-party on Switch whereas I only use my Playstation for first-party titles.

If you're a Nintendo fan or a Japanese games fan of sorts (PS4 has Japanese games too though), that makes sense, but if you're into playing different types of games, you only go to a Nintendo console for exclusives and play all the others where they run with best performance.

Edit: run with better performance for most games due to the fact that they're usually focused on XBox/PS4 and ported to Nintendo.

I'm editing to be more precise before being warned for being a hater from Sony defence force.



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Not a very useful stat, at least this generation. I mean, the PS4 is dominating the competition.



adisababa said:
Nintendo consoles always were secondary consoles.

Pretty much this. Everyone who only owns a Nintendo console will miss 90%+ of all the other amazing video games.



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Green098 said:

That's all fine and dandy but I don't see how this this means Super Mario Party will "flop".

I mean when Labo, the closest thing to one of Nintendo's 1st party Switch titles flopping still managed to ship 1 million, being a "flop" loses all meaning. I mean 1-2-Switch aka Mario Party without the "Mario" sold 2.45 million on Switch and it released on the same day as Zelda Breath of the Wild, and the same week as Horizon Zero Dawn. Talk about that for competition. Even Labo released on the same day as God of War.

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Sordel said:
I wouldn't assume that people who own a PS4 or XBox One in addition to a Switch think of the Switch as their secondary console. I bought God Of War earlier this year and I've got the Spiderman SE PS4 Pro coming tomorrow but my Switch is my primary console and that's where I spend most of my gaming budget. I buy first- and third-party on Switch whereas I only use my Playstation for first-party titles.

Same here.  I have a Switch and an Xbox One, so I figure into that "70% of Switch owners...".  However, the Switch has been my Primary Console since March 3rd, 2017.



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. 

Actually, when I see the preorders and charts on both Amazon and Gamestop, it looks more like the reverse could be true. Super Mario Party is doing much better than RDR2 and especially BOIIII there. Case of point: On the Amazon yearly top 100 charts Super Mario Party is charting at 28, while neither BOIIII nor RDR2 have made it into the Top 100 yet. Worse, BOIIII had until very recently problems cracking even just the hourly charts.

We're still a month away from release, so much can change until then. But Super Mario Party flopping? Certainly not going by the preorders.



adisababa said:
Nintendo consoles always were secondary consoles.

Yeah, and 1980s and 1990s never existed. Lmao



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the switch is a great compliment to the console setup. nothing wrong or new about this for years now.