Change my mind.
Instead of just making a long list of points to counter what is most commonly argued for the contrary, lets play a game. Post why you think that this is not true and I will periodically trickle in with a multi quote rebuttaling with evidence that you may (or may not, I am fair) be wrong.
Also note, that I am speaking of the Switch in general. Everyone is different and will need different criteria to meet their gaming needs. So arguments like, "I do not care about portability" are null and void, because this is about why the Switch is just as viable as any other console as a primary, not why it does not meet your personal needs.
Hit me everything you got!
UPDATE (to save scrolling)
Ok, so far I have seen no valid argument over why the Switch cannot be a viable primary console option in general, only subject reasons that only account for their own needs.
"lack of major 3rd party games"
Most of these games are only big in advertising, as it does not rquate to quality. How many times have major releases disappointed this gen? Also there are plenty of other 3rd party games that are just as good on Switch, just without the advertising that the "bigger" games have. I have listed a few of them countless times already.
Point is, there will always be something to play.
"I do not care about portability"
Thats nice, but just as many people do. Myself for example is a result of it giving me double the playtime that my PS4 offers. This allows me to play more games on Switch, making my PS4 Pro my SIDE console.
The bigger library is a pointless thing FOR ME if I will play and finish more games on the Switch anyway. Time to play is everything, and the Switch has a solid library overall so far in of itself. There was never a time I felt like I had nothing to play, and even picked up games that I had previously skipped on PS4 due to those very time constraints. Being on Switch made that possible for me.
Yes it does. Not to a point where it makes the system unviable, but yes it does suck. No argument from me on this.
"Too many ports"
The Switch is less than 2 years old, and it already has more exclusive games in quality and quantity than the PS4 and X1 did during their entire first 2 years. Furthermore most of the games during that period were cross gen, offering little incentive to buy a PS4 at the time (remember the PS4 has no gamez memes?).
Did this make the PS4 any less viable if a main console for you, or does that only apply to Nintendo devices? Hell the PS4 was even a jump from free online on PS3 to paid online on PS4. The free games sucked as well, only recently have they hotten better. At least Nintendo gives us ports of current gen games that can be taken on the go, alongside great exclusives out of the gate.
"No games that cater to me"
Can be made for any console. Switch has more playformers and Metroidvania games, and will likely have the most Japanese support moving forward. Not to mention the games that support local multiplayer in comparison to the ither two. One of the most subjective points yet.
"less visual performance"
That is a trade off for portability. Do not like it and do not like Nintendo games, go with PS4 or X1. This makes it no less viable for others though.
These are the main points I am seeing and the only thing they do is make you look closed off in your own little bubble. Your needs are not the needs of everyone, and so far no evidence has been given to why the PS4 or X1 are more viable as a main console than the Switch.Last edited by Shiken - on 05 December 2018