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If you are content with missing most major console games releasing in a year it is viable.

But most say it's not viable because majority of big third party games don't release on it



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
The Wii U was a viable primary console. Being a "viable" primary console speaks nothing of quality or taste. It just speaks of opinion and preferences.

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I won't ever argue. I got over 120 titles for it and I can spend the year just playing Switch alone. Of course I won't but it is possible.




Well yeah, people have different preferences so of course that for some people Switch can be main or only gaming device.

Saying that, I was never liked to play handhelds, but with Switch is totally opposite, I love to play on Switch in handheld mode, its so easy and practical to play Switch in handheld mode even if you have only 10-15 minutes free time for play, compared for instance of playing PS4 or any other home consoles. I just finished Valkyria Chronicles 1 and before that Dark Souls 1, games that I could easily play on my PS4 (I didnt turn on my PS4 for months now).



bananaking21 said:
If you are content with missing most major console games releasing in a year it is viable.

But most say it's not viable because majority of big third party games don't release on it

Define major...

 

Fallout 76?

Battlefield V?

Black Ops 4 (now with tons of micro transactions after reviews are in)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Grindy unless you pay for micro transactions)?

Destiny 2?

 

Just because a game has the marketing to be considered "big" does not make then must own games by default.  Plus Nintendo has many must own games of their own, that those without a Switch would also be sacrificing.  Your point can be argued both ways.



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In general the switch is not a very good choice as a primary console.

You want to play the biggest single player games (GTA 5, RDR2) everyone is talking about even outside of gaming media? Impossible with a switch
You want to play the biggest multiplayer games of the generation?! You will miss out nearly every game
You want to play high budget jrpgs? You will miss out nearly every game
And what about high budget rpgs in general? You will nearly miss out every game
You want to play on the go but don't want to carry around a bag? Smartphones have a huge game libary that are perfect for short gaming sessions
You love nintendo games and don't have a problem to have only a limited choice of AAA games in each genre? The switch is a very good primary console
You travel alot and take long rides? The switch is a very good primary console
You love indies more than AAA games? Get a switch (or a vita)



Nozz-A-La said:
In general the switch is not a very good choice as a primary console.

You want to play the biggest single player games (GTA 5, RDR2) everyone is talking about even outside of gaming media? Impossible with a switch
You want to play the biggest multiplayer games of the generation?! You will miss out nearly every game
You want to play high budget jrpgs? You will miss out nearly every game
And what about high budget rpgs in general? You will nearly miss out every game
You want to play on the go but don't want to carry around a bag? Smartphones have a huge game libary that are perfect for short gaming sessions
You love nintendo games and don't have a problem to have only a limited choice of AAA games in each genre? The switch is a very good primary console
You travel alot and take long rides? The switch is a very good primary console
You love indies more than AAA games? Get a switch (or a vita)

How is the Switch my primary console then?

 

Pretty sure I got the plat in God of War, own Red Dead 2, enjoyed Persona 5, and finished Horizon Zero Dawn this year.  Yet my Switch has more games bought for it and has gotten more playtime out of me.  Please enlighten me.



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We get it OP, you like your Switch. We're happy it meets your genre preferences and use case. With an OP like that, it's no surprise this thread is a waste.



LudicrousSpeed said:
Mnementh said:

Isn't this the other way around? That looking at personal tastes even the 3DO is viable as a primary for some? Maybe my usage of english is wrong here, I'm not a native speaker, so correct me if I misunderstand.

That was my point, that if you remove all subjective factors, as the OP is requesting, then even a massively high priced, short lived console with a very mediocre game library like the 3DO could be a viable or even only gaming device. So of course a console like the Switch would also fall into that category, it's superior to the 3DO in every aspect. The worst consoles in existence are all perfectly viable as primary or only devices. The only requirements are one, that it works; and two, that it has some games to play. Done.

It's essentially the "PS4 has no gamez!" argument and defense. Where people made that claim based entirely on subjective reasons, and people tried to defend the PS4 using literal reasoning. "PS4 has no games? Sure it does, look at this: *list of games*". I mean, sure, technically, that person is right, but what the two sides are saying are not the same thing.

Or am I mistaken? OP says the offenders know who they are. Is there a large group of people on teh Chartz claiming that the Switch objectively and factually cannot be viable as someone's primary or, gasp, only gaming device? Maybe I just am out of the loop.

And even when going to his point that "You can't disprove Switch could be the main to many" 3DO probably was the main or only to like 1M people (or however much it sold) and that is a lot.



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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

xxbrothawizxx63 said:
We get it OP, you like your Switch. We're happy it meets your genre preferences and use case. With an OP like that, it's no surprise this thread is a waste.

OP in a nutshell. And you can't really disprove a preference.



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