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Best year so far?

2017 29 52.73%
 
2018 2 3.64%
 
2019 13 23.64%
 
2020 0 0.00%
 
Yet to come 11 20.00%
 
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JRPGfan said:
Vodacixi said:

If you think thats all the Switch is getting in 2020... think again. We still don't know half the story.

Even if Metroid Prime 4 + BoTW 2 also launched in 2020, it still wouldnt beat 2017 lineup.
Also I doubt Nintendo does that, they want to save some to spread out for 2021-2022 as well.

Those aren’t the only two games in development. Nintendo most often announces games with less than 12 months to release. The only exceptions that come to mind are Breath of the Wild, Breath of the Wild 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Metroid Prime 4; the latter two had delays and looked like they were intended for faster release dates.

But Nintendo has substantial dev resources, and they haven’t announced what the majority of them are doing for the next 2 years.



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JRPGfan said:
Nu-13 said:

Why are you pretending that is true?

1 new game, that has a niche market space (big in japan) and 2 ports? common.
Both Playstation and Xbox will dwarf that this year... in terms of exclusives.

What makes you think 2020 is a "big" year for switch exlusives then?

ei. your own words back at you, "why are you pretending that it is!?"

OK, I see your agenda. That’s why you’re being obtuse.



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Jumpin said:
JRPGfan said:

1 new game, that has a niche market space (big in japan) and 2 ports? common.
Both Playstation and Xbox will dwarf that this year... in terms of exclusives.

What makes you think 2020 is a "big" year for switch exlusives then?

ei. your own words back at you, "why are you pretending that it is!?"

OK, I see your agenda. That’s why you’re being obtuse.

Thats like saying I see your agenda too Jumpin.
The defense force that twists words, and ignores context.

Did you also call out the obvious nintendo agenda people?
Im putting things into context, with my comment.

People were saying nintendo 2020 would possibly be its best year.
That its best year in terms of exclusives was still ahead of it.

I called that BS out, saying thats not gonna happend. 2017 isn't going to be beat.
And pointing out the competition has a bigger 2020.

Then you jump in (ironically your name) and go on the defense force and take things out of context, to call out agendas.
Nice.



Sigh, JPRGfan has a point. :(

All the evidence so far points to 2020 being a complete wasteland for the Switch. They have literally nothing dated passed March 20th, and it's March 4th. This is Wii U 2016 levels of terrible.

The lack of a general Direct since September proves they are more than willing to starve and mistreat their loyal fanbase for no reason, I suspect they'll do the same with games and just blame it on COVID-19.

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Jumpin said:
JRPGfan said:

Even if Metroid Prime 4 + BoTW 2 also launched in 2020, it still wouldnt beat 2017 lineup.
Also I doubt Nintendo does that, they want to save some to spread out for 2021-2022 as well.

Those aren’t the only two games in development. Nintendo most often announces games with less than 12 months to release. The only exceptions that come to mind are Breath of the Wild, Breath of the Wild 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Metroid Prime 4; the latter two had delays and looked like they were intended for faster release dates.

But Nintendo has substantial dev resources, and they haven’t announced what the majority of them are doing for the next 2 years.

Time will tell if your right.
I suspect all the big announcements are basically done, though.

BoTW2, Prime 4, ect.... those are big games and they where announced basically the first year of the Switch (right?).

I think Switch run ends like the Wii U's on Zelda - Breath of the Wild.
Ei. BoTW 2, will launch in say ~2022.... just before a Switch 2 is revealed (and be cross gen).

"Those aren’t the only two games in development."

ofc not, Im not saying so either, or your mis-understanding me.
Im talking about "big" titles of noteworthy caliber.



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curl-6 said:

Gah, ya beat me to it, it's actually the 3rd today here in Australia, (and Japan/NZ/Europe) so I was gonna make a Switch anniversary thread haha.

Soz :-p I just saw that video I embedded in the OP and decided to make the OP. Later on added the questions at the end to give the thread a purpose.

Jumpin said:

Why is "Yet to come" an option?
The best year so far is yet to come? That doesn't make sense. =)

I initially was just going to put the years... even added 2020 as a joke.

But decided to include a positive option for the long years ahead this little hybrid has in it.



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2019 for me. Astral chain is already enough for that. Fire emblem three houses was a bit disappointing compared to 3DS titles in my opinion but still a very solid game. I didn’t like Zelda BOTW and still haven’t finished it because I hated breakable weapons mechanic and small dungeons so I don’t share the same hype about 2017 as many others here. I’m still eager to try link’s awakening as a Switch Zelda game. I think I’ll like it way more than BOTW as it is closer to classic Zelda games.



 

curl-6 said:

Sigh, JPRGfan has a point. :(

All the evidence so far points to 2020 being a complete wasteland for the Switch. They have literally nothing dated passed March 20th, and it's March 4th. This is Wii U 2016 levels of terrible.

The lack of a general Direct since September proves they are more than willing to starve and mistreat their loyal fanbase for no reason, I suspect they'll do the same with games and just blame it on COVID-19.

Curl, they do this pretty much every year. We usually don't know much at all for the late summer, fall and winter line up until either a later winter ND or E3.

And I guarantee you the reason we don't have a big ND right now is because they want all focus on AC.

Absolutely no need to panic.  Remember, they have their combined home and portable software teams working on one console now.  They will have the software. They aren't starving or mistreating anybody. 



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JRPGfan said:
SpokenTruth said:
Damn. I can't pick a best year so I'm going to take the easy route and say it has yet to come.

The best year is already behinde it.
2017 had Zelda BoTW + Mario Odyssey + Mario Kart 8 delux + Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

No following year(s) is going to beat that for the Switch.
Those are the biggest heavy hitters Nintendo has, and Switch got them early.

Switch 2020 is like Animal Crossing + Xenoblade 1 +  Tokyo Mirage Sessons FE.... not a big year.
I dont think any year left in the switch will beat 2017.

This reminds me of your posts after the Switch reveal when Nintendo had announced that 70 publishers were working on 100 games or something like that. You then used those numbers to downplay Switch's software pipeline because "100 games over the course of four years" weren't going to be much. Now, three years later, you are employing the same flawed logic despite those initially confirmed 100 games turning into well over 2,000 game releases in under three years. What's the lesson here? Lack of announcement does not mean lack of development, so writing off 2020 at the current point in time is plain foolish.

JRPGfan said:
Nu-13 said:

Why are you pretending that is true?

1 new game, that has a niche market space (big in japan) and 2 ports? common.
Both Playstation and Xbox will dwarf that this year... in terms of exclusives.

What makes you think 2020 is a "big" year for switch exlusives then?

ei. your own words back at you, "why are you pretending that it is!?"

The reason why people can be confident about Nintendo's 2020 is because Nintendo always has more games to release in the second half of the year than in the first half. It's called common sense.

What's amusing is that you say Animal Crossing has a niche market space when it is a series that is selling 3m+ copies in every major region, so it's clearly an IP with global popularity. Additionally, in this post of yours sales began to matter, but in the one before Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had qualified for your list. You denounce ports in your more recent post after considering Mario Kart 8 Deluxe eligible before. Hm...

Furthermore, you commit the rookie mistake to expose yourself by putting Xbox over Switch in terms of exclusives. If there was someone who had doubts about your agenda in this thread, said doubts are certainly washed away now.



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Best year for me is 2017 hands down, followed by 2019 and 2018.
For 2020 I fear that if we don't get a Direct in March, then it will be another slow year like 2018 with few first party games and Wii U ports, maybe a little surprise by the end of the year, probably Bayonetta 3, but not much else.