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Norion said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

He said the truth, but Japan was backing to normality in May already. It could explain a delay of 1 or 2 months (March, April) but it has been over for quite some time. Unless some games had REALLY tight deadlines there is not reason for delaying games for months and months

You could be right. I don't know anything about what's actually going on at Nintendo so for right now I'll go with it being a mixture, 2020 was gonna be overall on the weaker side like 2018 but it was made even weaker by covid. How much weaker exactly I am unsure about. If the pattern started by 2017 continues though this means 2021 should hopefully be a strong year.

Yeah, 2021 should be glorious.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
xPhenom08x said:

I haven't confused anything, weak year is subjective! That's the point, neither I nor Nintendo gives a damn about what you view as weak. 2020 stacks up well against any of those years. The proof is in the pudding, people are buying games in droves because the line up isn't weak to them. AC, 3D Mario classic collection, and Zelda spinoff doesn't stack well against what year? I'm only naming what I believe the biggest sellers will be and besides 2017, I don't see another year really being significantly better than 2020. 2020 already has the Switch's second highest seller after only 4 months. 3D collection will probably beat any other years second best seller. Here ill do a list.

2017: Mario Kart, BoTW, Odessey, Splaton

2018: Smash, Poke Lets Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis or DK

2019: Poke Sw&Sh, Luigi, Mario Maker, 2D Zelda

2020: AC, 3D Collection, Hyrule Warriors, Paper Mario

Those are i believe the top sellers for each year and honestly 2020 can probably give any of those others besides 2017 a run for their money. The other years need to make up for the thrashing AC will give Smash and Poke Sw/Sh. Then 3D collection will probably beat Luigi or Mario Maker and Pokemon Lets Go. So yes from Nintys perspective despite Covid they look pretty damn good. 

Let's tally the sales totals for all these games in a year. Someone necrobump this on 9/9/2021!


Why would anyone necrobump this thread a year from now?  It will still be on the front page.



Cerebralbore101 said:
xPhenom08x said:

I haven't confused anything, weak year is subjective! That's the point, neither I nor Nintendo gives a damn about what you view as weak. 2020 stacks up well against any of those years. The proof is in the pudding, people are buying games in droves because the line up isn't weak to them. AC, 3D Mario classic collection, and Zelda spinoff doesn't stack well against what year? I'm only naming what I believe the biggest sellers will be and besides 2017, I don't see another year really being significantly better than 2020. 2020 already has the Switch's second highest seller after only 4 months. 3D collection will probably beat any other years second best seller. Here ill do a list.

2017: Mario Kart, BoTW, Odessey, Splaton

2018: Smash, Poke Lets Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis or DK

2019: Poke Sw&Sh, Luigi, Mario Maker, 2D Zelda

2020: AC, 3D Collection, Hyrule Warriors, Paper Mario

Those are i believe the top sellers for each year and honestly 2020 can probably give any of those others besides 2017 a run for their money. The other years need to make up for the thrashing AC will give Smash and Poke Sw/Sh. Then 3D collection will probably beat Luigi or Mario Maker and Pokemon Lets Go. So yes from Nintys perspective despite Covid they look pretty damn good. 

Let's tally the sales totals for all these games in a year. Someone necrobump this on 9/9/2021! In fact, let's add a few more games to each year, just to make it a more accurate comparison.

2017: Mario Kart, BotW, Odyssey, Mario X Rabbids, Splatoon 2, Arms, Xenoblade 2, Pokken

2018: Smash, Let's Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Treasure Tracker, Octopath, Labo, Hyrule Warriors, Torna

2019: Sword/Sheild, Luigi 3, Mario Maker, Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, Yoshi's Crafted World, Dragonquest S, Fire Emblem

2020: AC, All Stars, Age of Calamity, Paper Mario, Bravely Default II (if it even releases this year), Pikmin 3

And just to make it even more fun, let's hold a poll on the site on 9/9/2021. We can ask the userbase here which was the weakest year for Nintendo Switch, from a games lineup perspective. :D


Very weird criteria you are using, you pad the 2018 lineup with Wii U ports like Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, an expansion pass in Torna and a toy with Labo while ignoring 2020 ports/remasters like Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Xenoblade DE and a toy with MK Live.

Looks like someone has an agenda.



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zorg1000 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Let's tally the sales totals for all these games in a year. Someone necrobump this on 9/9/2021! In fact, let's add a few more games to each year, just to make it a more accurate comparison.

2017: Mario Kart, BotW, Odyssey, Mario X Rabbids, Splatoon 2, Arms, Xenoblade 2, Pokken

2018: Smash, Let's Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Treasure Tracker, Octopath, Labo, Hyrule Warriors, Torna

2019: Sword/Sheild, Luigi 3, Mario Maker, Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, Yoshi's Crafted World, Dragonquest S, Fire Emblem

2020: AC, All Stars, Age of Calamity, Paper Mario, Bravely Default II (if it even releases this year), Pikmin 3

And just to make it even more fun, let's hold a poll on the site on 9/9/2021. We can ask the userbase here which was the weakest year for Nintendo Switch, from a games lineup perspective. :D


Very weird criteria you are using, you pad the 2018 lineup with Wii U ports like Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, an expansion pass in Torna and a toy with Labo while ignoring 2020 ports/remasters like Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Xenoblade DE and a toy with MK Live.

Looks like someone has an agenda.

Nah, just too many games to remember. Add those to the list if you like. Edit: I just edited the list and threw those games into the 2020 portion. Also added 1-2 Switch. Am I missing anything else from any of these four years?

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Cerebralbore101 said:

Let's tally the sales totals for all these games in a year. Someone necrobump this on 9/9/2021! In fact, let's add a few more games to each year, just to make it a more accurate comparison.

2017: Mario Kart, BotW, Odyssey, Mario X Rabbids, Splatoon 2, Arms, Xenoblade 2, Pokken, 1-2 Switch

2018: Smash, Let's Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Treasure Tracker, Octopath, Labo, Hyrule Warriors, Torna, Star Allies

2019: Sword/Sheild, Luigi 3, Mario Maker, Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, Yoshi's Crafted World, Dragonquest S, Fire Emblem, NSMBU Deluxe

2020: AC, All Stars, Age of Calamity, Paper Mario, Bravely Default II, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade HD, Clubhouse Games, Mystery Dungeon, Ring Fit, Mario RC Cars

And just to make it even more fun, let's hold a poll on the site on 9/9/2021. We can ask the userbase here which was the weakest year for Nintendo Switch, from a games lineup perspective. :D

Edit: Adding some games that I missed.


You forgot about Tokyo Mirage Sessions being ported in Janurary 2020 and Ring Fit came out in 2019. Looking at those lists 2020 is a step down but not by a lot I'd say. It has a similar amount of games compared to the previous years though a bit less original stuff. I think the lack of transparency made it feel a lot worse than it ended up being since normally by June we'd know the second half of the years lineup but this time it took till September. How much someone ends up enjoying Animal Crossing will probably have the most impact on their feelings towards this year.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
zorg1000 said:

Very weird criteria you are using, you pad the 2018 lineup with Wii U ports like Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, an expansion pass in Torna and a toy with Labo while ignoring 2020 ports/remasters like Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Xenoblade DE and a toy with MK Live.

Looks like someone has an agenda.

Nah, just too many games to remember. Add those to the list if you like. Edit: I just edited the list and threw those games into the 2020 portion. Also added 1-2 Switch. Am I missing anything else from any of these four years?

2020 had too many games for you to remember yet you are arguing that its a weak year?



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Think I just lost a few IQ points reading some of the later posts ( 24 Hours) in this thread....



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Norion said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Let's tally the sales totals for all these games in a year. Someone necrobump this on 9/9/2021! In fact, let's add a few more games to each year, just to make it a more accurate comparison.

2017: Mario Kart, BotW, Odyssey, Mario X Rabbids, Splatoon 2, Arms, Xenoblade 2, Pokken, 1-2 Switch

2018: Smash, Let's Go, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Tropical Freeze, Bayo 2, Treasure Tracker, Octopath, Labo, Hyrule Warriors, Torna, Star Allies

2019: Sword/Sheild, Luigi 3, Mario Maker, Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, Yoshi's Crafted World, Dragonquest S, Fire Emblem, NSMBU Deluxe

2020: AC, All Stars, Age of Calamity, Paper Mario, Bravely Default II, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade HD, Clubhouse Games, Mystery Dungeon, Ring Fit, Mario RC Cars

And just to make it even more fun, let's hold a poll on the site on 9/9/2021. We can ask the userbase here which was the weakest year for Nintendo Switch, from a games lineup perspective. :D

Edit: Adding some games that I missed.


You forgot about Tokyo Mirage Sessions being ported in Janurary 2020 and Ring Fit came out in 2019. Looking at those lists 2020 is a step down but not by a lot I'd say. It has a similar amount of games compared to the previous years though a bit less original stuff. I think the lack of transparency made it feel a lot worse than it ended up being since normally by June we'd know the second half of the years lineup but this time it took till September. How much someone ends up enjoying Animal Crossing will probably have the most impact on their feelings towards this year.

Thanks! I updated the list. Ring Fit is now 2019, and Mirage Sessions is 2020.



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zorg1000 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Nah, just too many games to remember. Add those to the list if you like. Edit: I just edited the list and threw those games into the 2020 portion. Also added 1-2 Switch. Am I missing anything else from any of these four years?

2020 had too many games for you to remember yet you are arguing that its a weak year?

It's hard to remember so many low quality forgettable games, and ports. And 2020 wasn't the only year where I forgot about stuff.



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