Forums - General Discussion - The Nintendo Switch has now more games than the Xbox One

There is a pretty strong correlation between the size of a system's game library and hardware sales.  For example, PS2 had the most games and it also sold the most hardware.  Of course most games on any system are not worth playing.  But the more games a system has, the more good games it has too.  That's why it's simply better to have more games.

Switch is now on it's fourth year and it already has a ton of games.  I'd expect that number to more than double before it's all done. 



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Does Xbox still have that policy that games can't release late on it unless they have exclusive content? I imagine now that devs don't need to rely on Xbox with the reach of PS4/PC/Switch that might be costing them quite a few games.

Also, shouldn't this topic be in "gaming" rather than "general discussion"?



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Yeah but 95% off those games are absolute spam, mobile games on Switch



Nogamez said:
Yeah but 95% off those games are absolute spam, mobile games on Switch

Really? We are back to this argument again? The Switch is really a continuation of the Wii days. There's an endless cycle of arguments against Nintendo consoles and they are always the same. The OP never implied the Switch had over 2,000 high-quality titles. It's just about the number. And it's not like all these thousands of PS4 games are blockbusters.

OT: It just shows how successful the Switch is. While big western AAA devs don't develop many games for the system, it's a thriving platform. So this is good news! Reminds me of back in the N64 and Gamecube days when Nintendo said they wanted quality over quantity and people criticised them because there were not enough games on Nintendo systems. Today, the same people would say there are too many games on Nintendo systems!



It may have that many games but some of the crap 3rd parties have pulled has put a bad taste in collectors mouths. Dowloads codes in a box, half games, etc..

I just hope Nintendo addresses this issue next gen. They need to release Nintendo is for collectors and not just people who want to smash out a game in the free return period. There is a reason why Nintendo console games retain value, it is a niche market that they have. Slowly dying one lol.



 

 

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Nogamez said:
Yeah but 95% off those games are absolute spam, mobile games on Switch

And more than half of them are on PS4 as well. Sony advertises some of them on YouTube. I have some breaking news for you. The most popular consoles in history bring in the most shovelware. Sony consoles are no exception.



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curl-6 said:

Does Xbox still have that policy that games can't release late on it unless they have exclusive content? I imagine now that devs don't need to rely on Xbox with the reach of PS4/PC/Switch that might be costing them quite a few games.

Also, shouldn't this topic be in "gaming" rather than "general discussion"?

I completely forgot about that policy 

Yeah it holds less weight when switch has 60 million sold, 110m+ PS4's and 100m+ monthly active steam users. 



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Switch may actually have some true exclusives that a lot of people want to play. But it seems to be full of far more crap than Xbox One or PS4. I wish Nintendo was more particular with what can get on the eShop. At this rate, they'll be 5,000-6,000 games on Switch during its lifetime unless Nintendo changes something.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 130 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 110 million (was 73, then 96 million)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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And the number of games will grow exponentially unless Nintendo closes the floodgates a bit and sets some quality barriers. Currently they seem to accept almost anything, not much better than Steam.

They have still over 900,000 iOS apps to port.

As a Steam user I really wouldn't mind the hundreds the low barriers to selfpublish a game in the Switch eShop... IF Nintendo would give us more/better tools to filnd the good games and filter out the shovelware.

Filtering by genre and price region is good enough for a selection of a few hundred games, but not good enough for a selection in the thousands.

A user rating system (even if it is just as basic as the PS Store rating system) would be a great addition, feature-tags would be awesome. Then you can also filterisort by ratings or filter by features (f.e. gyro-aiming, tabletop mode, multiplayer, online mode...), search by developers, search for subgenres...



Basically every indie dev on the planet has put any game they've released in the last 8 years on the switch now, lol. If you look at Switch weekly release schedule, there are like 10 indies per week releasing some weeks. I'm honestly not sure how those indies can be selling well enough to justify the costs of the ports when there is so much oversaturation, how can your game sell well when it's competing with like 9 others that release the same week?