Nintendo is my favorite video game publisher of all-time. They've had some very enjoyable consoles as well. I'm not merely here to spread doom and gloom. But Nintendo can use humbling and constructive criticism. We're over 3 years into the Switch's lifespan, and we still don't have basic features that were on the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U. That isn't even mentioning simple features from other consoles that could be included.
-No Internet Browser
-No Activity Log like the 3DS or even Daily Log like the Wii U
-No Virtual Console
And then there are easy things they could add to a console with the specs of the Switch, but they don't.
-Party Chat/Friend Invites
-Ethernet (on the dock at least)
I know a lot of you will say that you don't care about most, or any of these features. And that's fine. But there are tons of people who do care. I'll side with players who want things like this when it doesn't bother anyone else at all in the process. I shouldn't have to pull out my smartphone or laptop for chat and looking up strategies for games.
Not one of these is a basic feature, several aren't even gaming system features.
I think if a potato like the Wii had some form of Netflix and Internet Browser, it's very basic and the industry standard. If the majority of video game hardware that gets released has something, it's basic feature and industry standard.
Ethernet, while not ever built into Nintendo hardware, is an industry standard for video game hardware. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS3, PS4, PS TV, and PS5 all have ethernet ports. Even small-scale crowdfunded hardware like Ouya and Atari VCS does.
You don't have to care about the features. You don't ever have to use them. But almost all are basic and gaming industry standard features.
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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