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Japan is...

Cool 2 4.26%
 
Fascinating 7 14.89%
 
Awesome 2 4.26%
 
Kawaii 13 27.66%
 
Games 23 48.94%
 
Total:47
chakkra said:

Errr... Shouldn't 3DS numbers be up there as well? Or are you really just going to pretend that the Switch is replacing only the Wii U?

In the home console market, Switch only replaced the Wii U.

Speaking more broadly, a big problem in the gaming community is that many have a hard time to accept that the following statements can all be true at the same time:

1. Switch replaced both the 3DS and Wii U.

2. Switch replaced the Wii U in the home console market. (The home console market is the topic of this thread.)

3. Switch replaced the 3DS in the handheld console market.

4. Switch is not a home console.

5. Switch is in the home console market.

6. Switch is not a handheld console. (Only Switch Lite is.)

7. Switch is in the handheld console market.

Despite this thread being about the home console market, there have already been gen over gen comparisons for all three options:

1. Home console market

2. Handheld console market

3. Console market as a whole

It's all done correctly, because Switch's 14m in the home console market and Switch's 17m in the handheld console market don't add up to 31m in the overall console market. It's somewhat comparable to a survey question where multiple answers are allowed, so the percentages of the given answers don't add up to 100% like in a poll where only a single answer can be given.



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People here take everything too seriously. I made a blatantly sarcastic post and most people started giving me serious replies. Also the poll question is clearly missing the option of all of the above, japan is kawaii games and kakui games and is kawaii and kakui and awesome and is awesomely cute and cutely awesome.



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I voted kawaii, but looks like Japan is hybrid.



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Jranation said:

At this point it is all up to Nintendo to carry the console market in Japan unless Sony decides to make another handheld. If the next console does PS3 or PS4 numbers then we are in trouble.

nintendo basically checked sony by making the switch.

a dedicated handheld would either be too weak compared to the switch, or to expensive to justify being 'only' a handheld (last gen showed this, 250 is too expesive for a dedicated handheld to the point nintendo did an unprecidented year 1 MASSIVE price drop).

If they follow nintendo on the hybrid concept, thats leaving the power hungry western devs and users soly to microsoft.



TheBraveGallade said:
Jranation said:

At this point it is all up to Nintendo to carry the console market in Japan unless Sony decides to make another handheld. If the next console does PS3 or PS4 numbers then we are in trouble.

nintendo basically checked sony by making the switch.

a dedicated handheld would either be too weak compared to the switch, or to expensive to justify being 'only' a handheld (last gen showed this, 250 is too expesive for a dedicated handheld to the point nintendo did an unprecidented year 1 MASSIVE price drop).

If they follow nintendo on the hybrid concept, thats leaving the power hungry western devs and users soly to microsoft.

So, the choice was to leave japan behind isn't it?



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Pardon me but this is a Misleading thread

Switch is both a handheld & console, and its a true successor to the 3DS

So going by your metric, last gen should be 37.86 Million counting the 3DS &Wii U (not counting the Vita)

Also you didn’t differentiate between Switch and Switch lite despite the Lite being 100% Handheld



B6a6es said:

Also you didn’t differentiate between Switch and Switch lite despite the Lite being 100% Handheld

He did, read again.



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S.Peelman said:

I feel like there's a caveat somewhere.

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Eagle367 said:

People here take everything too seriously. I made a blatantly sarcastic post and most people started giving me serious replies. Also the poll question is clearly missing the option of all of the above, japan is kawaii games and kakui games and is kawaii and kakui and awesome and is awesomely cute and cutely awesome.



B6a6es said:

Pardon me but this is a Misleading thread

Switch is both a handheld & console, and its a true successor to the 3DS

So going by your metric, last gen should be 37.86 Million counting the 3DS &Wii U (not counting the Vita)

Also you didn’t differentiate between Switch and Switch lite despite the Lite being 100% Handheld

What's so hard to understand about home console market? The 3DS wasn't a home console, by the way.



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