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JWeinCom said:

Dead Rising was ported to Wii
Street Fighter Alpha 3 was ported to the GBA
Xenosaga was ported to Nintendo DS.
Guitar Hero was ported to Nintendo DS

If there's a will, there's a way.

Resident Evil 2 was the original impossible port job; it came to the N64 with full FMV sequences and voice acting!



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JWeinCom said:

Dead Rising was ported to Wii
Street Fighter Alpha 3 was ported to the GBA
Xenosaga was ported to Nintendo DS.
Guitar Hero was ported to Nintendo DS

If there's a will, there's a way.

Doom on SNES and COD MW3 on Wii come to mind as well.



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

Anything could be ported to the Switch with enough cut backs.



The question was never improbability but is it worth it for the developers/publishers?



Let's see Bulk Slash running on a Saturn emulator running smoothly and little imput lag on Switch.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

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PSwii60 said:

The question was never improbability but is it worth it for the developers/publishers?

We're more than halfway through Switch's 5th year at this point, I think if these kind of "impossible" ports like World War Z weren't worth it, they would've stopped a long time ago.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 31 October 2021

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

I mean, yeah it's true.
But there are probably going to be some PS5/Series X games that would only be able to run 240p 30fps (or less) with awful textures and screen tearing.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

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

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Wman1996 said:

I mean, yeah it's true.
But there are probably going to be some PS5/Series X games that would only be able to run 240p 30fps (or less) with awful textures and screen tearing.

Yeah I don't expect we'll see any PS5/Xbox Series games ported to Switch, as at that point it's kinda like trying to port a PS4/Xbone game to the Vita.

Just about anything on PS4/Xbone should be possible though, excluding of course stuff that's off limits for other reasons like first party Sony games.



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

Wman1996 said:

I mean, yeah it's true.
But there are probably going to be some PS5/Series X games that would only be able to run 240p 30fps (or less) with awful textures and screen tearing.

The funny thing about post like these is that neither Sony or Micro are even making exclusives for them. So when exactly are these Ps5 or Xbox series even coming? By the time those plats have sold enough to warrant next gen only, Switch's successor will be on the way anyways. Also the Switch doesn't need titles from them to sell well.



JWeinCom said:

Dead Rising was ported to Wii
Street Fighter Alpha 3 was ported to the GBA
Xenosaga was ported to Nintendo DS.
Guitar Hero was ported to Nintendo DS

If there's a will, there's a way.

Actually, none of those are PORTS. More like remakes using entirely different engines and assets to better fit the hardware. Pretty much everything coming to Switch has actually been ports with minor tweaks.

I believe the CoD games on Wii were actually running the same engines as the PS360, so those were ports. Meanwhile something like Dead Rising was rebuilt using the RE4 engine, so its not a port.

Are developers going to essentially remake games or create a different version to better fit the Switch? I doubt it, it won't be common at least.



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