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4m, 1d agoPosted 4 months, 1 day ago
who else here thinks the nintendo switch will fail?
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#1
Think it has got more going for it than the Wii U. So expect it will do better. They need to back it up with good selling Mario based games though.
#2
nope
#3
The issue is that the market today is very different, so 'fail' is a very subjective word. I think Nintendo will see it as a success if they can double the WiiU's install base, manage 3rd party content well and maintain the user base overall
#4
with mobile phone gaming getting better and better I can't see its 300 price tag and 50 a game going far sure look at the vita sales lol
#5
I think most people will not bother with the tablet side of it and they should have really focused on making a console.

I use to love my old N64 and Nintendo games might not be that high res graphics etc, but all their game designs are really fun and prefer them to the "shoot them ups".

I was really looking forward to the Switch for my children, but not for the price it's going for.

Prehaps they should have released 2 variants with one being this one, but a second being a console only one for £200?
#6
I think it coudd be similar to the 3DS, middling sales mostly made up of Nintendo fans.

Then a price drop and moderate success.

Personally hoping for a similar ambassador program if this is the case.
#7
Didn't want one until i saw this, now i do X)http://i.imgur.com/5CFOMEr.gif
#8
It certainly doesn't deserve to, even if a few of the apparent decisions around its upcoming launch seem questionable. It would at this point be much better if people could wait until it's actually released before trying to write it off!

hotmep
I think it coudd be similar to the 3DS, middling sales mostly made up of Nintendo fans.

Then a price drop and moderate success.

Personally hoping for a similar ambassador program if this is the case.
The 3DS has sold well over 60 million units - that may not yet be at Wii levels, but I'd call that more than "moderate" success.


Edited By: Illusionary on Jan 24, 2017 15:14
#9
aliboy86
with mobile phone gaming getting better and better I can't see its 300 price tag and 50 a game going far sure look at the vita sales lol


i don't think mobile phone gaming has got better. I thought we'd have a group like Sega or Nintendo or Gameloft offering a system of controllers and perfectly optimised games that created a proper gaming ecosystem. mfi controllers didn't seem to solve this as I thought it would, and android is just to bitty and messy. I'd rather play killzone mercenaries rather than modern combat anyday
#10
Personally, I think it's overpriced.
#11
64.99 just for a pro controller can we not just wire up the nunchucks wii style lol
#12
aliboy86
64.99 just for a pro controller can we not just wire up the nunchucks wii style lol
You can do pretty much exactly the equivalent of that using the Grip that's included with the system.

Some retailers are overcharging, but it's £59.99 from Nintendo directly: http://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-switch-accessory/nintendo-switch-pro-controller/11396097.html
#13
Another thing the original Wii had going for it was a launch price of just £179. That was half the appeal, it was a cheaper console that had a unique feature.
Now, they have priced it the same as Xbox One/PS4 and, although it does have a unique feature - the pricing will stop it being a huge success story like the original wii was.
#14
I don't think it will fail.
I'm gonna get one!
#15
I think Nintendo have suffered from lack of third party developer games, they need to loosen the reigns and get more than the same updated Mario titles they release on all their consoles. Sega hardware went down due to doing that with Sonic games.
#16
Admit it, you'd be disappointed if someone didn't ask this question wouldn't you, after all it's been asked before the launch of every console ever made since the NES proceeding the "Great video game crash" of '83.
#17
It'll do well in Asia where fun family games from Nintendo are more popular than the violent shoot'em up games which dominate PS4 and XBox.
#18
Dragon32
I think most people will not bother with the tablet side of it and they should have really focused on making a console.
I use to love my old N64 and Nintendo games might not be that high res graphics etc, but all their game designs are really fun and prefer them to the "shoot them ups".
I was really looking forward to the Switch for my children, but not for the price it's going for.
Prehaps they should have released 2 variants with one being this one, but a second being a console only one for £200?

I think that Nintendo will do fine based on nostalgia, but they will have more and more trouble selling to people to whom 'N64' means nothing.
#19
Will it sell PS4 level units? Nah. Will it sell enough for Nintendo to keep making consoles in the future? Probably.
#20
Themadcow
Will it sell PS4 level units? Nah. Will it sell enough for Nintendo to keep making consoles in the future? Probably.
Agree with this
#21
How could it fail with a huge 32 gb memory storage? Expandable though by paying a load more for a 200gb memory card! oO watchout for the hidden prices with it
#22
Love that you think mobile phones actually attract proper console and handheld level games, developed specifically for that market from scratch? No. Developers release an app that costs more than £3, then it dies.

Switch is selling out most places. I'm desperate for one. You're not a handheld gamer? Fine. Don't buy one. You'll be missing out on an entire Nintendo combined library of games. If you don't value that, then you're not a real gamer in my eyes.

Most gamers will have a PS4 or Xbox One, plus a switch in the end. I think it'll sell well.
banned#23
hotmep
I think it coudd be similar to the 3DS, middling sales mostly made up of Nintendo fans.

Then a price drop and moderate success.

Personally hoping for a similar ambassador program if this is the case.


I'm not a Nintendo fan and I use my 3ds every day
#24
westy125
How could it fail with a huge 32 gb memory storage? Expandable though by paying a load more for a 200gb memory card! oO watchout for the hidden prices with it


it's a handheld. Try using a hard drive with one. Also, 200gb microsds can be had for half the price of a vita 64gb.

What a stupid thing to say. Does your 1tb PS4 often come on the bus with you?
#25
I get the impression that "modern/younger/new" gamers (however you wish to label them) actually WANT formats and games to fail!

Then again when it comes to gaming it's the one thing I've never been negative about, I won't be getting a Switch at launch but by end of year I'll have one for sure.
#26
The switch is the last hope for true console gaming, pray it succeeds
#27
Yup, the wii was innovative, the wii u was basically a clone and it now seems like ninty are trying it again for the 3rd time. I have a 3ds for travelling I don't want to take my home console with me.
#28
no one benefits from it failing. it's not competing with anyone else, it just has to be a upgrade for the 3ds and/or Wii u.
#29
Westwoodo
Yup, the wii was innovative, the wii u was basically a clone and it now seems like ninty are trying it again for the 3rd time. I have a 3ds for travelling I don't want to take my home console with me.


How was the wii u a clone of anything?
#30
Nintendo just can't help themselves chasing the huge casual market that bought the wii . But a lot of those people arnt playing games anymore and have a wii only got used 5/6 times for wii sports .
I was looking forward to this release as I hate my ps4 (with the exception of a few exclusives , Bloodborne and nioh mostly) and at £200 I could see it being a success, even with all the motion controll gimiks that no one really wants (the only thing motion controls are any good for are on rails shooters ) . But they have all but shunned 3rd party developers again and have hardly any games at launch , coupled with the fact that ds games arnt being released for it which would of been great and that price tag and periphral price ............... oh and I think I was the only one but I was sooooo disappointed they have Mario 3D in the real world ...they do cartoony Mario world so well and that just looked like Lego avengers looking world which is a bit crap
#31
I think it looks awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
#32
I had one preordered at gameseek for the guaranteed price of 199 delivered I think it was but cancelled it because the game lineup i feel is awful and by time mario came out I feel I could get one for that price if not cheaper or a better bundle, I was excited for the new nintendo console and made my cancellation decision after the game lineup announcement
#33
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price when most people don't think twice about spending double this on an apple product. Also people banging on about their nes/snes/n64 etc and then Nintendo innovation, well this is as out there as it gets. I think this will work well but the market isn't aimed at the older gaming generation and more to the teenagers that will use this on the go. I'm sorry that people feel that Nintendo have left them behind but it's time they started making something for the younger generation and not you whinging oldies, you got your nes classic now it's time to move on :p
#34
kester76
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price when most people don't think twice about spending double this on an apple product. Also people banging on about their nes/snes/n64 etc and then Nintendo innovation, well this is as out there as it gets. I think this will work well but the market isn't aimed at the older gaming generation and more to the teenagers that will use this on the go. I'm sorry that people feel that Nintendo have left them behind but it's time they started making something for the younger generation and not you whinging oldies, you got your nes classic now it's time to move on :p
I think most people buying a Nintendo console are in their 30s . I understand about whinging oldies but Nintendo actively encourage this and release nostalgic games like Mario Zelda bomerman donkeykong Kirby and many others which are all 30 year old ips and a lot of these games have very hard lvls which are too much for young kids (my nine year old couldn't get past the 3rd world of dk on wii and struggled with world 3 onwards in new Mario brothers wii , and I struggled getting all the stars in Mario galaxy 2) . As for the innovation , personally I loved about 5 wii games but not 1 of them wouldn't of been better without motion controls .
#35
codnan
kester76
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price when most people don't think twice about spending double this on an apple product. Also people banging on about their nes/snes/n64 etc and then Nintendo innovation, well this is as out there as it gets. I think this will work well but the market isn't aimed at the older gaming generation and more to the teenagers that will use this on the go. I'm sorry that people feel that Nintendo have left them behind but it's time they started making something for the younger generation and not you whinging oldies, you got your nes classic now it's time to move on :p
I think most people buying a Nintendo console are in their 30s . I understand about whinging oldies but Nintendo actively encourage this and release nostalgic games like Mario Zelda bomerman donkeykong Kirby and many others which are all 30 year old ips and a lot of these games have very hard lvls which are too much for young kids (my nine year old couldn't get past the 3rd world of dk on wii and struggled with world 3 onwards in new Mario brothers wii , and I struggled getting all the stars in Mario galaxy 2) . As for the innovation , personally I loved about 5 wii games but not 1 of them wouldn't of been better without motion controls .

Nintendo always throw their top IPs at their new consoles due to the fact they're exclusive titles and this is to bring attention to their consoles. They can't complete with Sony and Microsoft hardware wise so they opt for a different demographic. Children are a lot more forgiving to hardware constraints than adults so their games are a lot more cutesy than on other platforms.

There's a huge difference between buying and playing, 30+ year olds people just don't have the time to invest in these game as much as the younger generation so the return is less. I can understand younger children struggling with these games but they get there with practice and patience. I can remember my friend practically 100% FF7 after he had completed it for the 8th time whilst I got bored after the first 10+ hours.

The switch is more aimed towards children and young adults than to the 30+ years olds who are nostalgic but have no real attachment to this new console or it's games. The wii was aimed as a family console but the switch is more something a younger person would own themselves. How many people remember getting their 1st computer or console. Most of the younger generation have grown up with these things being in the home but not owning one themselves and I think they miss out because of this.
#36
kester76
codnan
kester76
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price when most people don't think twice about spending double this on an apple product. Also people banging on about their nes/snes/n64 etc and then Nintendo innovation, well this is as out there as it gets. I think this will work well but the market isn't aimed at the older gaming generation and more to the teenagers that will use this on the go. I'm sorry that people feel that Nintendo have left them behind but it's time they started making something for the younger generation and not you whinging oldies, you got your nes classic now it's time to move on :p
I think most people buying a Nintendo console are in their 30s . I understand about whinging oldies but Nintendo actively encourage this and release nostalgic games like Mario Zelda bomerman donkeykong Kirby and many others which are all 30 year old ips and a lot of these games have very hard lvls which are too much for young kids (my nine year old couldn't get past the 3rd world of dk on wii and struggled with world 3 onwards in new Mario brothers wii , and I struggled getting all the stars in Mario galaxy 2) . As for the innovation , personally I loved about 5 wii games but not 1 of them wouldn't of been better without motion controls .
Nintendo always throw their top IPs at their new consoles due to the fact they're exclusive titles and this is to bring attention to their consoles. They can't complete with Sony and Microsoft hardware wise so they opt for a different demographic. Children are a lot more forgiving to hardware constraints than adults so their games are a lot more cutesy than on other platforms.
There's a huge difference between buying and playing, 30+ year olds people just don't have the time to invest in these game as much as the younger generation so the return is less. I can understand younger children struggling with these games but they get there with practice and patience. I can remember my friend practically 100% FF7 after he had completed it for the 8th time whilst I got bored after the first 10+ hours.
The switch is more aimed towards children and young adults than to the 30+ years olds who are nostalgic but have no real attachment to this new console or it's games. The wii was aimed as a family console but the switch is more something a younger person would own themselves. How many people remember getting their 1st computer or console. Most of the younger generation have grown up with these things being in the home but not owning one themselves and I think they miss out because of this.
I still dissagree. I have 3 children 2 primary school age and one secondary age and not one of their friends have a wii u ,they nearly all have 360s for the yonger and ps4 for the older and none of my kids have ever shown any intrest .The only people i know with a wii u are 3 childless 28 to 40 year olds in work who also all own 3ds xl. same with the wii most were not actualy owned by kids .
The hardware constraints arnt a issue for graphics but for third party developers who wont redesign a game for just this system .
I agree about that feeling of constantl trying and playing 100s of hours but i dont think most kids are that patient anymore and most are playing cod and gta before they leave primary school so cute looking games arnt what they want .
It may be aimed at younger people but thats not nintendos market ,but nintendo insist on trying to create a market
#37
when its a bit cheaper and mario, pokemon, metroid etc are available then I think it will sell really well. It needs the games though so it will have a slow start. I preordered one but will cancel and just buy zelda for the wii u and wait for mario to be released
#38
badasschris
when its a bit cheaper and mario, pokemon, metroid etc are available then I think it will sell really well. It needs the games though so it will have a slow start. I preordered one but will cancel and just buy zelda for the wii u and wait for mario to be released

That's my problem with it - it feels like that unless you're a fan of those franchises/characters, there's not much point in owning the hardware (granted many people are). Whereas with other consoles (or a PC), I can buy it and I'm sure there's something I'll like to play, or something will come along. I do hope it's successful because more options for people are always good, but it's not for me because Mario Kart doesn't hold any specific value to me beyond any other quality racing-type game that has similar mechanics. Likewise the fact that it's Zelda doesn't mean anything to me other than the fact that it's a well-made RPG, but comparable to other well-made RPGs.
#39
codnan
kester76
codnan
kester76
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price when most people don't think twice about spending double this on an apple product. Also people banging on about their nes/snes/n64 etc and then Nintendo innovation, well this is as out there as it gets. I think this will work well but the market isn't aimed at the older gaming generation and more to the teenagers that will use this on the go. I'm sorry that people feel that Nintendo have left them behind but it's time they started making something for the younger generation and not you whinging oldies, you got your nes classic now it's time to move on :p
I think most people buying a Nintendo console are in their 30s . I understand about whinging oldies but Nintendo actively encourage this and release nostalgic games like Mario Zelda bomerman donkeykong Kirby and many others which are all 30 year old ips and a lot of these games have very hard lvls which are too much for young kids (my nine year old couldn't get past the 3rd world of dk on wii and struggled with world 3 onwards in new Mario brothers wii , and I struggled getting all the stars in Mario galaxy 2) . As for the innovation , personally I loved about 5 wii games but not 1 of them wouldn't of been better without motion controls .
Nintendo always throw their top IPs at their new consoles due to the fact they're exclusive titles and this is to bring attention to their consoles. They can't complete with Sony and Microsoft hardware wise so they opt for a different demographic. Children are a lot more forgiving to hardware constraints than adults so their games are a lot more cutesy than on other platforms.
There's a huge difference between buying and playing, 30+ year olds people just don't have the time to invest in these game as much as the younger generation so the return is less. I can understand younger children struggling with these games but they get there with practice and patience. I can remember my friend practically 100% FF7 after he had completed it for the 8th time whilst I got bored after the first 10+ hours.
The switch is more aimed towards children and young adults than to the 30+ years olds who are nostalgic but have no real attachment to this new console or it's games. The wii was aimed as a family console but the switch is more something a younger person would own themselves. How many people remember getting their 1st computer or console. Most of the younger generation have grown up with these things being in the home but not owning one themselves and I think they miss out because of this.
I still dissagree. I have 3 children 2 primary school age and one secondary age and not one of their friends have a wii u ,they nearly all have 360s for the yonger and ps4 for the older and none of my kids have ever shown any intrest .The only people i know with a wii u are 3 childless 28 to 40 year olds in work who also all own 3ds xl. same with the wii most were not actualy owned by kids .
The hardware constraints arnt a issue for graphics but for third party developers who wont redesign a game for just this system .
I agree about that feeling of constantl trying and playing 100s of hours but i dont think most kids are that patient anymore and most are playing cod and gta before they leave primary school so cute looking games arnt what they want .
It may be aimed at younger people but thats not nintendos market ,but nintendo insist on trying to create a market
Ok, the Wii is pretty much a dead format since nintendo dropped it for the Wii U. The Wii U is a failed platform that was sold badly by nintendo. The Wii U just didn't sell well and children tend to have ipads or the android equivalent. This is the market Nintendo are going after but giving it proper controls and multiple player support. The sort of thing you can take out to you friends house and then take to the park afterwards. The 3DS can not do this nor any other handheld console.
#40
I'm not going to cancel my order but the switch is looking more and more like the ps vita at launch crap indy games at full price no big AAA games (except zelda) I'm going to give it a go just for Zelda .I hope Nintendo sort the rrp for games out and start to show some big games soon

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