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Do you see the next Nintendo being as successful as the Switch?

Deerock71

Member
Switch hasn't even had a price cut yet (not counting the Euro adjustment). I'm going to go out on a limb and state it's going to be difficult for Nintendo to top the Switch on the immediate next go-round.
 
Are you kidding me!!? I playing more Switch games that I eve did with PS5, this year alone I got bunch of great games.
We have different tastes I guess, I think the output of games for the Switch is unbelievably bad specially considering how much it sold and the fact that now Nintendo can concentrate all their efforts into a single platform.

After Mario Odyssey and Zelda:BoTW there was pretty much nothing I cared about and too be honest Mario games aren't something I'm really into anymore.
 
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Deerock71

Member
We have different tastes I guess, I think the output of games for the Switch is unbelievably bad specially considering the success how much it sold.
Not liking Nintendo's first party output is one thing, but there's no doubt they churn out quality. The rest of it would lie directly in the laps of all those third parties still waiting to see how this Switch experiment works out; they're utter buffoons at this point, and I'm looking ESPECIALLY at EA and Actiblizz.
 

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
We have different tastes I guess, I think the output of games for the Switch is unbelievably bad specially considering the success how much it sold and the fact that now Nintendo can concentrate all their efforts into a single platform.
For you maybe but majority of people like thier games, that’s why we buy and enjoy them.

I’m not fan of most Xbox games but I guess by your logic means their game is “unbelievably bad”.
 
 
Not liking Nintendo's first party output is one thing, but there's no doubt they churn out quality. The rest of it would lie directly in the laps of all those third parties still waiting to see how this Switch experiment works out; they're utter buffoons at this point, and I'm looking ESPECIALLY at EA and Actiblizz.
I can only speak for myself I can't judge based on what other people think.

For you maybe but majority of people like thier games, that’s why we buy and enjoy them.

I’m not fan of most Xbox games but I guess by your logic means their game is “unbelievably bad”.
Yes? Why do you assume I'm speaking for everyone else when I give my opinion? If you like Animal Crossing, Pokemon, all these Mario games, good for you, I only care about Zelda at this point.

I tend to like Nintendo games the first time I play one of their IPs but aside from Mario and Zelda all the other ones are too formulaic and similar to previous entries to the point of becoming uninteresting. With Pokemon and Mario Kart being the worst offenders.
 
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If its a more powerful switch and they call it switch 2, than yes, it will be successful. If Nintendo do a Nintendo and completely change the name, then who knows? Could be a total flop like the wii u or could succeed like the switch. I like that Nintendo are unpredictable when it comes to a new system.
 
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EDMIX

Member
Nintendo will just stick with switch concept for the next few generations , and they will keep selling like hot cakes, as there is no competition in the handheld space.
put it this way.....we hope they just do that.

Many common sense moves have been ignored by Nintendo, never forget lol
 
I hope so, but honestly no. Nintendo is a company that is very self aware, and they always adjust their output based upon need. Each successful generation, they fuck off and cash in on the goodwill until sentiment turns bad and they have a failing product. Then they wake up and release hit after hit to win their audience back, until they feel like they don’t need to work hard again. We have seen this happen time after time, it’s very obvious how they are running the business.
 

V4skunk

Banned
Switch2 or what ever will sell like hotcakes and especially if it has backwards compatability with og Switch and it will.
 

Deerock71

Member
I can only speak for myself I can't judge based on what other people think.
I'm not trying to divine what other people think, but are you trying to say with a straight face Nintendo does not pump out quality content while it's software and hardware sell bazillions without most quality 3rd party content afforded to the competition?
Han Solo Good Luck GIF by Star Wars
 

Robb

Gold Member
No, but I think it’ll still be very successful. Maybe around 70-100M sold.

I have no clue where the Switch will end up but that thing is a monster in terms of both sales and longevity. They’ll probably end 2022 at +120M sold and I imagine it’ll keep chugging along for quite a while even after its successor is out and they start to cut the price.

I think it’ll be very difficult for them to beat the Switch going forward, but who knows.
 

Dr Bass

Member
I feel like they’ve found their hardware formula. And people obviously like that formula.

Just release a more powerful, better, iteration of the current idea when the time is right and focus on software, software, software.

Maintaining BC will be key. Don’t make people keep rebuying their same stuff. We live in a world where people buy 1000 dollar phones every year, and expect their software to work. There is no reason why people wouldn’t buy another 300 dollar machine every 4-7 years to get the next wave of games, assuming their current games carry over too.

It seems obvious to me. We’ll see what happens.
 

Chukhopops

Member
I don’t think Nintendo would repeat the Wii U mistakes:

- launching without a big hitter;
- split pipeline between two devices.

The only thing they could fuck up is trying to be too bold when they don’t need to, they can just iterate on the Switch, make it run last gen ports at 1080p with DLSS for TV output and voila.

If they don’t fuck up and launch at least with a Pokémon or Zelda game they are good to go. Nintendo has basically secured another generation of kids with the Switch and they will follow the brand for a couple years.
 

tonyhh

Neo Member
Some of these posts are delusional. Nintendo fans hardly care about power and third-party support <- This is narrative non-nintendo fans use to shit on the system outselling their favorite console 5x. Nintendo fans buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games. It's that simple. Having third-party games available is simply a nice bonus. Software sales show this plain as day.

All Nintendo has to do is release the Switch and have it launch a Mario, Zelda, Arms type game, Splatoon, Pokemon, Etc game year 1 and it's smooth selling just like the switch.

Edit: If they launch with Animal Crossing it's a fucking wrap btw.

Anyway, to answer the question, it depends on the launch titles and marketing of the console.
 
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Deerock71

Member
Some of these posts are delusional. Nintendo fans hardly care about power and third party support <- This is narrative non-nintendo fans use to shit on the system outseling their favorite system 5x. Nintendo fans by Nintendo systems for Nintendo games. It's that simply.

Having third-party games available is just a nice plus. Software sales show this plain as day.

All Nintendo has to do is release the Switch and have it launch a Mario, Zelda, Arms type game, Splatoon, Pokemon, Etc game year 1 and it's smooth selling just like the switch.

Edit: If they launch with Animal Crossing it's a fucking wrap btw.
I like my 3rd party stuff. Playing the SHIT out of Star Wars: the Skywalker Saga right now on my OLED.
 
I just want a more powerful Switch from them. But knowing Nintendo, they're gonna try to "innovate" and will probably fuck it up :messenger_beaming:
 

tonyhh

Neo Member
I like my 3rd party stuff. Playing the SHIT out of Star Wars: the Skywalker Saga right now on my OLED.
When I say third-party I'm talking mainly about the big AAA western games. Nintendo pretty much has a stranglehold on the AA market.
 
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FStubbs

Member
Some of these posts are delusional. Nintendo fans hardly care about power and third-party support <- This is narrative non-nintendo fans use to shit on the system outselling their favorite console 5x. Nintendo fans buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games. It's that simple. Having third-party games available is simply a nice bonus. Software sales show this plain as day.

All Nintendo has to do is release the Switch and have it launch a Mario, Zelda, Arms type game, Splatoon, Pokemon, Etc game year 1 and it's smooth selling just like the switch.

Edit: If they launch with Animal Crossing it's a fucking wrap btw.

Anyway, to answer the question, it depends on the launch titles and marketing of the console.
While the bold is true, the Wii U (and to a lesser extent, early 3DS) show that there aren't very many actual Nintendo fans. Nintendo needs third party support to get the big sales that they saw with the DS and Switch. They just don't need the huge AAA/AAAA games - games that wouldn't come to Nintendo even if they released a beast with a 3090ti in it.
 
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