Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

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  • IronCladChicken 3 Oct 2018 21:54:20 48 posts
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    Eurogamer published an article last year called Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble, which pretty much writes off the Switch (the comments section is also pretty damning).

    How did the Switch manage to pivot at launch from being a joke to a such huge success?

    Edited by IronCladChicken at 21:54:30 03-10-2018
  • RelaxedMikki 3 Oct 2018 21:55:55 3,038 posts
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    Tons of really good indie games.
  • Zero_g 3 Oct 2018 21:56:38 312 posts
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    And quite a pile of crap ones too!
  • RelaxedMikki 3 Oct 2018 21:58:04 3,038 posts
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    Mario Kart?
  • Frogofdoom 3 Oct 2018 21:59:08 13,269 posts
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    Don't think it's a huge success yet, it's done decent numbers at around 20 million units but sales are slowing. Nintendo's support over the next 12 months will be critical to see how it pans out over it's life.
  • Jono62 3 Oct 2018 21:59:23 22,259 posts
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    https://giphy.com/gifs/friends-2OP9jbHFlFPW
  • neilka 3 Oct 2018 22:01:49 22,536 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Don't think it's a huge success yet, it's done decent numbers at around 20 million units but sales are slowing. Nintendo's support over the next 12 months will be critical to see how it pans out over it's life.
    Let's not start dragging reality into this, a thread about the Nintendo Switch, humanity's crowning achievement.
  • elstoof 3 Oct 2018 22:03:46 23,223 posts
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    Iíd check if you can get a warranty replacement if itís making that clicking in the hands
  • RelaxedMikki 3 Oct 2018 22:06:06 3,038 posts
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  • THFourteen 3 Oct 2018 23:04:44 52,004 posts
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    Tennis to the face.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 3 Oct 2018 23:07:30 19,815 posts
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    IT LET'S YOU PLAY GAMES WHILE YOU'RE DOING A POO
  • Load_2.0 3 Oct 2018 23:07:52 29,338 posts
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    How can it fail when you can play minesweeper and ports of 10 year old games for twice the price!

    Why release any new titles?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 3 Oct 2018 23:09:16 19,815 posts
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    WHILE YOU'RE DOING A POO
  • mrpon 3 Oct 2018 23:09:49 35,220 posts
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    Arthritis?
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Oct 2018 23:13:50 6,093 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    IT LET'S YOU PLAY GAMES WHILE YOU'RE DOING A POO
    Any console does that if you're Mowgli
  • Load_2.0 3 Oct 2018 23:25:48 29,338 posts
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    We overdue a list of all the Switch games or an observation about having a huge backlog to get through.
  • RelaxedMikki 3 Oct 2018 23:26:28 3,038 posts
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    To be fair, "it lets you play games while you are sat on the couch pretending to be interested in what is on TV" might actually be the answer.

    Edited by RelaxedMikki at 23:27:14 03-10-2018
  • Fake_Blood 3 Oct 2018 23:29:10 9,503 posts
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    They did a mario and zelda in the first year. Thatís throwing everything but the the kitchen sink at it in nintendo terms.
  • Malek86 4 Oct 2018 00:29:31 8,455 posts
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    This thread would be perfect on the Switch.

    ... so it needs a browser.
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2018 01:29:40 20,129 posts
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    The regular Switch thread is already like an infinite version of that "there's a hole in my bucket" song, don't know what starting a new one will achieve.

    "Switch has no games"
    /points to list of games
    "But they're all old and I've played them all"
    /wonders just how much free time this person has, but points to new ones
    "But they're all shit"
    /points to positively-reviewed ones
    "But they're not exclusive"
    /points to exclusive ones
    "But they're all indie trash, not AAA"
    /points out that this is a dumb distinction, and also you can play them WHILE ON THE TOILET
    "But I don't care about portability. And also *ploughs into list of other things wrong with the console that I would actually agree with, if my eyes and ears hadn't already glazed over*"
    /wonders why this person still even has a Switch
    "...did I mention that it has no games?"

    Be right back, going to play Valkyria Chronicles 4 WHILE HAVING A POO

    Edit: Wow, that poo lasted like a whole mission.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 02:13:25 04-10-2018
  • drhickman1983 4 Oct 2018 04:31:00 5,906 posts
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    All I know is the switch appealed to me more than the PS4 or Xbox one. I don't even use it in portable mode most of the time.

    For some reason I actually play games on it, as opposed to just buying them and adding them to my steam list of titles I haven't even downloaded yet.
  • Nazo 4 Oct 2018 06:44:13 980 posts
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    New version out next year apparently, guess it's not doing that great.

    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/report-nintendo-switch-new-version-2019
  • jimnastics 4 Oct 2018 07:59:41 1,603 posts
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    Nazo wrote:
    New version out next year apparently, guess it's not doing that great.

    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/report-nintendo-switch-new-version-2019
    Yeah it's doing really awful, barely anyone is buying the thing.
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2018 09:12:34 20,129 posts
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    Hey guys, I heard Apple is releasing a new, slightly bigger iPhone, I think they might really be in trouble guys.
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 09:43:19 204 posts
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    Yeah that new bigger pricier phone has really done them in I hear from the analysts ....oh wait....
  • b-rk 4 Oct 2018 09:51:45 926 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    This thread would be perfect on the Switch.

    ... so it needs a browser.
    Wow, it still doesn't have a bowser?
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 09:55:44 77,858 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Hey guys, I heard Apple is releasing a new, slightly bigger iPhone, I think they might really be in trouble guys.
    Yeah, I also heard they aren't putting anything on the app store until the iPhone xi is out, other than a handful of low budget crap that cost three times the price of the equivalent in the Google play store.
  • Nazo 4 Oct 2018 10:01:28 980 posts
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    Well, as the article states Nintendo is doing this to try to shore up falling sales then yeah, I'd say that's not great at this point in its lifespan. That's not the same thing as saying it's failing or doing awful.
  • neilka 4 Oct 2018 10:10:44 22,536 posts
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    b-rk wrote:
    Malek86 wrote:
    This thread would be perfect on the Switch.

    ... so it needs a browser.
    Wow, it still doesn't have a bowser?
    That's one of the few things it does have.
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