Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble Page 2

  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 10:12:01 207 posts
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    Umm this is an analyst conjecture - the same analysts who said that Apple needed to make cheap 200 dollar phones or else go out of business ... pinch of salt time I feel .. letís come back to this falling sales if thatís even true after Pokemon and smash come out :)

    If MS published Xbox one sales data we could see how close N is to beating them too ... :)
    Edited by YYDeckard at 10:14:28 04-10-2018

    Edited by YYDeckard at 10:18:51 04-10-2018
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 11:16:48 207 posts
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    And adding to the OP question why it became a huge success - in no particular order -

    A) Lack of competition - Even including god awful mobile phone games and their severely lacking controls (I have an iPad and iPhone and can't remember the last game I played for more than 5 mins on either) and dont even start on the Vita (which I also own, just for one game mind - TxK)

    B) Portability, Yeah Dead Cells may run better on all the other platforms but can you play it on the train or bog - Nope.

    C) Visibility - First week I had one on the train at least 5 people asked what it was and was it any good...so it sells itself.

    D) JUST GOOD ENOUGH to run lots of missed classics or ports you'd love to play on the go.

    E) Zelda and Mario.
  • Frogofdoom 4 Oct 2018 11:19:51 13,910 posts
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    Thank you for your input Miyamotosan.
  • neilka 4 Oct 2018 11:26:49 22,645 posts
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    Outselling the Dreamcast = "huge success"
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 11:46:05 78,482 posts
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    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
  • Phattso 4 Oct 2018 11:47:18 24,816 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Outselling the Dreamcast = "huge success"
    Ahem. That's "Dreamcast, peace be upon it" I think you'll find.
  • Phattso 4 Oct 2018 11:48:00 24,816 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
    "Any game, anywhere, with anyone, no matter where on the Bristol Scale they are."
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 11:49:59 78,482 posts
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    Smashing Koopa while on the pooper
  • Zerobob 4 Oct 2018 12:06:43 2,252 posts
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    How did the Switch manage to pivot at launch from being a joke to a such huge success?
    It didn't have to pivot. People simply wrote it off before even using or buying one because people generally shit out opinions before empirically establishing any facts for themselves, myself included on occasion :)

    Then, as time passed and people gave it a chance, they realised the possibilities that the console opened up - I can take the Switch to friends' houses for multiplayer Mario Kart, and later that evening I can play quality, expansive games like Breath of the Wild and Skyrim quietly in bed.

    The unforeseen support from so many developers is just the icing on the cake, but has undoubtedly generated further interest in the Switch.

    A year later, the novelty of the console still hasn't worn off for me.
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 12:58:45 207 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Outselling the Dreamcast = "huge success"
    Yeah outselling the Xbox One will be a reality....
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 13:00:23 207 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Outselling the Dreamcast = "huge success"
    Yeah outselling the Xbox One will be a reality soonish....shame MS dont have the balls to publish their sales figures...oh sorry I forgot that would show badly Sony kicked them in the balls :)
  • OnlyJoeKing 4 Oct 2018 13:01:04 962 posts
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    I can play Dead Cells and Hollow Knight on holiday. And as of next year, Slay the Spire. What's not to love?
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 13:03:25 207 posts
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    Dead Cells is my game of the year - 85 hours so far....now rocking shields :)
  • Malek86 4 Oct 2018 13:15:04 8,740 posts
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    What happened? I thought fanboys had been eradicated in the Great Eurogamer Incident of 2017*

    *I might have just made this up
  • ghearoid 4 Oct 2018 13:16:15 3,230 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
    There was a German ad early on showing a young man taking a shit and enjoying his Mario Kart. :)
  • Load_2.0 4 Oct 2018 13:18:34 29,742 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
    Or they could try releasing games instead of porting old games and minesweeper clones.

    Maybe their share price wouldn't free-fall after an E3.
  • Load_2.0 4 Oct 2018 13:19:36 29,742 posts
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    Zerobob wrote:
    The unforeseen support from so many developers is just the icing on the cake
    Right.
  • neilka 4 Oct 2018 13:21:10 22,645 posts
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    Unfortunately the cake is made out of dog dirt and gravel.
  • monkman76 4 Oct 2018 13:25:36 14,895 posts
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    YYDeckard and neilka are the yin and yang of Nintendo zealotry. Maybe you should get it on
  • minky-kong 4 Oct 2018 13:31:15 14,349 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
    Or they could try releasing games instead of porting old games and minesweeper clones.

    Maybe their share price wouldn't free-fall after an E3.
    What is this Minesweeper Clone you keep banging on about?
  • Malek86 4 Oct 2018 13:31:19 8,740 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    b-rk wrote:

    Wow, it still doesn't have a bowser?
    That's one of the few things it does have.
    Bowser, browser, what's the difference. They both waste Mario's time.

    Edited by Malek86 at 13:32:06 04-10-2018
  • Load_2.0 4 Oct 2018 13:39:50 29,742 posts
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    minky-kong wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Nintendo could double sales if they started concentrating their marketing on its supreme toiletability
    Or they could try releasing games instead of porting old games and minesweeper clones.

    Maybe their share price wouldn't free-fall after an E3.
    What is this Minesweeper Clone you keep banging on about?
    That is my catch all title for the dross that makes up 90% of the E-Shop.
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 13:50:27 78,482 posts
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    Don't you dare disparage all the indie titles that can be had on any other platform for a quarter of the price, sir!
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 13:58:16 207 posts
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    1/4 of the price but zero of the portability - Iím a strange fanboy with a vita , iPad , Xbox , iPhone and android tablet but then of that lot Switch everyday of the week ...yeah Iím a fanboy :)

    Edited by YYDeckard at 13:59:46 04-10-2018
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2018 14:00:44 21,170 posts
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    So sell it? If it's got no redeeming qualities for you, why not just sell the thing and use the money to buy something that you're actually interested in?
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 14:01:21 78,482 posts
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    I don't think anyone mentioned that. Guilty conscience, much?
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2018 14:01:36 21,170 posts
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    Actually, why is this a separate thread to the general Switch thread? It's basically identical.
  • YYDeckard 4 Oct 2018 14:02:14 207 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    YYDeckard and neilka are the yin and yang of Nintendo zealotry. Maybe you should get it on
    Iím a gamer Iím donít ďget it onĒ
  • nickthegun 4 Oct 2018 14:04:36 78,482 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    So sell it? If it's got no redeeming qualities for you, why not just sell the thing and use the money to buy something that you're actually interested in?
    I can't speak for load, but I'm still very interested in it. I would just like some games to come out that aren't re-releases or multiplatform 'indies'.

    The only game I'll have bought for it in god knows how long is going to be pokeman and even that's a remake.
  • Load_2.0 4 Oct 2018 14:08:24 29,742 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    So sell it? If it's got no redeeming qualities for you, why not just sell the thing and use the money to buy something that you're actually interested in?
    I prefer to run into the street and smash it in front of school children. Then I collect their tears to water my yukka.

    You know it OK to be critical of Nintendo?

    I don't feel the need to justify my purchase. If people are happy to bury their head in the sand with regards to their poor games production. (Which BTW is something they have repeatedly acknowledged wouldn't happen on the Switch prior to it's release) that is their prerogative.
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