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Nintendo Switch will beat Xbox and PlayStation

Discussion in 'Switch General Discussion' started by FizaAli, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. FizaAli

    FizaAli New Member

  2. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    /Fingers crossed
  3. Fanny Magnet

    Fanny Magnet Member

    It says it will beat them, but never really goes into why in terms of numbers, it talks about the games coming up but honestly I'm not that impressed with the line up of games coming up.

    The big hitters, Zelda, Mario World and Mario Kart are already out and add in a few third party and that's enough for me to a some point pick up the system (well get it gifted me as a present for XMAS).

    But honestly I'm not convinced it's release schedule say over the next year or perhaps beyond will be enough to propel the number for say the Switch to move number from say 15 million to say an install base of say 80 million of the PS4 in a reasonable length of time.

    Where's 1080, where's Star Fox, where's F Zero X, where's wave race, where's a follow up to Zelda, where's COD and the FPS the PS4/XBOX is known for along with a racer other than Mario Kart.

    Sorry don't see it personally but it's still already outsold the wii u over 1 year compared to a 5 year life cycle of the wii u, so Nintendo certainly have a 'winner' on its hands.
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  4. Lethal

    Lethal New Member

    Hmmmmm, I am not sure it will beat the PS4. Nintendo is still putting out new 2DS and 3DS devices with new limited editions and such. I am not sure why Nintendo is not trying to get away from that ancient hardware and focus solely on the Switch.
  5. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono Well-Known Member

    Because they're still making money off of it? Also their 3DS support is looking increasingly minimal, outside of some remakes and a few niche 3rd party titles they aren't going to give it much thought anymore, 2019 will definitely be the last year for any 3DS game to be released.

    On to the subject at hand, I think in terms of sales they might have a chance at beating at least the XBox One, but the PS4 will be out of reach. Plus, there's a new generation probably coming in the next two years, so I see the Switch being more of a competitor to PS5 and the fourth XBox rather than PS4 and XBox One.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  6. Lethal

    Lethal New Member

    They will always make money off old hardware. Nintendo should be focusing everything towards the Switch especially after the abysmal Wii U. 2DS/3DS is horribly old hardware and not making anywhere near the money it was years ago. I was done with the 3DS years ago because of the small screen and crappy resolution.

    It would be smart to only sell one portable device instead of giving consumers reasons not to buy their new Switch console....
  7. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono Well-Known Member

    Outside of three upcoming 3DS titles - two of which are remakes and one being a port - Nintendo has all their teams working on Switch games plus there's third party joint-ventures like Metroid Prime 4. On the hardware side, there's next to nothing coming anymore after August of 2018 for 3DS and by 2019, both Nintendo and third party publishers will be done with 3DS. I genuinely fear that we're not going to see Etrian Odyssey X and Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 because of how 3DS seems to be in its death throes.

    Also there's the historical fact to keep in mind that Nintendo has usually supported their handhelds for at least some time (usually a year or two) after the last generation had passed. So them still supporting the 3DS after the Switch's launch is a standard M.O. and quite frankly, it is preferrable to their method of cutting off support right after the release of a new system or even months, sometimes a year before the successor's release like they do in the home console market.

    The whole "Nintendo should stop supporting 3DS because it takes away from Switch" mentality is baseless panic - the system is selling well and while 2018 hasn't been as much of a kicker for some software-wise this far, the rest of the year and 2019 are looking great.
  8. Link41

    Link41 Senior Member

    Nintendo have stated their intentions to support the 3DS through 2019, so I wouldn't dash your hopes just yet.
  9. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    Don’t think so. PS4 has sold something like 70 million and isn’t even slowing that much
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  10. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    Nintendo Switch = The Best <3
  11. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    Switch will very much likely end up in second place behind PS4 this generation as this generation is over in another year or so. No way in hell Switch will sell the near 100 million units PS4 is up to already by end of generation, but for sure it’ll pass the 40+ million Xbox One sold to date. I’m calling it now!

    1st Place: PS4
    2nd Place: Nintendo Switch
    3rd Place: Xbox One
  12. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    It's not really fair, because XBOX ONE is at the end of it's life.
  13. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    It’s remarkable that both PS4 and Xbox One are 8th Generation consoles whilst Switch released 8.5th Generation with the former FHD home consoles releasing their UHD refreshes around the same time and still Switch will end up out selling Xbox One by start of 9th Generation! The Xbox One wasn’t that bad of a console to be honest. Microsoft just committed suicide on stage back in the 2013 reveal when Don Mattrick stepped out on stage and said; “TV, TV, TV! We have the greatest cable box in the world! Xbox One! Mandatory Always Online DRM, Mandatory use of Kinect voice accessory, No used games allowed, etc! It’s our way or the highway! You don’t like it? We have a product for you. It’s called Xbox 360, just stick to playing that!” Paraphrased of course, but yeah... most of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 customers upgraded straight over to Sony’s PS4 after that, myself included. LOL

    I didn’t buy a Xbox One until many years later with the new Xbox One S being revealed! I later upgraded that FHD console to my UHD beast, the Xbox One X! No regrets to this day! I just wish it had better exclusive games and not the luke warm 6/10 releases like State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, etc. Bummer.

    Whatever really. I mostly just use my X for superior multi-platform game performance and Xbox 360 backwards compatibility.

    PS4 and Switch have all the best exclusive games. FACT!
  14. Zodasaur

    Zodasaur Well-Known Member

    I quite fancy the Xbox One controller. It's clicky D-Pad just feels wonderful to use in fighting games and platformers and it's overall build quality seems higher to me than the Dualshock 4. Although I still prefer the DS4 because I find it more comfortable to hold.
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
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  15. SONY

    SONY Senior Member

    Online and offline, I hear that most people find the XBOX ONE controller to be quite a bit more comfortable to hold than a DS4...Horses for courses, I guess.

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