The Nintendo Switch has fought an uphill battle, but despite the negative press covfefe it's selling just fine.
Admin approved title. This is a thing now.
Satoru Iwata would be very proud
I think the Switch is cool, but I would say the press has been rather nice to Nintendo considering all of its downfalls like online infastructure, 3rd party support, availability, standard missing features, pricing, etc.
I was skeptical for those same reasons.. it's selling well enough now that I'll just sit on my hands and watch.
Those are things that have been criticized or brought up, you can only talk about the same thing for so long before people stop clicking. Expect to hear a lot more complaints about 3rd party support if nothing is revealed at E3 or if the start charging for a barebones online ect.
Availability isn't their fault. It's been reported that their are two components that are basically backlogged because of demand and companies like Apple are using the same chips and intel can only pump them out so fast. Also the screen they are using is being used by other companies as well so that was the other one. If not for that, Nintendo could pump out 18-20 million Switch's. Once that roadblock is addressed then things will start to flow again but don't expect that to happen until late 2017 or early 2018.
@BlackHeartNoire "Standard missing features? Like the ability to play games? Because it is there since day one." I guess by Nintendo's standards voice chat isn't. "Price? It is not more than 300 USD so why is it that huge of an issue?" $300 for an underpowered console but the value is its portability. Those who keep it docked are paying a premium for the hardware. "Third party support? It will be the kind of third party support the 3DS got, which was different from PS4 and Xbox One but not at all worse." That doesn't help its lack of Western third party supoort for major titles like Red Dead Redemption 2. Are they promoting the hardware to be a suppliment to another platform? "Availability? Why is this a downfall for Switch but not for other platforms?" Poor management of avialable stock. They created less than Microsoft and Sony during the same period of launch and last month saw a decrease in hardware availability for North America.
@BlackHeart It IS more than 300 USD, it's €329 here.... For a console that has way less power than an Xbox One it's kinda expensive, especially if you are like me and rarely use it in handheld mode... It has been available sporadically around here, only managed to snag one up last Friday, happy with it tho! I don't care much for 3rd party support unless they are making games that are (console) exclusive for the Switch, any others I will get on the PS4 anyways...
I would say I agree with availability issues being okay but let's be honest everything Nintendo releases has stock issues. It's actually quite irritating to me.
@overload come again? People like you trolling about third party support is way worse than the problems that are REAL. I even have heard many of you LYING trolls deny that Nintendo has always had a hardcore controller! Including the WII U pro controller and the SWITCH pro controller. And people acting like The SWITCH itself does not have a headphone jack when in fact only the controller does not have a headphone jack.
Lol at covfefe I see trumps inspiring this writer
I had to google this, was really confused at first lmao
The negative press covfefe is FAKE NEWS! Seriously tho its been doing better than expected.
The Guardian and BBC!
Just got my switch today had to get the warranty because you never know i heard they be bending ;)
don't worry about the bending. I think that was one of those myths that circled during the launch by trolls.
PM a friendcode
@eddie just did check your inbox ;)
You'd think no one had ever seen an accidentally sent tweet draft before...
True but this isn't the first time or last time that the orange cheeto puff (Trump) will make a error. The guy has shit for brains
It's the person making it, not the mistake. Kind of like how no one talks about every day spousal abuse on the news until someone famous is caught doing it.
The point is he won't own up to it. He won't even admit a simple mistake, but double down and say "my people know what it means". Just embarrassing man.
It's more about the lackadaisical approach to what he says, considering everything he types on Twitter is subject to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
I covfefe with this article. Whether you think that's positive or negative..... you are correct.
You gotta admire how Donald Trump can make the media dance to his tune without even trying hard. He is their undisputed master and they will spend days talking about his "covfefe" instead of actually reporting anything newsworthy. At first I thought Trump was paying them to do this but it turns out journalists really are so brain dead that they can't help but take the bait. In a few days, this will die down and Trump will send out another goofy tweet and the media will go wild about it all over again. Journalism really is dead...
Amen... love or hate him, he certainly has gotten the media on strings at this point. I can't tell you how many times I hear the pundits saying "He can't do that" on the major news channels or his blatantly ignoring their questions for clarity with the only comments in return being they answered that already.
Yeh twitter making a big deal about it is w/e. But mainstream media??? Smh. There are far more important things going on hat they should be covering be it positive or negative in relation to Trump.
Yeah, and the sad thing is most people are too dumb to realize it. I don't like Trump. he's egotistical and I don't agree with all his views . . . But he's not stupid. If you watch interviews with him from before he ran for President he seems so much more like a normal person. He just acts like an idiot and says stupid things because the media will eat it right up. It's a persona and it's worked like a charm.
He is like Alex Jones a living meme and I love it.
Hmmmm no. He acts like that and says stupid things because mentally he is declining.
Journalism is dead, but Donald Trump is also an idiot. He didn't do that tweet on purpose. The media is all over Trump these days. I don't know what to think of that myself, but I do know how I feel about "the man". 🙄
Well if you're American like me you'd wish for fair press that tells the truth. The party system sucks and we've fallen pretty far that we had either of the two in a bid for president.
I agree that both choices were horrid. Nothing is fair these days so wishing that for the press seems to get nowhere. As soon as money is involved power is abused and it gets to people's heads. Corruption is everywhere
I don't admire anything Trump does. Journalism is dead, but Trump is a moron.
I thought this site was someone professional
You're on a website about video game news, get real.
Boy, I'm already tired of seeing that coverage mishap
hahah people been having a field day with this
The wiiu did "just fine" out the gate too. Really, whats different with the switch than the wiiu? 1. Marketing They are def marketing the hell out of the switch. 2. Console and handheld devs join forces like captain planet. 3. Not region locked. Whats the same? 1. The switch is overpriced. 2. The switch is underpowered. 3. Nintendo is also claiming 3rd partys. 4. Overpriced pereferials. 5. Mainly a 1st party machine. 6. Chasing motion controls. 7. Chasing casuals. 8. Total sh!t for online mp. 9. Friend codes... 😂 None of this is debateable except claiming 3rd partys, unless youre gonna play the wait and see approach. Let me know how that turns out. Nintendo themselves stated all them devs that were MAKING games for the switch in jan and so far most of them (AAA 3rd partys) have laughed and said a big hell no. Nintendo needed to adress every point ive made that remotely makes the switch similar to the wiiu but they ignored the many gripes people (mass of all gamers) scorned them for. I hope to GOD by march of 2018 they sell 20 million consoles because if not... The egg will be very rotten on their faces...
It is not overpriced nor underpowered, considering its status as a hybrid. If you want to prove us wrong, then you try squeezing a PS4 or XB1 into a portable unit without any issues cropping up. Until then, there's no truth to either of those statements. It's selling so fast, in fact, that Nintendo can't keep up with the real and high demand. It wouldn't be selling quick at all if people thought it was too expensive. Also, chasing casuals? You haven't paid attention to the marketing; most of those they're appealing to are teenagers and young adults, not kids and grandparents. Chasing motion controls? Lemme guess; you're complaining about ARMS while ignoring the fact that it has a buttons only control scheme, while also conveniently forgetting that motion aiming is also a big thing for VR, which is still somewhat popular at the moment, but nooooo, it's evil because a minority of the Switch's games can make use of it. *eyeroll* Total shit for online MP? No. It could be better, but it's still stable and runs well most of the time. If chat were through the console and friend codes were replaced, it would be near perfect, but even in its current state it is far from being as bad as you're saying it is. Mainly a first party machine? Most people I know of, who own a Switch, have plenty of third party and indie games on theirs, alongside NeoGeo titles and the few first party games there are to select from. If anything, none-first-party games are the majority presence on the Switch right now, since the VC isn't there quite yet.XD And so, really, most of your points are perfectly debatable.
Ok... How about if just half of my similarities to the wiiu were true... You pick... Thats bad no matter what. Sure wonderfulmonkeyman youre a nintendo fan but theres truth to most of what i claim and even if you disagree with me... Most ppl that arent huge fans of nintendo feel exactly like i do... I could see if i was some rogue single person with these thought i could be wrong but thats clearly not the case... I love all the excuses nintendo fans came up with when the wiiu failed and ill love seeing these excuses again with the switch. Drrrr it was because....
You only THINK there is truth to most of your points, when in fact most if not all of them are very debatable opinions. "Most ppl that arent huge fans of nintendo feel exactly like i do..." Aww how cute, you think you're people.... I can play that game, too; most of the people I've talked with, who were not Nintendo fans during the Wii U and Wii eras, are now people who like the Switch despite not being huge Nintendo fans. The only people I've met lately, who feel like you do, are a minority of gamers that haven't liked Nintendo for ages to begin with due to their fandom towards either Sony or Microsoft. Most multiconsole gamers look kindly upon the Switch. That's the truth. Not any of the excuses or a poorly explained complaints I've been hearing from the small camps that think Nintendo isn't worth it anymore.
They will have games in 2018, because all first party wiiu games will come to the Switch and sold again at full price.
you been raided by salty nintendo fans lol
@ricosuave sorry but i dont believe you have a xbox at all you a defiantly a hater and a fanboy with the things you said you are not a gamer : )
@ricosuave like looking at your history you are a xbox hater
Lol look at my response at the bottom to the 10th rider 😊
Real world politics on N4G? No thanks. Some of us think what goes on in America is trivial.
Joking references are trivial as well...
More alternative facts.
I absolutely refuse to use such a bastardized term. I will use the word coverage, like a normal person who can respect the English language. Moving on; I'm hoping that the Switch will get even more RPG's in the next few months. The right ones will do wonders for sales.
Its the new home of the JRPG
nah thats sony
Agreed, if they can pull the devs from the 3DS side of things.
Like they say in New Yoik, someone get me a cup of Covfefe.
Um,🤔 haven't seen much negative press about the switch.
Not to be funny but what negative press? The only negative things I see about it is that people can't find it
The title alone sums up the whole nintendo fanbase. #covfefe2k18 and shame on who ever approved this with that spelling.
Switch has zero negative press coverage. The portability and quality of the hardware gets praised constantly, and same goes for many of its games. I here constant praise on Youtube and major game sites, the only place with negativity are comment sections.
I have had my Switch for about 3 weeks now. Its definitely a fun little device. My enthusiasm for it has waned a little bit though now that the newness has worn off a bit. when i look at upcoming titles to recharge that enthusiasm, there isn't much for me. a lot of indie games coming, but I also have a One S and PS4 Pro that also run those games, and run them better tbh. its also weird to me that there are zero apps for it. i know some are coming but... its just so bare bones right now. the best part of the Switch is the part I thought I would care about the least... portability. I don't really take it anywhere but it proved good when we didn't have power and were bored. Graphically, its nowhere near the xb1s or ps4(pro) - same goes for peripheral support... maybe thats less of a deal with a more lofi device i guess. Not hating, just my honest opinion officially owning all 3 systems.
The 10th rider: My discussion was about AAA 3rd partys that will never see the light of day on the switch... Ya know like re7 or any re game (capcom) ff15, ff7 remake, kingdom hearts (squaresoft) dark souls 1, 2, or 3 (from software) gta 5 or red dead redemption 2 (rockstar) overwatch or diablo (blizzard) mirrors edge, battlefront, battlefield, titan fall, mass effect, nfs, ANY proper sports game of this gen (electronic arts) assasins creed, the division or any tom clancy game, for honor, ghost recon, watch dogs, steep, farcry (ubisoft) any of the batman games (rocksteady) any call of dutys... This is just off the top of my head... Im willing to bet the list is twice this long or bigger games that will... Never... Be... On... The... Switch So yeah... It was a lie when they said these 3rd partys would be on board maki g games for the switch... Im willing to bet a gamer will want a switch and see none of these games and go passs