The Nintendo Switch holiday line-up is impressive. For the first time in several years, Nintendo is ready to be the top dog in the gaming industry.
With PS4 and Xbox One taking a break this holiday its no surprise that Nintendo only needs one big game to get people hyped. Lucky for Nintendo fans there is more than just Mario odyssey coming but that is the big ticket seller.
I am pretty excited bout my Switch and am excited for Mario and Xenoblade however to assume Nintendo will win is absurd. It's best exclusive will be blown away sales wise by the massive AAA third party games that are launching that will never see the sysyem
If they can win September with no huge releases, Mario and Xenoblade will have no trouble lifting it past the sup bar line up Microsoft and Sony are spitting out.
They might be great games but it's no different from wiiu in terms of games. Mario, xenoblade.. We need fresh things, not same old stuff.
Lol like what?
"Blown away" is a massive exaggeration. Nothing third parties are releasing is going to make Nintendo's games any less grand. There are going to be plenty of great games from third parties, sure, but none of them will make Odyssey or BotW or Xenoblade 2 look like crappy games, which is what would be needed in order to "blow them away". Nintendo's games aren't crap, and they aren't going to be erased from popularity at the drop of a hat like that.XD At the very ["worst"], Nintendo's first party will stand toe to toe with others in the coming years.
Wait Xbox one took a break mostly all year the only AAA game I remember is Halo Wars 2. I'm excited for Nintendo Switch though and looking forward to Mario Odyssey
The Holiday belongs to Nintendo with Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade X2. I would give Xbox's holiday lineup second place though with FM7, Cuphead, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and the better third party AAA game console ports with the addition of the XB1X.
I don't think Sony is taking the holiday off, it looks like they are going with a top heavy yearly release strategy and Microsoft has mostly taken the last couple years off.
taking a Break this Holiday season? It seems more and more games are slated for Feb-April instead of the Holidays. This has been a continuing trend for several years or longer now. It's as if they've said let CoD, Destiny, Madden, AC (w/ the exception of last year) take the Holidays. Or a combination of plus we don't want our games going on sale dirt cheap Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. Granted there are some exceptions and some new IPs or series who see a release between Sep-Nov but for the most part, we just don't see an abundance of games releasing in this window like we use to. Perhaps it's just coincidence and is due to development but that's a bit reaching imho. It would be nice to see more games coming in the Fall/Holidays because it has been getting incredibly stale for a while now. It's almost as I continue to go back to Destiny by default, due to lack of competition. This Fall/Holiday window is reserved for your typical annual franchises and little to nothing else. Mario is definitely a savior this October. After that Xenoblade 2 if you're into RPGs. At least for those who own a Switch and/or secondary console as well. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely some other games there but it's no longer like years passed where this season is the season. That season has been primarily moved to Winter/Spring now it seems.
I think Xbox is relying on Xbox One X to make them beat the competition this holiday season which won't happen.
What a load of crap. This is business not seasonal business.
Just because Sony isn’t releasing games DURING the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t buy their games that have come out all year like horizon. A man counts all the games as selling points plus they’re cheaper if you’re just getting them now
Here comes the Mario hype.
Its not hype its a fact that its a great game and its getting great reviews I don't think Forza 7 or GT SPORT will be able to compete with it.
But it's for kids.
^ You'll fit right in.
No single Switch game is going to make my PS3 & PS4 lineup irrelevant.
Already did with Zelda...now it's doing it twice with Mario. Both higher rated than anything Sony has made in years
Let's ignore little big planet uncharted 2 Last of Us Bloodborne or Horizon anyway lol
@DeadSilence BOTW is higher rated than all of those games...
And? The PS4 library is still the best gaming library among consoles. I mean if you are only going to play 2 games all year then maybe you would have a point. I enjoy Switch immensely but I’m sure not giving up all those PS4 games for just Zelda and Mario.
Uncharted 4 has outsold every single Zelda bar Twilight Princess (which released on 2 platforms, like BotW), and U4 isn't even PS4s best game. Nothing the Switch can do will make any other platform irrelevant.
What if I don't like Zelda or Mario? Should I get them anyway just because a few game journos get nostalgic googly eyes when they see a Nintendo IP? Can't imagine buying a $300 piece of hardware for 2 games.
Uuum if he is still playing his lineup what the hell does Zelda or Mario have to do with it? Listen only broke people fued over something as trite as video game console, because us that can afford them all don't care we are unrestricted to choose. With that said, reviews or not, I've never liked Mario, even as a kid not changing today. I played Ninja Gaiden, Karnov, and Rygar on my original Nintendo at 7 years old, so that same gamer exists. While you're trying to express a point of how great Nintendo is while downplaying a company that has more success than your family legacy is moot at best. Sony is a GREAT company no matter what you feel about them, they have 60+ million supporters to vouch for them, that's fact. Your over valued opinion on an N4G forum will not change that.
That's good for you, but my PS3 & PS4 have had a wealth of titles for me to enjoy, especially when those titles get discounted. No single game no matter how great can make another platform's entire library insignificant.
Have you seen the Switcb's library? It is not one game. But, if you like Sony's better, have fun.
I have seen Switch's library and it still doesn't make other systems' libraries irrelevant
Quality not quantity my friend. 1 Great game alone destroys a million average games.
Playstation has tremendous quality software, it also has alot of trash just like any other platform.
Zelda is a average AAA open world game
Whiteblue it's a fantastic, beautiful meticulous game and totaly deserved of its 97 score.
You can keep that overrated POS. Have fun playing one game for the rest of this generation.
Sony has quality and quantity. Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Nioh, Nier Automata, Uncharted Lost Legacy to name a few. Lots of game of the year candidates too. The Switch also has plenty of ports and average games too so lets stop pretending they are all so amazing.
Mario Odyssey alone this Fall already guaranteed Nintendo will dominate. There is nothing anyone can do as that game is like the Star Wars of videogame.
In my opinion, no amount of games can make the current games you enjoy or look forward to "irrelevant" as a whole. Certainly not one single game. That doesn't mean we can't gauge which games are the most anticipated or highest potential selling though.
I agree with that, but there's no point in saying the Switch isn't competing anymore. Especially when it was predicted to die out 6 months in, and we're past that point while still seeing sales and demand increase. Whether Nintendo can keep it up through year 2 and beyond is a different and entirely valid debate altogether, but at this point, it's pretty safe to say that this Holiday belongs to Nintendo for the most part. [which is [>NOT<] the same as saying that others are irrelevant]
The article says its clearly killing the competition with one single game it don't say its going to make your PS3 or PS4 irrelevant.
"the PS4 holiday season is relatively slow especially compared to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X." Lolwut? PS4 is still receiving more games than either platform. "It is as if the other two powerhouse game companies aren’t even going to compete." Now you're getting ahead of yourself. It's especially jarring how the author is very willing to list the few multiplats that will arrive on NS this holiday season yet also choose to ignore the various multiplats that will arrive on competing consoles and skip the NS.
"Lolwut? PS4 is still receiving more games than either platform" I can't think of a single game coming out this holiday that I would call a PS4 system seller. Maybe it has the most, but that doesn't mean they are highly anticipated titles that would highlight the console above the competition.
Instead of just disagreeing, why not present an argument on which titles you feel would put the PS4 above the competition. Then again, maybe I'm asking for too much.
Listing games, such as Doom and L.A Noire, plus one exclusive game ,whiles ignoring the games that will sell the most by a country mile is what makes the writer of this article appear ignorant. I expect Mario to well, however it will not do well as much as the big games coming out this year that are skipping the Swtich. Sony almost never releases any of their games during the holiday, its a strategy they seems to be working for them. Should we be expecting articles with tiles like Sony spring Line-Up is Killing its Competition with, God of war, Spiderman, Detroit Become Human, Days Gone and more?
Yeah cause games like Uncharted, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo, Star Wars, Destiny, NBA 2k, COD and all those huge exclusives ONLY sell at launch. Its not like there will be any units sold in the fall for Christmas or any units will move then right? Nah Star Wars movie and system bundle launching in November? COD bundles? GT and Fifa bundles in Europe? Whats this Star Wars? Uncharted Lost Legacy? Horizon Zero Dawn GOTY version? Nah not going to move units AT all..... Unlike Xbox which loads their fall both Switch and PS4 release huge games throughout the year. The idea that Switch is going to run away with it is idiotic at best.
@danoman64 The authors opinion piece holds emphasis on Super Mario Odyssey being the title that blows the competition away. There is a brief mention of those older third party games, but the article, by and large, is considering that one exclusive title to be a big exclusive title that makes this particular device a hit for the holidays. He even says for Doom and LA Noire "Considering that they are older games that most gamers have already enjoyed we don’t feel like this is a console selling point." You are right, there are a lot of games that are skipping the Switch (Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, etc). However, which one of those are system sellers for PS4 specifically? Each of those titles are on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There are many ways to play those titles, but only one way to play Mario. You can most certainly create your own piece in the Spring about just that. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion on here. In fact, I do believe there were a few articles about the PS4 killing the competition earlier this year with it's exclusive line-up. Side note: I don't think all of those titles will be for the Spring. Though most of them undoubtedly will release this next year. I appreciate you commenting and presenting an argument.
@Chevalier Most of those games you listed do sell the most during their launch weeks. Sure there will be deals during the holiday and others may pick it up, but wasn't this opinion piece exclusively about the holiday? Why do you feel the need to include the entire year of game releases when it's specifically mentioned throughout the article that this is in consideration of the holiday season? In regards to the third party games, I'll echo what I stated to the other commentor, "which one of those are system sellers for PS4 specifically? Each of those titles are on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There are many ways to play those titles, but only one way to play Mario". Also, I don't think that the author stated that the PS4 isn't going to move units. It's my impression that the author just thinks the Switch has a very substantial game coming to the console that could bring Nintendo on top for the holidays.
@Theknightofnights Swtich even with Mario, isn't killing Sony or MS during this holiday, simple as that
@danoman64 Hey, you've a right to that opinion. We won't really know until January or so, though. I guess we will see what happens.
It's not a system seller. But that new COD WW2 themed console and both the Star Wars Pro and Slim LE bundles are going to sell like crazy.
@ocelot Oh, I completely agree. Those bundles (and games) are still going to sell a lot. I think it's going to be a healthy holiday for the industry as a whole, regardless of who wins.
@ Theknight You don't have to think about that since the console has a huge wealth of titles already available for that makes it worth purchasing. The competition doesn't have as many diverse quality titles to make PS4 seem like a turn off.
Why are you guys completely ignoring the word "holiday"? I mean, it's pretty explicit... That's what this article was about. No one is saying the PS4 isn't worth a purchase. It's just a question about what will push it's sales during the holiday, and which console will be on top.
There have already been plenty of quality holiday games released on PS4
Like what, and how many of those set the PS4 above the competition this holiday?
PS4 is the only console with a large selection of both exclusive & multiplat content. It'll have no problem competing this holiday season
Not sure why anyone is not giving Xbox credit we just got two highly rated games with Forza 7 and Cuphead, both are exclusive. Plus we still got more exclusives coming like Super Lucky's Tale, PUBG and Hello Neighbor.
PlayStation has way more exclusives. You have to understand that this is where Xbox is hated. PlayStation fanboy website bro.
“PlayStation fanboy website bro“ No, there are just a lot more PS fans out there than Xbox fans. This site reflects that fact.
Is there a Forza 7 demo or a Cuphead one on PC ? I would love to try those out before buying them.
Those are not exactly exclusive to be honest. Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead are also on PC.
@balance2theforce Neither are Xbox exclusives and Cuphead is available on Steam so it isn't even a MS exclusive. Persona 5 isn't the same situation, it's not exclusive to PS4 but you cannot buy it on anything other than a PlayStation. Nioh was a PS4 exclusive until it was recently announced for PC so it is no longer exclusive. Nier Automata was never exclusive. If it's on more than one platform then it's not exclusive, period.
None of those are exclusive
Cuphead, PUBG, lucky tales are not xbox one exclusives But i understand the desire for it to be classified as such considering how overwhelmingly lacklustre the xone's 2017 library has been.
Are those games moving Xboxs though? Nope. Switch games are literally selling the Switch. Playstation has had more games all year and a loaded fall line up too. Why would anyone praise Xbox for backloading their year like they ALWAYS do?! Name one year where the fall has NOT been the focus for Xbox?! You can't because there aren't any. Switch and PS4 has had great exclusives spread though out the year can you say the same for Xbox? Nope. Also fyi a year is 12 months not 3 like Microsoft seems to think. I have not had a single person come to me when buying a system say they want it for PUBG, Lucky tale or Cuphead. I do however have people buying Switchs to play BotW, Mario Kart, Mario Odyssey.
With those games it still won't beat Nintendo especially with Mario being available in a bundle also and the Switch will outsell the Xbox One X with that bundle alone.
Switch gonna outsell Ps4 thus holiday? Would be insane
How insane? A system obviously sells more the first year than it does in its 4th year...
A successful system usually sells more in its fourth year. Ps4 had its best year last year, might be a slight drop this year but it will top its first easily.
Damn guys Xbox and Playstation better pack it up you heard Nintendo has Super Mario which will make Ps4 and Xbox One sell 0 units, Mario will throw its hat at consumers in shops around the world at take them to buy Switchs instead or just leave the store, you heard guys Rip Playstation and Xbox Mario never gave a chance.
Mario is a straight thug.
Yeah, Xbox One X will be forgotten when new Mario game come out. It will be instant K.O at this point.