GameStop executives expect the Nintendo Switch to take longer than the PS4 and the Xbox One to contribute to the pre-owned market.
He does have a point In the early days of xbox1 and PS4 their was a lot of remakes but no new super IP's for awhile. So some got board quicker. talking about early PS4 and Xbox1 days: "so there were consumers that would try one, then decided that they wanted to go with the other, and traded in the initial purchase" Wow I wonder if they meant to say people tried xbox1 and then decided that they wanted to go with PS4?
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I don’t see why that would be the case. People will trade it in to a similar rate as any other console or handheld.
Not really. The thing is about the Switch is replay value is higher because of the portability.
I don't think that's what's being stated I think it's because the community that purchase Nintendo products generally only buys Nintendo games in a huge 90 percentile Consider people who buy PlayStation or Xbox are not only buying those two Publishers games 95% of the time. It's actually why it's a very likely you won't see lots of traction in regards to third party games outside of Nintendo intellectual properties move similar units.
lol you should go home
How does FIFA on the switch have more replayability than FIFA on the other systems? I fail to see how portability adds to replayability.
The Switch wont have a mid gen upgrade (most likely not) so thats one reason why people will keep it for longer and it will likely be supported for another 5-6 years easy. So why would Nintendo fans trade it in?
it's portable => it has higher replayability?!? apples to oranges dude.
you'd be surprised at how long people hang on to handheld devices. Much longer than home consoles.
Its very simple, they are easy to store.
@ DJ That’s really subjective. I’ve seen just as many preowned handhelds at GameStop as I’ve seen consoles. @ Neo You’d be surprised how long people hold onto consoles. There’s no universal standard or even a study that shows people are more willing to part with a console than they are with a handheld. It’s all up to that individual person’s preferences
Speaking of subjective! What you see at Gamestop is subjective too. Not only that but they already have comparison data!!! The system has been out for over 8 months now. They are already comparing month 3 of SWITCH to month 3 of Xbox etc. We just dont want to once again give credit to SWITCH where it is due. How many months did the nay sayers keep saying SWITCH sales are only for a Month, two months, three months etc now we are at month 8 and they are STILL saying the same crap. Douchbags saying there are no games on SWITCH when it has had a AAA Exclusive game released every month for it's first 8 months straight and is slated to continue that trend for at least the next 6 months.
Damn Indy relax
If you read the article you’ll find out why it’s taking longer to be sold back to gamestop. It has to do with the Switch being more unique. Here is a quote from the article: “By contrast, looking back at four years ago, it didn’t take as long for the PS4 and Xbox One to work their way into the pre-owned cycle because the two consoles were competing with each other, so there were consumers that would try one, then decided that they wanted to go with the other, and traded in the initial purchase.“
Replay value is better on the Switch. So, no.
Well if you don't understand it, than it must not be true.
I agree. Gamestop just hyping it up. Which is fine, they are a business after all.
I think Switch owners will be more likely to buy digital than physical compared to traditional consoles. Fumbling with cartridges is more hassle especially those playing primarily in handheld mode.
Especially if you travel a lot and never home. Having all of your games digitally will be better for those who have those lifestyles.
Yeah, but even digitally, you're going to be switching out extra memory cards once the first one starts getting full, so either way you don't totally escape the bindings of physical media. Physical game cards allow you to preserve more of your limited supply of digital data by splitting the data between the game card and the system/memory card, though, instead of having every bit of data on the system and memory card itself, taking up space all at once, meaning you'll have to buy memory cards less often if you buy physical, which saves you some cash in the long run. So what you're essentially making a choice between, is having the convenience of never dealing with physical game cards, vs having to pick up more extra physical storage mediums more often than you otherwise would in the long run. Plus, if something happens to your system, those digital games are gone for good. But physical games that aren't in your system at the time? Those endure. You don't lose those if the system disappears unless they're in the system. So there's positives and negatives to both sides. Pick what fits your playstyle best.^_-
Only if you buy everything on the eShop or every game released then of course it will fill but I have yet to hear anyone ever maxing out their storage when using external storage on a Nintendo system say they ran out of space. So such case is extremely rare.
Huh? You can redownload purchased games so you never lose them. And there is really no point filling up your storage with games you are done playing.
@Razzer Yeah, but re-downloading is also a big hassle for some. I'm just saying, for those that don't like trading in or deleting-for-room, getting new cards is going to be a necessity at some point no matter how hard they try to avoid it.
Not all games will be redownloadable forever. The TMNT series on Xbox 360 was no longer download able after a couple of years. If you never deleted it, then you were good, but if you deleted it, then it was gone forever. The only way to guarantee that you keep your digital titles is to not delete them. Also, the reason no one has maxed out their switch storage yet is because it's only been out for 8 months. See how easy it'll be to max out this time in 2019.
You made a good point about being able to keep the games, even if something happens to the console. The rest of your post, though, was just jibberish. You're high.
As for me, I go physical all the way because I can save some space in my SD card, I can use the case for display, and I can always trade the game once I finish it. I only buy digital if the shops in my country don’t not have the game that I want, or have it too late. This is why I had just bought Skyrim Switch digitally a few days ago.
I'm probably going to do that for most of the games I think the only game I want to download is probably going to be animal Crossing because I'm probably going to put a large number of hours in it.
That too, good point. I probably want to download Animal Crossing when it comes out.
Yeah, any games like that I'm definitely interested in having on the console at all times. I picked up Puyo Puyo digitally and that was a great choice because it's a wonderful title to have on hand. Now I'm kicking myself for not having Mario Kart digitally. Titles like Breath of the Wild and Odyssey are more "Play through it and then you're done for a while" and so the convenience factor isn't an issue.
definitely going all digital on my Switch especially for this reason.These cartridges are so small you could break them or easily lose them. I'm on the all digital side though, haven't bought a physical game on Xbox since Fifa 2014. I am tempted sometimes because they're cheaper but I have yet to break.
With all of that internal storage...I think you're on to something lol
Untrue. You need to buy alot of storage space. Digital is also much more expensive. So, no.
Not quite because consumers can find better deals on physical Switch games than what they’re offered for through the digital store
It's definitely more convenient going digital only for Switch but I prefer collecting/storing my games on my shelf so I just put the cartridges into my switch's case when I'm on the go.
lol I don't even want that low spec thing new, imagine it pre-owned ? , get the hell out of here!
Spamming Nintendo threads with hate posts again. Modus Operandi. "Get the hell out of here."
But you do the same in PS4 posts, are you kidding me?
@Yomfweee Are you high?! I don't go hanging around the PS4 posts specifically to bash everything. In fact most of my posts, outside of those related to VR and how toxic the Sony fanbase has become [evidenced here by both Fox AND you, who is now trying to slander me for a habit I don't even HAVE], have been quite positive regarding Sony, and I've owned and loved a PS2 and PS3 for years, on top of planning to own a PS4 for stuf like the Mana remake and Kingdom Hearts 3. You, sir, are off your rocker. I spend most of my time in the Nintendo section precisely because of people like Fox and you. Get that hypocritical crap out of here.
@wonderfulmonkeyman lol chill out dude and Happy Thanksgiving.
Then why are you always on Nintendo article? Or are you that insecured about your console of choice?
Your mom is low spec’d
Then why are you so obsessed with Nintendo? ;)
Did you sell your low spec vita?
Hahaha, leave it to Game Stop to worry about that ahead of initial sales. You guys over at Game Stop just worry about keeping Switch games and accessories in stock as much as possible. Used stuff will trickle in slowly at some point, but for now, just enjoy whatever profits you make off of new sales, like every other normal electronics dealer.XD
Nintendo fans dont buy the switch to trade it in just like sony fans dont buy the ps4 or upgrade to the ps4 pro just to trade it in... If anything... I could see Xb1 fans trading their og xb1 or xb1s for a ps4 or switch than the other way around This whole 4 years leading up the the "beast" has been 1 big dissapointment surrounded by lies, failed promises, and canceled/ postponed games. Most of the gaming community has moved on from xbox since its glory days with the og xbox and 360.
Can we get people who can actually write? Thanks. Most titles are atrociously put.
Who trades in their systems unless new upgraded console or a new gen comes around? Actually, I don’t even trade in consoles for new gens. It’s how I have something that’s starting to resemble a game collection, though I still have a long way to go. You can bet if I had a Switch I’d keep it around.
Until Switch V2.0 comes out next year.
happy owner of all 3, dont think ill sell any :)
Really? Because I just sold Odyssey today due to lack of replayability.
Not sure how true that is when both gamestop's by my house have used nintendo switch's. I will admit they will be gone just like everything because of holiday season but its not hard to find a used switch.
Took me about 3 months to trade in my switch. After finishing zelda there was nothing to play and i got full price cash for it back.
good for you. you basically just borrowed it for free there
I'd guess this is probably right, after all, the System is a few years newer. Plus i'd imagine due to the portability people will keep a hold of it for a long time, as its good for holidays, long journeys are stuff like that, even well after the system is old. Alot of people trade in their home consoles, as soon as the next wave comes out.
Well obviously. Unless the Switch starts regularly getting the multi platform games the ps4 and x1 have been getting. A larger library of physical games should equal a larger pre owned market.
You don't replace anything with a Switch or a Switch with anything. The Nintendo Switch stands on it's own as your only console & handheld, or something that you compliment your other gaming devices with. It goes great with PS4,XB1,PC,3DS,Vita,PSP,Wii U.......it works well as a combo with all of them.
well if i'm not getting it, then the time it'll take me to sell it is ∞, so when you do an average you'll probably be correct ;P
Mine won't be traded in ever, it's already a classic piece of kit.
The different models and half gen upgrades certainly add to people willing and able to sell back their consoles.
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