It's been released mid-generation, and is selling incredibly well - could it eventually outsell the PS4?
it could because it wasnt built with the gold of setting standards in graphics, rez our pushing forward engines, but being portable and being able to connect to the TV. The other size of the coin it will be more dificult to get 3rd party games, because the gap, power wise, is huge and in 5 or 6 years, damn it will be night and day. It could outsell the PS4, but again its not the same market. The PS4 isnt portable or hybrid. its a home console. The mid-generation doesnt apply here. Because Nintendo isnt in the same gen as Microsoft and Sony.
I guess you don't understand what the term hybrid means, the switch is both portable and home console depending on how the owner wants to use it. I use it as both a home console and at work as a portable. The fact that you can play games like doom and soon gta 5 on the go is a good selling point. Not to forget the highest rated exclusives are only on the switch. So it's totally in the same market as the ps4.
Is GTA5 confirmed? I thought it was unsubstantiated rumour?
Dude, doom Was a Huge flop in sales in switch. Gta5 isnt confirmed and by the Way the where is the Red dead 2? Nintendo exclusives sell big, but it lacks 3rd party games
Excellent Nintendo keep pushing your limits
If Nintendo makes a more powerful 4k capable dock, I can see the Switch running a distance marathon.
They will revise the hardware at least once.
I have a Switch. I love it. But this. This is not gonna happen. Already skyrim stutters on handheld mode.
I could see a remodel down the road. A switch lite or something.
It's easy to dismiss the idea as the Switch already struggles to port many current games, much less ones made 5 years from now. BUT look no further than Nintendo's own 3ds to see the possibility. The 3ds was marketedly inferior to the Vita power wise, and defeated it thanks to one of the best gaming libraries ever compiled on a system. The lasting power of the Switch will depend on the very same.
No if Razor or Alienware builds a similar portable device with higher specs for $300... of course probably with in 5 years from now the Switch will probable be around $150
Knowing Nintendo and their price for their platforms, I highly doubt the Switch will be $150 five years from now. $270-250 seems more plausible.
How many times has a higher spec handheld outsold a Nintendo one? Atari Lynx? Game Gear? Neo Geo Pocket? Wonderswan? PSP? PSVita? Oh, that's right NONE OF THEM. Definition of insanity. Trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
I don't think PS4 sales figures are a remotely realistic target. The Switch may very well continue to do well depending on how Nintendo handles things though. If they roll out the VC service and include the bulk of what can be found on previous console and handheld VC services, the Switch could have some longevity as a legacy system. If they continue to deliver solid first party support and also have solid third party support as well, they could have something. I'm seriously doubting year 5, 6 and beyond will bring in enough sales for Nintendo to rest on it though. Even Nintendo has to roll out new hardware every once in a while even if it's actually old hardware re-branded with an "innovative" twist. That said, it's way too early to think about the end of the Switch's lifecycle when it just came out last year. I suppose it's Nintendo's job to think about that, mind you.
Switch is the fastest selling console of all time in its first year. It's near 15 million and they aim for 20 million next fiscal year. It can absolutely reach PS4 numbers and even Wii numbers.
I think they will announce a 4k dock and allow the dock to stream over a mobile hotspot/play enhanced at home to take care of third party games as well as advanced graphics for their own games. They will make the dock compatible with the switch successor and release the switch successor a couple years after ps5. So 4k dock drops around same time as next gen consoles and switch successor a couple years later and new dock works with successor and current switch. The orginal switch will probably be around 150 when the next gen starts and the new dock would be 300 to 400 range on day one and 300 to 200 when switch successor arrives. Switch successor will ship with basic dock and not 4k dock.
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It probably would if it didn't have competition from the Nintendo 3DS. Trying to imagine Nintendo Switch being the company's current generation console till two thousand twenty-five... That's stretching, for sure. By then Nissan plans to offer self-driving vehicles—without steering wheels. Heck, we could very well have a colony on Mars—or at least a Tesla dealership.
Imagine if it was $129.99-149.99 while Nintendo's next console was out. I can see many still picking it up that always wanted one.
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