Fortnite has been available on the Nintendo Switch for just over 24 hours, and it already has over 2 million downloads... but why is it so popular?
The switch lacks games so anything remotely decent will probably do well on the switch. The switch hasnt had a compelling game in more than half a year so the fanatics will flock to anything on the switch. Think about how poorly the switch version of fortnite performs but a lot of people are playing it on there
Or maybe... Just maybe, because it's free and is one of the most popular games available on any playform?
Also they know better than to play it on ps4 and screw up their epic account. ;)
Honest question, can you get through a comment without using the word "fanatics"?
got a typical basher here guys. switch has had a lot of great games added recently. its got a better array of games in its first year then ps4 or xbox one had in terms of worthwhile games and not the typical every year shit you get like cod etc. also if were going by performance then why play on console at all, Switch atleast offers decent performance while being able to play it anywhere where you can get Wifi connection which is pretty much anywhere nowadays.
The Switch is popular with kids, and Fortnite is popular with kids. What's not to get?
The switch version looks and runs well from what I've played of it.
@cpayne93 and the cross platform works perfectly. I sat on the couch in the living room on my Switch with my mate, while he played on his xbox. The Switch port is pretty nice despite the clear difference in frame rate between the two. And visually it's a bit harder to pick out targets at range as it's a bit blurrier. Otherwise it looks good and runs well.
And you called someone on another article a “fanatic fanboy”. Kindda ironic isn’t it? You hanging out in every Switch’s article spewing the same crap over and over again.
"The switch lacks games" Your opinion automatically drops to being untrustworthy and irrelevant the instant you say this, because it's an outright lie.
Typical sony fanboy, you are fake news.
so this game is doing well on PS4 then because why Jaguar?
Well, it is just a popular game, that is free, but why people would play this version specifically over mobile, console or PC, there are a few reasons: It is a mobile platform, curated content, games optimized for the system and built-in controller with the option of a wireless more standardized controller. It is basically mobile, but with better input. Doubt anyone who owns multiple platforms playing on switch plays while docked, but, who knows.
@JaguarEvolved That’s funny.. I don’t have time for Fortnite because there’s way too much to play on the Switch right now? i’m still busy with Celeste, Hollow Knight, and Octo Expansion... Mario Tennis Aces AND Donkey Kong Adventure releases next week aswell. On top of that, i’m STILL looking for an oppertunity to dive into Xenoblade Chronicles New Game+ and Breath of the Wild’s Master Mode. I own over 20 Switch games, 10 of them being exclusives and all of having over 80 on metacritic. I have never bought that many great games for a system in a single year before, and i’ve had every xbox/playstation/nintendo since N64. Those who claim that the switch has nothing to play must either speedrun and beat everything in a couple of hours, OR have zero interest in Nintendo games: in which case, why did you buy a Switch or click on this article in the first place?
He's just a Sony fanboy trying to push the narrative that switch has no games.. and he's failing miserably at it lol
because its portable, my friends work away alot and the take there switch with em
Lol because it's free.
My braincells died reading this title. Waste of time. its popular because its popular. The hell more insight could he possibly have to add?
Its free, it has the rated E appeal, its popular on PS4, they have nothing else to play in the niddle of software drought on Switch, perfec timing for Epic, so why not?
New games are released every week for the Switch, man. Fortnite is popular so that is why alot of people play it. What is wrong with that?
"they have nothing else to play in the niddle of software drought on Switch" That's an outright lie, and your opinion is now irrelevant. The only people experiencing a drought on Switch are the ones that only play games from a tiny selection of mainstream third party devs, and don't give the Eshop any looks or credit.
I been playing a lot of Icey and Blazblue online. In a few days getting a SMT RPG like with The Lost Child and July is so full I had to cancel some stuff.
There are 5 games coming out for the Switch in the next month that I'll be getting. Drought? Only if you play 1 or 2 genres.
What software drought? Another Sony fanboy trying to push the narrative that Switch has no games lol.
Why do people complain about wasting their time then comment on the article and waste more time?
not even gonna click this article, notice it was coin drop and its the same group of people that will use titles as click bait and admit it to get clicks, I don't trust their ability to properly inform people in a informative way.
The game is free, and Fortnite is already popular on PS4, Xbox One, PC and mobile, therefore it was primed for success on Switch.
You also have to consider that the Fortnite download for the PS4 and XB1 is approximately 9.25Gb compared to the 2GB download for the Nintendo Switch. Sure the Switch version of Fortnite won't have all the graphical features of the PS4, XB1 and even the PC but a 2GB download size for the Switch is small and will easily fit on the internal Storage of the Switch. https://gadgets.ndtv.com/ga...
Never heard of this site so this being the first article I've seen is a major negative. Simple: Switch is extremely popular, Fortnite BR is beyond the scope of popular, combine the two and you get instant success.
Also add in the fact that it's f2p. There's really no reason it wouldn't have been a success.
coin drop admited they are here for click bait, in another article the author (or maybe someone else part of the site) said the title was written just for clicks, I would not give them 5 sec of your time
Every third party port is always better and belongs only on switch, because of reasons...
Yes everyone wants significantly lower framerates,decreased resolution, reduced graphics and effects and often higher prices....
I know that you're most likely trying to be funny, but whether you are or not that's exactly what most of the people here want. As that is EXACTLY what they get being console gamers. Unless you are playing on a nice rig, no console gamer has room to talk. As one way or another, you're settling. Which is funny when watching so many here change the narrative and move the goal post when that platform is mentioned. As when PC gamers come and shit all over your favorite little box and tell you what they're doing better, you don't want to hear it. Everybody then wants to to just play games not specs. And suddenly better frame rates, resolution and a whole host of other advantages don't seem to matter. It's not until the minute when one's flavored box has an advantage over another got a whole bunch of phony as elitist pop up all of a sudden. Pathetic, but funny stuff. A funny thing still is that if we really want to prove that we want the top-of-the-line, then even as far as consoles go you will get (or have already) the Xbox One X. Yet (just like in the case of pc) for some reason, the majority of these technomancers and pixel worshippers here on n4g are cool with dealing with inferior platforms. With their worst frame rate, resolution, the whole f'ing 9. Supposed "pro" versions included. So even as far as consoles go, unless you have Microsoft's Xbox One X as your go to box, you definitely want ALL of those things that you mention. Yet we're trying to take sarcastic digs at a device not even close to half the size as other boxes lol.
Dont forget inferior online mp.
I know you were trying to be sarcastic but Fortnite is actually a free game and for the Switch, it is 2GB so it would easily fit on the internal storage (approx 26HB available). Sure Fortnite on the Switch won't be as good as what you can get on the PS4, XB1 or the PC but it will still work and I am quite sure most Switch owners will be very happy playing the game.
Madmoose Hate to break this to you (and every PC gamer) but PC has limitations too. Also why does PlayStation hardware most often get the best looking games from Spyro, Crash and Gran Turismo on PS1 to Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub and Detroit: Become Human on PS4? I mean we KNOW AND UNDERSTAND that PC IS BETTER HARDWARE, yet every gen we get games like these on PS hardware that blow the computer competition away. Even DF admitted as much when doing a retrospective of Crysis 2 and they brought up Killzone 2 a couple times!
That sounds like the same kind of salt that Sony and Microsoft gamers were spitting around when Bayonetta 2 was announced, albeit with a bit of sarcasm for flavor.
I don't think anyone was genuinely salty about Bayo 2 going to Wii U.
@Variant Then you obviously weren't around these parts when it released. There were TONS of people, not just here on N4G but on several sites, saying that Platinum was "betraying its fanbase" by putting Bayonetta 2 on Wii U.
It's popular on every platform
Because it needs more games, and fortnite is a popular game.
The title reeks of bitterness. The game is popular on all current platforms.
I keep asking why fortnites popular at all lol. Any other game that has any many problems as that game would’ve already failed.
Because there aren't many shooters on Switch. It filled a gap.
Switch in 2018 has been dry, Fortnite is insanely popular in general, it would be odd if it wasn't.
Is there a platform it's not popular on? I think switch has its unique fanbase which is on the go gamers With switch you can scratch the itch of mobile and console gaming
Stuff like Fortnite is exactly what made the Switch an interesting prospect to people in the first place. The idea of being able to take "insert popular game here" with you. The more Nintendo can do collaborations like this, the better.
Its popular everywhere else so why not Switch?
It's the most popular online game so it's worth a download to check out. I'm guessing it will play rubbish unless you purchase a pro controller. How does team chat work in this once Fortnite is out on Android there's nothing point in switch version
Apparently regular headsets work with the Switch version, so chat works just fine.
Largely bandwagoners seeing what all the hype is about. Just like when PUBG was all the rage months ago... sheeple will move on to the next thing and the cycle continues.
It's a popular game on all platforms and depending on your platform you can take you progress with you on a handheld pretty easily. That alone would make it very popular. That's not even counting the regular switch owners that would have downloaded it anyways.
Cartoon games are what Ninty is all about.
Its popular everywhere. U could put it on a fucking flip phone and it would be popular. Lol
Two Words: No Games
Now you must be thinking about another console or something. We certainly have more games for the Switch then we had for our ps4 ib the same time frame. I mean if we really want to talk about no games here...
I have over 20 games on the Switch and there are 5 more coming out in the next month that I'll be getting.
Two Words: Fake News
Because it is the most popular game out right now and the install base for the Switch is pretty big now? No need to click. That's the reason why.
"Fortnite Is Amazingly Popular On Nintendo Switch... But Why?" An online gamer's - or in this case this article's author - lack of understanding of the general consumer market?
Well, you have one of the fastest selling consoles of all time supporting one of the most popular games of all time, free to the user with handheld portability at a fraction of the price it would cost to have on any phone that would run it well. Software sales and attach rates on the Switch have been incredibly high as well.
Because people who to hop on a bandwagon so they can look "cool" to their friends no matter how terrible the actual product is.
I was actually waiting on the switch version to get into it .
I know right? It's not even an exclusive.
It's most popular everywhere and not just the switch.
Because experiences such as this are rare on a Nintdndo console and free.
Free, shooter, building, battle royale, already a success everywhere.
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