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Nintendo Switch Performance Is Slightly Better than Wii U; Game Development is Easier Than on PS4

It’s been not much time since the release of Nintendo Switch and we are yet to see major publishing companies announcing game releases for the console.

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Erik73572679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

Sucks but its not a huge problem and people wanna tell me Wiiu but they dont even fully understand the biggest problems of it and think lack of third party for its failure which is not true, just a smaller con of its failure.

People on this site will reiterate the garbage feed to them on this site on why wiiu failed when in reality it was poor concept of console and lack of first party as it's main problem.

Big Third party is less impactful today than it was last generation and Indies are the reason for that. And seeing the launch and indie support for it already it looks to have a better indie scene than ps4 because its more flexible and you can play it on the go. You also have two controllers and HD rumble which encourages indies to make exclusive features for that console like we are seeing the Stardust valley.

Plus, people on this site may not find the usefulness out of switch like edmx AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, but for many more people and people who aren't gaming primarily on a console. The switch looks a lot more appealing to me and there is a growing amount of gamers in my situation because of the growth of PC gaming in recent years.

Or what if you just want a portable gaming machine. There is no New psp for you to buy and Switch is the only new device seeming to be the succer to ps vita and 3DS so there is a huge market for it whether people want to admit it or not.

To the people telling me third party support is a problem, okay dont you idiots have a ps4? So you already have your third party to play? So what difference would it make for YOU to have third party support on it for tittles for example like Mass effect? Nothing so its just stupid fanboys looking to not like it when in reality this lack of third party issue only applies to a few gamers at this point.

Erik73572679d ago

Two controllers meaning the only console that has 100% of its user base with two controllers making adding co operative features hit a broader market unlike with a ps4 where half of the userbase only has one controller .

MVGeneral2679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

"Half of the user base has only one controller?"

Where are you getting your stats from? Out of the top of your head? What you perceive? Lol

The reason sega failed with the dream cast was third party support failure. The reason ps3 suffered a bit, because 3rd party games were a little better on x360. 3rd party games carry a system. Check the top 100 best games ever released majority of them are 3rd party. The reason why I stopped buying nintendo consoles after the wii, is because it's games weren't geared towards the core gamers but are made specifically for casual gamers. All games (even first party) are watered down. They are easy, kiddish and just lacking any sort of improvement. No voice acting, motion cap, performance, graphics. Why would I buy an outdated console on premium pricing.

And BTW,
You can't reply to your own post at the same time. You could have just edited. You just wanted to get your voice heard louder. Reported.

freshslicepizza2678d ago

actually the switch has 3 controllers because i imagine many will buy the pro controller as well. third party will come if its successful and so far it is. however the extra costs associated with game cartidges could hamper that.

MRMagoo1232678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

2 controllers 😂 you mean the joycons , the things everyone says are wayyyyyyy too small to use properly for gaming because they cramp up your fingers and one is gimped compared to the other because of how the buttons and sticks are placed.

Aenea2678d ago

@moldy

Yeah and X1 and PS4 users will have 2 controllers as well since most will buy another....

Not that I agree with everything Erik said, his point was that the base console comes with 2 controllers out of the box....

Aceman182678d ago

Why do ppl assume all the time? I always have two controllers when i own a ps console.

bouzebbal2678d ago

i disagree with your post before reading it everytime.
your post looks like a bloc of crap.
enjoy your 2 controller console then..

WhoCaresWhatMyNameIs2678d ago

MVGeneral

Sega Dreamcast failed because of lack of retailer support, financial situation when Isao Okawa passed away ($700 million donor), launch of PS2, lack of reaching aggressive sales numbers, a company that was mostly on a decline financially. It most definitely didn't have a lack of third party supporter. It had way more support than Sega Saturn and rivaled Sega Genesis.

Wii wasn't geared toward casual gaming. The controllers were casual in concept and simple. The quality of wii games were challenging and the same as GameCube, N64, SNES, NES. Nintendo has always been about innovating the gaming format. I say it that way because most gamers on N4G think of innovation as hardware upgrades (boosted CPU, GPU, storage, etc.); which is silly and narrow minded in concept.

DarXyde2678d ago

MVGeneral,

"The reason sega failed with the dream cast was third party support failure"

Um...not exactly. SEGA was selling the DreamCast at a loss and, because the PS2 released, SEGA had to cut costs even more. It wasn't sustainable. They also took a loss from piracy and offering free online gaming where the company had to absorb the losses. Once their market share on third party titles fell below 20%, THAT'S when third party support failure had an effect.

It wasn't the cause of Dreamcast's failure, only a contributor.

curtis922678d ago

@MVGenearl

"They are easy, kiddish and just lacking any sort of improvement. No voice acting, motion cap, performance, graphics."

So the term 'games' to you is nothing more than tech demos, yeah? If it's not fully voiced, motion capped, running at 60fps with incredible visual fidelity it's... "kiddish" ? The fuck dude. I don't think you are able to grasp what a 'core' game is. To you it's how realistic it looks. To me, it's how the game respects the player, challenges the player. Your view of what 'mature' games are is why we get such shit, thoughtless, mindless- YET AMAZING- LOOKING-games.

darthv722678d ago

Typical Nintendo to only make marginal changes after a radical one. They have done this twice so far.
N64 to GCN was pretty significant and a change in media format as well.
GCN to Wii was marginal in both specs but they did use regular DVD instead of minis.
Wii to WiiU was pretty significant as it went from SD to HD and even went from DVD to bluray.
WiiU to Switch is marginal again with them going back to carts instead of optical media.

SirBradders2678d ago

Bull crap I have 5 controllers in my house, simply because a ps4 is cheaper in principle when you factor everything in and the controllers are cheaper also.

All of my friends have multiple controllers including general people I play with.

ColonelHugh2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

@Darth

I agree with what you are saying, but I'd like to point out that the Wii did not use DVD's, and the Wii U did not use Blu-Ray. Rather, they both used proprietary optical discs and optical drives that they made in-house. This is why there was no possibility of playing CD's, or watching movies from disc on Wii or Wii U (even though I distinctly recall a Nintendo spokesperson saying the Wii could get DVD playback in a future update when asked in an interview).

Apart from the limited edition Panasonic 'GameQube' which was an expensive alternative GameCube with DVD playback support, Nintendo has never supported any of the joint Sony-Panasonic media formats, and I doubt that's on accident.

PurpHerbison2678d ago

"And BTW,
You can't reply to your own post at the same time. You could have just edited. You just wanted to get your voice heard louder. Reported."

I hope this is a joke and you didn't really report. Waaaah reported. LOL

OzzY-waZZy2678d ago

@MV

"Where are you getting your stats from? Out of the top of your head?"

I think out of his ass if I'm not mistaken.

MetroidFREAK212678d ago

You really need to stop commenting...

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skydragoonityx2679d ago

Yea I've known a long time the switch is wiiu2

Erik73572679d ago

Or everything a wiiu should of been

FATAL1TY2678d ago

Wii u.2 €330

✗ WORST PRICE-PERFORMANCE EVER!

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yomfweeee2678d ago

What proof do you have that Third Party isn't that big of a deal? Cause I think that is beyond ridiculous.

Most families in this world are going to have a single console system. That system is not going to be the WiiU if it doesn't have third party games.

Switch does have an advantage of being portable, so I expect it to do better than the WiiU. But don't tell me third party doesn't matter.

zaherdab2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

We idiots thank you for the long monologue... while not all idiots out there have a ps4 those who are eyeing the switch would definitely care about having more games on the console.

one thing you got right is that the switch is a portable console and that's the market it's focusing on it's not meant to compete with power horses it's meant for a more casual market that nintendo has been targetting since the wii.

we're all yet to see how this is going to pan out but there's no point going around cussing people and spamming every article about zelda with how good the metacritic score is. let alone calling people idiots just for having a different opinion.

I understand your frustration that almost anything you say gets tons of disagrees but still doesnt make others idiots :)

WII U was not a poor concept it just had a poor marketing a poor first party support which meant less reason for people to buy it and led to a poor third party support and the inevitable failure.

Smokingunz2678d ago

Well said brother I couldn't spree with u more, well said.

_-EDMIX-_2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

"Big Third party is less impactful today than it was last generation"

That's amazing sweetheart where are you getting your stats? If you add up all the people that purchase Call of Duty destiny Battlefield Mass Effect Resident Evil Metal Gear Solid Final Fantasy Watch Dogs the division what have you , you have an absolutely gargantuan number.

Whether you like it or not for an absolute undeniable solid objective fact , that is the majority regarding hardcore gaming.

That is the core.

QUIMICOMORTAL2678d ago

Sure! let me know about the indie replacements for overwatch, destiny, Mass effect Andromeda, red dead redemption, COD...etc

DashArrivals2678d ago

This 'handheld' you speak of... is an absolute F*%king RIP-OFF.

It deserves all the hate it's getting. But this will be my last comment on a Switch article for a very long time, because I just don't really care anymore. The Switch is going to die my friend. Prepare yourself.