Ports can be a great way to mix up video game lineups and can be a fantastic way to replay old classics but are these new Nintendo Switch ports overpriced?
I believe all consoles have had instances of over priced ports. But it was accepted because it came with all the dlc n stuff. So if Nintendo is including all the dlc for free then it's just as normal as any console port
Everything concerning the Nintendo switch is overpriced. You simply have to look at the quality of games or games elsewhere on other gaming system and its clear
Zelda, Mario, xenoblade? I don’t see any quality dip between Sony and Nintendo for 1st party titles
Nintendo has the best exclusives. Not the best graphics (which is clearly all youre concerned about) but the most fun, best gameplay and highest selling exclusives. Period. It's the other consoles that don't compare to the switch in that regard .
Such utter bull****. The only "clear" thing here is how much you look down on Nintendo games. Sit down.
"Nintendo has the best exclusives. Not the best graphics (which is clearly all youre concerned about) but the most fun, best gameplay and highest selling exclusives. Period. It's the other consoles that don't compare to the switch in that regard ." * Pure rubbish* When fanboys say things like "most fun and best gameplay" it's just euphemism for saying that the game isn't technologically advance and isn't very challenging to play. I guess horizon zero or assassins creed ori are rubbish to fanboys because they look beautiful while being a bit challenging.Look at Zelda bot and Mario odd and you'll understand that those games aren't impressive by any stretch of the imagination when your talking about there tech and they are very easy to play. Fanboys act like having less technology in a game makes it better and I've seen people slag a game off because its beautiful to look at but is highly rated by reviewers and a lot of gamers. You look at the switch and its software and you'll realize that it doesn't offer much when it comes to games as the other consoles. The switch has a handful of compelling games and majority of the rest are mobile games or games that seem like they were made for mobile phones. Fanboys should realize that other systems have games that sells in the millions as well
@eddie. Everyone knows Mario and Zelda are of high quality and always sell, they are very old and renowned IP's with fans spanning generations, to say other platforms can't compare when the Switch isn't even 12 months old is pretty ridiculous, especially if you are including the PS4 in that argument. Love my Switch, love MK8, love Odyssey, but there are only about 3 or 4 must haves on the Switch at the most (lesst than 1 year old, not bad at all) compared to many more elsewhere, well maybe not Xbox.
@ jaguarevolved You keep mentioning "fanboys", you do realise you're coming off as the biggest fanboy in this conversation? This is compounded by the fact that you're trolling a comment section for a console you obviously blindly hate. Grow up and move on.
I'm a fanboy of quality games. I haven't any allegiance to any console or gaming system. I have all the consoles and a very powerful pc. I don't mind games with low resolution or games with 30fps but I do have a preference for certain tech in games. Unlike some people I play or have tried most highly rated games and niche games for all the gaming systems. Pc has the most games and best performance for games over all consoles. It also plays all Xbox one games and has free Xbl. Ps4 has the most exclusive games this generation with all multiplatform games. Switch is the weakest console and lacks 99 percent of multiplatform games that are on pc, ps4 and xbox one. Xbox one has a lot of games but they all can be played elsewhere. There are a lot of games we know that are coming to the xbox, ps4 and pc but we only know a handful of games coming to the switch this year. https://farm5.staticflickr.... That's my gaming setup while most fanboys only have one or 2 systems and played a handful of games.
Or just compare the first year of every platform in existence, and realize it’s the freaking same lol
Call me a fanboy all you like but Nintendo is the exclusives king, by quite a distance as well. Who has made the most and best games ever? Hmmmmmm let me thibk????? Oh yh , it's clearly Nintendo. Who is the highest selling exclusives by far? Nintendo. It's more of a fact than an argument and you all Know it. Sony has. Handful of meaningful exclusives and MS even less.
"Call me a fanboy all you like but Nintendo is the exclusives king, by quite a distance as well. Who has made the most and best games ever? " Can you back that up with facts that Nintendo has the most exclusives and best games please? Best is subjective but provide some facts to back up your statements please. They are clearly behind with exclusive games this gen with switch and the Wii u was utter failure of a console last generation. Wii had mostly shovelware games with some exclusive games but I wouldn't say they were good. GameCube was a failure of a console just like the Wii u and just like the n64 because they all had a lot of game droughts and the systems sold poorly compared to the playstation. The Sony PlayStation of those generations had majority of the exclusive games and majority of the highly rated games also. The Nintendo consoles had their Mario, Zelda, metroid and a few other games like most generations but they don't quite step out of their comfort zone. I don't know of any gaming generation where Nintendo home console had more exclusive games than a PlayStation. The PlayStation has dominated every console generation except for the ps3. The PlayStation has always obliterated the competition in console sales, game sales and quantity of exclusive games
Who has the most exclusives makes them king. How many new exclusives has Nintendo created and succeeded at? Mario, Zelda, and Metroid wash and repeat. Not saying they are bad games but dude the king is who delivers the most exclusive variety and that's Sony, sir. Period It is a testament of kingship is when, not only 1st party studios, but also 2nd and 3rd party studios make exclusives for a console. That again, is Sony, sir. Look at the volume of games coming out for PS4 that arent made by Sony. It looks like the developers choice trumps any nonsensical dribble offered by over zealous fans of a given console. Just a project, take every game on the Switch away that has previously been or is currently on any other console and the truth will become increasingly clear. What do you have left? Why are they charging so much for what is available on other consoles for worlds cheaper? They know people are fanatics to prove their consoles are better and they profit from this blind devotion people have to be right in the choice. Insecurity makes Nintendo a crap load of money. Period
@EddieNX, What are you? 12? Nintendo makes some great games, but they don't innovate as much when it comes to first party games. I could understand you belittling Microsoft's line-up this gen but you must be joking about Sony when they smashed it out the park this gen.
As much as I love Nintendo, they're always overpriced, their software hardly ever drops in price, otherwise I'd buy more.
A $5 mobile game is $25 on Switch, no extras. Having mentioned that, the issue isn't the initial price, it's that they never decrease in price the way they do on other platforms.
I think so, but that's always the case with Nintendo, not just for the Switch. If you compare it to the Nathan Drake Collection, where you got all three games (remastered very well) for $60, with Nintendo games it's pretty much always the same price for just one game.
What? I paid like $20 for that game.
Not on release
Well there is also the last of us and god of war 3 remastered, which retailed at 60 dollars for one old game right? This has been a trend on all platforms this gen.
actually The Last of Us was released at $50 not $60 because people complained that it was overpriced. Also GoW3 released at $40
Aight I take that back then lol.
You know nothing.
Even on the Wii U, their games are still expensive. That's what I don't like about Nintendo. Even PlayStation gets that games have to go down in price, 1st party/exclusives or not.
To be fair FFXII and .hack GU on PS4 which are PS2 ports were 50 bucks. Gundam Vs is a PS3 and Arcade game was full price. Thankfully not always the case as Kiwami was 30 bucks and Okami was 20 bucks. Just saying some third parties set prices a bit high anyway.
Yes! no one is gonna pay $59.99 for Hyrule warriors or $59.99 for Bayonetta 1&2. Should be $39.99 max.
Yea I'll wait a week or two then scavenge Reddit for someone selling them cheaper.
wait so $60 for two games is now too much? Hyrule Warrios takes all the DLC from the Wii U and 3DS versions and slaps them together in one package. So you get quite a lot of content for that price at least. It's not like they just took the previous game on Wii U and gave it a coat of polish.
compared to ports released on PS4 and Xbox One it's more expensive and thereby too much. Also older games aren't usually as attractive as new games so expecting that customers will pay the same amount nevertheless is maybe a bit wrong, or?
Who is paying $60 for a game when you have things like amazon prime and best buy gamers club? Also newegg has games on sale all the time. If you are dumb enough to pay full price for a game, then you deserve overpriced ports too!
Amazon Prime no longer works like it use too. I'm one and they charge for tax now so you're item is no longer $47.99 anymore with free 2 day shipping.
Prime is still that cheap for me. It depends on the state laws, as well.
@Travis3708, they still do it for preorders though, right? Also, they tend to match a lot of other store's sales. But I still think best buy gamers club is the best way to buy games now. Redbox has good sales sometimes too if you are willing to deal with no original case. Gamefly also has good sales, and typically includes the dlc codes still.
Plenty of people will.
For 2 bayo games it's fine Hyrule Warriors they can stick it where sun don't shine
Almost every port or remaster is full price, on any console. Why are Nintendo expected to be different?
tell me them? Crash trilogy was $40 Rare Replay was $30 Uncharted Trilogy $60 Last of Us was $50 Kingdom Hearts 1.5-2.5 $40 .Hack Last Recode $50 DmC was $40 DMC4 was $40 GoW was $40 Darksiders 2 $30 Darksiders was $20 Apart from Nintendo no one releases rereleased games as a single fgame for full price and gets away with it. It's only Trilogy's that do. Well and GTA because RockStar gets the same passes Nintendo does apparently lol. Also closest games to those prices are usually just a year after release. I would buy rereleases of some games for $60 but when I look at all my games, the only rerelease I can say did that is Fairy Fencer F Dark whatever the name is. But that wasn't going to sell here so they have to make it that price. Also unlike Nintendo EVERY other company in existence actually drops prices pretty fast but again Rockstar lol
More importantly, most of those games are now $20 or less. It's a miracle if any exclusive game on Nintendo platforms gets a set reduced price let alone sees sales at major locations or online that bring it close to what you get on other consoles for similar content after 6 months/1 year/even longer.
Right ppl disliked the truth and didn't have a comeback. You're right. Uncharted trilogy can be found under $40 everywhere. Last of us is 30 in Canada, rare reply is like 10.both dmc are 20,gow is like 15 lol
Not when they add in new features or include all the DLC. Also why dafuq would anybody complain about ports?
Console war soldiers, that's why.XD
@Blue No, it's accurate. You want rich? Look at all the port-lovers from the PS4 and XB1's early years coming up in here to bash the Switch for getting ports. Now THAT, is rich.
"That's right: rather than something new and exciting, they are relying on a port of a game series that pretty much every gamer on N4G already owns on other consoles." Seems like you were against ports but now seem to love Skyrim, Doom, and Dark Souls being ported to a Nintendo console. Such a fanboy hypocrite. http://n4g.com/user/blogpos... "That's right: rather than something new and exciting, they are relying on a port of a game series that pretty much every gamer on N4G already owns on other consoles." Seems like you were against ports but now seem to love Skyrim, Doom, and Dark Souls being ported to a Nintendo console.
Which they've been doing a pretty good job with so far. If Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is really $60 then that's a huge f*** up though. Everything else has been a pretty good value.
41% of all Nintendo games released this year are ports or remasters
A lot of people missed them on the Wii U. I really don't see a problem with it if they are releasing new games at the same time. All of these ports or being done by smaller developers, not nintendo themselves. They did that with the 3DS remasters as well.
And how many games released in the first year for Xbone and PS4 were ports? Quite a few. It was a large point of contention on this very site. The first year of PS4 saw people complaining non-stop about a lack of games. As if that isn't the case with every console that releases its first year. How quickly people forget.....
There were 5. 5 ports released in 2014 by third parties for the PS4 and Xbox One. Definitely not the flood that certain people like to make it out to be. Nintendo already has 6 first/second party ports on or announced for the Switch plus all of the third party ports.
Hell, the No. 1 selling game in GTA V is a port even. People definitely have bad memories.
I'm sorry but Doom or Wolfenstein II on the go seems pretty damn awesome so I wouldn't complain.
You mean just like PS4/X1’s first year on the market? How dare Nintendo try to emulate them!
Who actually bought a WIIU?
As a WiiU owner, this is my problem, too. But my wife wanted the switch :) ... well I don't buy Mario Kart again for it. I really don't know why they didn't invest in a new Mario Kart instead, I really new a new one. On the other hand. The controllers for the switch are still to expensive. If I want to play Mario Kart with my kids I have to buy new controllers, a charging unit etc. Seen this way the switch is the most expensive console I ever had.
No you do not. I play Mario Kart with my daughter with only the Joy Cons included with the Switch. If you want to play with 3-4 players, then yes, you need another set. But lets think about that. Up to 2 players can play with one set of controllers. On other consoles you need a single controller per person. If you are talking about a Pro Controller that is different. Its optional and not required.
@CorndogBurglar yes, 2 kids + my wife. And I can not play longer sessions with those joycons. My thumbs hurt after a while (just like they do if I play psp or with the ps2/3 controller). So I need a bigger controller to play any switch game for longer than 30 minutes.
The problem is that they stay at the same retail price for too long, at least with ports they should go down in price.
Well thats kind of Nintendo in general. It takes a very long time for them to lower prices on pretty much anything.
that's what ristul was saying
Well, considering I've seen PS4 ports of PS3 titles priced at $80CAD upon release, yes but they're not the only ones doing it. Granted, the vast majority of the PS4 ports happened in the first year or two after launch. Maybe the Switch will be a similar story. Or maybe it won't as the portable aspect is making it an attractive option for ports. Time will tell I guess.
I'm Canadian and I can say that's BS for the most part. Most are released between $49.99CAD to $64.99CAD maybe $69.99CAD. Also the thing you say about early ports isn't right because PS4 games didn't go to $80 until about 2 years in. The ones that do definitely don't sell if it's not a trilogy, GTA or Tomb Raider Tomb Raider 1 year later which makes sense moving a gen 1 year later as definitive but like 3 or so years like MK and so on is too much for $80CAD (I actually own MK8Deluxe). It's very uncommon on PS4, and the ones that do actually drop in price fast. Nintendo doesn't even know price drops exist sadly
The console Is being flooded with mobile games and pixel junk. On top of that they are being priced way high comparing them to other platforms PC,IOS,Andiod.
Not many people bought the Wii U which is why you're seeing such a large influx of ports
So we should call it the Nintendo port switch?I member when PS4/X1 came out people would be hounding them cuz they where releasing ports.
You literally didn’t read what he had just said, did you? Not alot of people had bought the WiiU (including me) like the PS3/X360 so that is why most people accept those ports because to them, this is the first time they get to experience those games. Does that make it right to port those games and charge them full price? No, but compared to the competitions they had done nothing wrong.
These titles are being given a second wind. We all know how the Wii U turned out so these games releasing are going to be new to so many. Nintendo has always been expensive. Keep them coming I say
Not sure how anyone but fanboys can defend the $60 price for Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. It released at $50 for the Wii U and currently has a MSRP of $20 and Nintendo is now trying to sell it for $60 on the Switch. That is insane.