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We Were Worried About Nintendo (But Not Anymore)

Some thought the Switch might be ready to slow down in 2019, but that's definitely not the case now. Nintendo is moving full steam ahead.

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PhoenixUp45d ago

There’s still things to be worried about with Nintendo

King_Noctis45d ago

Can you tell me what should we be worried about?

TekoIie45d ago

Not much overall to be honest. I'd like them to beef up the development teams that work on the Switch UI and Online network but in terms of game development, they're on point with the Switch.

DJK1NG_Gaming45d ago

@tekolie
Worried - anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.

UI is not going to cause Nintendo problems in the future nor will the online.

Concertoine45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

Few things:

1. They are getting greedy because the switch is a success. They screwed over everyone thats been hoarding mynintendo points since the switch launched by devaluing the coins you get. The fact that NES controllers cost 60 bucks for 2. I remember when the Wii U launched and they gave away a digital deluxe promotion that gave you 5 dollars for every 100 you spent. Not much, but not a slap in the face.

2. Still no reason to think that Switch online will be something other than annoying for the next 5 years. Now they've locked online gaming behind an excuse of an online system to get an extra 20 bucks a year.

3. No virtual console, and in exchange you get the netflix-esque service that doesnt give you ownership of anything.

G3ng4r45d ago

Eh, consider the nintendo exclusive library for next year alone is much larger than the list of known exclusives coming to ps4 for literally the rest of its life and there isn't so much to worry about.

Lime12343d ago

1. Judge Eyes
2. TLOU Part II
3. Days Gone
4. Shenmue III
5. MediEvil
6. Left Alive
7. Dreams
8. Final Fantasy VII Remake
9. Babylon's Fall
10. Ghost of Tsushima
11. Death Stranding
12. Nioh 2

Now, can you make a list with Switch exclusives for next year. And please, no indies.

SuperSonic9145d ago

I am more worried about the young kids that play Nintendo games. They might become kiddie-adults in the future. They might become like Mario with arrested development and don't grow.

G3ng4r44d ago

You mean like your brain? That seems to shrink the more of your posts that I see.

SuperSonic9144d ago

@G3ng4r
Thanks for proving my point with your comment

wonderfulmonkeyman44d ago

Outside of a few online screw-ups, Nintendo have been a lot better about fulfilling fan wishes this gen than they were last gen.
Now if they can just expand the options on their system and add more than nes titles to their subscription service...

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RobtimusPrime45d ago

What worries me about Nintendo is that the Switch will be successful enough for Nintendo to think they are on the right path. Their not.

Proof of this can easily be seen today. Nintendo; a company who has had consoles AND handhelds for well over 2 decades has only a handheld on store shelves. Switch won't hit half of PS4's sales. It might be turning a profit but it won't make up for their lack of having a dedicated HOME console.

Switch has already proven what many knew it would be; another Nintendo exclusive gaming device. Good if your into handhelds but a handheld is NOT a replacement for a dedicated home gaming console.

I've seen NO sign Nintendo has learned anything from the punchline that was Wii U. The same issues that have plagued Nintendo for decades continue to plague the Switch.

This time around Nintendo won't have the benefit of something almost all Nintendo portables have had; physical durability. GBA, DS & 3DS are known for being almost indestructible. Switch? Nope. It's cheaply constructed.
Got a friend whose kid broke Switch in less than a month. He chose not to purchase a new one & just bought him a couple 3DS games instead. $300 is a tough pill for many to swallow, especially when your expecting your $300 to maintain the quality standards their previous products were famous for. The steep price means Switch won't be the on the go electronic child distraction that has been a hallmark for Nintendo handhelds.

Switch will have a successor. It will be another glorified handheld that will fall far short in technical performance, AAA 3rd party support & online capabilities in comparison to PS5 & XBone2. And it will sell less than Switch, which will sell less than 3DS. It'd call that worrisome.

TekoIie44d ago

"Proof of this can easily be seen today. Nintendo; a company who has had consoles AND handhelds for well over 2 decades has only a handheld on store shelves. Switch won't hit half of PS4's sales. It might be turning a profit but it won't make up for their lack of having a dedicated HOME console."

interesting prediction for a system that's exceeded expectations so far and is looking to have its strongest year soon (assuming everything we're expecting to release does so in 2019 minus a few like Metroid which we just cant predict yet).

"Switch has already proven what many knew it would be; another Nintendo exclusive gaming device. Good if your into handhelds but a handheld is NOT a replacement for a dedicated home gaming console."

Except its proven to be the first Nintendo system in a long time that's more than that. For a start, it's looking like the system is the go-to console for indie games due to the high sales, and of course with it being the strongest system in JPN its guaranteed that it'll be getting support from developers from that region. Even Bethesda has been offering good support for the system and it seems like its profitable for them because games are still releasing.

That's a hell of a lot more than a "Nintendo exclusive gaming device".

"This time around Nintendo won't have the benefit of something almost all Nintendo portables have had; physical durability. GBA, DS & 3DS are known for being almost indestructible. Switch? Nope. It's cheaply constructed.
Got a friend whose kid broke Switch in less than a month."

Sucks man. But we've already seen the demographics of Switch owners and under 12 is about 15% I think which is much lower than the 3DS. So its already clear the Switch is skewed towards a higher aged audience so it not being the go-to system for kids isnt much of a problem.

Let's not kid ourselves though, kids are using tablets more than Switch's. It's a war for a market Nintendo cannot win.

"Switch will have a successor. It will be another glorified handheld that will fall far short in technical performance, AAA 3rd party support & online capabilities in comparison to PS5 & XBone2. And it will sell less than Switch, which will sell less than 3DS. It'd call that worrisome."

Not even Pachter is gonna attempt making a prediction that far away. There's no need to rush buddy just enjoy what we've got for now because predicting anything from this point is a fluke.

RobtimusPrime44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

"interesting prediction for a system that's exceeded expectations so far and is looking to have its strongest year soon (assuming everything we're expecting to release does so in 2019 minus a few like Metroid which we just cant predict yet)."

The Switch has most definitely exceeded expectations. FOR NOW.
2019 Strongest year yet? Doubt it. Good look surpassing 2017. A new Mario, Zelda & Mario Kart rerelease will be tough to surpass. Metroid? Most people that want Metroid will already own a Switch after this holiday season so it's impact won't be what you might be thinking.

"Except its proven to be the first Nintendo system in a long time that's more than that. For a start, it's looking like the system is the go-to console for indie games due to the high sales, and of course with it being the strongest system in JPN its guaranteed that it'll be getting support from developers from that region. Even Bethesda has been offering good support for the system and it seems like its profitable for them because games are still releasing."

Heh. Indies? The same indies that can be bought almost everywhere else for cheaper & with better performance? People ain't spending over $300 to play indies. Stahp. It. Japan support is great to have. Only MS suffers from a lack of Japanese games. For every Bethesda game on Switch there's 3 that are skipping it sooo....

"Sucks man. But we've already seen the demographics of Switch owners and under 12 is about 15% I think which is much lower than the 3DS. So its already clear the Switch is skewed towards a higher aged audience so it not being the go-to system for kids isnt much of a problem."

That MAY be true for the 1st year of Switch but year 2 numbers ain't out & because of it being a cheap, fragile device it WON'T be the thing for the under 12 market. Deny the impact & importance of Nintendo's stranglehold on kids all you want. Year 1 was going to be majority die hard gamers. It's the case with most new gaming platforms the Wii being one of the few exceptions.

"Let's not kid ourselves though, kids are using tablets more than Switch's. It's a war for a market Nintendo cannot win."

On this we agree.

wonderfulmonkeyman44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

"People ain't spending over $300 to play indies."
Several indies have made more on Switch than on one or more of the three other sources combined.[steam, ps4, xb]
Plenty of people are buying Switch for indies.
You've got your head in the sand, if you really think the Switch is just a Nintendo game machine.
Also, most Switch owners are adults.

RobtimusPrime44d ago

"Several indies have made more on Switch than on one or more of the three other sources combined.[steam, ps4, xb]
Plenty of people are buying Switch for indies."

Switch 2018 has been horrendous when it comes to AAA 1st AND 3rd party titles. What's left? Indies. People want software for their new gaming platform. If a year later all they got is cellphone quality indies to choose from they'll be picking those cellphone indies. YOU'VE got YOUR head in the sand if you think Switch isn't currently on another of Nintendo's infamous game droughts. This time the drought is of the AAA variety.

"Also, most Switch owners are adults"
1st year statistics. As I said 1st year is usually die hard.
As I originally stated, Switch is proof Nintendo has learned ntothing from their mistakes. It's worrisome.

awdevoftw45d ago

I'm not worried about them either. Although I stopped caring about them after the snes.

Pyrofire9545d ago (Edited 45d ago )

Are the parentheses necessary? (Only here to nit-pick and display irony.)

paintedgamer198445d ago

The switch is better than the wiiu (but that isnt saying much).

CarlDechance44d ago

I wasn't worried about the Wii U. (But now I am)

wonderfulmonkeyman44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

The Switch is a serious competitor despite its lower tech. (But haters won't admit it, even when Sony once did)