The Nintendo Switch has been an incredible success for Nintendo and it will likely keep growing. However, one of its biggest threats is cloud gaming.
No it wont. Native will always beat streaming, the input lag alone will always be worse, then you have to account for cost of wifi or anything else like that. Most people around the world have caps etc, it will not take over dedicated systems for a good while yet.
while native will always beat streaming is true, if someone is trying to stave off buying another console, they might opt for xcloud to their phone instead. I would never choose a streaming only service like stadia though, it would have to be xcloud or if sony can beef up psnow somehow.
While I can see your point, and do see benefits of a streaming service, we then have to look into what it costs, the wifi isn't free and streaming eats data, you also have to consider the cost of the service itself, so overall cost could well end up more expensive over time than a console🤷♂️
These people go on like everybody has unlimited data with their phone contracts. From what I have seen, most people don't.
That's it man, even streaming YouTube will eat through your data like nobodys business, a game will only eat more as there is even more info to send back and forth, I understand it as an optional service, but main way to game? Never.
Most don't even have unlimited on their home internet. These articles are pointless. Streaming might be the future but it's not happening any sooner than 10 years. My input lag on Stadia was horrible and I have gigablast connection. I was getting 850 down 500 up and still the Assassin's Creed Odyssey was unplayable on Stadia.
Yes it will. People like me are not getting a switch cus i want streaming service. Im not alone, dont speak for what you simply dont like when its not facts
Everything I said was true, the input lag for streaming will never beat a native system, you also do have to consider cost of the wifi from your provider and the cost of the service itself. Streaming games will not be the main way we game, it will be an option. Like it, dont, I dont care🤷♂️
Plenty of surveys and statistics show the majority of players have little interest in the streaming service. When we have data it isn't an opinion it's evidence based. I feel bad for people that want the service though especially if you haven't played it yourself. I couldn't stand it when I was in the beta. The input lag is so jarring that I played 3 hours mostly just for testing my connection since I have gigablast and it was awful. But for single player games with forgiving gameplay this could work if you didn't have any other options.
The Nintendo Switch has been the best selling console in North America for a while now. With the Switch mini launching soon, that trend will continue.
Just like the Switch wouldn't be successful because cell phone games exist.
☝️ nail on the head
Why would I play breath of the wild when I can play Candy crush the angry birds.
Doubt. Nintendo still has the most beloved IPs and a dedicated handheld in the Switch. Eventually more people might choose to stream but they could easily allow you to stream xCloud on the Switch and would be the best way to play those games in handheld.
And smartphones would doom 3DS and Switch. Nintendo always doomed. DOOOOOMED!
No, just no. Carrying around a bulky controller and bracket is not practical, and the alternative of controlling a game built for 13 or so buttons on a touchscreen sucks balls. Add in top if that the latency that comes with streaming and the need for a reliable fast wifi access point and it's more a pain than anything else.
Look at that pic: gamepad+phone=tacky
It's probably a mistake of them to have put all their eggs in the mobile basket.
Yh but Nintendo will be able to stream themselves... didn't think about that one did ya. Presumably on like 5 years, youl be able to stream anything to your Switch and you have the added bonus of all Nintendos games as well.
I dont care about Nintendo being hand held at all. It's always about exclusives for me. Sony and Nintendo completely kill it when it comes to exclusives.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. Anyone that says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. I have been using PS4 remote play on my iPhone/iPad for the last month and let me tell you, sitting at a Starbucks and playing COD MW alpha and Mortal Kombat 11 online on my iPhone with no downgrades in visual or performance quality is pure bliss! And before you say “but the lag!!” Aslong as you are around 20 mbps or higher, it is completely fine! I was winning consistently online on MK11 and almost always having positive k/d when playing COD. I am done with Nintendo and the switch and the downgraded graphics and severely underpowered hardware.
I have a 500mb connection, there is still input lag....
Troll post he don’t have a switch and he did not do any of this with his phone at Starbucks Post a video next time if you want people to believe You could of saved yourself from writing a long troll post by saying I don’t like nintendo it’s simple and less words When you post the video post the Starbucks store info so we can see if someone can replicate it
Sony better watch out for gamepass. For $9.99 a month, I can play AAA games on either PC, Xbox, or once when Microsoft launches the Xcloud - practically anywhere.
Honestly I'd like to see Nintendo further their collaboration with Microsoft and allow the Switch to become xCloud enabled. Maybe just not allow titles that are already available for switch. Would counter the streaming as a threat theory, and give switch owners the op5to play more advanced games that arent available on the console natively.
Same that would really help me to drop Sony for next gen I got a ps4 with no first party games it’s my 3rd party box so no matter which one I get will be my 3rd party box again Deeper connection with nintendo and Microsoft can sway me to switch o Microsoft and switch for next gen tho
not all area outside has good internet connection. so as long as single player game exist, nintendo handheld business won't go away easily
What if we can stream on the switch? It's likely we will get the best streaming service on there in Xcloud
How many times are people going to prop something up as something that’s going to disrupt Nintendo’s handheld dominance only for it to fall short? How many times are we going to go through this same song and dance routine
Anyone that thinks Stadia will have any impact on anything, let alone the switch, is a psychopath.
Actually they do have the possibility to do so ,but will they?
With Google's history stadia will most likely be shutdown after a year
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