As pointed out by NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the Switch user base (in the US) consists of quite a number of multi-console owners.
No surprise there.
That less than half of Switch owners feel the need to get a PS4 or X1?
I'm a PC guy that recently bought a Pro because I got a great deal on it, and was worth it for the list of exclusives now available. Switch is definitely my next purchase, but I'm holding off being I still own a Wii U, and waiting to see if Nintendo offers a more powerful refresh soon.
40% of switch owners bought it just to play botw.
BotW is the 4th best selling game on a system that has over 25 titles in the million+ sold mark. Some being in the 8 digits. It was definitely not simply relying on BotW, though I'm sure having the better version of a very popular title at launch definitely helped early sales.
I bought for Pokemon, but I also picked up BOTW (great game btw). Pretty disappointed in the new pokemon games but BOTW was a great investment among the other titles I picked up.
So why are Mario Kart 8D and Smash Ultimate the best selling Switch games?
I was one of those ppl and it only proves my point that the switch isn’t a true console or a direct competitor to Xbox or PlayStation. If it was, most ppl (who aren’t me) wouldn’t buy multiple consoles. It’s obvious there’s a gap in what switch brings and what true consoles bring. I got rid of my switch b/c the exclusives are for kids/teens or young adults in denial vs what the ps4 pro is giving me in that area and my one X brings the fidelity and performance I crave (sans going $$$ pc) for multiplayer/3rd party/racing sims.
Kids, teens and young adults make up the majority of the gaming population lol. Your the one in denial mate.
And it's this kind of incoherent ranting that givers gamers a bad name. I'm going to assume English isn't your first language, and we all are misunderstanding your logic.
How would anyone even know that I own a switch and a pro and who cares? Both great systems btw.
Pretty many console owners, own more than one system. Last gen I owned all 3. This gen PS4/Switch.
No chance this is correct. No way that 60% of switch owners only own a switch. Thats ridiculous. The switch is a secondary console not a primary one.
So you meant that the guy, who researches sale number for a living, actually lied? 🤦♂️
No, the guy who did the survey relayed the numbers he came up with. If you ever take a statistics class though, you will get a basic understanding of different methods and types of quantitative studies. This was an internet survey, and what is known as voluntary response. What that means is that the participants weren't selected, but if they saw the survey they had the option to participate in it of their own free will. Unfortunately, studies can be prone to what is known as bias, and that's especially true with voluntary response studies. A common one is known as non-response bias, where there are plenty of people who don't respond to surveys and they could potentially represent people who in this case own different systems, or maybe own a Switch and something else. Also, to my understanding it was just one survey that was conducted. Usually, quantitative researchers conduct multiple studies as that increases the odds that the data they receive accurately reflects the population they're studying as a whole. One study just doesn't cut it, as you could get responses from people who are actually outliers of the population in terms of their views or circumstances.
Plenty of people who identify as gamers and are dedicated to the hobby own more than one system, and the Switch is commonly seen as an ideal secondary system to invest in due to it being more different from the other two than they are from one another. However, gamers don't represent the entirety of people who own videogame consoles. For example, while every system has games that span all ratings (except maybe AO), Nintendo has established itself in the eyes of many a parent that their system is the ideal kid-friendly choice. So, there are many minors who play almost, if not completely exclusively on the Switch. Also, the Switch is technically the only dedicated handheld on the market right now, so the on-the-go gamer really has no other option. Given that the data for this study is based on a single voluntary-response online survey though, I wouldn't take it too seriously.
I know for some of you elitist it might be hard to understand, but some people are just content with Nintendo's offerings. For parents who don't game, buying a switch for the Mario offerings for their children doesn't seem that off.
I haven't actually seen a lot of people being elitist towards Nintendo lately. Get off your high horse. I have, on the other hand, met a lot of pompous Nintendo fans. My beef with your kind has nothing to do with your system of choice, which I also happen to like, and everything to do with the fact that most interactions I've had with Nintendo fans on this site have been negative. Maybe you're the exception to the rule, in which case I apologize; but if not then maybe look in a mirror before calling others elitists, please and thank you.
PS4 Pro only for my gaming needs.
I own 2 Switches, 2 PS4's, and 2 Xbones. Don't ask my why, I couldn't say myself.
So that in the off chance you’re ever cloned, your clone will have something to do while you figure out what to do with him as you’re enjoying gaming on your other Switch, PS4 or XB1? You’re clearly prepared for a situation no one else is prepared for, especially if you want to play with yourself online. ;)
“PC gaming is too expensive”
@AspiringProGenji, Oh I guess I forgot to mention that I also own a $3k gaming PC and a MacBook Pro(2019), but we were talking about consoles so I didn't think I needed to. I game on every platform, except mac haha.
I would enjoy the Switch more if the video game prices weren't so high, Nintendo rarely ever has price drops or good sales. During the Christmas/boxing day/new years sales, I got alot of PS4 and Steam games on the cheap (I normally choose from the games that are 50% or more on my wish lists), still rocking the same 3 games on Switch.
I see the Switch as a complementary second console only, lack of features less third party games doesn't make it ideal as a primary console. Unless you are a Nintendo super fan that only cares about Nintendo games or portability is a deal breaker the Switch wouldn't be my first option which apparently it is for many people.
I have PS4 Pro and Switch, used to have X1X too, but I sold it.
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