The people have spoken--the winner of this new round of the console wars is definitely, unquestionably the Nintendo Switch. At least, in the UK, it is.
In Japan it's even worse. The December NPD will paint a similar picture as well.
I want an uncensored gaming experience. I am not a child, and I will support companies that don’t support censorship. Nintendo 👍🏾
You just want pedo shit and submissive virtual women. Don't perch on a moral pedestal. You are the same ones who were crying with Tlou2. Bunch of bastards.
Same reason I'm buying one. Jap devs are rightfully just ignoring Sony now due to the BS they're enforcing on them.
"You just want pedo shit and submissive virtual women" Jesus christ kid, go back under your bridge, let the grown ups speak
Dark Overlord Which japanese devs are ignoring Sony? 98% of all japanese games are coming to PS consoles.
Well... this is rather misleading. Obviously the last gen consoles were on the way out and the new consoles were only on the market for one and a half months. If you want want to get an accurate picture you would compare the sales of the highest performing years or some kind of aligned release. While it's probably true and interesting as an anomaly of the system, what you said it's really of little importance in terms of over all market share or revenue/profits.
But the switch is selling faster than both ps4/xbox one when you align launches so what's your point? And going back to what you said about revenue/profits, Switch has sold at a profit since launch and their releases this year haven't typically been big budget, besides Animal Crossing. Not sure why you're trying to deflect from the switch doing incredibly well. Source for aligned launches: https://i.redd.it/bjyz377ey...
"Not sure why you're trying to deflect from the switch doing incredibly well." Huh? No, I'm not. I actually point out the importance of aligned launch as a measurement of comparison. I'm not making a judgment about the consoles at all, not in the least. I am discussing the way the information is being presented. And I never said that Switch isn't outselling PS4 or xbox. It is, absolutely. But please take care to note that this article is discussing *only* last year and pointing out that Switch outsold four other console SKU's. Which again I didn't even dispute, I'm sure that what they presented is true. All I did was explain why it's true and why it's not that important statistically for judging over all success. (which isn't saying Switch isn't successful it is obviously)
With such a huge price gap between the with and it;s competition why even compare. It's doing well just leave it at that.
aligning the sales the Switch is tracking slightly more than the PS4 if I'm not mistaken. So it goes to show that the Switch could easily sell 100+ when this is all said and done. Especially if they go and release a Pro model like Sony did. Bottom line is both consoles sold extremely well. The XB1 is the outlier here, and just looks embarassing in comparison.
With these nintendo articles, you just have to read between the lines. They like to try to make the Switch look like it's destroying everything moving, yet you never see anyone mention the switch in a serious light but ninendo fans and kids.
It's also on track to become one of the highest selling consoles of all time. Watch those hardware sales in Japan come March, when Monster Hunter releases.
They are also cheaper than a ps4/xbox one.
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McDonald's sells more cheeseburgers than a 5 start restaurant too..
Except their games are not only selling a lot, theyre highly rated also.
love me a Big Mac.
And how often do you eat at 5 star restaurants?
I bought a switch and switch lite last year. I won’t be buying anymore switches I’ll wait for their next gen replacement.
So I will buy another switch and not wait until next gen replacement? Or I didn’t buy a lite and switch last year? This is such an odd thing to disagree with lol
Weird how people kept saying it wasn't a direct competitor to Sony and Microsoft home consoles, because of its different release schedule, and inferior specs. But now, when it's no longer even a part of any 'generation' (like the Wii U was), and it's doing well, it's "won" the console war.
Switch is a handheld its bound to do well its replaced the 3ds. Articles like this make out the switch as some kind of monster that's pushing gaming forward in reality its a handheld that's popular with children
The switch isnt in any Kind of competition with the xbox and the PS4.... Its a portable hybrid. There 3rd party look terrible, their first games got graphics from two gen ago, but nobody cares about that because its portable machine. The main selling point is You can play anywhere. But The moment You try to compare to a home console is just sad. When it got the game its always the worst of worst version.
I've been watching the Switch our kids have, and it's amazing how few textures there are in the games. So much is just single color or two tone color fills. So basic. Having said that, almost everything has the same bright and colorful look, which has a certain appeal. This is why I doubt there will ever be a 4K Switch, because why bother?
Kinda crazy to think about when nintendo didn’t release much, and Sony came out hitting with bangers
Switch is my least favorite Nintendo console, and then Wii. I think from the order of what I had the most fun with, I would say... (Not including NES, was too young) SNES > N64 > GameCube > Wii U > Wii > Switch...
Coming from a Wii U, the only new games that I want to play on Switch so far is Mario Odyssey, and Breath of the Wild 2... other than those, the system has mostly old ports or crapper version of third party games.
Switch is a good console in my opinion. However, comparing sales of Xbox and PS4 when they were in the final year of a long generational cycle with new hardware just around the corner to those of a the switch which is in the peak years of its cycle is unfair.
Nintendo are smashing it, God there are some bitter little people on this site. I own Switch and now PS5 love em all the same. What's with all this silly loyalty your missing out on amazing games.
agree 100%. I'm working my way through Spiderman Remastered on my PS5 and I love it, but when I'm not doing that I'm playing something on my Switch.
My Switch is a JRPG/SRPG powerhouse and my PS5 is a single player blockbuster powerhouse. I've room for both in my life and I love it.
Talk about silly loyalty when you cannot accept some people don't like it.
How many of those Switch buyers doesn't already own a PS4 or Xbox? To me its great to see Nintendo doing as well as the competition, it means the video games industry is healthy all around and we gamers have many options. Win-win
Prius outsells ferrari too.
Yeah, but gotta love those Prius drivers that are out on a mission to try and prove that their car isn't slow.
It seems logical to me that it would be performing better in sales. The Xbox One and PS4 have been on the market for a longer period of time than the Switch so it's likely that many people may already have those consoles which allows the Switch to sell largely unimpeded. For me personally I bought my PS4 at launch and never needed to buy another, then I got an Xbox a few year after and finally at a much later date, got a Switch.
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