Nintendo is decimating its competition both in Japan and abroad in 2021. Will it continue?
Yes, Nintendo has the games and more surprises. I expect 2022 to be the same. Doesn't mean the competition won't have great experiences. Just that Nintendo really is primed to have a solid couple of years.
Nintendo might be the only company that will fully support Japan and western games. Sony and Microsoft don't care about that anymore. Well Microsoft is at least trying though
Japanese gamer has poor taste anyway. That has been the case after the PS2 generation.
as long as stock is hard to come by, Nintendo will continue to do well. I expect things to start slowing down a little for them. They are crossing 80 million sold to this point. But I expect another solid couple of years worth of sales before we see the eventual successor.
With next gen being a rare sight from stores and nothing huge next gen exclusive for the year atm, id agree.
"Nintendo’s Direct was so successful" Lol...
That direct was nothing to write home about, but it was better than the State of Play from Sony, and MS has not given us anything.
I know we like to compare Directs and States of play, but the two companies actually use them differently. Directs are supposed to let us know the surprise releases for the year and get us hyped for them. Sony already announces their releases years out, and state of play gives you a deeper dive into the games they've already announced. They were both underwhelming, but at least we know what to expect from Sony. Nintendo's 1st half is pretty empty. Super excited for Project Triangle but thats next year.
@Notorious I wouldn't call Switch empty in the first half. I just finished Immortals Fenix Rising (fall last year I know, but for context), and my current forcast is Persona 5 Strikers, Bravely 2, Monstsr Hunter Rise, Mario Golf, Disgaea 6, Ys IX, Trails of Cold Steel 4, and SS HD. I am pretty busy with Switch through July, and all the other two have to offer me (of interest) is RE8, Back for Blood, and Ratchet. Calling the Switch's line up empty is a massive hyperbole, especially when I have more to play on it than the other two. Also Nintendo has been announcing most of there games within 3-4 months of release. If people really expected them to drop their fall/late summer/holiday line up, then those same people really set themselves up to be disappointed TBH. So saying directs are meant to cover releases for the year is just incorrect. They cover games that are literally just about to release, with a few suprises sprinkled in. There will be more directs once the current line up has been released, it has always been that way since the Switch launched. (be it another big direct, or a series of minis)
@notorious I wouldn't call Nintendo's first half empty. Super Mario 3D World, Bravely Default 2, Monster Hunter Rise, New Pokemon Snap, and Mario Golf are all in the first half. Also miitopia if you're into that (looks fun but overpriced imo). I'd say that's not a bad start exclusive wise. You may not be interested in all of them, but there is more to offer this year than other years for the first half.
March 23rd Microsoft is having an event. It is supposed to have some new announcements, and updates.
Sony has a solid line up this spring. For context some games coming to PlayStation this spring that are not coming to Switch. Returnal Deathloop Ratchet and Clank RE8 MLB the show 21 Kena Bridge of Spirits
@JimmyDM90 For context, only two of those games interest me. The Switch has more to offer me based on what I like to play. Not a hard concept to understand. Disgaea 6 will not have a PS western release. Monster Hunter Rise is not on PS. Bravely 2 is not on PS. Hell most of the games I said I was getting will not be on PS. My point was not to bring down PS or XSX, it was that when people say Switch has an empty 1st half it is a hyperbole or attempt at downplay. All your little list did was prove my point, the PS and XSX have no more to offer than the Switch does for the first have of 2020. The games on each platform that someone prefers and will be bisy playing however will vary from person to person.
no it wasn't :D
@Shiken No one cares what you are personally interested in. "Nothing on switch interests me, therefore barely anything is releasing on it and it's support from ninty is lacking severely." See what an utterly stupid argument that is? We are not debating you're own heavy biases, we're discussing, objectively, who has the better line up. So when you're telling me what games you've been playing this year and you have to include a myriad of multiplatform games, the look and run VASTLY better on proper next gen hardware, you've already lost the argument.
@captainobvious Your name is not a reflection of your logic I see. I am saying everything is subjective. Objectively each platform holds value for different people. No one gives a shit about what in your OPINION is Objectively the better line up, because that is still subjective. You talk about visuals and tech, but if someone wants to play something that isn't on the platform, like MHR, SMTV, MH Stories, Resident Evil Outrage, Disgaea 6 (English), etc at some point in 2021 then your arguments are meaningless. Nothing is objective about any of this, and I never claimed it to be. Only you fools that claim the Switch has an empty spring despite being proven wrong seem to be making such statements.
Yes. Nintendo will remain at the top while Sony and Microsoft duke it out over who will come in 2nd though Microsoft isn't really putting up much of a fight at the moment. So Sony will be a solid second this year.
With all of the new studios Microsoft has acquired, I wouldn't count them out. March 23 Microsoft is having an event. It is supposed to show off new games and provide updates.
And what is Sony doing at the moment to put up a fight? You Sony fsnboys need to let last gen go with those last gen insults. Neither MS or SONY has anything worth playing right now and BOTH companies have delayed next gen games.
Nintendo same games, different year.
"And what is Sony doing at the moment to put up a fight?" trying to make as many PS5 as possible to meet demand is one. My country is not one of the main regions for release, and I have yet to see any store selling a PS5 here due to shortages. The official Sony Stores aren't even taking pre-orders at this point, that's how hard it is for the PS5 to come by. the only way it to go online and pay scalpers $1000 including shipping last I checked yesterday. and I'm not gonna do that! for comparison, last gen, I was able to get my hands on the launch PS4 less than a month after release.
Why? Sales-wise at least, Nintendo is doing quite well.
aye..but it is not dominating anything but maybe Japan.
They have the cheapest console, and a budget handheld that counts toward Switch sells. They should be doing well. The problem is, when Nintendo does well, these idiots like to act like Nintendo is destroying everything else, when, it's really just the right conditions for Nintendo to do better than everyone else.
Agreed. Overpriced ports that are more expensive then their original releases and multiplatform games, if they get a release due to how weak the hardware is, that run vastly worse compared to proper next gen hardware, is not dominating.
If they can sell millions of copies of emulated ports of 10 year old games at full price, hell yes!
IMO, take it easy on Demon’s Souls, it was a good game.
Except Demon's Souls isn't a DIRECT port of a 10 years old game, you dumbo. People don't use their brains these days, eh?!
Demon Souls was a proper remaster, not a lazy port.
@zac Are you being deliberately stupid? Honest question.
Yeah it will. Nintendo could literally polish a turd, slap the Nintendo seal of quality on it, sell it for £60 and fans will lap it up. Though I think the word "decimating" is exaggerating just a little.
I haven't played a Pokemon game since Yellow & Stadium. Growing up I only ever had a Gameboy Colour & Nintendo 64 before I was introduced to PlayStation with Final Fantasy VII & I never went back to Nintendo, other than when I bought a used Gamecube for FF Crystal Chronicles (big mistake) & when the Wii Fad hit. But you know what? I think I'm sold on a switch in 2022. I've already got a Series S, my next focus is securing a PS5, and then I'm on the way to owning all of the consoles for the first time ever in a gaming generation.
If you like JRPGs, the portability of the switch is the perfect format, and the JRPG library is incredible.
@Zacfoldor Ports of JRPGs that have been played to death on other formats. Yawn. Switch fanboys always boast about ports, ports and more ports, bad ones -performance wise- at that lol.
Zac You see I agree and don't. Because I found that to be Vitas beg value. JRPGs and I agree they're great on the go just like on the couch. Most aren't graphically intensive so it ain't a big deal. BUT, you know what the issue is here? Alot of them are just ports of games already out on PS. When Vita did it, it either got the game first or the same time. Then when they come the same time they're stuff like strikers which I will 100% buy on ps4/5(I have 5) over switch anyway like I bought fate extella on PS4 over Vita. So it's always a, switch owners hype for something I've already finished. Then the ones exclusive to it are almost always something I don't like. Like those first person dungeon crawlers, or tactics style games. If they started getting releases like how Vita did and weren't playing the "get released next year formula" I'd agree. Trophies/achievements are also a factor for me but that's personal preference lol
Fans, metacritic, and pretty much the entire switch user base judging by sales, amirite? Also, any other conceivable metric to judge quality by. Maybe the games are just good and people like them who play them? I’m sure the mainstream hip hardcore gamer would rather be playing generic mediocre AAA next gen games and pretend they are fun, but really boring filler though, at 70 bucks a pop. /s Most Nintendo games are really good, even the ports. Most AAA games released lately aren’t. Just sayin. Who is really missing out here?
"Maybe the games are just good and people like them who play them?" Maybe the Nintendo zealots would rather be playing these generic mediocre Nintendo rehashes and pretend they are fun, but really boring filler though, at 60 bucks a pop that rarely go on sale. /s
Personally I'm hype for Mario Golf, so we ain't about to call Switch games generic. But surely rehashed as Nd lorts
Investors are loving it but it would be nice if gamers had something else to be excited about other then sales figures.
I’m pretty hyped about breath of the wild 2, and skyward sword honestly, and a new Mario game just came out. So many great jrpgs, my switch back catalog is ridiculous. I think if you were a big fan of Nintendo games or JRPGs or indies, there is a ton to look forward to on the switch, and even a decent selection of other types of games tbh.
Jrpgs that have already been released on other platforms since the dawn of the day, yawn. Man, you Nintendo fans were really that desperate for good Jrpgs back then, eh? LMAO.
Unfortunately I didn’t like BotW so I’m not the least bit excited about the next game unless it makes a complete U turn on what BotW was, but that’s not going to happen. Never finished SS so I really should once the new version is out. I love my indies but get them on other platforms when I can. Indies are all I have to look forward towards this year actually😅 I had a Wii U and every top title available so most switch titles aren’t new to me.
Yawn. Another exaggerated piece from the biggest Nintendo shill on the internet. Next!
When the next gen stock is plentiful and the true next gen games start to flow then no, Nintendo won’t dominate. They won’t even be able to take part in the contest as switch will be completely incapable of running mainstream next gen releases.
Won't happen in 2021, though...
When did I hear that before? Oh yes, when the Switch was released and was competing with the PS4 and the X1. Oh well...
Do you honestly believe switch is gonna outsell ps5 and Xbox in winter 2021? Switch is amazing but it’s mid generational cycle, sales will slow down inevitably. Ps5 and Xbox have a huge amount of pent up demand. I would expect stock to return second half of 2021 and from September to December you will see a huge push of those consoles.
Yes but not for the full year. I think once the ps5 starts becoming ready available then sales wise that will start selling more each month. In the UK at least. I wouldn't be to surprised if the ps5 was the best selling console for February. The switch was also in short supply other than that new red one as well as the switch lite. The ps5 seems to of had a decent amount of stock (that sold out within minutes) last week and the week before.
Dominating is a bit of an exaggeration
go take a look at the NPDs and the famitsu sales and even the UK and you'll see it's not far from the truth.
Well that's the only gaming that is mostly available everywhere, next gen consoles are sold out everywhere, damn GPU cards sold everywhere, and still there is the most important factor on why gaming has been so damn popular at the moment and that is the freaking pandemic. At this point is buy whatever you can find, is not a matter of choice is a matter of availability, literally I can buy a Switch right now from Amazon but no way will do that lol.
According to who? The Switch is just replaying what we played on Wii U...... So what youre saying is you wanna live in the past, you never want tech to move forward. You want new tech so you can play old games..... Well then you play remakes of Zelda (the same story told over and over) and Ill play Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart, and games that havent been released yet.
We need more games!
Well, yes actually they just gotta bomb us with games like they did in 2017 or 2019, We know there is a BOTW2 waiting but since they haven't said anything on a concrete date (unlike God of war). what we know so far we(the owners of a Switch) are getting pokemon diamond and pearl remake, so that's probably fall of 2021, we are getting no more heroes 3, we are getting Monster Hunter Rise, we just need Bayonetta 3 and a few other surprises and the heavy hitter for the holidays and Nintendo should be just fine this 2021. Let alone 2022 the new pokemon game and Splatoon 3
The new systems really dont have any games that showcase the tech, the switch, except for a few new titles is a WiiU re-release system. I have a WiiU and so far have passed on the switch....was hoping for a new Metroid, DKC, Star Fox, F-zero, Pikmin, Battalion Wars....anything.....I guess when no one really bought a WiiU you can repackage those games as new ones.....Nintendo knows their base and they know how to make money thats for sure
Was hoping Metroid would have popped her head up at Nintendo Direct or that Zelda would have had a collection for her anniversary. Skyward Sword I have not played so I'll grab it sales wise depends on the games online wise I go Microsoft or Sony. Right now I go Nintendo with their exclusives still want Luigi's Mansion 3 I avoid online games with the Switch. This last Nintendo Direct was ok it was nothing to exciting to do back flips over more like a get stoned and just veg on the couch excitement.
I can’t even keep up with all the releases because there is so much to play. I didn’t even realize persona 5 strikers released and I just picked it up today. I’m still juggling trying to complete games I got last year. Say what you want, but the switch is doing great and this time nobody can say it’s casuals and soccer moms fluffing numbers.
Lmao Nintendo fans at it again believing Switch has a better library of titles every year
Have you tried Hades yet?
Why not? Why are your subjective experiences more objective than anyone else's?
Nintendo has been quietly dominating the industry for years now with Switch. I don’t see why 2021 would be any different.
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