What makes the Nintendo Switch such an appealing system?



  • I really have no idea, I guess it's the hybrid function of being handheld and home console in 1, but for me that's pretty irrelevant, for me it's always about the games, and so far the Switch's library is bad imo, that will change in the coming months though. The only reason I already have one is to make sure I'm ready when Mario comes ut, as there is no guarantee I will b able to find a Switch next month, and the Mario Bundle is out of question due to having the game only included as download anyway.
    But really I don't see why it sold so well as it did.



  • @binarymelon Well Splatoon 2 isn't on any other systems and from what I've been told by people who play it, it's really a big improvement. As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild, they just look and play better on Switch. Not to mention you can take them on the go. And in the case of MK8D, it comes with all of the new course DLC which is pretty rad.



  • For starters I think the biggest issue here is that no matter what ppl tell you it's not going yo help you. You probably won't hear anything new from ppl that you havmt heard already. You don't see value in it and that's okay. Many ppl do. It's no different from you trying to understand why ppl like collecting or have interests in completely bizarre hobbies or in infatuated by other ppl.

    I'm not sure why ppl are so negative towards the switch. It's a great system.

    I'm not big into Nintendo like others and I enjoy it.

    I think the simplest way to look at it is, do the games appeal to you? If not, oh well don't get it.

    If they do, get it.

    My biggest reason for getting one is that it's quick and easy to use wherever and whenever I want followed with an interest in playing Nintendo exclusive games.

    I think the more mysterious and important
    question here is,

    Why would anyone want an Xbox one?



  • I've been really quite lucky over the years and had the means to buy whatever PC and console i've wanted but while I have and will always be a PC gamer(MMOs for the last 18 years), Nintendo have always been my main console.
    The Switch is no different, but now I really wish I could play all my games on it. Its perfect for my way of life nowadays and my kids love it too. For me Nintendo really is hitting a homerun this year with the great first party and indie beauts on the system.
    I think what many people dont realise(or for some reason dont WANT to realise) is that while it may not have the raw grunt of the Microsoft and Sony consoles it is a beautifully efficient system that is compatable with modern engines. Its a very well made bit of kit overall, even if a very small percent seem to of bent. I think people labelling it as a Gimmik, is a diservice to how good the system is.



  • Thank you all. This has been very helpful. It is great to see so much support for this system and to have a better understand why people find it appealing. Regardless of the fact that I don't see $300+ of value in the system I'm glad others do. Hopefully this translates to a price reduction or more great games. I would love to play through Odyssey and maybe someday I will on the Switch. If not hopefully I can play it on the next Nintendo console. I hope no one has any hate towards me for not seeing the value in it they see. Heck, I paid $300+ for my Vita and still see more value in it today. The great games on the Wii U plus its new mod community make it worth more than a Switch to me currently. I think I understand the Switch just fine now and maybe I was trying to find something that wasn't there. However, I'm still surprised that it's selling as well as it is. Really, I just wish it was more comfortable to use and wish its online infrastructure was better.



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    Rare Replay



  • @Mbun Pretty much the only reason to keep my XB1, lol.



  • It's a high quality, stylish piece of hardware, that's both a home console and a portable system. And the 1st party stable of games that you're not going to be able to play anywhere else. That's a killer combo.

    The PSP/Switch comparison doesn't work. The Switch was built from the ground up with both home and portability in mind. PSP wasn't. You're going to get the latest Doom and Wolfenstein on Switch. Will it look as good? Obviously not. Does that mean that we can expect all 3rd party games to work on Switch? Obviously not. But the gap isn't as big as the PSP to PS2. This is still a high quality piece of tech. Just because you could make a PSP work on TV, in no way is it a home console, because it wasn't designed to be a home console.



  • @El-Shmiablo said in What makes the Nintendo Switch such an appealing system?:

    It's a gimmick.

    so is VR and "muh 4K".

    there's nothing wrong with gimmicks. The Switches gimmick makes sense which is why it's successful



  • @El-Shmiablo said in What makes the Nintendo Switch such an appealing system?:

    child friendly tablet

    -Doom
    -Wolfenstein II
    -child friendly
    -kek.



  • So far it's appealing to the Nintendo hardcore


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    @Yoshi Ok.
    Sorry to have rustled your jimmies.
    If you actually pay attention to the rest of the post and read the things that didn't activate your almonds, I say that the Switch is still legit and I am very interested in it.
    And yes, the console with the phone app that can lock your child out of certain games or limit their playtime, and has no voice chat out of the box is child friendly.
    Calm down.



  • I'm not entirely sure to be honest. Personally I think its library is extremely weak, even looking well into next year. As a portable, my Vita is 10 times better for me; It has access to a wealth of fantastic PS1 and PSP games, a great set of exclusives and is also overloaded with the best indies as well. I can't even use my Switch as a kind of tablet subsitiute either as it's missing even some of the most basic functions you'd expect. The fact that I don't like Breath of the Wild means mines just sitting there now until Mario.



  • @Sheria what do you mean? the library of both current and upcoming titles is shitloads better than what the Wii U had on it by this point in its life during launch year.



  • @Yoshi said in What makes the Nintendo Switch such an appealing system?:

    @Sheria what do you mean? the library of both current and upcoming titles is shitloads better than what the Wii U had on it by this point in its life during launch year.

    Not sure that fits for me. I got my Wii U a little later, but within the first year of its release I picked it up with Zombie U, Mario Bros U, Luigi U, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Super Mario 3D World and Rayman Legends (best version imo). I'm not getting that out of my Switch personally looking at what's coming soon. Besides, I only said weak, so I'm not sure why the Wii U was your choice for a way to argue that point.



  • @Sheria

    in the first year of the Wii U's life, the only things it had that i gave a crap about were

    -Nintendoland
    -NSMBU, Luigi U is just DLC and isn't a new game so that doesn't count imo.
    -Pikmin 3
    -W101
    -Super Mario 3D World.

    in the first year of the Switches life so far we've had

    -ARMS
    -Splatoon 2
    -Mario + Rabbids
    by the end of the year we have
    -Mario Odyssey
    -Xenoblade 2

    all of those are way better than things like Nintendoland and NSMBU and i haven't even included things in my list like Zelda BOTW, Sonic Mania, Doom, NBA2K 18 and Skyrim etc yet as well as a whole bunch of indie titles.



  • The Wonderful 101 alone is already better than all currently available Switch games together.



  • I'm sure people can come up with myriad reasons for why it appeals to them personally, but in the end, it just comes down to the games, ya know?



  • Arms and Splatoon are out for me as multiplayer games, and Mario and Rabbids seems to be a game designed around playing against others first and foremost. Very sceptical on Xenoblade being this year though, and the indies I probabaly get most of on about 3 other platforms I own.



  • @Sheria Xenoblade 2 is already announced for December 1st.