On January 12th we had the official presentation of the Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, we even wrote an article talking some information about him. The big problem is that this presentation disappointed many people, haters are having a party and many are complaining about things like lack of games, weak hardware and even internal storage. In this article, I want to analyze these criticisms and points so that we can arrive at a reasoning and logical conclusion of the subject.
People think that the Switch even before its launch will have the same fate as the WII U, they believe that Nintendo is doing the same shit as before and that third-party companies will not support the console, all due to these factors and the presentation. Do you really think Nintendo with a team of marketing and SEO strategists and all the problems with the WII U is going to make the same mistake? Only if it's really stupid... Let's see why the Switch isn't a bad console and that it doesn't deserve to be attacked like it is.
Update = The current condition of the console after its release shows its great success and the gaming support it is receiving...
Presentation in Tokyo
The presentation was poor and disappointed many people, the hype of most people was to see many third party games, and some expected a cheaper value for the console. Nintendo really charged a little high price and no game, but it is worth remembering that its hardware is unknown. The ads that came out after the presentation were even more disappointing, the high price of the accessories, the storage and no pronouncements from third-party companies that people want to see.
I want to highlight that the presentation of the Nintendo Switch in Tokyo was to present the Console and not the games of the console. In my opinion, if Nintendo focuses only on the games it is hiding, people would take the focus away from the console's focus on portability, motion sensors and various ways of playing. Another point that left this presentation weak is that it was made by Japanese people who have different tastes than Westerners, for them RPGs and laptops are the best thing you have, and they don't care about those thirds games that people want as much as GTA , BF1, COD, etc.
People forgot that even the PS4 and ONE had few games at launch, most of them being remasters. I believe that most of the WII U games and previous Nintendo consoles will be placed on the E-Shop to fill the gap. Now it is waiting for new announcements of the other 80 games being developed for the console.
Thirds hardware and support
Many believe that the fact that the Switch is a portable, it will not have enough hardware to receive thirds party games like the PS4 and XONE. So far the switch's GPU and CPU specifications have not been revealed, but Nvidia said the console is equipped with the latest hardware and compared it to current video cards. We do not know if it is still pascal or Maxwell, if it is pascal the $ 300 charged only for the console is more than justified, and if it is Maxwell the console still has enough power to run any game of any generation.
Now what will make third-party companies support the console and release their games is the Sales Number. There is no such thing as the switch being weak and not holding up, the Nvidia Shield itself running Android showed great performances in some games that everyone wanted to see on Nintendo's console. Now remember that the Nintendo console does not run Android. Another factor that will greatly help the console to have third-party games is its ease of programming. Unlike the WII U, Nintendo's new console supports different Engines and different APIs.
I don't think the console for 300 $ is expensive just because it has a lower GPU than the competition. Nintendo's console has a touch screen and haptic technology that allows you to feel surfaces on the screen. 2 motion controls with very compact technology and even a mini Kinect. The price is justifiable, we will know when to reveal the hardware. In my opinion, Nintendo's only mistake was not to sacrifice a game as a gift for those who buy the console, but we don't know if the new E-shop will provide some free games.
Small internal storage
One of the biggest complaints is the console's small 32GB storage. People forgot that the switch is a laptop and are constantly comparing it to the PS4 and XONE storage. Keep in mind that the consoles from Sony and Microsoft are not at all compact and use the standard hard drive which is very cheap. A normal HD of 1TB is usually less than 40 USD. Now try to buy a 500GB SD on the internet and scare with the price above 200 USD.
Storage is more than enough for the system and applications, the games can very well be updated and have their DLCs installed inside the cartridge itself or the micro SD of up to 2TB that the console supports. Another example is the phones, compare the price of a 32gb phone and the same 128gb model, the same Iphone is usually up to 100 $ more expensive.
Online System and Voice Call
Nintendo is doing like Microsoft and Sony, charging to play online and offering discounts and free games. The only hesitation is that she wants to make games accessible temporarily. I understand the reason for this, the library is not yet gigantic like that of Sony and Microsoft to go out distributing free games, nintendo only offered her games per hour, so before making a splash, we must wait for updates and future information.
Another controversy was that the voice chat was carried out through a cell phone application. I even understand why, you will not be carrying a giant HeadSet on the street, only I also expect major changes and options for using calls in addition to the application on the phone.
If the Nintendo Switch is to be a failure, it will be your fault. They care too much about false rumors like the one about the downgrade and capping of the tegra x1. I think that before killing the console, you should wait for it to at least come out instead of playing Sherlock Holmes or Mother Dináh. I don't think the switch will be a failure, because of the 3DS fanbase that is huge and also the proposal it presents. And I am confident that I will receive full support from third-party companies if the Sales Number is as expected. If you're still in doubt about what the Switch has to offer, I'll leave a list of games below:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
- Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
- Super Mario Odyssey (End of year 2017)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (TBD)
- 1, 2, Switch (March 3rd)
- ARMS (Spring 2017)
- Fire Emblem Warriors (TBD)
- Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title (TBD)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017)
- Super Bomberman R (March 2017)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (TBD)
- Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
- Has-Been Heroes (March 2017)
- Disgaea 5 Complete (TBD)
- LEGO City Undercover (Spring 2017)
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (TBD)
- Fast RMX (TBD)
- Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (TBD)
- RIME (TBD)
- I am Setsuna (March 2017)
- Project: Octopath Traveler (TBD)
- No More Heroes (TBD)
- Project Sonic 2017 (TBD 2017)
- Minecraft (TBD)
- Just Dance 2017 (March 2017)
- Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 (TBD)
- Steep (TBD)
- Snipperclips - Cut It Out, Together! (March 2017)
- Arcade Archives (TBD)
- Farming Simulator (TBD)
- Skylanders Imaginators (TBD)
- Syberia 3 (TBD)
- NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
- FIFA (TBD)
- Dragon Quest X (TBD)
- Dragon Quest XI (TBD)
- Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 (TBD)