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A Troubling Trend For The Nintendo Switch We’re Worried About

With Assassin’s Creed: Origins skipping the Nintendo Switch, we decided to look into other games that are following suit, and find quite a few. Is this a new, troubling trend for the console?

Before we get into the other games not coming to the Nintendo Switch, take a look at the video and allow it to sink in. This looks to be the best Assassin’s Creed game since Black Flag. So shiny, such smooth animation and all of this in the ALPHA BUILD! I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s going to be like when it’s released! No spoilers and no more information about the game though. You’ll have to wait until I get my hands on it. Now let’s get back to the topic at hand: developers and their troubling trend of lack of support for the Switch.

It has recently been announced that the latest installment of the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed series, “Origins” will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch. While this is a large blow to the console, there are a great deal more games that will not be making it onto the Switch. While there are plenty of indie and AAA titles that are in development currently that might make it onto the Nintendo Switch. A great deal of these do not seem to be taking Nintendo’s latest effort into consideration. Games like Anthem, Destiny 2, Elders Scrolls Online, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Long Dark (the list goes on) will most likely never make it onto the Nintendo Switch. There are even more games whose developers have been ambiguous about the possibility of their games being ported to the Switch. This article will take you through many of the games that will not make it to the Switch, and bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list.

Click on the pictures to go the game’s website. Click on the names to see their release trailers. The links will all open in a new tab.

Games Not Coming to the Nintendo Switch

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The Witness

This open-world, 3d Puzzle game has received glistening reviews from IGN (10/10), Steam (9/10) and Google Play (5/5) and is currently available on PS4 and Xbox One, PC, and even iPad. If you look at the graphics and take into consideration there is no explosive combat as with other games, the Switch shouldn’t have a hard time running it. “Why then,” you ask “won’t it be coming to the Nintendo Switch?”.

Well, Johnathan Blow (creator of the game “Braid) has been extremely open about his approach to games, even going as far as to saying it is “anti-Nintendo”. He prefers to only provide the player with minimal cues and clues to help them on their journey through his games. Nintendo’s habit of providing such a plethora of them that the game could be played by a trained ape doesn’t strike a chord with Mr. Blow (tee hee hee, I said “blow”). He even shot down hopes and dreams in a recent tweet, saying, “We are not working on a port at this time”. Whilst this statement doesn’t exclude the game’s appearance on the Nintendo Switch, it does make it highly unlikely.

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Resident Evil 7

This zombie-apocalypse has become a mainstay in console gaming since the launch of Resident Evil 1 back in 1996. This title sees you play as a new character “Ethan Winters” in a hunt for his wife after receiving a video from her three years after she went missing. Whilst these Survival-Horror games have featured on past Nintendo consoles (namely the Wii and Wii-U). And in fact, Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 are in the works for the Switch. Capcom have a major hurdle to overcome before being able to release this game onto the Nintendo Switch. That issue is the quantity of RAM (Random Access Memory) in the console. They would need to effectively rewrite the engine the game is built on to work at two different levels of resources to make it suitable for mobile play on the Nintendo Switch.

At a recent “Game Creators Conference” the director of Capcom Masaru Ijuin and Nintendo’s Masaru Mitsuyoshi discussed these issues. While the game has not been confirmed, it would suggest that there would be a considerable delay before you ever get to go blasting zombies away on Switch.

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Titanfall 2

When he was asked, Mohammed Alavi was extremely clear in his response: “Fuck no! No, you’re not going to be able to fit Titanfall 2 on the Nintendo Switch”. This seems to be a trend amongst the AAA developers. Particularly when you consider that most AAA titles require serious hardware to be able to run even at 60fps. There will always be an issue with the capability of the components that make up the Nintendo Switch. Taking into account it’s custom Nvidia chip, there just isn’t the SPACE in the console to put all the required hardware.

It would appear that the developers have listened to the community for the original. They have included a proper single-player campaign this time around and it was highly applauded. You’ll fight through a massive war and use an array of Titans and weaponry. This opens a whole load of doors for people wanting to experience this fast-paced, explosive, adrenaline-fuelled game. Mario fans need not apply.

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Mass effect: Andromeda

Mark Gamble has not eliminated the possibility of the game being ported to the Nintendo Switch in an interview with Twinfinite. He stated quite explicitly “We are not planning on it”. He went on to explain that “If the [Nintendo] Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect Andromeda, who knows. We never want to close doors like that”. So it is possible if there is a public outcry or a petition or some other pressure applied, that Andromeda might come to the Switch. I sincerely doubt that it will happen though, given the slating that Bioware got for the incredibly poor quality of the game.

This game had so much potential to be absolutely incredible. It’s a shame really that the multiplayer is boring and one dimensional. Combine this with the confirmation the development team was absorbed into EA Motive doesn’t bode well for the game.

A Plague Tale

A Plague Tale: Innocence

This recently announced game looks like it has a lot of promise. Taking place in 1349 during a massive plague (hense the title) and it follows two orphans being chansed by the Spanish Inquisition. They must use the rats to their advantage to get away, while also preventing getting eaten themselves. It looks quite interesting, and rather terrifying, especially if you dislike rats.

In a recent interview with Gamingbolt, the developer outright said, “No. I will not lie by just saying… power. It’s really the power of the device. In this case, it was the amount of rats we need to display. We already know that there’s too many rats, too many animations, too many AI at the same time.” Sorry folks, but this seems to be a common denominator behind the reasoning many games won’t be making it to the system.

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DiRT 4

Senior Games Designer, Darren Hayward released a statement regarding the reasons that DiRT 4 will not be available on the Nintendo Switch. He has said “Obviously DiRT 4 is not coming to the Switch. We’d already picked out platforms [at the start of development]. We’ve nothing to announce right now, I wouldn’t rule it out”. This statement is one of the most positive thus far. It seems to whisper that they are considering the Switch but they are still holding their cards close. There is a lot of potential for this to make a move to the Nintendo Switch, likely in a different form though the way Fifa 18 is getting toned down.

There may even be a whole market waiting out there. The only issue I can forsee with it would be that it’s a really serious game. There are settings to corner for you and brake for you so you literally need to just hold the accelerator (or gas if you’re from that side of the pond) down. This serves to make the game a whole load more accessible, particularly to the young and severely disabled. It’s nice to see developers increasingly introducing ultra-LOW difficulties for the aforementioned groups of people.

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Project Cars 2

Racing fans might be disappointed to find out that Project Cars will not be coming to the Switch. Andy Tudor, Director of the game’s production released a statement saying that “In terms of the Nintendo Switch, I can say probably that [the] Project Cars franchise will not be coming to the Switch currently”. Let’s focus on the last word of that statement: Currently. This seems to imply that although this franchise will probably not make it onto the Nintendo Switch, there may be a completely different game from their studio coming. This really depends on whether Slightly Mad Studios want to invest the necessary time and resources into making a Switch-compatible mode. Given the level of detail that they go into with these Gran Turismo beating game, I think it’d ruin the games if they had to “dumb it down” so to speak.

This seems to imply that although this franchise will probably not make it onto the Nintendo Switch, there may be a completely different game from their studio coming. This really depends on whether Slightly Mad Studios want to invest the necessary time and resources into making a Switch-compatible mode. Given the level of detail that they go into with these Gran Turismo beating games, I think it’d ruin the games if they had to “dumb it down” so to speak.

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For Honour

While this is hardly surprising, this (un?)popular combat simulator (for want of a better genre) will not be making it onto the Switch. If you just take a moment to compare the graphics of For Honour and the latest Legend of Zelda, the issues become wildly apparent. In a statement to Trusted Reviews, Jasen Vandeberghe (Ubisoft’s Creative Director) said that “It’s not something that we’ve focused on. We’ve been in development for a long time and the question of “Will this game work?” is the big thing”.

Honestly, I’m not fussed. The amount of controversy surrounding this game has seen a huge drop in its player base. It’s basically the epitomy of grinding. Even if you play 7 days a week for 4 hours, it would take you literally YEARS to unlock everything for all characters. Either that or spending over $700. Although the developers are trying to make amends with Free DLC and FINALLY adding Dedicated servers.

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Final Fantasy XV

Hajime Tabata, Senior Game Designer for the project, has stated quite simply that “There are no plans to bring Final Fantasy XV to Nintendo’s new console”. What a shock! It’s such a break from the norm. Wait. Not it’s not. FFVII through to the most recent version have been on PlayStation primarily, with spin-offs being thrown to Nintendo like the scraps of a meal you give to your dog when you just want it to stop begging. That’s not even taking the graphics into consideration.

When you look at Breath of the Wilds, you don’t see the high-fidelity effects that make the Final Fantasy games so goddamned good. It goes without saying that these behemoths used to take 3 discs to play. I mean, they’re HUGE! How can Square Enix be expected to make them fit onto a teeny weeny memory card?

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

I can still remember playing the original on a PC that I had to beg, borrow and steal to put together. Maybe not steal, but you get the gist. I remember the groundbreaking leveling system, innovative combat system and other RPG elements that make this series so immersive.

I find myself beginning to sound like a stuck record: Look at the graphics! Combine this with the fact that the Switch runs on a custom Nvidia chip, porting a game of such scale is no mean feat to undertake. Some game developers have said that it could take as long as a year to fully port such a large game across. That’s not including trying to trim it down to fit on a memory card. You can’t be surprised (you’re just not allowed to be) that Eidos Montreal’s Senior Game Designer Olivier Proulx came out and said they’ve “never thought about the Switch”. Tough luck Zelda fans. Go get it on a real platform.

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Prey

This is not coming because, according to the Lead Designer at Arcane Studios doesn’t have any “idea if the Switch is even powerful enough [to run Prey]”. I’ve played through this on PC and until I built my beast, this game wasn’t as much of a massive resource whore as I’d thought it would be. My old pc was much more powerful than the Switch (to a factor of 3) and I had to run with everything on medium or lower. I have no doubt that Prey wouldn’t even load on a Switch. Yet again, another game that’s just too good, too big and too pretty to run on Nintendo’s half-assed effort of a console.

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Borderlands 3

Gearbox Studios’ CEO released the following statement on Twitter: “[regarding the arrival of B3 on the Switch] I do not see that as happening. We were talking to Nintendo but that has stopped for some reason. They have other priorities”. This shows a different side to Nintendo, a side that doesn’t know when to cut its losses.

Borderlands has a massive cult following and is still a great game five years later. Well, it’s Nintendo’s loss, I think the game would’ve run admirably on the switch given its graphical similarities to Breath of the Wild. The whole series has a kind of tongue-in-cheek, dark humor that leaves me in stitches on a regular basis. Not cool Nintendo. Not cool.

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Yakuza 0

John Hardin (@JohnLHardin) on Twitter on January 3rd, 2017 stated that this game would NOT be coming to switch. He stated: “Yakuza 0: PS4. No PC. No switch. Idk about the box label, that’s a Sony thing”. Anyone might think he was being sick of asked the question. Just look at that bristling hostility in his tweet! He also mentioned in that tweet that the game Persona 5 would also not be making it to the Switch. It did really well with following its release in March ’17 with critics scoring between 8/10 and 8.5/10.

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This War of Mine

This was a surprise for me because I am certain that the Switch would run it so I delved deeper. The studio that released this critically-acclaimed, side-scrolling, survival game has said that “Right now we have no plans to release it on the Switch”. I can’t fathom any reasons other than the fact that this game is DARK. It’s set in the middle of a war and by all reports, the story and gameplay make this game incredibly engrossing. Such a shame to see such a brilliant Indie game restricted to a smaller audience. In response to a question sent to them on Facebook “Right now, we do not have any plans to release [This War of Mine] on Switch. We are focused on Frostpunk development right now”.

Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles

Whenever anyone mentions “Conan”, the first thought into my head is Arnold Schwarzenegger cutting the head off of some snake-human-demon thing. Doing it with a bloody-great two-handed sword wearing nothing but a glorified loin-cloth. Not exactly the sort of game that would go down well on the Switch, looking at their current games.

“There are no plans in place for the Nintendo Switch,” said Joel Bylos. Short, sweet and to the point. I think the Switch is powerful enough to run this game from what I have seen of its gameplay. Despite that though, the game probably isn’t on the Switch because of the level of nudity in it. That and the fact that a lot of people still see Nintendo consoles as a kid’s console. You don’t really want your child playing games that involve full nudity, do you?

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ARK: Survival Evolved

I think this is my second most played game in my Steam library. I really can’t understand why people would even think about running this game on a Switch. The PC that I mentioned earlier could only run this game at 60fps with everything (I mean EVERYTHING) turned to low or off. A Community Manager put out a statement saying, “We don’t have any current plans for the Nintendo Switch, though I will be watching closely how the console does at launch”. I think it’s safe to say that for the foreseeable future, ARK will not be hitting the Switch. Unless, of course, Nintendo releases a new model with a LOT more power. I can safely say that the Switch doesn’t even come CLOSE to the minimum system requirements of ARK.

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Call of Duty WWII

Yet another example of games being too pretty and having realistic graphics. During a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), Sledgehammer was asked if the game was coming to switch. He replied with just one word: “No”. No, this and all other previous CoD games will not be going to the switch. I must assume that it’s either animosity between the console and game developers or entirely since any current shooter wouldn’t even load on the Switch. At least Switch gamers aren’t going to have to put up with raging, salty kids who still rely on being breastfed.

Raiders of the Broken Planet

Raiders of the Broken Planet

Enric Alvarez, Co-Owner of MercurySteam has explained that the game will not be coming to the Switch because the studio “didn’t include plans for accommodating the platform at the start [of its development]”. As mentioned earlier, the hardware inside the Nintendo Switch is highly unique. This means that game developers basically must rebuild a game from the ground up. This includes re-designing textures, meshes, animations, physics etc. All-in-all this makes a game take about 10-12 months extra to release. This, in turn, makes games less profitable and therefore porting to the Switch is less than desirable for most developers.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I must say that this game had a real “Assassin’s Creed” feel to it. At least as far as the exploration of its open world went. Pick a base, kill the captain level up. Go over there, climb the tower to reveal the local map. Rinse and repeat. That being said, I found it a good game for having a blast on after a stressful day at work. Something to do with obliterating and (quite literally) decimating orcs.

This is a game that could potentially be a great deal of fun on the Switch if it was capable of running it! That’s a pretty big “if”. Monolith Creative Vice President, Michael de Plater has confirmed rumors that there are “no plans for Switch at this time”. I wouldn’t hold your breath either, despite this statement being a touch cryptic. It’s highly unlikely that this game will ever reach the Switch without Nintendo upgrading its hardware.

Keep in mind, this ALSO includes the soon to be released Shadow of War.

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Assassins Creed: Origins

Such a long-anticipated game. This game’s name has been rolling around the internet for quite some time now. There have been rumors that seem to support the idea of it coming to the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, I must debunk these rumors as the Director Ashaf Ishmail has come out and stated: “We’re shipping to Xbox One, Xbox One X, PS4, PS4 Pro and PC. There are no plans to release it on Switch”.

Sorry to say to you who only have a switch, but you’re going to have to get a new console if you want to enjoy this masterpiece. It’s not exactly a surprise to all of us who watch the gameplay reveal. As soon as you look at the level of detail in the game, or the mechanics and combat system you can see that the Switch will likely (at best) struggle to run this game. Let alone run it at 60fps.

What Does This Mean for Nintendo’s Switch?

It would seem to me that the biggest issues with AAA game developers are the hardware and the stereotypical audience for which Nintendo has targeted for many years. It feels like they just don’t take Nintendo’s consoles seriously enough to want to invest time, money and resources in porting their games over to the Switch. Nintendo trying to compete against Xbox and Sony is like a 6 year old kid going toe-to-toe with Conor McGregor and Usain Bolt. It’s just not going to happen.

This doesn’t mean that the Switch is set up to fail and disappear into the ether faster than the Sega Dreamcast did. All this means is that Nintendo will need to up the ante if they want to try and compete with Sony and Microsoft in the console world. Facing off with the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X is not advisable when you have the same power as a $300 laptop. I wish I could say here whilst closing, that Nintendo has evidently learned from their mistakes. However, it’s pretty clear they haven’t, and once again chose gimmicks over hardware.

Nintendo played a gargantuan part in my childhood, so I really want to back the Switch. I just find myself turning to Xbox and Sony for consoles because at least I’ll be able to get my dose of shooters on their consoles. Nintendo seems to be developing their consoles back to front. It feels as though their primary concerns are about what they can offer that current consoles don’t, when really, they should be looking first at what consumers want rather than just being different.

Who knows though? Already a small handful of games developers have reneged on their initial statements of games not going to be ported to the switch. With the likes of Dragon Quest XI, Rime, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Rocket League already announced for the platform. I wonder how many more of them will do it (or start to at least) before the year is out. Right now though, most of these games aren’t too demanding, and just about every one is a niche title. So as much as I may want to say I’m hopeful, I’m really not.

What are your thoughts? Is this really a troubling trend to be worried about? When the biggest games from 3rd parties are skipping the Switch in droves, we think so.

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  • The Watcher

    The troubling trend i see is too munch over the top exagerrated grasping for straws regarding the Switch which sends so much desperation from Nintendo extremists. I feel so sorry for them.

  • Dan Girdler

    The problem with the list is it hard to downscale it run it

  • The Watcher

    Nintendo is first and foremost a kiddie toy company – Norio Ohga.

  • The Watcher

    Since the NES, Nintendo’s goal is to make more money on their own games not third party games. In fact since the NES a 3rd party developer or publisher can make and publish only 3 games a year on the console to make sure 1st party games sell more than 3rd party games. This is why 3rd party devs made games on the Genesis and PC Engine as soon as their contract with Nintendo is over.

  • Gamingfan

    I stopped caring about nintendo when they revealed the switch. I just dont take them seriously anymore. They are as relevant to me as mobile gaming.

  • Gabriel Massa

    Thinking about the power of the Switch, I NOW agree that it should not have any franchises or at least not focus on then. Since any console can have the game with a lot higher superiority and the game for switch costs 10 US$ more, I now agree that is best for Nintendo to focus only on their first party exclusives.

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    The switch is a failure…. I do not believe that it even sold as much as it remotely did.

    And I love the comments on this page. HAHAHAHAHAH…….

  • DabWizard420

    This proves what everyone already know but some refuse to accept. Nintendo produces outdated, under-powered consoles and developers refuse to dumb down their games for nostalgia obsessed man children. If your not happy about missing out on these games end your one sided love affair with Nintendo and get a big boy console

    • The Watcher

      Well said.
      Nintendo is the definition of “cheap”

  • Brad Marcus Kirchhoff

    Sorry but I sincerely hope mobile gaming dies off. We already have too many lazy pieces of shit that stare at their phones all day. If u are going outside put the fucking game down and enjoy the fresh air. It was ok to have a gameboy for long trips and whatnot but anymore I see ppls faces glued to their device. Driving, shopping, walking their dogs. Nobody pays attention to their surroundings anymore. No wonder kidnappings are at an all time high in our society. Ppl dont even know who the hell is standing next to them. Shit needs to change. Video games are for home entertainment. When u leave the house how about paying attention to life instead of that meaningless pokemon game?!

    • Major Beauner

      You sound like a real a piece of shit

      • HAppY_KrAToS

        You sound like a bitter pokemon player.
        He is right: a meteor can smash the planet and insta kill 300 millions, half the planet can be starving to death, half the planet is burning, with extreme weather conditions, with 1 guy bombing and killing 100 people, every 10 minutes…. but most people won’t even notice what’s happening, because they are busy, waiting for karshadian to post a pic of her new shoes, or are too busy, watching pictures on facebiok. Or playing pokemon outside.

        Facebook and all social media just created a generation of blind, deaf, brainless, dumb, lazy fat people, whose only hobby is spending 16 hours a day on facebook & co… while swallowing truckloads of sodas, pizzas and doritos. While totally unaware of everything.

        THIS is the generation that will occupy the planet, in 20 or 30 years. Poor planet.

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          right on!!!

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        You must smell something close by……. Word of advice….. “It’s you!!!”

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Right on…..

  • Holyfire

    I think it’ll be Sony n Msoft chasing Switch design relatively soon. An essentially portable device will never match a desktop box, but I think everyone’s underestimated the Switch and still are. It’s sales will continue to mock nay-sayers for a while.

    Should Nintendo follow up with a Switch 2, I imagine even more competitive success for that. Nintendo will be in a better position to leverage newer age tech from Nvidia.

    Yes Switch will miss out on many 3rd parties, but it’ll have its own eco-system of ravenous games.
    It’ll be the only system on the market to allow proper local play wirelessly with dedicated screens

    • DabWizard420

      BOOOOOO Nintendo fan boy excuse post BOOOOOOOOOO

      • Holyfire

        The Switch is what it is, it’s a hybrid. It’s simply not thinkable that such a device is gonna take on board all the major production titles. Switch excels in other games.
        But Switch will continue to dominate and excel at the software range its quickly building up.

        Talking bout say in particular X1X and the succeeding Playstations n Xbox’s after that, they’re going to have their own slew of issues.
        Moving into 4K gaming (as they’re aiming for), games will be massive. Net bandwidths will be a pain to download games with, HDDs will struggle to fit game installs, load times will be sluggish etc..

        Switch even at this early stage is already massing more notable software than Xbox’s forseeable future.

        So ease on the Booing

    • The Watcher

      “I think it’ll be Sony n Msoft chasing Switch design relatively soon”
      You mean this… https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qpTciaXSrkA/maxresdefault.jpg

      That is if Sony becomes a gimmick toy company who’s business in copying other peoples designs and calling them their own innovation …

      • heavenshitman1

        Well for starters its not like Sony haven’t done that before (several times). Nintendo didn’t copy the systems you showed off. And Switch needs to stop being called a gimmick. Its not a gimmick idea, portability is a definitive world wide demanded feature. Hence the invention of mobiles, laptops, wireless devices etc..

        Its not that ppl dont want portability, its that for many devices, its just not possible.

        Sony as one example has been chasing the ‘Switch’ design already many years ago. Through streaming play on their handhelds, sadly it turns out that commercially and practically the setup fails to succeed, but they’re already attempting it.

        Again, there’s one singular lone reason PS4 (and the likely upcoming PS5) isn’t/won’t be portable. Because Sony can’t achieve it with their hardware specs in mind.

        If PS4 were hypothetically everything it was now, plus portable, it’d be the gaming device of the century.

        Switch currently outpacing XBOX in mass stock outages proves its a prevailing design.

        Eventually you wont have living room units, everything will have a portable factor, because portable, by definition, is better than non-portable

        • The Watcher

          LOL! You are one brainwashed child.
          The Dreamcast+iPad hybrid called the Wii U says hi.
          Here is a needle to burst your own bubble, bub.
          The PSP has done everything the Nintendo hopes to achieve with the Switch.

          • heavenshitman1

            Ahh WiiU wasn’t a portable hybrid.. but nice try on analogy.
            WiiU was more akin to DS (Without the PORTABILITY)

            And the PSP did well, but it in no way represents the pinnacle of achievement.
            1. PSP is vastly below the highest selling portable gaming devices.

            2. PSP (though I’m only vaguly familiar with its hardware) wasn’t a hybrid, Switch has aced PSP and Vita on that point out the gate. And before you remark about many devices linking via HDMI, Switch would be among the first mainstream device to boost performance as a result.

            3. Again, bit rough on capabilities of PSP/Vita, but Switch wirelessly links 8 devices on the fly for local multi (and wire LANs more). A feature no one has seen the fruits of yet cause there’s not enough out there yet, but that will change.

            4. PSP didn’t come with multi-configurable (wireless capale) controllers out the box.

            Switch in terms of design is throwing Sony’s portable efforts into forgotten history.
            Yes Switch is years newer taking advantage of new tech, but Nintendo achieved it, and Sony/M’soft didn’t.

            And if you’re talking about achievements in pure sales numbers, well we all just have to wait on that one, but PSP was 60 odd mil??
            I think just at current, Switch is capable out at least matching PSP in that regard too. Software sales are a fair blazing success on Switch so far too.

            If Switch fails, you go bash it, but until it stops being a mega success, stop thinking up excuses to play it down.

          • The Watcher

            This is why people stopped playing Nintendo kiddie games._.it retards the brain inside Neverland. Not downplay in Switch just stating facts. Even Sega had a portable home console in the 90s. Just like the Wii U, Switch is Nintendos 2nd attempt to catch up with the iPad tablet craze with a 2nd shot with the now defunct Wii motion controls formula. Can’t you see the obvious? Nintendo is avery traditional Japanese company. They thrive by immitation not innovation like you innocent mind is lead by marketing to believe. Be a man. Do the right thing. LOL

          • heavenshitman1

            I got a PC and Vive. Im playing Switch more than both (for various reasons including convenience).
            With Switch software sales in many cases rivalling big name titles on PS4 , with Switch at 1/12th the user base, says ppl didn’t just stop playing their games. Marketing has traditionally been Nintendo’s biggest issue.
            But as I say to others, aesthetics aside. The most brain dependant games can often be found on Nintendo’s systems. This is coming from a man that’s played FarCry’s, Starcrafts, Crysis games, Deus Ex’s etc..

            Switch has shut a lotta ppl up so far and even got a lot scrambling to change their vocal attitude towards it. I’ll put money down to suggest Switch will shut you up too.

            It could faulter later, but as of current its setting a trend to steam roll with success. More devs are struggling to avoid it

          • The Watcher

            So we are comparing Saturday morning cartoons with Games of Thrones and Braking Bad? Sales of Pokemon with GTA V.?
            Sales Corollas with Lexus?
            What has happened to you Nintendo fans .
            Have you no sense of logic?
            Be thankful that kiddie gamers outnumber adults.

          • heavenshitman1

            Actually I don’t think kiddies bought Breath of the Wild. I’d say the Switch populace is near 100% adults.

            Again as I said, Nintendo’s (larger production) games require more brain power than anything you’d find almost even on PC, and that’s saying something. Again, this is coming from a PC player

  • ex_mp4

    well I am not worry at all, why? the switch sales is good , better then 3ds and wiiu in the first years, the software is fantastic, we got zelda, splatoon, arms, mario kart, rabbit kingdom, fire emblem, xenoblade 2 and I’m really sure for the next 2 years it would be more awesome than the first years
    of couse if you want some intersetelar graphic AAA games you won’t get it, the switch is not to be design for that game, they chatter a different market, try to balance who love portability and home gaming, and actually it is possible switch to handle those game but a lot of optimization is needed , would you want to see a game that have beautiful visual to downgrade to be able to play on the switch? no isn’t it. if you want to play intersetellar graphic play it on ps4/xboxone/ pc
    if nintendo make another powerful machine i don’t think they will be succeded, they will compete with pc, ps4, xbox

  • TheRealSpiderman

    actually Nintendo was asked to increase the amount of RAM on the Switch by Capcom specifically so it could run the RE Engine. Nintendo did so, and the RE Engine is now supported. So to say that the Switch couldn’t run RE7 is a bit of misinformation there.

    Not too sure what conclusions you can draw as to why you think The Witness wouldn’t be coming to the system. Because Nintendo traditionally provides hints for their Mario games means that a 3rd party dev can’t put their game on the system? Grasping at straws much?

    Then you go and list a handful of games that the devs have openly said that while it might not be in the plans currently, don’t rule it out.

    weird…

    • Chris Bajorski

      this is simply a nintendo hating article. when you start throwing AAA games that completely FLOPPED and some indie games that are now old. maybe nintendo does not want this to be a console of remakes and remasters. i understand why they did that with a couple of wiiu games but moving forward… they want new content… switch is a very powerful little machine. and as it grows and gets more powerful skus in the future, things will be looking very bright for the big n

      • DarthDiggler

        @chrisbajorski:disqus

        Nonsense, this article is just pointing to games that won’t be coming to switch. You Nintendo fanboy really get your panties in a bunch, cool your tits bro.