Nintendo needs to make powerful hardware or leave the console market

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User Info: Sonico80085

Sonico80085
1 month ago#1
In the animal kingdom, the strongest animals survive to procreate and continue the species, while the weaker ones die off. In the sphere of geopolitics, nations who have the greatest military power - America, China, Russia, etc, hold the most influence.

In the console market - powerful consoles set the standard. Gameplay over graphics does not matter when the mass market wants graphics and gameplay cannot run without power. Indeed, it can also be argued that presentation cannot be divorced entirely from gameplay.

While many claimed that 3rd party support would increase for the Switch in 2018, this never materialised. In fact, the situation is worse than for the Wii U, which actually got Call of Duty games.

The family market, too, is being challenged, with the impending release of Kingdom Hearts 3 on PS4 and Xbox One, which shows what graphical power can add to Nintendo-like presentation.

Nintendo needs to get off their high horse and realise that they cannot compete without power. Sega Genesis claimed their throne briefly in the 16-beat era with the Blast Processing brand. While the switch is selling well, this is unsustainable in the long run. We can already see this in 2018, where a lack of games owing to the absence of 3rd parties have driven down interest significantly.

What Nintendo does best is their games. If they can combine their games with powerful hardware that will attract 3rd parties and make it easy for them to get their games running at a low cost, they will win the generation, no question. If they refuse, they should consider becoming a software developer only.

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Bob-omb-omb
1 month ago#2
You need to f*** off kiddo
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1 month ago#3
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User Info: n00bsaib0t

n00bsaib0t
1 month ago#4
There isn’t a more powerful handheld though. Nintendo has the best one spec wise, it’s no contest.
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User Info: TheDarkNerd

TheDarkNerd
1 month ago#5
Actually, in the animal kingdom, ecological niches thrive. If two species live off the same resource, then the species more adept at getting that resource will thrive. Rather than try to challenge that species, if another species finds its own unique way to scavenge, it will thrive as well.
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User Info: jayj350

jayj350
1 month ago#6
Name a more powerful handheld console on the market.
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User Info: Pete41608

Pete41608
1 month ago#7
Nintendo constantly proves that a balance between graphics/visuals & good/great gameplay is possible.

The new God of War is a great example also, excellent balance there.
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User Info: Kungfu_Hero

Kungfu_Hero
1 month ago#8
So pretentious. Blah. I stopped reading at “geopolitics”.

Anyway. The Switch is a very powerful handheld. PS4 and XBox or more powerful because they’re consoles. PC is the most powerful. TC, do you see that all of these products occupy a specific space in the industry?

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User Info: Cyber Akuma Zero

Cyber Akuma Zero
1 month ago#9
Sonico80085 posted...
In the animal kingdom, the strongest animals survive to procreate and continue the species, while the weaker ones die off.


Actually, it's the ones best suited for their environment, not the strongest.

n00bsaib0t posted...
There isn’t a more powerful handheld though. Nintendo has the best one spec wise, it’s no contest.


jayj350 posted...
Name a more powerful handheld console on the market.


To be fair, just about every handheld ever released is "the most powerful handheld ever".... until the next one comes out.

Gameboy was pretty much the only handheld when it came out

Gamegear was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

Gameboy Advance was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

Nintendo DS was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

PSP was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

Nintendo 3DS was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

Vita was then the most powerful handheld when it came out

And now the Switch is the currently most powerful handheld

Really, this is like Apple debuting a new iPhone and going "This is our most advanced iPhone yet" .... well, yeah, it BETTER be if it's your newest model.
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User Info: kranix1

kranix1
1 month ago#10
If anything, they need to make a slightly weaker console (since we've basically reached the summit of Nintendo's capabilities in terms of graphics, engines, etc.), and deliberately keep ALL third parties off of it.

Make it a straight-up Nintendo Box.
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