Posted by: seanmalstrom | January 15, 2017

Email: The hardcore meltdowns

I’ve been seeing them online too. They’re hilarious. “Nintendo didn’t announce the specs!” “This is overpriced! You get more value from a PS4!” “Oh my god, they brought motion controls back! How could they do that!”

I’m having the same reaction as you. Optimism. I’ve counted no fewer than six games I want to get. It could be as high as 10 in the first year. That’s pretty much unheard of for me.

There’s something the hardcore aren’t thinking of. Previously, whenever they criticized a Nintendo console, someone would bring up Nintendo’s successful handhelds, and the hardcore would respond by saying, “That doesn’t apply! Handhelds are different!”

Well, now they’re saying the Switch isn’t even really a home console, and that it’s more of a handheld. So why can’t we apply the rules of handhelds to the Switch? What do they think is going to happen if a mainline Pokemon gets released on it, or if Monster Hunter does? Maybe it’s time for them to consider the handheld realm a little more in viewing this thing.

What they also do not consider is that Switch will sell multiple consoles to a single household unlike a PS4 or Xbox 1. Each kid will want their own Switch.

Pokemon, alone, will ensure Switch sells more than the Wii U.

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