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¡¡¡¡ObeseChihuahua2

¡¡¡¡1ObeseChihuahua215 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I disagree with the notion that Nintendo is any less quirky and unique. I mean, a handheld that’s also a home console? That’s incredibly unique. Plus, their unique IPs and exclusives make them plenty “weird”. So, no, Nintendo doesn’t need a dedicated handheld division to be “weird” and “unique”.

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¡¡¡¡SeantheDon29

¡¡¡¡2SeantheDon2915 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I definitely do miss some of the titles on 3ds like Sakura Samurai, Pushmo, and Harmo-Knight and wish they had sequels on the Switch.

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¡¡¡¡UltimateOtaku91

¡¡¡¡3UltimateOtaku9115 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Well I do miss my fantasy life, ever oasis, yokai watch and professor layton games.

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¡¡¡¡Clyde_Radcliffe

¡¡¡¡4Clyde_Radcliffe15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I dunno, Super Mario Odyssey was a pretty weird Mario game!

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¡¡¡¡IronMan30

¡¡¡¡5IronMan3015 hours ago

¡¡¡¡No, it isn’t. Lol

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¡¡¡¡HotGoomba

¡¡¡¡6HotGoomba15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡glances at Nintendo Labo

¡¡¡¡no.

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¡¡¡¡Thelastjedi2007

¡¡¡¡7Thelastjedi200715 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Well they don’t need to have and handheld division with this console they don’t need one its when the make a new console and handheld they should reinstate a handheld division

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¡¡¡¡TheFrenchiestFry

¡¡¡¡8TheFrenchiestFry15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I personally don’t expect the hybrid thing to be their model post-Switch considering Nintendo are a company that thrives on throwing any idea at the wall and seeing what sticks, but I am interested in what their handheld output would be like. Maybe the Switch might become its own line of systems like the DS in the future

¡¡¡¡Being “quirky” and “unique” are things that run far deeper than just their hardware. Their IPs are so diverse in scope and content that they don’t even need to do something like hybrid consoles again and risk losing their Nintendo charm because the games speak for themselves. Innovation is their lifeblood, and the same reigns true for their competitors

¡¡¡¡Games where you throw your hat to possess enemies, a shooter that involves inking turf with cephalopods, or even the mature titles involving people like witches who use their hair to summon demons and beat the crap out of angels. You won’t find that from any company out there like how Nintendo does it. They could throw out the Switch tomorrow and announce a conventional console that’s graphically on par with Sony and Microsoft’s offerings, and the games will still be as unconventional as they were yesterday

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¡¡¡¡nessisonett

¡¡¡¡9nessisonett15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I dunno. I¡¯d like to think that they¡¯ve run out of most ports, therefore new games will probably scratch that itch.

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¡¡¡¡GrailUK

¡¡¡¡10GrailUK15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nah, they still do things their own way. Shame folk think that’s weird.

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¡¡¡¡SlowPokemon

¡¡¡¡11SlowPokemon15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Re: your point about Gamecube getting Metroid Prime and GBA getting Metroid Fusion: Aren¡¯t we still seeing this happen? Switch got both Breath of the Wild and Link¡¯s Awakening, the latter of which would almost certainly have been delegated to a 3DS, not Wii U, release had it come out a few years prior. Strange little things like Good Job and Part Time UFO are still coming out of the company, as well as bigger titles like ARMS and Splatoon. New Pok¨¦mon Snap is a sequel to a home console game, while Pok¨¦mon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is an entry in a series that has traditionally been only on handhelds (barring Virtual Console and WiiWare releases). That¡¯s not to mention things like Miitopia, which originally launched for 3DS. I think the balance is still there.

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¡¡¡¡Dpishere

¡¡¡¡12Dpishere15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Every company is a little less weird nowadays, I think the market doesn’t support smaller niche titles so much anymore. I also think that back in the day the handheld systems didn’t have the hybrid feature that the Switch has and as a result games were compacted to be playable in smaller and more bite sized gameplay chunks. With the Switch also being a console and having a larger amount of grunt than any of the previous handhelds it is suited to bigger and longer games which tend to be more run of the mill than your quirky little games like WarioWare. If you want weird that is what indies are for nowadays

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¡¡¡¡Snatcher

¡¡¡¡13Snatcher15 hours ago

¡¡¡¡So before the comments turn into a yell fest.

¡¡¡¡I feel like nintendo will do any idea, and if people like it, they will make more, but again pushimo was a pretty good game, yet we don’t have it on the switch, but Legend of Zelda BOTW and man if they never got creative we would have ever gotten this game.

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¡¡¡¡Mirage-5x5

¡¡¡¡14Mirage-5×515 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I said this before I prefer the 3ds over the switch as a handheld

¡¡¡¡As a console the switch is great but not as a hand held.

¡¡¡¡There is a big hole now and I think it will get very easy for some one to come make a dedecated handheld.

¡¡¡¡It would be a good time for Sony if thay wanted to make a vita 2 as their will be no one to compete with any more.

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¡¡¡¡the_beaver

¡¡¡¡15the_beaver14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Normally the most unusual games come within the second half of the hardware’s lifecycle, so let’s wait and see what Nintendo is cooking…

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¡¡¡¡gaga64

¡¡¡¡16gaga6414 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Don¡¯t forget the rope skipping game they released last year, or the ¡®99 NSO titles.

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¡¡¡¡Clyde_Radcliffe

¡¡¡¡17Clyde_Radcliffe14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Dpishere “Every company is a little less weird nowadays, I think the market doesn’t support smaller niche titles so much anymore”

¡¡¡¡I don’t know, look at the success of indie games, many of which are weird and quirky.

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¡¡¡¡Yorumi

¡¡¡¡18Yorumi14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I don’t think it’s handhelds that drove creativity at Nintendo, I just think that’s something they had before and have lost now. Nintendo now is far less ambitious, sticks almost entirely to safe ideas, and doesn’t really do anything to push the envelope. “Pushing the envelope” is not even referring to system power as that’s the least creative way to push things forward.

¡¡¡¡Lately Ninendo has been far more about ports than pushing anything new. I will be surprised if when the next console comes out they don’t just stay right in port mode and port a bunch of the switch’s games. Besides ports how many games lately have disappointed? AC has cut content and could have easily been done more than a decade ago. Nintendo still owns a major part of pokemon and yet that’s as unambitious as ever and low quality as well. They didn’t even bother to make a new MK or even DLC for it this gen. For all the praise the lolmedia puts on BOTW it didn’t really do anything to push the genre forward. Mario Odyssey was fun but very tedious, very much employing quantity over quality. Labo is nothing but absolutely massive wasted potential. Creative people could have done amazing things with labo but Nintendo just phoned it in.

¡¡¡¡Nintendo sales wise is doing better than ever, and yet is employing fewer and fewer creative ideas and taking fewer and fewer risks. Nintendo has become boring at this point. Where’s the creativity and artistry we saw in mario rpg/paper mario(I know the former is square but nintendo had to sign off on everything they did), yoshi’s island, star fox, mother, star tropics, OOT, and many more?

¡¡¡¡They just aren’t creative anymore, it has little to do with the divisions.

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¡¡¡¡TheJudge

¡¡¡¡19TheJudge14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I remember first hearing that Nintendo’s handheld and console game development divisions would be fusing into one and thinking, wow that means the Switch will have twice the amount of Nintendo games released! Boy was that a silly thought.

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¡¡¡¡nessisonett

¡¡¡¡20nessisonett14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@TheJudge That was the attitude from a lot of users on here and you were jumped on if you didn¡¯t agree.

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¡¡¡¡dluxxx

¡¡¡¡21dluxxx14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡RIP Etrian Odyssey

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¡¡¡¡Tandy255

¡¡¡¡22Tandy25514 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@SlowPokemon The 3DS got Samus Returns at the 3DS price. Link¡¯s Awakening remake on Switch was overpriced. Both were originally GB games.

¡¡¡¡There should be room for mid-tier 1st party games on the Switch. Game Builder Garage is a good example of this at $30. If the rumored new 2D Metroid is real, that sounds like it would also be in the mid-tier price range.

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¡¡¡¡ALinkttPresent

¡¡¡¡23ALinkttPresent14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Yes. It was those weird gimmicky games on Nintendo¡¯s 2-screen systems (DS, 3DS, Wii U) that I liked the best. My number one (and basically only) request for the Switch 2 is that it has two screens

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¡¡¡¡XiaoShao

¡¡¡¡24XiaoShao14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Thanks for the shoutout to Pocket Card Jockey and Rusty¡¯s Real Deal Baseball, two of my all time favorite games! If Nintendo is looking for more ports, I wouldn¡¯t object to these appearing on Switch!

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¡¡¡¡Dpishere

¡¡¡¡25Dpishere14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Clyde_Radcliffe There are a lot of quirky indie games yes, not so much from big publishers, oftentimes it isn’t worth the financial risk.

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¡¡¡¡Tandy255

¡¡¡¡26Tandy25514 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Sort of reminds me how most games for the 64 were all pushing 3D worlds. A 2D Metroid on the 64 would have left the fans disappointed.

¡¡¡¡Now, though, we know there is nothing wrong with some classic Nintendo 2D action (or top down like Link Between Worlds).

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¡¡¡¡tntswitchfan68

¡¡¡¡27tntswitchfan6814 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Once again, Nintendo Life is causing drama. No dedicated hand held? What is the Switch Lite, sushi? Once again, Nintendo Life is making drama where there is none. Alex, you need to tell your staff, to stop making drama in slow news says. Find something better to do with slow news says.

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¡¡¡¡tntswitchfan68

¡¡¡¡28tntswitchfan6814 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Yorumi What is BOTW?

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¡¡¡¡Adamario

¡¡¡¡29Adamario14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡The thing is there’s just not room for dedicated handheld gaming anymore. Historically the three types of handheld games were “as close as you can get to the console game on a handheld” (Super Mario Land, PSP versions of GTA et al), “quick time waster while waiting for the bus” (Tetris), and “non-game productivity app that’s a lot cheaper to run on the computer you already have instead of buying a new dedicated piece of hardware” (PDA, dictionary, and translator cartridges on the GB and GBC; the GBC sewing machine; DS titles like 100 Classic Books and Personal Trainer Cooking). Now that everyone has a smartphone, people aren’t going to buy a game console for those second and third categories anymore ¡ª why would someone buy a $200 handheld to play a $40 sudoku game when they can just play a free version on the phone they already have?

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¡¡¡¡SlowPokemon

¡¡¡¡30SlowPokemon14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Tandy255 This discussion has nothing to do with pricing, it¡¯s about the content Nintendo is producing

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¡¡¡¡Nontendo_4DS

¡¡¡¡31Nontendo_4DS14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@XiaoShao I would LOVE a full blown baseball game born from Rusty’s. Or just more clever mini games. I went in with pretty low expectations, so that might have colored my reaction to it, but Rusty’s is probably the most pleasantly surprising experience I’ve had in quite some time.

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¡¡¡¡Tandy255

¡¡¡¡32Tandy25514 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@SlowPokemon I disagree. Pricing for handhelds was a limitation that devs had to work with. That is part of the equation that leads to creativity.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡33westman9814 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Tandy255

¡¡¡¡Every 2D Nintendo game on Switch (NSMBU DX, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Kirby Star Allies, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Link’s Awakening 2019, etc) was full-priced. A new 2D Metroid game will be no exception.

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¡¡¡¡MajinSoul

¡¡¡¡34MajinSoul14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡That’s what indie games are for and there are plenty of those available on Switch

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¡¡¡¡nhSnork

¡¡¡¡35nhSnork14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Snipperclips, Sushi Striker (although a multiplat with 3DS), Jumping Rope Challenge, Part-time UFO… the jury’s certainly still out on this alleged “few and far between” of quirky smaller releases. Would Nintendo release a pet game with a home console? Time will tell, but they have released a toy robot game AND a toy robot for a home console in the past. And Wii U was the birthplace of Super Mario Maker and Splatoon, the original target platform for BotW with one of the most interactive open worlds in recent history… as well as other hardware-tied experiments like Star Fox Zero that the fandom has poured dirt on while dismissing Switch’s own hardware quirks like Labo as “good for kids, but I’ll pass”. So are we nerds even in a position to mourn silly rides? Not that, again, there’s that much to mourn – we continue to have peculiar titbits (including big franchise mechanics like the battle system in Origami King), outsourced mashups from Rabbids to Cadence of Hyrule to Starlink and more Nintendo toys like Mario Kart Home Circuit. True, Switch is mostly about bringing games over in general since its core appeal lies in boosting the accessibility of gaming rather than interface/control experiments of the past two generations. But we still have plenty of both worlds.

¡¡¡¡So the only thing to agree with in this article… is that Pocket Card Jockey is among the best 3DS games ever released. To my knowledge, we’ve yet to get anything of quite that caliber on Switch, although the upcoming Solitaire Conspiracy at least looks like something in the ballpark.

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¡¡¡¡Clyde_Radcliffe

¡¡¡¡36Clyde_Radcliffe14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Dpishere But surely the lower development cost of most quirky indie style games would negate the financial risk?

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¡¡¡¡tntswitchfan68

¡¡¡¡37tntswitchfan6814 hours ago

¡¡¡¡and what is game builder garage? arms? and what has Sony and Microsoft done in this vein? and sushi strikers? again NL making drama where there is none. is Sony having trouble again. every time the ps5 has a bad news story the video game media has to be like see? Nintendo is having problems too.. there are no real journalists in the video game media. just bought off trolls.

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¡¡¡¡Hikingguy

¡¡¡¡38Hikingguy14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nintendo is at their best when their proverbial backs are against the wall.

¡¡¡¡When they are a success….well, cruise control

¡¡¡¡BTW, this article seems to be digging deep to find a problem.

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¡¡¡¡Ralizah

¡¡¡¡39Ralizah14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡HD games are expensive and time-consuming to develop. That’s the reason the steady stream of Atlus releases on 3DS have dried to a trickle on Switch, with SMT V being the only new game they’ve announced for the hardware at all.

¡¡¡¡@TheFrenchiestFry Nintendo is 100% all in on the hybrid thing. They simply can’t support two modern HD consoles simultaneously, they already merged their handheld/home console development resources, they’d never abandon portable hardware, since those have always sold best for them, and there’s no point in doing a dedicated handheld when they can make a device a hybrid instead and tap into multiple markets simultaneously. Why compete for limited market space with Sony/Microsoft with inferior home console hardware when you can make bank by opting for the hybrid route?

¡¡¡¡Nintendo is pretty much done next-gen if their follow-up device is anything other than a hybrid console.

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¡¡¡¡Bolt_Strike

¡¡¡¡40Bolt_Strike14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nah, I don’t think we’ve lost the weirdness, and I don’t even like any of the weird games you say we’re missing. I like it when their major IPs experiment like with the sandbox Marios and some of the Zeldas (Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, ALBW). That kind of experimentation has decreased, but not disappeared completely.

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¡¡¡¡Pete_Stooge

¡¡¡¡41Pete_Stooge14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I love my new! 3ds (the 3d effect is unbelievable) i love my good old wii u (second screen still is one of my favourite points). I have found no reason to buy a switch because 90% of the games… I already own for those systems. I’m not saying it’s a bad console, friends have one. I just feel it doesn’t add anything to what i already have.

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¡¡¡¡Heavyarms55

¡¡¡¡42Heavyarms5514 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Say what you will, I wouldn’t change anything. This has been a Golden Age for Nintendo. Switch is my favorite platform for gaming of all time.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡43westman9814 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nintendo has or will have published the following games over the last month or so:

¡¡¡¡> Famicom Detective Club

¡¡¡¡> Miitopia

¡¡¡¡> Game Builder Garage

¡¡¡¡All of these games can be considered weird and none of the are full-priced (unless you combine the 2 Famicom Detective Club titles together).

¡¡¡¡One “could” also argue that DC Super Hero Girls is also “weird”, but that game is full priced and contains a very popular license.

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¡¡¡¡Tandy255

¡¡¡¡44Tandy25514 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Pete_Stooge Glad you are enjoying the 3DS and Wii U!

¡¡¡¡For me, it is difficult to go back to the smaller screen of the 3DS. As I get older, though, my eyesight is getting worse.

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¡¡¡¡BloodNinja

¡¡¡¡45BloodNinja14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nintendo is weird? Since when? They strive to stand on their own, but I would hardly call that a weird notion.

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¡¡¡¡Gene

¡¡¡¡46Gene14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡No, but they are just not releasing that many games under $20, even though eShop is a perfect platform for wacky microgames.

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¡¡¡¡thehoppypoppy

¡¡¡¡47thehoppypoppy14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Love Pocket Card Jockey still! That reference made my heart happy!!!!! ?

¡¡¡¡Wasn’t the point of the Switch lite was to fill in the hand-held hole that the 3ds left? Granted, not all of the Switch games are ideal for it. It does well enough for a majority of the games, I believe.

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¡¡¡¡Kaori-chan

¡¡¡¡48Kaori-chan14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I think Nintendo is less weird in their Directs and presentations in general. I miss Iwata, Reggie and even Shibata over here in Europe. But in terms of games, not at all. People mentioned games like that jumping rope one, there’s also Labo, and recently Game Builder Garage. I would love to see some more small titles from them, though, even if in series that are already established, like they did with Box Boy. I’m playing through Fallblox and it’s definitely not at the level of Pullblox, but it’s a nice series of puzzle games. What I would love to see, though, is a new Picross 3D. Make it happen, Nintendo!

¡¡¡¡Edit: I was here through the “Wii U days” and I’m not sure they are as bad as they are made out to be. A lot of the direction Nintendo is taking now started there. Breath of the Wild was a Wii U game, and Nintendo also made a good effort to get some unique third party titles, like Bayonetta and Tokyo Mirage Sessions. I sometimes wonder how differently things would have gone, had the first few months gone better in terms of new releases.

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¡¡¡¡Stubborn_Monkey

¡¡¡¡49Stubborn_Monkey14 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Even before the Switch, Nintendo outsourced the development of some of their IPs – Metroid to Team Ninja and MercurySteam, Excitebike to Left Field Productions and Monster Games, Yoshi to Artoon/Arzest, even some Zelda games to Capcom, among others. Sure, they were co-developed by Nintendo themselves, but there was a tendency to leave part of the work to external companies. As for giving more control to third-party developers, it’s a… risky move (Metroid Prime 4’s development being restarted from zero comes to mind).

¡¡¡¡Also, the unification of handheld and home consoles was pretty much inevitable – the 3DS had games like Super Mario 3D Land and Luigi’s Mansion 2 which weren’t very far away of the kind of stuff that would appear just a generation before on the Wii, a home console. Handheld games were getting more and more time- and resource-consuming, and it was one of the reasons the Wii U suffered a lack of games.

¡¡¡¡We could discuss it all day long, but the thing is that big games like BotW or Odyssey get the most attention, sales, and recognition – not that smaller games don’t have their merit, but, well, in the end, Nintendo’s got to make a profit. Splatoon is an interesting example of a game series that is somewhat weird, yet has high production values and is heavily promoted, resulting in good sales (at least for Splatoon 2).

¡¡¡¡There’s got to be a balance between commercial success/adapting to contemporary trends in gaming and more experimental/niche games. But if the Big N doesn’t make money, there won’t be any games at all.

¡¡¡¡WarioWare is a great example, by the way – it shows how much can be done with a single button. Gaming reduced to the bare minimum and then rebuilt piece by piece. Nintendo making a revision and reinvention of the game mechanics they’ve mastered through the years. A really remarkable series (incidentally, it’s a series that has never been given to an external developer. It always has been developed by Nintendo/Intelligent Systems).

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¡¡¡¡ianl579

¡¡¡¡50ianl57914 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I had a lot of fun with some of those games (like Pocket Card Jockey) and I definitely think the Switch could use some more of them. Even after 4 years it feels like the Switch doesn¡¯t have nearly the same amount of personality that the 3DS and Wii U did.

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¡¡¡¡Pete_Stooge

¡¡¡¡51Pete_Stooge13 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nintendo may be weird…i don’t know if you can put it that way … they are also a relentless moneymaking machine underneath milking their ips to the bottom. For wacky indie games i think ps4 beats Nintendo in a long shot. I love what Nintendo did for gaming, hope they come up with more original titles that will make me buy a switch some day

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡52westman9813 hours ago

¡¡¡¡It’s also important to note that the Switch is the first Nintendo platform with a strong library of cheap digital-only indie games. There is no incentive for Nintendo to “flood” the Switch with their own lineup of 60hz refresh yet. My current gaming monitor (console otherwise) is a 4k IPS60 panel, new, cheap-ish, super happy with it. I get that it’s probably great, but for now, until that gets more common and more cheap, (and my HDMI switching isn’t limited below HDMI 2.1 anyway) it’ll do for a long long time.

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¡¡¡¡Boshy

¡¡¡¡91Boshy11 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@ObeseChihuahua2 I think there’s a distinction to be made between their console innovation and the playfulness of some of their software. Street Pass was so wacky and interesting, as was Pictochat and putting Miis in basically everything. We’re getting a bit of that quirkiness in the form of Labo and the Miitopia re-release, but it doesn’t feel like they focus too much on that stuff anymore (possibly since Iwata died, as some seem to think, or possibly to distance themselves from the Wii brand).

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¡¡¡¡Yorumi

¡¡¡¡92Yorumi11 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia I tend to see resolution less than I see framerate so I’m find with 1080. Often times on a laptop or otherwise weaker system I’ll drop games to 720 to help performance. It is funny talking about resolution though because you’re right pc’s have been pushing extreme resolution for a long time. Being a retro gamer I’ve got a win98 pc as well and the old nvidia fx in there can push around 2k resolution. Granted that’s the deskop and not an actual game on it but most games of that era and before didn’t even have resolution options that high.

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¡¡¡¡NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡93NEStalgia11 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Yorumi It was all RTS & id games back then. RES> RES> RES!!1

¡¡¡¡Except Blizzard that made you pay for expansion packs to upgrade to 800×600…. 640×480 was good enough (while every other game I ran at 1600×1200)

¡¡¡¡I’m going to laugh quite a lot to be running that same game on Switch at 1080p. For the first time, Switch will feel like an overpowered beast.

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¡¡¡¡BloodNinja

¡¡¡¡94BloodNinja11 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@cleveland124 Dude. I installed one of these conversion kits, and while it was fairly difficult for me, it works wonders and looks great:

¡¡¡¡https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08V4SCFDS?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

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¡¡¡¡cleveland124

¡¡¡¡95cleveland12411 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡No 4k or higher videogame looks as good as a 1080p bluray. I feel like games could maximize existing resolutions before trying to push more pixels. Things like ray tracing are still really taxing on gpus. Too many games have low quality textures and clipping and things that make you realize you are playing a game.

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¡¡¡¡Mgalens

¡¡¡¡96Mgalens11 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Having less focus on a controller quirk (since games generally are made with multiple in mind) hasn’t stopped them from experimenting with unique peripherals such as that remote control mario kart, Labo and ring fit.

¡¡¡¡plus having games made with multiple control styles in mind means that players aren’t stuck using a control scheme they dont like (in the case of the wii i felt it was a case of enjoying games “despite” the controls more often than “because”)

¡¡¡¡when it comes to portable devices dedicated to gaming nintendo is currently the only one in that market,

¡¡¡¡plus its the first time in well over a decade that nintendo’s handheld library has been playable on a TV.

¡¡¡¡plus there is nothing stopping nintendo from making smaller budget, lower priced games and taking risks with them.

¡¡¡¡plus standard controllers don’t mean that creativity is dead, look at the gamecube era, we had metroid in first person, Mario with a water canon in a tropical setting, Zelda with sailing, luigi sucking up ghosts in a haunted mansion among others.

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¡¡¡¡Steel76

¡¡¡¡97Steel7611 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I wish that they would release an even smaller Switch. With a clamshell design (kinda like the GBA SP, to better protect the screen), that you can actually fit in a pocket.

¡¡¡¡Even the Lite is too big, compared to the 3DS.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡98westman9810 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡Nintendo has released a negative number of new first party titles this year?

¡¡¡¡That news to me.

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¡¡¡¡Stude

¡¡¡¡99Stude10 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Pocket Card Jockey, Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, the almighty NINTENDO BADGE ARCADE…. these are the things we’ve lost.

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¡¡¡¡steely_pete

¡¡¡¡100steely_pete10 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Hmm, well frankly I don’t know if you can really blame anyone for the situation at hand. Most of the quirky and niche games on Nintendo’s handhelds were made by 3rd parties, not Nintendo, so I don’t think Nintendo is working at a lower capacity. However they could absolutely commission more games from smaller companies, which they are already doing, but they could do more of that. Also, since the switch is a HD system developers have to put in way more work for games on the platform, at which point they’d rather just make multiplats, and those that would make games for the Switch(like Atlus for example) still have to get adjusted to HD development and make some transitions, which don’t always go well.

¡¡¡¡At least these are problems which will hopefully lessen as time goes on

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¡¡¡¡NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡101NEStalgia10 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98 Gears tactics, flight sim, Ori 2, tell me why, the medium, battletoads, and that excludes wasteland, outer worlds dlc etc that predates Ms ownership. Yes, some are small games, but that’s the point of this article, no? I’m not saying Ms had a great release calendar. I’m saying it’s pitiful for Nintendo to get shown up by current Ms before their buyouts pay off.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡102westman9810 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡All those games except The Medium were released last year, and the Medium isn’t published by Xbox.

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¡¡¡¡RainbowGazelle

¡¡¡¡103RainbowGazelle9 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I wouldn’t say they’re less weird, but now they charge traditionally handheld games at home console prices.

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¡¡¡¡duffmmann

¡¡¡¡104duffmmann8 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Nah, I don’t think so, I don’t really think the games we would have got for a dedicated handheld have disappeared, I think they’ve just converged with the home console Nintendo games to now be on the same system. Case in point: Pokemon and Miitopia. In fact I speculate that now that most of the first and second party (feasible) Wii U games have made it to the Switch, that many of the best 3DS games will follow suit onto the Switch starting with Miitopia. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the likes of Tomadachi Life or Kid Icarus Uprising make the jump to the Switch in time as well.

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¡¡¡¡NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡105NEStalgia8 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98 were taking the past year, not 2021 from January. Otherwise Nintendo is in even worse looking shape. At least they had ac and paper Mario to include in the last year.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡106westman988 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡If you think Animal Crossing and Paper Mario were the only new Nintendo published games of the last 18 months, then there is no point in trying to convince you otherwise.

¡¡¡¡Heck, Game Builder Garage and Mario Golf (and DC Super Hero Girls) are original titles releasing this month alone – one of which qualifies as a cheap “weird” game described in this article – but I guess they “don’t count”.

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¡¡¡¡LXP8

¡¡¡¡107LXP87 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I get what the article is saying and agree. I think it can also be applied to the company as a whole. Nintendo is more business-minded nowadays and less interactive with the fanbase. Whereas we used to get Iwata Asks, Iwata holding a bunch of bananas and Reggie’s good old shenanigans. Not to mention Bill Trinen, Satoru Shibata and the rest of the gang joining in on the fun. I think that kind of behaviour from the higher ups seeps into the games they make and with Doug Bowser and Shuntaro Furukawa being anything but charismatic, the company as a whole is a little less quirky

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡108westman987 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Tandy255

¡¡¡¡You’re free to spend your money how you wish.

¡¡¡¡Though I will note that people not willing to pay full price for new Metroid games is the exact reason why Nintendo is so hesitant to make new entries in the franchise – low sales.

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¡¡¡¡cleveland124

¡¡¡¡109cleveland1247 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98

¡¡¡¡In this case it’s Nintendo’s fault. They announced Metroid Prime 4 over 4 years ago and we know it’s at least gone through one complete reboot. Perfect way to kill any hype for a game. Usually Nintendo is pretty good about not announcing a game until it’s very far into development.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡110westman987 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@cleveland124

¡¡¡¡I wasn’t talking about Metroid Prime 4 specifically.

¡¡¡¡Also, I’m pretty sure games getting announced way before release has often led to increased sales due to a long period of gradually broiling hype and pre-orders being collected.

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¡¡¡¡Tandy255

¡¡¡¡111Tandy2557 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98 Too be clear, I paid full price for Samus Returns on the 3DS and I will pay full price for Metroid Prime 4. But, yes, if the rumored 2D Metroid is announced, I will wait until I could pick it up in the $40 range (which is about what I paid for Samus Returns).

¡¡¡¡I still don¡¯t think a new 2D Metroid game will be priced at $60. Possibly a collectors edition would go for that.

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¡¡¡¡I-U

¡¡¡¡112I-U6 hours ago

¡¡¡¡If they’re less weird, it’s because Nintendo’s production doesn’t match up to generations with both a dedicated console and handheld division. ARMS and Ring Fit Adventure have that weird, creative, refreshing Nintendo that I love, but those currently are the only examples I can point too. WarioWare, Rhythm Heaven and a Chibi-Robo adventure game could really help diversify the current Nintendo library on the Switch.

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¡¡¡¡Zidentia

¡¡¡¡113Zidentia6 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I do miss the handheld hardware and still use my DS Lite from time to time. I think Nintendo has lost some of their personality in a bid to be successful and appeal to everyone.

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¡¡¡¡locky-mavo

¡¡¡¡114locky-mavo6 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I just can¡¯t believe Nintendo turned down a Tank Troopers port, that was reportedly ready to go and the fact that Nintendo even removed the multiplayer mode from the original 3DS version of the game.

¡¡¡¡I would brought that game in a heartbeat on Switch, especially over something in the likes of Sushi Strikers.

¡¡¡¡That kind of ¡°Nintendo weirdness¡± I do not like.

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¡¡¡¡wuntyme8

¡¡¡¡115wuntyme86 hours ago

¡¡¡¡100%! Like when Hollywood runs out of ideas or decides to play it safe, we get mostly sure things and sequels… I feel a similar thing is currently happening with gaming… with so many remasters/remakes, sequels and/or already established IPs aka safe bets. I get it since y’know that’s business and how investments and capitalism works but I hope (and have faith) this medium will continue to experiment, push boundaries and be uninhibitedly daring occasionally… hopefully more often than we are currently seeing soon!

¡¡¡¡… Wun can only hope.

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¡¡¡¡wuntyme8

¡¡¡¡116wuntyme86 hours ago

¡¡¡¡I’ve said this before, but…

¡¡¡¡Obviously and understandably the recent ongoing pandemic has had an effect on some development… but is anyone else curious about Nintendo’s seemingly lessened release output during the Switch era after merging it’s portable and home consoles into one unit? Wouldn’t the assumption be they would be able to put out more varied titles, more frequently now than before given they only have to focus on Switch rather than say DS + Wii or 3DS + Wii U games? Seems like the opposite has happened somehow this gen with the Switch (so far).

¡¡¡¡I remember reading way back that some of their smaller DS dev teams were merged into the bigger teams, but just curious what their smaller teams are now up to?

¡¡¡¡Just thinking, not every 1st Party game has to be a major AAA release imo. Sometimes a Rhythm Heaven here or a Super Princess Peach game there helps tide people over in-between the next big release and can be an effective strategy.

¡¡¡¡I definitely maintain it should always quality over quantity. But Nintendo has rarely had issues with quality before and still maintained higher frequency of output in past portable/home console cycles. And while the Indie support on Switch is great, everyone pays heightened attention and looks forward to whatever Nintendo puts out on their own system.

¡¡¡¡For instance, I was thinking of Part Time UFO, that’s a good recent example. I forgot about and missed Box Boy… and SnipperClips was fun, but a launch title so that was long ago now.

¡¡¡¡It just seems like we get less of those smaller notable 1st Party titles too this gen with large dearths & gaps between drops which probably makes it seem worse than it is. I’m not complaining about the overall quality of releases we do get, but the frequency and variety in terms of scope between titles leaves something to be desired currently.

¡¡¡¡But hopefully that changes soon with E3 coming up, so many gaming anniversaries, the Switch selling so well and rumours of an eventual Switch upgrade.

¡¡¡¡… Wun can only hope.

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¡¡¡¡NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡117NEStalgia6 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98 oh, right, I forgot about jump rope challenge and Pokemon cafe for phones and switch, plus publishing a 100% squeenix title for them.

¡¡¡¡Sarcasm aside you’re technically right, numerically they did publish a few more things than I remembered. But I also stand by the fact that it’s pretty much all low effort minimum cost fare. Some of that DOES fit the content this article was describing, though despite woefully misaligned price points. However “doesnt count” is somewhat true and your disparaging if it is somewhat unfair. Look at the content were talking about (not looking at what’s not released yet including Mario golf) is largely mobile quality software, very cheap and fast to produce stuff, using IPs for quick cash, not putting that fabled Nintendo quality design, and I don’t mean AAA games, out there. Bad as the pricing was, I’d kill for another Sushi Striker level outing from them about now. That was at least unique, risky, and actually had interesting gameplay beyond what people gave it credit for rather than the throw away experiences they’ve been offering. What they’ve been producing is at best content for an audience other than existing Nintendo players or video game fans, and that’s certainly not the content most early adopters bought for. That would be the audience here. You’re parsing technicalities to argue against what people here are talking about while you know what most of us are taking about. Yes Mario golf comes out this month, but it’s the first in a long while and given the half baked shovelware Camelot released with Aces, I’m skeptical until I see it. Maybe Nintendo will amaze at E3, but so far it’s a year between serious releases.

¡¡¡¡(And yes, calamity warriors was a “big” game, but made by a big 3rd party, despite being a Zelda themed game, it’s a big (if very crude) published release, but we’re taking Nintendo releases, not Koei. I’m not including Koei and Square for Nintendo, and I’m not including Square and Capcom for Sony. Fair is fair )

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¡¡¡¡cleveland124

¡¡¡¡118cleveland1245 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@westman98

¡¡¡¡No gameplay shown so no hype. How many games are launched over 5 years? I could see hyping a new IP early, but this is crazy early for an established IP. They’ve killed my hype on it. I’m fairly sure it’s not coming out in 2022 either so they probably announced 6 years early. That is a mistake. I can’t think of one Nintendo game they have announced 6 years in advance.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡119westman985 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Tandy255

¡¡¡¡I mean, I’d love for a new 2D Metroid to be $40 (heck, I wish all video games were priced at $40 ), but given the pricing of all other first-party 2D games on Switch, I’m certain that won’t happen.

¡¡¡¡@cleveland124

¡¡¡¡Most people are hyped over Prime 4 based on the quality of the first three Prime games (and rightfully so). Of course there here is always the possibility that the game disappoints, but that goes for any game, whether we have seen footage of it or not.

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¡¡¡¡westman98

¡¡¡¡120westman984 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@NEStalgia

¡¡¡¡I mean, if you just wave away any games you dislike or are uninterested in as awful mobile-quality shovelware, then sure, your point may stand and nothing will change your mind, but I strongly disagree with that sentiment.

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¡¡¡¡Oscarzxn

¡¡¡¡121Oscarzxn4 hours ago

¡¡¡¡@Yorumi I think you are being a little bit overdramatic about Nintendo. Do they have issues with the Switch? yeah, definitely, but I’d say most of them come from the executives more than the games, in that camp I think they have been doing fine. Have some games been dissapointing? yeah, but not that many at all, a handful I’d say, a big improovement from the 3DS and Wii U era were Nintendo released way too many poor or super controversial games (I think I can count 30), and also you gave the example of Animal Crossing letting down some people for the lack of content as an example of Nintendo not caring, but I can give you the case of Fire Emblem, Mario Party, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Tennis or Paper Mario overall doing a better job for most people in comparison to their previous entries, or even if you didn’t like Odysset they made a very ambitious game and heard what people wanted after 3D World initial reception, or you have Nintendo also doing some super unsafe projects like Ring Fit, Astral Chain, Sushi Strikers, Game Builder Garage, New Pok¨¦mon Snap, the remake of Famicom Detective Club or Buddy Mission. Some issues here and there aside, I think in the game development side on Switch has been solid, only really lacking in number so far since the full HD development + doing some more ambitious stuff makes impossible to develop games as fast as on the 3DS, and also the death of Alpha Deam and Retro Studios’s failed project

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¡¡¡¡SnackBox

¡¡¡¡122SnackBox3 hours ago

¡¡¡¡Not sure if this has been mentioned but now that we have one console from Nintendo…It hits so much harder when they are releasing 1st and 2nd party games so sparsely…the support they give one console hardly makes up for when we juggled two of them.

¡¡¡¡Also sidenote: Where has Doug Bowser been? Haven’t heard from him in a loooong time.

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¡¡¡¡pepepopo

¡¡¡¡123pepepopo58 mins ago

¡¡¡¡There’s been a massive drop off in software releases. It’s been horrible as a Nintendo fan. The switch is kind of a dud, really.

¡¡¡¡Imagine the switch release lineups without WiiU re-releases.

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