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Topic: The Nintendo Switch? More like the Nintendo Port U.

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JayJ

...because all it has is Wii U ports.

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SLIGEACH_EIRE

Well it is a PORTable. But yes, it is very frustrating. There wasn't a single new game announced in that Direct. (Need official word on Smash Bros. Switch)

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JayJ

@KaiserGX They didn't really port anything over from the Wii besides Wii Sports.

In contrast, the Switch has barely anything original and way too many Wii U ports.

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Yosheel

Gotta salvage what they can from that shipwreck.

It's easy, it's cheap, it's profitable. It also gives new life to those WiiU games that could've sold better.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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kkslider5552000

almost none of these ports are being done by people actually making new video games so you're getting a port instead of literally nothing

the problem is that at least right now (come back to me after E3 where I bet we'll get a new game in like August or September out of nowhere) that the 3DS teams are only now working on new console games since Nintendo didn't want to die if Switch didn't work out. And thus this is not a time Nintendo is able to put out many of their own games.

Thankfully this isn't the Wii U so there's plenty to play in the meanwhile, unless you either A. Play Every Game Ever elsewhere or B. Refuse to play most good games that aren't made by Nintendo.

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Judi

@JayJ I don't disagree that it's a lot of ports, but at the same time I would rather have some original games and ports then just the original games and no ports.

I'd argue that new titles would have roughly the same release schedule regardless of how many ports are released, so the ports at best add value and at worst do nothing good or bad for the system.

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JayJ

@Meowpheel They are quickly turning the Switch into a trainwreck by doing that.

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Yosheel

I highly doubt that.

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KryptoKrunch

I wish I had the stamina to keep beating the same dead horse as some of you folks do.

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darkfenrir

How is putting ports made Switch a trainwreck though?

It adds to the library, if you don't want to buy it, it's... there. If anyone else want to.

Unless the company somehow put a gun on your head and goes "YOU MUST BUY IT", you can ignore the ports...

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Yosheel

"Yes yes, we could be making a new Zelda game right now, but these ports won't port themselves! We need all the people we have!"

Yeah I don’t know either.

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KaiserGX

There's a lot of games I don't give a **** about. Doesn't mean I have to care and complain about it. That's not my target audience. I think people are too selfish, and only think about themselves.

"That's fine but, I PERSONALLY, don't have any games to buy this month". That's more your problem than anything. Other people are fine to purchase a game they never played, or one they would be happier getting a superior version for (or rebuying it if you sold your old console).

darkfenrir

@KaiserGX Agreed, at most I only got... Octopath Traveler's release date and Okami HD from there?

Still happy as hell, and heck, SSB is a new game if the source I'm reading on twitter is true ( o-o)

(Although I don't care about SSB at all rip)

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JayJ

@Meowpheel Well I doubt they will bother with a new game for a while if they are trying to sell port after port.

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Snaplocket

The best part about these threads is that everyone conveniently forgets that the PS4 and PS Vita were far more blatant with ports for their first two years and only 1 or two years ago finally started getting decent software. Also like how everyone IMMEDIATELY assumes Smash Switch is a port without a lick of actual evidence besides the "2018" date (Which I bet 20 bucks is gonna be delayed to 2019 anyway) despite the fact that no other Wii U port, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, got such a major teaser.

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Judi

@JayJ Development-wise, it's generally done by different teams. Release-wise, it's usually not a concern unless two games are in the same series. Even then, it can be beneficial to release an older port in the bit before the new-title to increase interest in the series.

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