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

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We could all see it like the clones in Smash Bros. It's not "slots taken", it's "extra slots".

They didn't take a lot of work to make, but it's a nice addition nonetheless.

Edited on by Delibheel

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That's the magic of the ports. You don't actually need to add them to your "character select screen".

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From what I've seen, a lot of Switch owners didn't have a Wii U so these Wii U ports allow them to play the games they missed. Also, there are some Nintendo only gamers as well as new gamers that own a Switch and haven't played a lot of the games that are available on other platforms, so those ports will be good for them. And for people that own all the platforms, some people like the ability to have these games on the go. The way I see it, a significant amount of people are positively affected by these ports. Yes, for someone like me that has played most of these games and am only interested in getting maybe a couple of them for my Switch, it is a little frustrating that there aren't too many brand new exclusive games coming out in the first half of this year. However, I'm still playing a lot of the games I bought last year for the Switch, not to mention that as previously stated I own multiple gaming platforms, so there's plenty for me to play. Wherever you stand in regards to what gaming platforms you own, I don't see a situation where you have no games to play and are starved for new releases.



@KaiserGX Ditto. I mean, I really liked Dark Pit as a character in Uprising but he absolutely should have been treated as a separate character in Smash bros. It just felt like a huge insult to fans.

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While I am glad that some titles like Bayo 2 and Tropical Freeze are getting second chances, I do have to admit I found today's direct underwhelming. I have nothing against ports but we need new games too. I knew we weren't gonna see Pokemon or Metroid but where was Yoshi and Fire Emblem? what is going on with Pikmin?


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Personally, I don't mind that there are so many ports coming. I usually only have time for two consoles of any sort; for the past few years, those two slots have been filled by a Nintendo console and a Nintendo handheld. I do play PC games at times, but this is seldom and often regulated to short games or classics that I can't pass up playing again. Getting ports like Skyrim and the N. Sane Trilogy are certainly welcome in my book.

As mentioned elsewhere in the thread, a lot of Switch owners also never owned a Wii U. I do own one, and honestly I'm probably in the minority when I say that I don't feel slighted at all; most of the ports from Wii U to Switch aren't doing enough for me to want to double-dip in most cases, so it's a relief for both my wallet AND backlog. XD Plus, I'm glad that a lot of people will be exposed to some REALLY great games for the first time.

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The majority of people don't care. Because the Wii U was such a massive failure that many people don't even know what it is or don't think it was anything more than a slightly different Wii. We here on a Nintendo fansite are the very small minority that actually owned and played these games.

So....the handful of really good games the failed Wii U got are getting out there to the masses on a system that's actually doing very good. PS4 had loads of ports when it was new and it's predecessor was far more successful. Why would Nintendo let these good games go to waste leaving them exclusively bound to one it's worst failures? Switch is exploding and it wouldn't make sense to not port them and honestly those games deserve to be on a worthwhile system.
If you don't like them just don't buy them. So much wasted effort repeatedly complaining about something that literally affects you in no way whatsoever, when it's so easy to simply not buy a port you already own. But, for the majority, this is the first time around for these games and it's making a bigger Switch library.

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Beyond everything else already stated, there's no real risk on being port heavy in this way. Like, in order for this to be a negative, there needs to be a notable amount of people who
A. Had a Wii U
B. Stuck with Nintendo throughout that entire generation
C. Still bought a Switch (likely near launch if they don't still have games to play with how many, often long games Nintendo is putting out)
D. Doesn't want to rebuy games they have on a different console
E. ONLY NOW, IN EARLY 2018, would stop buying Nintendo's products, because of this

IF there were a large group of people that somehow fit all 5, I could understood the ports maybe being a problem. But that group has got to be incredibly small.

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@subpopz That's how I feel with all the Wii U ports. Granted someone like me who owned a Wii U has played these games but a majority of Switch owners have not so it makes perfect sense to port them.

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In fairness, Nintendo has also enhanced some of these ports to an extent. Maybe minor changes but it's better than what was happening at the start of the PS4 and Xbox One where it was just fidelity and sometime framerate improvements. It's also funny that last year saw a new Zelda (a port but a day and date release), Splatoon, 3D Mario and Xenoblade as well as a new IP in ARMS and people are still complaining. This year a new Kirby is a week away, a Mario Tennis is set to release, there's some great lower budget stuff like Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Sure there's lots of ports but compared to what the competition had early on this is much better. I guess it's all a matter of expectations. Even Nintendo support for Wii U slowed down near the end so I'm sure that has something to do with people wanting more.



Ports are BENEFIT !
We got Wii U ports, other console ports, Enriching the game library.
Perfect for whoever hasn't got Wii U version.
If you have the Wii U games, keep complaining ports, you are So Selfish !
Nintendo didn't force you to buy.
Nintendo PROVIDES those ports for whoever never played before.
If you don't like ports, don't buy it.
Don't keep complaining or moaning !
It will NOT Change the fact.
Ports and so What ??

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JayJ wrote:

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

You know a thread is good when something blatantly false starts it


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Wii U Era - Why won’t these companies port their games to my Wii U? Cant they be arsed with Nintendo or something?

Switch Era - Why do these companies keep porting games to the Switch? Can’t they be arsed with Nintendo or something?


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Thank god people didn't roll their eyes at ports during the GBA era. We never would've heard the end of it. NES and SNES remakes for 30-40 bucks, that was the norm!

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Bayonetta 1 & 2 Wii U: 10/24/2014
Switch: 2/16/2018

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U: 12/5/2014
Switch: 7/13/2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U: 2/21/2014
Switch: 5/4/2018

Hyrule Warriors: 9/25/2014
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: 5/18/2018

Mario Kart 8 5/30/2014
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 4/28/2017

Pokken Tournament 3/18/2016
Pokken Tournament DX: 9/22/2017

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 11/21/2014
Switch: 2018

I put together some release dates for Wii U exclusives ported to Switch. The AAAs specifically developed, marketed, or published by Nintendo. You can see a trend of 2014 — probably the worst year for games this decade and the Wii U's best year — returning to form most of Switch's 2018.

I don't have a problem with ports of AAA games like this since myself and many others skipped out on the disappointment bucket. It's very convenient for us. Obviously the issue is that these 4-year-old games are all still $60. Bayonetta is fine in that regard, but Nintendo is being a hell of a lot cheaper than when they would bundle Metroid Prime and The Wind Waker together for $50 or sell the best old Wii games for $20.

Not to mention that they seem to want some of the Wii U's best exclusives like Super Mario 3D World and Pikmin 3 to stay exclusive to a dead system. That and they picked the worst generation to port the Zelda games, which are now equally stranded.

Edited on by Haru17

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As someone who used to own a Wii U, I can say I don't mind the Wii U ports we've gotten or will have on the Switch. Most of them I either only played a little of it and never owned it or I never played it at all so in the latter category they're basically a new game for me.


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That's actually what I loved about the GBA, it was like having an SNES on the go. I was in college at that time, played Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival on my way to classes, sometimes to funny looks from people I would pass by.



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