Nintendo Switch Uncertainty – The Wii U 2?

It’s been a long time coming, but on the launch day of the Nintendo Switch (in limited quantities to manufacture a shortage, apparently) LaughingMan, CineMax and Katie are expressing concern. It appears that Nintendo is once again chasing the unicorn that was the Nintendo Wii, and could potentially be falling into the same trap as the Nintendo Wii U: Focusing on hardware and forging shaky, face-value alliances with third-party publishers rather than reassuring consumers that they can compete against the Playstation 4, the XBONE and their respective variants.

Note: Katie B did not animate the mouths. We are simplifying production to get content out faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

Katie_B

Katie B is a professional Flash animator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves Stoicism, birds, and convincing people that the only good Silent Hill games are 1-4.

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

4 Comments on “Nintendo Switch Uncertainty – The Wii U 2?

  1. Man, this is just sad. Another tidal wave of “We’re bringing innovation! We swear! We’re for realsies this time! You have to believe us!” is going to hit 2017. It’s just sad to watch Nintendo trying to climb up the top of the sinking ship as slowly as possible because despite the fact that the “play big console games on the go” gimmick is sort of interesting, there’s a lot of problems with it; but I think the main one is that, at least from my perspective, portable and mobile games have a tendency of being “short” because when people go outside, they focus on other activities. I use my Nintendo DS to play when I’m waiting for someone I’m supposed to meet, to make time go by as I wait for class to start or to enjoy myself in-between classes. What’s the point of going outside while bringing my Switch with me to spend all my time playing Skyrim? (Oh right, nowadays meeting people outside just means meeting in a cafe and spending the entire date tweeting “OMAIGAZ DIS CHIK R SO HAWT #Date #FutureWife #LOL”)

    And that actually brings another problem I have with the switch which is the huge possibility that just like the Wii U, most of the Switch’s game category are going to be low-res rehashes of 5 year old games. When you pick fucking Skyrim from fucking 2011 as one of the top reasons why people should get a Switch, it kinda sinks down in. Aside from the upcoming AC game, I haven’t heard of another multi-platform game that’s being planned for the Switch.

    Even Gamespot’s list of confirmed games for the switch from January, even then most of the games are rehashes or ports. Oh, there’s going to be ANOTHER minecraft rip-off on the switch? (Cube Life: Island Survival) Well golly-jolly, now I HAVE to get one! But wait, there’s also going to be another one of those generic made-for-youtube-letsplayers shits? (Farming Simulator) WELL SIGN ME AND THE REST OF THE WORLD IN. BUT WAIT, you’re also going to include Shovel Knight on the switch? That game that I’ve already played 300 times? Well, why the fuck not?!

    If the Switch does turn out to be the downfall of Nintendo (probably won’t but hopefully it will), I’ll be in Kyoto outside of Nintendo HQ with a sign that says “WE WARNED YOU”-

    • I honestly I find the hybrid concept a bit fascinating; I have honestly fantasized about that being the future of gaming for a while (however my idea of it involved connected to tvs or monitors via Bluetooth rather than a recharger dock). However that alone is going to amount to jack shit if the gaming library is just ports and games no one cares about. Right now the only 2 games worth purchasing the system is the new Zelda (which is already being acclaimed as one of the best games of all time so that might say something) and Super Mario Oddysey. If Nintendo wants to show that the Switch is really innovative, than they need to punp out the must have first-party games.
      Heck, considering the whole idea behind the Switch, why not make a “console” Pokemon game that is another installment of the main series? Pokemon would be perfect for the Switch; it’s a long playing experience like all those hardcore games, but is incredibly on-the-go friendly, which is what the Switch needs to justify itself.

      Also, for Pete’s sake Nintendo, ditch the motion controls!!! No body gives a hoot about motion controls anymore, and they especially don’t want to use those features when on the go.

  2. I got mentioned! That’s pretty awesome!

    Regarding the Switch, I’ll just stick with my Wii U and 3DS until they unveil new games & features cause the line-up looks empty as hell minus Zelda & Bomberman.

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