I think it’s probably going to fail, as most gamers already have a PS4 and XboxOne. The only reason to buy a Switch for them, would be for the Nintendo exclusives, which as the Wii U showed us, is not enough to pull in sales for a system. The Switch’s gimmick while kind of cool, does not look like something that can push too many systems out of it. I think at this day in age, what Nintendo needs to do is cut back on the gimmicks, and just focus on making quality hardware that is up to par in specs to what the competitors dish out, as low specs cause third parties to shy away from porting over their games from other systems onto their’s. I mean, the game that is getting the most attention for being ported over to Switch is Skyrim, which is years old already.
The joycons are holding the Switch back. They have too many gimmicks that they don’t know what to do with. The only acceptable feature that they have for me is the HD rumble, because that looks more like an advancement on controllers that is here to stay, rather than just them throwing in whatever onto it. But with all the motion controls and what not, it’s driving their cost up too high, and as a result driving up the cost of the console. The motion controls also go against the entire initial point of the system being portable. Trust me, nobody is going to go around out in public playing 1, 2, Switch or ARMS.
But with that said. Man am I excited for Fire Emblem Warriors. Purchasing the console this holiday season just for that.