Nintendo’s newest upcoming hybrid system is getting a lot of attention lately. With gaming systems track record in general I personally think its best to wait to see where their newest game system goes before investing heavily from the door.
Before today the Switch was set to launch along side of 5 titles. Nintendo has been getting a lot of criticism for launching with such a small selection.
“It really is the steady pacing of content that continually reinforces for the people who bought into the platform why they made a smart choice, as well as what compels people who might be sitting on the sidelines to jump in,” said President Reggie Fils-Aime.
Nintendo just announced that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be joining the other 5 launch titles on March 3rd. There will be a physical, disc-based version of Afterbirth+ available at retail, while the game will also be sold digitally on the Nintendo eShop. The $40 package comes with Rebirth, Afterbirth, and Afterbirth+.
Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez teased that the first few thousand copies may include “something special,” but didn’t include any further details.
In comparison to the Wii U launching along side of 23 titles, it feels like the Switch is coming up a little short with only 6 launch titles. It seems like everything with the Switch is being rushed. Producing a new video game system is a big move for a company. Personally I feel like putting out new hardware is something that they should take their time with. Its not like everyone hated the Wii U, and were demanding something new.
I’ve learned my lesson. Since I’m not rich with piles of money lying around, when investing in a new game system I have to choose wisely. Putting all my eggs in a basket that fails would leave me stuck with a crap system and nothing new to play.
Nintendo has hordes of faithful fans, and producing a new console is exciting news. Nintendo isn’t exactly known for its savvy business decisions though. Personally I wouldn’t bet on a horse if I know its sick. With how the Wii U played out I recommend sitting back to see where the Switch goes. Rushing hardware is never a good idea. If it flops its not like they will offer refunds. If your a rich Nintendo fan then its not a big risk to back your favorite company. If your like me and can’t afford to make risky investments, use common sense. I wish the Switch the best of luck, but seriously have my doubts that it will be successful.