Nintendo Switch Price Tag And a Handful Of Titles Could Become an Issue: Pachter

The Nintendo Switch has been very successful and is selling like hot cakes but that might not be the case looking forward, keeping in mind the cost and the fact that there is only a hand full of games. Michael Pachter had some insights to offer in this regard and it is interesting to hear what he has to say about the Nintendo Switch.

It is safe to say that Nintendo Switch needs a solid game base in order for it to be successful. It may have sold well since its release in March but it is hard to see what Nintendo is trying to do in the long run as the titles we have aren’t to many and you can easily get bored. Plus these titles are unique and not everyone will be interested in them.

The price for the device is pretty high when you think about how discounted the PS4 and the Xbox One are these days. These rival consoles also offer better graphics as well as game libraries that are enough to keep gamers busy for a long long time. According to Pachter:

The starting price of $ 300 could eventually become a problem given a light software slate and famous discounting for the PS4 and the Xbox One. Although the first party slate is promising, third-party support may eventually subside.

While the PS4 and Xbox One have better hardware as compared to the Nintendo Switch, they do not have the portability factor. This is where the Switch leads the competition. Pachter further went on to say:

In addition, most of the We will get a better sense of the Switch’s long-term prospects when games like Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins are released, all of which would compete for consumer wallet share and will not be available for Switch.

Let us know what you think about the Nintendo Switch and whether or not you are interested in buying one.

Source: GamesIndustry