Nintendo Switch Success Shows Gaming Is About More Than Graphics? Hell No!

Nintendo Switch has been incredibly successful and has sold over 10 million units in a year and having that said, people are claiming that Nintendo Switch success shows that gaming is not all about the graphics and I do not agree with that. While the Nintendo Switch may not be able to deliver the performance that we are used to from consoles and PC, I doubt that a correlation with the success of the console.

Disclaimer: The opinion discussed here is my own. 

We have seen plenty of indie games that do not have much to offer when it comes to graphics and they have seen plenty of success without the Nintendo Switch. There are games out there that are not graphically demanding but have sold millions of copies. We did not need the Nintendo Switch to come out and remind us that these games are there and need to be enjoyed.

While PC gamers are often seen as graphics whores and I admit that I go enjoy good graphics, that is not everything. PC gamers enjoy a good story and game mechanics as well. There are games out there that have great graphics but there are other factors that totally put me off and I think there are other people that feel the same way as well.

Final Fantasy XV is coming out for PC tomorrow and I have played the demo, if it was all about the graphics, I would have loved the game but that was not the case. The shitty UI and poor choice of music put me off big time. This is a perfect example of how graphics are not everything even when you have the power available to drive those graphics.

While there are plenty of underrated games that people have not played you can check out our pick of most underrated games of this generation here. The following are some of the highest grossing indie games that came out before the Nintendo Switch was ever announced.


Fez came out in 2012 and sold more than 20,000 copies at launch. The game sold more than a million copies in its first year. Fez came out for Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and PSVITA. You can check out the game below.

Hotline Miami

This is another game that came out in 2012 and has sold almost 2 million copies. The game came out for PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. You can check out the trailer of the game below.


Bastion is another game that came out in 2011 before we even heard of the name Nintendo Switch and the game has sold over 3 million copies on various platforms like  PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. You can check out the game below:


This is another title that has been very popular. The game managed to sell more than 55,000 copies in its launch week and has since sold more than 4 million copies. You can check out the game below:


This is a game that needs no introduction and fans have been wanted to get this game on the Nintendo Switch as well. Players have spent thousands of hours in the game and it is not very graphics intensive but does have a very appealing art style. You can check out the game below:

Let us know what you think about these games and whether or not you think Nintendo Switch success proves that gaming is not just about graphics.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.