Switch Doubters, It’s Time to Stop Making Facts Up to Predict Doom & Gloom


Look, Nintendo Switch isn’t a perfect platform. It has issues galore like basically any platform does. The online system (just the general system, not the eShop) is still pretty archaic, it not allowing us to use a web browser yet is strange, and heck… hulu over netflix? This is before we obviously get into the fact it’s a considered a portable home console that has questionable performance on some titles (which come down to the desire to push pretty visuals first, over smooth 60 fps). Heck, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has issues as well. So there is plenty to criticize.

What we don’t need to hear however is 100% made up “facts” that “guarantee” Switch is going to bomb in 2018. In this video, we do a late response to Rerez, who not only projected the Switch would fail before launch (not a failed launch month, just a quick fall off after), but in September made it sound like there was NOTHING Nintendo could do to turn around the Switch or even maintain it in 2018.

The video above addresses all of that and responds directly to Rerez’s thoughts he presents here.

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.