Nintendo Is Coming On Strong
Yes, many people are still on the fence about whether or not they actually want Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s garnering a lot of attention right now, especially since it’s due out in just a couple of weeks. The Wii U quickly became an afterthought for the industry and the gaming community thanks to its lack of major support, but that’s set to change as Nintendo once again steps onto the scene with an intriguing product.
Granted, the Switch is not in direct competition with the much more powerful Xbox One, but it brings consumers back to three hardware options instead of just two. With just the PS4 and Xbox One, Sony’s console is leading by almost 2 to 1. Throw in a third contender that isn’t as passed over as the Wii U was, and that creates more of an issue for the Xbox One.
People are often looking for a supplemental console, something Nintendo has often been good for. That puts the Switch in a solid position to take some of those potential Xbox One sales, preventing Microsoft from closing that gap with Sony. Microsoft’s console really doesn’t need the extra competition right now, and depending on how E3 2017 goes, it may not be ready for it either.