One of the big unique selling points of any new hardware is its lineup of exclusives and first-party titles. While Microsoft and Sony have the likes of Master Chief and Aloy respectively, Nintendo has some of the most iconic faces in video game history. Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, Bowser, the list goes on.
While these exclusives are imperative to deciding which system you should pick up, it plays an even bigger part when it comes to a Nintendo system. Following the poor third-party support of the Wii U, and a mediocre showing of current third-party support for the Switch, it’s worth considering whether you’ll be happy with your system largely being an exclusives machine. If you are, then feel free to move on. However, if you were expecting to make the Switch your mainstay for AAA multi-platform titles, you can guess again.
Major 2017 titles like Mass Effect: Andromeda, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War aren’t yet set to be coming to Nintendo’s system, and you probably shouldn’t expect them either. Therefore, it comes down to just how important Nintendo titles are to you. If they’re incredibly important, go ahead and buy a Switch. However, if they’re more of a bonus than anything else and you don’t have a PS4 or Xbox One, you might be better off picking up one of these systems. At least that way you know you’ll be guaranteed the biggest and best games from third-party developers.