Why Nintendo Switch Could Be A Massive Failure

Let’s not look at what we do know though , but instead look at what we don’t know, and how the answers will determine whether the console will prove to be a success or not.

Battery life

For a console selling itself on the basis of being able to pick up and take with you, it’s an incredibly important question.

If it turns out to only hold a few hours worth of charge, then its portability factor takes a hit, rendering it almost pointless.


What we’re ideally looking for here is a battery life at least close to what the Nintendo 3DS currently has (at least 5 hours), but if the Switch is to be more powerful than that handheld device, is that really a realistic expectation?


This is a rather obvious question, and one we already know a little about: what games will the Nintendo Switch have?

Part of the Wii U’s financial failure came down to its lacklustre launch line-up (we’ll get to its other reasons in a minute), and this issue was repeated for the Nintendo 3DS’ launch.

Hopefully, Nintendo have learned their lesson: you only get one launch. Make it count.


The console’s reveal trailer already hints towards a brand new 3D Mario game and what appears to be upgraded ports of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. We’ve also seen a fairly impressive list of third-party developers currently on board; again, something the Wii U fell flat on.

With Nintendo branching out with smartphone games like Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run, it could even be conceivable that the Switch will play some mobile games – heck, it’s powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, so it’s certainly possible!

Touchscreen and motion controls

Again, we know very little about specs and may well not find out more until next year, but will the Nintendo Switch have a touchscreen and motion controls?

The Wii U featured both a touchscreen and motion controls – two input methods that have been key to Nintendo products for more than a decade.

It’s entirely possible then that the Nintendo Switch’s screen features a touchscreen display, as well as its Joy-Con controllers (that’s the name of those little portable controllers) featuring motion controls.


The Switch may not necessarily be aiming to directly compete with the PS4 and Xbox One – instead aiming to be a secondary console to sit next to either – but it still has to convince people either way.


The ideal price point, in my opinion, would be £250 for a standard console and £300 – £350 for a ‘premium’ bundle including the more standardised controller for use at home and some other tidbits.

Any higher than this and it may struggle to win people over. It’s a really delicate matter, and one Nintendo need to nail at launch.

Source – Mirror

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