- Jun 15, 2019
Nintendo does not benefit at all from droughts. The stronger their third party support is the more attractive the Switch is, so the bigger the install base is.I agree for the most part. Accessibility is absolutely crucial but that is also part of Sony's strategy to offer a variety of things for different types of gamers. You have your 'Demon's Souls' but you also have Sackboy and Bugsnax (not PS5 only) but there is choice there and on the flip side that diverse audience has other choices from 3rd parties. This is also where Nintendo benefits from 'droughts' due to the aformentioned lack of competition on their platform.
Most games take off when it becomes a social phenomena and being Free helps 100%.
I agree with your final point as well. Chasing that power dragon with no vision or talent behind it will always have you falling on your face. You need good games.
Nintendo make money from every third party game sold and they don't see them as competitors. First party games sell on their own merit and not due to 'lack of competition'.