I was browsing the Nintendo e-store and found the primary reason why the Switch has a interesting battle ahead. This is a narrow sample of prices on the Switch and then on Steam
- FF7 $22/$17
- FF9 $28/$24
- FF10/2 $60/$33
- FF12 $60/$66
- Hades $32/$29
- XCOM 2 $60/$15
- Cuphead $26/$22
- Death’s Door $26/$22
Somehow, Breath of the Wild is still selling for the same price as launch, as well as nearly every other first party game. The perks of exclusivity I suppose. Not to mention Steam can manage to have a sale seemingly every other day.
All consoles are built on a software library. The size and quality of that library is the largest factor of that success. Not only does Steam already dwarf every other console, but it offers lower prices in almost every single case, often by huge amounts. I’m waiting for the next hardware version to come out, and most certainly giving it a go.
That said, nearly every time we thought Nintendo was out for the count, they’ve somehow managed to come back up.