It's now just a few months away from the much-anticipated March 2017 official launch of the Nintendo Switch, and if the Switch manages to achieve the same amount of success as the previous Nintendo Wii did, then Nintendo is likely to be very happy indeed. With that being said, here are some of the key reasons why the Switch will have the same fate as the Wii and then some.
While there has been no official announcement so far regarding the Nintendo Switch's price, rumor has it that it's going to come in around the $250 mark in the US, and from £199.99 mark in the UK - which are very tempting and reasonable prices for both casual and serious gamers.
People will (most likely) choose the Switch
If those rumored prices turn out to be true, then it's the kind of game machine that people might pick up on a whim or buy as a present to their families, which again was a position that the Wii filled nicely. Serious gamers might point at the Switch's less impressive specs (which are still unknown until now), but there are still plenty of part-time gamers out there that are looking for a cheaper console to play with
Making Gaming fun
The barrier to entry for the Nintendo Wii was very minimal - worldwide, families joined together in the living room to play fun and exciting games of Wii tennis or bowling. The Grandparents could even get themselves involved even if they have never picked up a gamepad before, and it's just possible that the Switch is going to repeat that exact approach. So far, we've still only got one video trailer to go off at the moment, but again the emphasis seems to be leaning on towards fun and group involvement; notice how many people just pick up a Nintendo controller and start playing.
What separates the Switch from everyone?
The video presents several scenarios where groups of friends start gaming together, which follows the Wii's lead in terms of communal experiences, gaming that's best when played with others, and the portability of the device could be another huge factor in its favor. You can definitely take the Switch anywhere, unlike the Xbox One, the PS4, and indeed the Wii. Perhaps the Nintendo Switch experience is going to have a lot more in common with mobile gaming.
Releasing compelling games
Gamers and analysts have been carefully going through every scene of the Nintendo Switch preview video, which is an indication of just how interested people are in the games available for it - and that's another way that Nintendo can take on other gaming giants like Sony and Microsoft.
Nintendo has a classic army of games like no other, from Mario to Zelda, and they can definitely use it to formulate some hype and interest on the Switch. This wasn't something the Nintendo Wii was particularly known for, but thanks to its alternative controlling system, there were also some certain games that you couldn't get anywhere else, and games which have particularly suited the Wii setup. This can also be a concept that the Switch can incorporate.