Is Switch proof that the average gamer doesn't care that much about resolution/fps?

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Poll Is Switch proof that the average gamer doesn't care that much about resolution/fps? (78 votes)

Yes 54%
No 46%

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is 900p with 30fps when docked. At times the frame rate isn't even consistent. The Switch also gets inferior ports of popular games like The Witcher 3. Yet publishers continue to port those games over. Some of the highest selling games this gen are games like Animal Crossing and Pokemon, which have graphics from like PS2/PS3 era lol. So I ask you, SW - does the average gamer really care about resolution/fps? Is this just a fanboy thing? Or is Switch an exception?

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#101 my_user_name
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Like others have said... consoles in general are pretty much proof of it.

I used to not notice fps issues - but have become much more aware of them in recent years and some of the games that I used to play and had no issue with are borderline unplayable now.

If 60fps is not significantly more common on consoles next gen, I'll probably get a stronger pc before I get a new console.

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#102 VFighter
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@BassMan: Wow, imagine that a pc gamer making a dumb post, who woulda thought it.

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#103 Djoffer123
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Mehh definitely proof that gamers care more about gameplay than pretty movies which imo is a good thing!

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#104  Edited By Wiiboxstation  Online
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@Sevenizz: Nintendo Switch has broken sales records. If the average gamer gave af about power don't you think that 1) They wouldn't have purchased the Nintendo Switch to begin with. 2) They would have played their more powerful console that they already owned instead.

The 3rd party games on the Switch don't sell well because gamers are to busy buying and playing Nintendo's first party games. The ones that look like PS2 games according to posters on here.

Conclusion, if people cared about power Nintendo's hardware and software wouldn't be selling at all.

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#105 YearoftheSnake5
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I don't think so. Games tend to be in the acceptable territory for what the system is. Since you can take it on the go, the expectations toward it change. The Witcher looks and performs objectively worse on it, but it's also portable.

If the Switch was just a home console and not a hybrid, I would say yes.

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#106  Edited By ellos
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I think its a bit complicated then sw would like it to be. Its simple the switch is a mainstream novelty that does not need those stuff and yes average gamers don't care for that shit. For example Sony cant just go hey Fate prints money like no other software we have. Why not put the exact same thing on ps4 see if its going to move shit. Its for gamers isn't it. Yeah mostly what bassman said.

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#107 R4gn4r0k
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@SolidGame_basic said:

Funny thing is that current phones have insane power lol.

With 5 minute battery life >:D

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#108 Pedro
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So many feelings were hurt in this thread.😂

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#109  Edited By Solaryellow
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@R4gn4r0k said:
@Solaryellow said:

Since you like addition, why didn't you figure the 3DS in there as well?

I own a Switch and 3DS. In fact I own every single Nintendo Console except for the Virtual Boy and Wii (I don't like gimmicks.)

Please go back to the OP and re-read it completely.

Is Switch proof that the average gamer doesn't care that much about resolution/fps?

Where does it say 3DS? Where does it say we should be including handhelds?

I was comparing Switch to Xbox/PS4 and PC. Ie. all the current gen systems.

You can do whatever you want, feel free to include 3DS if you are so keen on doing that.

All I had to do was take a quick look at your comments:

"50 million however is still niche if you compare it to the amount of players that do care about graphics and resolution.

i.e. the total amount of people that play on Xbone, PS4 and PC combined."

If you are using the X1, PS4 and PC as the benchmark to show why people care about graphics/resolution/fps, can't a low res/graphics console (on the market since 2011and BEFORE the X1 and PS4) still being sold today be figured into the equation as well or do we pick and choose because quite frankly the goalposts seem to move with the wind.

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#110 Dale_Gunther
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I think the two need to be separated.

Many gamers do not care about resolution, within reason.

I've never met a gamer who didn't care about fps if it dropped too low.

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#111 R4gn4r0k
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@Solaryellow: Show me where I moved goalposts.

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#112 BassMan
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@vfighter said:

@BassMan: Wow, imagine that a pc gamer making a dumb post, who woulda thought it.

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#113 IMAHAPYHIPPO
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@SolidGame_basic: Honestly, I think it's less that they don't care about resolution and more just the acceptance that Nintendo doesn't care. People want to play Nintendo games, and if they have to play them in 900p, then they'll play them in 900p.

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#114 briguyb13
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@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

@SolidGame_basic: Honestly, I think it's less that they don't care about resolution and more just the acceptance that Nintendo doesn't care. People want to play Nintendo games, and if they have to play them in 900p, then they'll play them in 900p.

Hasn't most Xbox One games been in 900p this gen also?

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#115 ConanTheStoner
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@lebanese_boy said:
@Random_Matt said:

60 isn't that amazing anymore.

Lol speak for yourself.

Yeah, depends on the genre really. A locked 60 for most games is great and it's hard to notice a a difference beyond that.

But if we're talking first person shooters, especially the faster ones, 60fps is noticeably rough.

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#116 Solaryellow
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@R4gn4r0k said:

@Solaryellow: Show me where I moved goalposts.

The 3ds is a current gen system although it might not be up to the contemporary standards of resolution. Lets not toss away any exculpatory evidence.

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#117 TheEroica  Moderator
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Yes... Obsessing over performance puts you squarely in the niche category of gamer.

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#118 lebanese_boy
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@ConanTheStoner said:
@lebanese_boy said:
@Random_Matt said:

60 isn't that amazing anymore.

Lol speak for yourself.

Yeah, depends on the genre really. A locked 60 for most games is great and it's hard to notice a a difference beyond that.

But if we're talking first person shooters, especially the faster ones, 60fps is noticeably rough.

Meh, to be honest 60 fps is where it's at for me atm. But for FPS games I guess yeah in some cases people want to go with higher frames.

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#119 x_hedon
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Yup. It's all about games first. At least, for gamers that is.