Switch or PS4 - which was system of the year for 2017?

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (24473 posts) 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: Switch or PS4 - which was system of the year for 2017? (107 votes)

Switch 56%
PS4 44%

You know.. I gotta say, I enjoyed my PS4 quite a bit, but the Switch is the system I remember the most from 2017. Breath of the Wild was the best Zelda game in like 20 years, and one of the best overall. I also got to play Mario Odyssey and the surprisingly good Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I also played Sonic Mania on my Switch and enjoyed other games like Puyo Puyo Tetris and Thumper on it as well. The PS4 did bring me good memories as well, but the Switch takes the cake for me. It will be hard for Switch to win 2018 though. The PS4 will have God of War, Spider Man, maybe Last of Us 2, Ni No Kuni 2, and a whole lot more. Not sure what's cooking for Nintendo at this point.

What's your choice, SW?

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#1 Posted by phbz (4683 posts) -

I think Switch takes 2017 easy.

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#2 Posted by Sgt_Crow (6097 posts) -

Switch. PS4 had a pretty good year as well though.

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#3 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

Mighty X1X MonsterBox by a light-year or three ..... Stop making crap threads. Try just posting in other threads for a month or decade... Mmmk.

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#4 Posted by mojito1988 (3714 posts) -

Switch. Best system I have ever owned.

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#5 Posted by dalger21 (2178 posts) -

Switch simply because of BotW. PS4 had a dope year tho. MS...ummm..it..umm...had Cuphead.

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#6 Posted by rrjim1 (1755 posts) -

None of the above.

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#7 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10431 posts) -

Neither, PC - as always - was.

But out of those two, it's obviously the Switch. It

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#9 Posted by LuxuryHeart (1039 posts) -

@rrjim1 said:

None of the above.

Same for me as well. I haven't bought a Switch and I only play Don't Starve Together on the PS4 at this point.

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#10 Posted by jcrame10 (5239 posts) -

@dalger21: don’t forget halo wars 2

LMAO

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#11 Posted by jcrame10 (5239 posts) -

PS4 had three times the amount of exclusives but Mario odyssey is the best game I’ve played in awhile

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#12 Edited by deactivated-5d1e44cf96229 (2814 posts) -

I would pick the Switch in 2017 alone over the entire lifespan of the PS4. The Switch had the best single year of any gaming console in at least the last decade.

Honestly, given that games like Horizon and Persona are definitely not my cup of tea and I would not want to play them even if they were given to me for free, the PS4 in 2017 wasn't anything that special to me and collected dust for most of the year. I'd even have to put it behind Xbox One since there were two Xbox One games that I loved in 2017 whereas there was only one 2017 game that I loved on my PS4. The Switch was better than both of them combined.

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#13 Posted by Daredevils2k (2122 posts) -

Every one here knows that I’m a PS4 and pc gamers, except for the lems, because they can’t stand that I have pc that runs circles around their precious Xb1x . But my gaming device of 2017 goes to the Switch, I love that device

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#14 Posted by PAL360 (29620 posts) -

PS4. Switch has two masterpieces, but PS4 had dozens of amazing games.

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#15 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10431 posts) -

@PAL360 said:

PS4. Switch has two masterpieces, but PS4 had dozens of amazing games.

The Witch also had a lot of amazing games besides Odyssey and BotW, like Rabbits, Xenoblade or Splatoon

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#16 Posted by sovkhan (1282 posts) -

PS4 by far.

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#17 Posted by PAL360 (29620 posts) -

@ArchoNils2: Sure, but PS4 has like 10 good exclusives and at least 30 good multiplatform games.

The 'problem' with the Switch will never be the exclusives (Nintendo have those locked) but the third party support.

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#18 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

pc >>> ps4 >>> switch .... Xbox shouldnt even be mentioned

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#19 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@PAL360 said:

@ArchoNils2: Sure, but PS4 has like 10 good exclusives and at least 30 good multiplatform games.

The 'problem' with the Switch will never be the exclusives (Nintendo have those locked) but the third party support.

Depends what you mean " locked ". Because when Sony was going hard with exclusives with PS3, Wii was in life support/dead. When Sony with PS4 still going hard after 4 years with exclusives, Wii U is already dead for a while with 1 exclusive worth to mention , BOTW that is.

So really depends

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#20 Posted by PAL360 (29620 posts) -

@AzatiS said:
@PAL360 said:

@ArchoNils2: Sure, but PS4 has like 10 good exclusives and at least 30 good multiplatform games.

The 'problem' with the Switch will never be the exclusives (Nintendo have those locked) but the third party support.

Depends.

Everything is subjective except numbers. PS4 does have much more quality games, but you are free to prefer 2 brilliant games over 20 great ones of course.

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#21 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@PAL360 said:
@AzatiS said:
@PAL360 said:

@ArchoNils2: Sure, but PS4 has like 10 good exclusives and at least 30 good multiplatform games.

The 'problem' with the Switch will never be the exclusives (Nintendo have those locked) but the third party support.

Depends.

Everything is subjective except numbers. PS4 does have much more quality games, but you are free to prefer 2 brilliant games over 20 great ones of course.

You can like whatever you want but when we talking about problems and whats "locked" we need to take into consideration everything befoire we start praising or hype. Because if Switch end up being another Wii and go into life support in its 3rd/4th year max then what exclusives you gonna play you think ?

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#22 Edited by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

Nintendo releases 2 great games and people imediately think that alone is enough to surpass over 30 good ones...

@ArchoNils2 said:

But out of those two, it's obviously the Switch. It

@metalboi said:

Switch, obviously, and PS4 had a great year too.

lol "obviously"... "obviously" you dont know wtf you're talkin about. One thing is saying "imo it was the switch", thats ok, but another is adding "obviously" in their sentences, as if their misguided opinion is somehow a fact, especially when it isnt supported by any numbers whatsoever

Switch: Zelda BotW, Mario Odyssey, MK8D, Mario + Rabbids, Splatton 2

PS4: Horizon: ZD, Nioh, NieR: Automata, Uncharted: LL, Crash Trilogy, Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Persona 5, Hellbalde, The Evil Within 2, Resident Evil 7, Prey, Shadow of War, Injustice 2, AC Origins, Destiny 2, GT Sport, South Park: TFbW, Project Cars 2, Dishonored: DotO, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, For Honor, Little Nightmares... etc, etc, etc

Its not only exclusives that count, ya kno? And even on that front the PS4 still had a higher number of (considered) "good" exclusives than the Switch had.

PS4 was the better system, at least when it comes to games it objectively was. But these type of threads are always cows vs everyone else so I'm not surprised by the poll in the slightest

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#23 Posted by PAL360 (29620 posts) -

@AzatiS said:
@PAL360 said:
@AzatiS said:
@PAL360 said:

@ArchoNils2: Sure, but PS4 has like 10 good exclusives and at least 30 good multiplatform games.

The 'problem' with the Switch will never be the exclusives (Nintendo have those locked) but the third party support.

Depends.

Everything is subjective except numbers. PS4 does have much more quality games, but you are free to prefer 2 brilliant games over 20 great ones of course.

You can like whatever you want but when we talking about problems and whats "locked" we need to take into consideration everything befoire we start praising or hype. Because if Switch end up being another Wii and go into life support in its 3rd/4th year max then what exclusives you gonna play you think ?

Oh, i do believe that Switch won't last more than 4 years, but what does that have to do with the quality of exclusives?

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#24 Posted by Phazevariance (12334 posts) -

Switch hands down. Look at the titles it got this year:

- Breath of the Wild
- Mario Odyssey
- Splatoon 2
- Arms
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Mario and Rabbids (which was great)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2

That's a pretty healthy list of games which most scored really well. Personally, I love having a portable Binding of Isaac and Thumper.

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#25 Posted by BLN1 (128 posts) -

Switch, no question. Better games and releases, was selling out everywhere, broke sales records.

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#26 Posted by tgob89 (2153 posts) -

Honestly, both!

For different reasons and the same reasons if that makes any sense.

Switch is fastest selling console in US history for time frame.

PS4 is selling faster than PS2 which was the highest selling console of all time.

Both had amazing games with multiple GOTY caliber titles to choose from and both had amazing sales.

The only looses here are these people who didn't own at least one of these systems in 2017.

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#27 Posted by themajormayor (25729 posts) -

PS4 no question. It killed it this year, just like previous years, with a fantastic lineup of games. Switch has, uhm, two games that 8 year olds might enjoy.

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#28 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2522 posts) -

@PAL360 said:

PS4. Switch has two masterpieces, but PS4 had dozens of amazing games.

Yup. I'd still say PS4 had the better year. There were damn near too many titles to keep up with.

And great list @Vatusus 2017 definitely went to PS4 imo. Still need to pick up Nier Automata, Yakuza 0, and Yakuza Kiwami

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#29 Posted by shellcase86 (4530 posts) -

PS4. But the Switch came really close.--if they had a bit more third party support and sensible online features, they'd have taken it easily.

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#30 Posted by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

PS4 due to the sheer volume of games. I haven’t had so many quality games thrown at me in a single year since the PS2 era. Switch had a fantastic year too of course due to Mario and Zelda being incredible.

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#31 Posted by pelvist (7455 posts) -

I see there is no mention of XBone and for good reason but PC won 2017. Out of those two listed though ill go with PS4 because it had more good games. Switch had the best game of any system this year by far though.

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#32 Posted by UssjTrunks (11299 posts) -

@jcrame10 said:

PS4 had three times the amount of exclusives but Mario odyssey is the best game I’ve played in awhile

Quality > Quantity

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#33 Posted by knight-k (2600 posts) -

PS4 of course.

And lol at lems and sheeple playing together on poll.

But everyone can agree, Xbone was the worst.

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#34 Posted by jcrame10 (5239 posts) -

@UssjTrunks: yeah I’m sure pretty Nioh, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn+ Frozen Wild, Nier Automata, Crash Bandicoot, WipEout and Gran Turismo Sport are all up there for quality.

Don’t see the point of your comment.

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#35 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@PAL360 said:
@AzatiS said:
@PAL360 said:
@AzatiS said:

Depends.

Everything is subjective except numbers. PS4 does have much more quality games, but you are free to prefer 2 brilliant games over 20 great ones of course.

You can like whatever you want but when we talking about problems and whats "locked" we need to take into consideration everything befoire we start praising or hype. Because if Switch end up being another Wii and go into life support in its 3rd/4th year max then what exclusives you gonna play you think ?

Oh, i do believe that Switch won't last more than 4 years, but what does that have to do with the quality of exclusives?

It does in terms of consistency.

I mean check Wii U and its 2014 releases. Everyone was praising the system, everyone was laughing on PS4 for not having better exclusives with the motto " PS4 has no games " etc. Few years later Wii U is dead, PS4 going as strong as ever. Who really wins the exclusives war ? Thats my point.

Lets see what will happen with Switch, im really curious myself. Also lets not pretend all Nintendo exclusives delivering. Arms was decent at best, Splatoon 2 was okish at best, Xeno 2 didnt meet the AAA expectations .. the only 2 AAA score games were BOTW/MARIO for 2017, that being said lets wait at see for 2018.,

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#36 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (5768 posts) -

I don't understand why people are being so dismissive of Switch and jumping on the notion that there were only two great games. I've seen it mentioned multiple times.

@PAL360 said:

PS4. Switch has two masterpieces, but PS4 had dozens of amazing games.

@quadknight said:

Switch had a fantastic year too of course due to Mario and Zelda being incredible.

@Vatusus said:

Nintendo releases 2 great games and people imediately think that alone is enough to surpass over 30 good ones...

PS4 had an incredible year, no doubt. But to say the Switch did well because of two games is false. Also, you can't list games like For Honor and GT Sport, but ignore Golf Story, Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, ARMS, Pokken Tournament DX and Snipperclips.

For my money I'll say Switch because I bought more games that I enjoyed on my Switch than on my PS4. It also depends on what someone owns. I have an X, so I choose to purchase all of my multiplats from June on Xbox because they'll look better there.

So for me it was Switch > Xbox > PS4. That doesn't mean the PS4 had a bad year, it just means that given the systems I own I felt like the Switch was a better system for me.

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#37 Posted by Archangel3371 (28562 posts) -

I voted for the Switch myself. It’s a very cool system and had quite a few great games available for during its first nine months on the market.

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#38 Posted by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

@UssjTrunks said:
@jcrame10 said:

PS4 had three times the amount of exclusives but Mario odyssey is the best game I’ve played in awhile

Quality > Quantity

Quality is subjective, quantity isnt

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#40 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

I don't understand why people are being so dismissive of Switch and jumping on the notion that there were only two great games. I've seen it mentioned multiple times.

PS4 had an incredible year, no doubt. But to say the Switch did well because of two games is false. Also, you can't list games like For Honor and GT Sport, but ignore Golf Story, Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, ARMS, Pokken Tournament DX and Snipperclips.

For my money I'll say Switch because I bought more games that I enjoyed on my Switch than on my PS4. It also depends on what someone owns. I have an X, so I choose to purchase all of my multiplats from June on Xbox because they'll look better there.

So for me it was Switch > Xbox > PS4. That doesn't mean the PS4 had a bad year, it just means that given the systems I own I felt like the Switch was a better system for me.

I disagree.

If it wasnt for BOTW or/and Mario Switch what is left for Switch to brag about ? Splatoon 2 that made upset most Splatoon veterans ? Arms that wasnt as great as many beleived ? Xeno 2 that barely stand at AA score on metacritic with 83 ? That doesnt mean is bad but is not something you should mention next to Botw or Odyssey by any means.

How is possible also for you to put next to GT sport which is one of the best, if not the best of its genre, that of driving simulator next to golf story and Arms ? This isnt logical.

Its like taking one of the best, if not the best, 3D platformer Mario odyssey and put it next to a decent PS4 exclusive like lets say Infamous or something and try to compare those two like are titles with even standards and value

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#42 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (5768 posts) -

@AzatiS: you shit on Xenoblade 2 for having an 83, yet champion GT Sport which has a 75.

Also LOL at GT Sport as being one of the best of its genre. Bro that’s laughable.

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#43 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@metalboi said:
@AzatiS said:
@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

I don't understand why people are being so dismissive of Switch and jumping on the notion that there were only two great games. I've seen it mentioned multiple times.

PS4 had an incredible year, no doubt. But to say the Switch did well because of two games is false. Also, you can't list games like For Honor and GT Sport, but ignore Golf Story, Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, ARMS, Pokken Tournament DX and Snipperclips.

For my money I'll say Switch because I bought more games that I enjoyed on my Switch than on my PS4. It also depends on what someone owns. I have an X, so I choose to purchase all of my multiplats from June on Xbox because they'll look better there.

So for me it was Switch > Xbox > PS4. That doesn't mean the PS4 had a bad year, it just means that given the systems I own I felt like the Switch was a better system for me.

I disagree.

If it wasnt for BOTW or/and Mario Switch what is left for Switch to brag about ? Splatoon 2 that made upset most Splatoon veterans ? Arms that wasnt as great as many beleived ? Xeno 2 that barely stand at AA score on metacritic with 83 ? That doesnt mean is bad but is not something you should mention next to Botw or Odyssey by any means.

How is possible also for you to put next to GT sport which is one of the best, if not the best of its genre, that of driving simulator next to golf story and Arms ? This isnt logical.

Its like taking one of the best, if not the best, 3D platformer Mario odyssey and put it next to a decent PS4 exclusive like lets say Infamous or something and try to compare those two like are titles with even standards and value

There's Golf Story, Disgaea 5, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Mario + Rabbids, plus things like Skyrim and Rocket League on the go. Don't use Gamespot as a gauge for Xenoblade 2, because that review is an outlier and if you go to Reset Era or Reddit, the game is extremely popular and loved, equally so compared to games like Persona 5.

Also, don't tell others they can't compare certain games to others when you've never even played them. That just makes you look inexperienced and unknowing.

Man majority of the titles you just mentioned are just decent, nothing of botw or Mario caliber. Not even close.

Also you must be crazy if you want me to enter a forum dedicated to a specific game. Those kind of forums or popularity alone if you prefer, cant make a game stand next to monsters like Botw, simply because are not on the same league.

So again, without Botw and Mario ? Mediocre library at best compared to PC or even PS4.

So when you hear some facts and truth dont get that butthurt and start personal craps sheephead. Why i should be all that and not you the blind fanboy, which you are actually, that praising all kind of games out of fanboyism ? You see ? Your logic works both ways. So keep it real because this attitude and logic is QQ and then when im using it back im ending up being the bad guy that plays the victim.

Library of Switch is decent at best with few good games, very few, if you take out Botw and Mario. Thats a fact. And this kind of library cant even think to go close to PC or even PS4 without those 2 in there.

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#44 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

@AzatiS: you shit on Xenoblade 2 for having an 83, yet champion GT Sport which has a 75.

Also LOL at GT Sport as being one of the best of its genre. Bro that’s laughable.

Im not shitting, you overhyping it. I gave other examples as well, Botw and Mario. Can Xeno stand next to Botw and Mario ? But but ... GT !

Ok then, ill use your logic and say Infamous is as good as Xeno 2 ... lol. Makes sense ? No ? But but the score. You get it now ? I hope you do.

Xeno is a good console JRPG when GT sport is the best driving simulator for consoles. Similar to what Street Fighter 5 was. Lacked content and that backfired on score. Well deserved imo but that doesnt mean is bad by all means.

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#46 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@metalboi said:
@AzatiS said:
@metalboi said:
@AzatiS said:

I disagree.

If it wasnt for BOTW or/and Mario Switch what is left for Switch to brag about ? Splatoon 2 that made upset most Splatoon veterans ? Arms that wasnt as great as many beleived ? Xeno 2 that barely stand at AA score on metacritic with 83 ? That doesnt mean is bad but is not something you should mention next to Botw or Odyssey by any means.

How is possible also for you to put next to GT sport which is one of the best, if not the best of its genre, that of driving simulator next to golf story and Arms ? This isnt logical.

Its like taking one of the best, if not the best, 3D platformer Mario odyssey and put it next to a decent PS4 exclusive like lets say Infamous or something and try to compare those two like are titles with even standards and value

There's Golf Story, Disgaea 5, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Mario + Rabbids, plus things like Skyrim and Rocket League on the go. Don't use Gamespot as a gauge for Xenoblade 2, because that review is an outlier and if you go to Reset Era or Reddit, the game is extremely popular and loved, equally so compared to games like Persona 5.

Also, don't tell others they can't compare certain games to others when you've never even played them. That just makes you look inexperienced and unknowing.

Man majority of the titles you just mentioned are just decent, nothing of botw or Mario caliber. Not even close.

Also you must be crazy if you want me to enter a forum dedicated to a specific game. Those kind of forums or popularity alone if you prefer, cant make a game stand next to monsters like Botw, simply because are not on the same league.

So again, without Botw and Mario ? Mediocre library at best compared to PC or even PS4.

So when you hear some facts and truth dont get that butthurt and start personal craps sheephead. Why i should be all that and not you the blind fanboy, which you are actually, that praising all kind of games out of fanboyism ? You see ? Your logic works both ways. So keep it real because this attitude and logic is QQ and then when im using it back im ending up being the bad guy that plays the victim.

Library of Switch is decent at best with few good games, very few, if you take out Botw and Mario. Thats a fact. And this kind of library cant even think to go close to PC or even PS4 without those 2 in there.

Your opinion is not fact. Learn the difference.

And you should learn some facts , go check the lists of 2017 for both PC and PS4, take out Botw/Mario from Switch list and try again to prove me wrong.

Skyrim and rocket league ... Jesus, we playing these games for years now already and you mentioning them like they are relevant in 2017/2018 then when a cow or a hermit comes up with tens of similar games youll say " man, Botw is the best " or " but but Mario " haha. Come on now. Lets be honest .... Switch library without Mario and Zelda for 2017 ... pff

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#48 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13703 posts) -

Xbox One X

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#49 Posted by GameboyTroy (9161 posts) -

@knight-k said:

PS4 of course.

And lol at lems and sheeple playing together on poll.

But everyone can agree, Xbone was the worst.

I agree with what you said.

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#50 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@metalboi said:
@AzatiS said:
@metalboi said:

Your opinion is not fact. Learn the difference.

And you should learn some facts , go check the lists of 2017 for both PC and PS4, take out Botw/Mario from Switch list and try again to prove me wrong.

Skyrim and rocket league ... Jesus, we playing these games for years now already and you mentioning them like they are relevant in 2017/2018 then when a cow or a hermit comes up with tens of similar games youll say " man, Botw is the best " or " but but Mario " haha. Come on now. Lets be honest .... Switch library without Mario and Zelda for 2017 ... pff

What list? Stop moving goal posts, stop talking out of your ass about games you have not played, stop assuming your preferences are everybody else's, and stop saying things are "facts" when they clearly are not.

Normal people only talk about and discuss things they are familiar with, and have experience in the matter. You just fanboy it up and live in a delusional world all by yourself.

Yes, let's be honest and admit you never bring actual facts to the table, generally don't have experience about games and systems you dismiss, and resort to accusing people of "crying" because you have nothing useful or intelligent to say.

FFS get a new shtick already, or better yet, go and actually play some of the games you talk about. It can do nothing but improve your reputation around here.

What ? Talking out of my ass? So you smartass you saying you have played all Switch games and so you can have an opinion ? No you havent, period. Stop this hypocrisy sheephead. Some of you acting like youve played every single game on every single platform so you can say your opinion when we all know you havent, noone has. Noone ever will. So what, we cant talk now if we havent played the top 50 games of each platform ? Rofl, what kind of logic is this !

Now do me a favor, come here with PS4/PC and Switch lists of top 30 games in 2017, take out Botw/Mario and lets compare. Im waiting. We will see whos the hypocrite, the fanboy and who will cry out loud. Nah, we both know you wont do that.

Improve my reputation .. for what or for whom exactly ? You or the other sheep around ? Rofl! Damn, for some people to be in System wars and care about reputation ! Epic statements.

And all those craps because i said i disagreed with your fellow sheep that Switchs library would have been as strong without BOTW and Mario in there. Crying crying crying... stop it!