We’re listening to the echoes of dead MMO’s at the following link.

When I had a Nintendo Gamecube the only games I really got for the system were Nintendo exclusives. Any kind of multi-platform title would just be bought on one of the more powerful systems and, usually, where everyone else was also playing the game. Same thing happened when I had a Wii for all of a few months, maybe – that console never caught on for me. Still, here I am with a Nintendo Switch and the library is mainly exclusives. But I don’t see it staying that way.

It used to be that any multi-platform title would be purchased on the more powerful system or where all my friends would be playing it. And it really still is that way, honestly. But the Switch throws a wrench into that plan the makes the idea of double-dipping almost worthwhile.

Portability. We’ve talked about it before, but the handheld aspect of the Switch doesn’t give it an edge over anything else. I mean, all things being equal (mostly) it’s very likely I still wouldn’t get a game for just the Switch if it were available on other consoles, but the portability almost makes a game with picking up a second time just to be able to carry it around with me on trips.

Diablo 3 looks to be the game that proves the point and starts the trend.

And yes, I know for a lot of you that already started with Skyrim.

 

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