Gaming in 2018 / Nintendo In-Review Let’s Go, Smash Records & Roll-over Competition


Nintendo in 2018

images I’m sure Fortnite being free-to-play (F2P) had a lot to do with the amount of Switch units shipped.

Nintendo had an amazing 2018. According to an article by VentureBeat, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the US for the month of December. Despite its hallmark year, however, according to Screen Rant, Sony managed to claim the spot for the best-selling system in 2018, due in part to their excellent 1st-party titles, massive install-base and a capable, now affordable VR box. Microsoft’s focus on Game Pass and its legacy content (in the way of backwards compatibility) helped differentiate their box from its competitors, but Nintendo still held strong in terms of overall sales and positive reception. For some fans (including myself), despite the hardware’s financial/commercial success, the Nintendo Switch didn’t have as strong of a year in 2018 as it did back in 2017 and here’s why.

3rd-Party Reigns Supreme

In 2017, where games like The Legend of…

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