Going viral in the real world.
The Nintendo Switch seems to be a fairly versatile system- what it lacks for in terms of hard specs, it makes up for in terms of the sheer form factors and styles of play that its modular, hybrid nature encourage. As it turns out, Nintendo opted for this style of hardware for a reason- they have a vision of what they aim to do with the Nintendo Switch.
“I want people to share the fun of playing games not just over social media but also on street corners,”the platform’s general producer, Yoshiaki Koizumi, said during a recent interview the Wall Street Journal. “When we see people playing the Switch at various places and with different styles, then we would call the Switch a success.”
Nintendo certainly achieved that kind of real world virality with the original Gameboy, with Pokemon, with Nintendo DS, and Wii- so who knows? Maybe they can do it again with the Switch. Although whether or not the Switch can catch on to that extent at its current price is something that remains to be seen.