Nintendo Switch Vs Microsoft Scorpio: Function Beats Graphics In Console Gameplay

By Ben Lindon , Updated Feb 28, 2017 09:10 AM EST
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Nintendo Switch is slated to outperform Microsoft's biggest Xbox experience even before the latter is revealed. Apparently, news about the Nintendo Switch as a more functional hybrid console has gained the praises of the gaming community. It should also be noted that a plethora of games have already been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch with more independent games slated to arrive in throngs soon.

Better Graphics Is No Longer That Necessary

The Microsoft Xbox Scorpio is already set for release in Summer 2017. Moreover, the console is being touted as a big step up when it comes to graphical potency for consoles. Furthermore, the main emphasis of the said console is to increase its graphical prowess, while the Nintendo Switch may not have the graphical prowess of the Scorpio, it has been praised for its functionality.

Apparently, the real limitation on gaming is no longer technical but budgetary, Forbes reported. It has come to a point in the development of games that the increase in cost is more focused on art resources and the complexities of game production.

Hence, the logistics of focusing on visual assets on modern gaming hardware may have reached a point where it is unsustainable. On that note, the focus of the Nintendo Switch became more on offering functionality rather than just its graphics forcing an upper limit on game development expenditure.

Nintendo Switch Launch Line-Up Continues To Expand

In other news, after the announcement of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" on the Nintendo Switch, the rest of the launch line-up continues to be altered. On that note, "Snipperclips" has already been confirmed as one of the launch games.  Note that the $20 game packs all the capabilities of the Joy-Cons in a creative, puzzle-solving way employing the local co-op.

Nintendo Switch, however may not be included in any game bundles, Gamespot reported. Note that Nintendo Switch owners may have to get "Snipperclips" separately. Moreover, there are a few indie games are also said to be struggling to make it to the deadline like "Tomorrow Corporation" and the "World of Goo". Watch this news on lowered development kits for the Nintendo Switch below:

 

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