Switch, Super NES Classic Lead to 19% Growth in U.S. Spending on Consoles

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  1. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Nintendo’s resurgence has made 2017 a huge year for console sales. In October alone, the Switch and Super NES Classic Edition along with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and 3DS generated $238 million in spending. That’s up 10 percent year-over-year, which is a trend for 2017. Wow, it looks like 2017 is a banner year for console companies. Is the PC Master race in jeopardy?

    The Switch was the top-selling console last month, and Super NES Classic was No. 2. And Nintendo doesn’t expect the momentum to slow for either system. The company revealed it plans to manufacture 25 million to 30 million Switch systems for its next fiscal year, and it plans to continue making Super NES Classics for the foreseeable future.
     
  2. mgulbran

    mgulbran Limp Gawd

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    Please stop with the master race garbage.
     
  3. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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  4. Cali3350

    Cali3350 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well the Switch is awesome, and the Super NES classic is fun, so that helps.
     
  5. steakman1971

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    If I could find one and pay retail, I'd totally get the SNES classic. Just like last year - I would have bought the NES. Yeah, yeah - Raspberry Pi. I know.
     
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  6. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Whatever buzz people get from a Nintendo classic doesn't compare to my Bitfenix shogun case spewing out hot air from my 1080ti running everything at 1440p 144fps with gsync.
     
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  7. RogueTadhg

    RogueTadhg [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh God. Keep talking dirty to me.
     
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  8. otherweeb

    otherweeb Gawd

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    Burninate the witch!

    My kids can play all the Splatoon and Zelda *all they want. They still come back to their Steam Library.
     
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  9. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Silence, peasant! Back to your hole!

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  10. Hakaba

    Hakaba Limp Gawd

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    So... I don’t own any consoles normally, but we do own 3 switches... Damn thing is pretty cool.
     
  11. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ 2[H]4U

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    If Nintendo had actual stock
    of the classic models think of the growth then.
     
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  12. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha [H]ard|Gawd

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    So many people scalping the snes classics. Speaking of which i might have one for sa..

    j/k
     
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  13. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Agreed. We are the visual kings for sure but good games are about more than just visuals
     
  14. HeadRusch

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    Can't you, like, buy all the SNES's you want on eBay for like $20 a pop?
     
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  15. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    If you mean $120 then yes, you can get SNES Classics on eBay.
     
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  16. Terpfen

    Terpfen [H]ardness Supreme

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    No. You also can't get the same amount of games at the same price as the SNES Classic.
     
  17. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hahaha no.
     
  18. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ 2[H]4U

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    Hmm what's the price on scalped SNES classics?

    Asking for a friend.

    :sneaky::D
     
  19. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha [H]ard|Gawd

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    120 to 140 is realistic. An original snes is 80$ earthbound is 150 to 200, starfox is like 10. Secret of mana is around 50. Final Fantasy 3 is another 50$ super Mario kart 25$ do I need to go on?

    140 to 160 is a steal.
     
  20. _l_

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    with console specs improving (and there's talk about making the components modular so you can upgrade it like you can a PC) and all the excellent gaming titles many have never played (like Zero Horizon) because they have only been playing on PC (like myself) and with GPU prices remaining at 40+% above MSRP even after the mining craze ended months ago and Intel i7 K's running at 90C+ even on high tech water cooling thereby requiring an expensive delid tool not to mention there goes your CPU warranty (or CPU investment if you delid it wrong) and now mem chip prices are/will spike I say ... time to say "screw the PC hardware".

    If you want to game @ 4K with smooth graphics you will need an enthusiast level (or higher) PC with 2x GTX 1080 Ti's. Other than that, Console is looking very, very good to many used to be PC gamers ...
     
  21. NickJames

    NickJames Viagra Required

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    So is a $35 raspberry pi with retropi.
     
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  22. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    so the snes classic counts as a console now? then shouldn't all the other multi game emu boxes count too?
     
  23. Master_shake_

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    maybe because it's an "official" console?
     
  24. pendragon1

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  25. viscountalpha

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    Technically, that's not legal. Some of us can't afford to even touch the Grey lines.
     
  26. Realize

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    Snes classic is ok, just a nostalgic feel to it but no difference than a emulator
     
  27. mgulbran

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    Sort of. The controllers for the NES classic and SNES classic are perfect. The quality of the legit NES classic controllers is great and it took me awhile to get two. The 3rd party ones felt like crap. Also, I’ve tried some really nice rather expensive 8bitdo fantastic snes30 replicas. The SNES controllers in the classic are barely better than those but they are a bit to me.

    Also, I’ve tried playing games on the retropi and was having issues showing off some gaming skill to the kids. I swapped over to the classics and had no issue. Somehow they feel like they have less lag than the retropi with even nice Bluetooth controllers.

    I think it is as simple as pay and game where you want to. I’ve had every single console (except Jaguar) since 1988. Additionally I’ve always had a top of the line or near PC since about 1998.

    There is a lot of fun to be had on good games anywhere they exist. The master race garbage may have started as a tongue in cheek type expression but I find it embarrassing. I tell people at work that I like to play games but I’m not a gamer. I like to play games - not harass people over their hardware choices.

    I’d argue that Montu ’s post are very sub par. Most are can you believe this? No way! What do you think? Tell us in the forums. It seems like Kyle_Bennett has had a hard time finding good help this year. Site is flowing different than last year that’s for sure. The intro to this post was fine until it had the master race sensational garbage.

    I’m not one to usuually comment or care too much about what is posted on the internet. Most people want to believe what they want to believe and won’t be deterred by facts. This is especially true in the video card brand vs video card brand people and the CPU brand vs CPU brand people. I’ve literally watched the same arguments for almost 20 years myself. Longer if you count the console fan vs each other instead of playing games.

    I just think a site like this that really helps you push the hardware to do what we enjoy whether it be at 1080p or 4K on $500 or $3000 dollar systems shouldn’t be spewing pc master race garbage. Ive been reading since I first read an article about how my friends 300 or so Celeron could over clock and beat my PII 400 in most games. Between this site, Arstechnica, and Anandtech and many more tech sites (sharkey and 3dfiles) that have gone away or changed too much. I feel like this is the only ‘pure’ tech site left in the do it yourself early internet attitude. A lot of the YouTube reviews are sensational and devoid of facts and actual understanding of the products.

    Usually I type a post like this and simply delete lol. This is my opinion about a hobby I rather enjoy. Ignore the loot boxes and game on!
     
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  28. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    This is [H]. Console lover discussions can be found over at Babies R Us.
     
  29. mgulbran

    mgulbran Limp Gawd

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    Take that garbage to reddit and the ignore list.
     
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  30. ZodaEX

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    Lol look at Dejawiz's intense butthurt. XD
     
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  31. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If Bethesda is allowed to count every version of Skyrim as a new game, then yes we can cut Nintendo some slack.

    Besides, we know Nintendo isn't doing it for the same reason Bethesda is.....Nintendo has a proven track record of not liking making money.
     
  32. westrock2000

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    Is it [H] to only like limited things? Or do we embrace using any and all technological means necessary?

    Can you be [H] and not have intimate knowledge of at least 2 operating systems....maybe even 3?
     
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  33. ZodaEX

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    It depends on who you ask.
     
  34. Shadowfangs

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    I was actually able to obtain a SNES Classic this time, fuck you scalpers. Every time I went to walmart I checked to see if one was in stock. One day about noon on a tuesday there were 3 left in my local walmart. Bought one (because i'm not trying to rip people off and legit only wanted one) and have been enjoying the classics I grew up with.